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There's been mentions of this company on Harringay Online, they manage (badly) a couple of problem properties on the Harringay Ladder, and do not have a great reputation. They're the sort of landlord who will not listen to complaints from either tenants or neighbours, and just pockets the money, sod everyone else. Not the loveliest of attitudes. I believe they have contract with Haringey Council for quite a few properties.
I just caught someone sticking a piece of junk mail though my letterbox. I have a big sticker saying "no junk mail" clearly displayed across the letterbox. You can't miss it. As i happened to be in the hallway when this happened, I opened the door and asked the man if he didn't see the sticker. He mumbled. I got him to take his flyer - from The Property Company - back, and he kept on mumbling. His friend then turned up, and informed me that they were not to blame, it was their boss, at The Property Company, who has told them in no uncertain terms to ignore "no junk mail" stickers on doors. They've been told that if anyone complained, in this case me, I should call the office.
My husband caught them another time, and that guy started arguing that this was not junk mail, they were just promoting their business, as they were expanding. Really?
I think this attitude clearly sums up what kind of people they are and how they run their business. As I said above, sod everyone else. That is not the kind of company anyone should be doing business with, and I would like to urge anyone on here to avoid them like the plague.
Haringey Council should certainly not be working with people like that, it's not in anyone's best interest.
Re their relentless junk mail - any ideas what can be done? I have tried calling them, they really do not care. It's not the sort of business I want anywhere near me, and I dread the day someone on my road is silly enough to let these scumbags manage their property. It will be trouble.
For some other opinions see The Property Company Google+ page, which is presumably initiated and curated by them.
Sarah Potts thinks they are lovely.
Not sure where you're coming from, Adrian? If you read the review, there's only one positive, and this one sums them all up pretty well:
The worst estate agent I have ever had the displeasure of using. They put the price up after I took the flat off the market (paid my holding deposit - 1 week before I was supposed to move in) then requested a 25% increase in rent to renew. They are currently seeking to deduct a large chunk of my deposit for no reasonable reason. I WOULD NEVER, EVER, RENT FROM THEM AGAIN. I WOULD PAY TWICE AS MUCH TO RENT ELSEWHERE. If you rent with them, document everything.
Yes, that is quite a good review. It contains what appear to be facts which can presumably be proved or disproved. It sets out a practical response to a problem, and offers constructive advice. It is on another website but it accords with the N8 commandments which begin:
1. Keep it clean: no bad language. Granny might be surfing.
2. Angry. Really angry? Then count to ten. Turn off your computer. Go to bed. Post or reply the next day.
3. Wouldn't say it to someone's face? Don't post it here.
4. All posts should be reasonable, decent, truthful and honest. Always.
5. Don't post links to inappropriate (porn, violent, racist or offensive) websites
6. Don't try and be nasty or unpleasant..
7. Recommendations: yes. Adverts:no.
8. Good, open debates: yes. Squabbles; no.
I'm not sure the council can respond appropriately or intervene if you just phone up and refer to people or businesses as scum.
Facts, figures and evidence is what will help you in sorting out problems.
I agree with Nikki, nobody is going to be stirred by a leaflets through the door. It's annoying but I think there's sympathy for the low-earning distributors and not that many people have the stomach to start haranguing these folk for trying to do a job.
But thanks for alerting me to their presence, I shall make sure I'm not silly enough to engage them in the future.
Thank you. THAT is what I wanted to achieve. People in the area being aware of them and how they operate. So they can be avoided. Spread the word.