This weekend I came across a person who could become to landlordism what the legendary Roy Brooks was to the world of Estate Agency.
His name is Mick Roberts and he operates in the Nottingham area under the brand of Advance Properties. I’ve not met Mick yet, in fact I’ve not even spoken to him but I have watched a couple of his videos, received an email from him and tried to return his call. His voicemail message on his mobile was hilarious and his website was very different to pretty much anything you will have ever seen too. Mick said in his email that he’s been receiving our Newsletters for months. He left his first comment on Property118 with links to his YouTube channel this weekend.
If you can remember what Brian Clough, the infamous Nottingham Forest Manager, was like in the 70s then you’re getting close to understanding my initial perception of Mick Roberts; I may be wrong but from everything I’ve seen so far he’s a real straight talker and he’s certainly got a sense of humour! I’ve been really impressed and amused with what I’ve seen so far and when I do get to speak to him I plan to invite him to become a regular columnist for Property118.com.
I’ve embedded a couple of his dry humoured videos into this blog and also included an extract from the text on the Home Page of his website to give you an idea of how much fun I think this guy could be. I’ve had plenty of life experiences myself as a landlord but I wouldn’t want to try to compete with Mick Roberts and his stories.
When you have read a bit more and watched at least one of Mick’s videos I hope that you will want to help me to persuade him to become a regular contributor here. To help me to do that, please leave a comment at the end of this article and use the “Sharing is Caring” buttons to share it with others.
Extract from Mick’s Website
We have 1 bed flats, 2/3/4 bed houses, 1 & 2 bed bungalows, terraced/semi-detached/detached in Bulwell, Hucknall, Rise Park, Bestwood Park, Warren
Hill, Arnold, Top Valley, Bilborough, Nuthall, Heronridge, Cropwell Bishop.
Rents range from £92 per week to £140 per week. Dss considered.
Some have fitted kitchens, some don’t. Some are nice, some are not so nice.
We do all the minimum building work required, but sometimes the previous tenant likes living in not a pretty state. if this is the case & you are going to be decorating anyway, then try to ignore this tenants bliss & just look at it as a shell.
If you get a nicely decorated one then that is a bonus.
Some near the tram, some not. Some with drives, some not. Some with garages, some not. Majority with alarms & full gas central heating. Some with double glazing some not.
Combi boilers are gradually being put in all the houses.
You can stay in the property as long as you like as long as we all get along with no problems.
Two YouTube Videos by Mick Roberts
About Mark Alexander
Mark and his family have been investing in property since 1989, initially in the Norwich area but more recently across the length and breadth of England. Mark created Property118.com as a social network for landlords with a vision of becoming the UK's best respected online property community. Mark is also a freelance internet marketing consultant to law firms Email - email@example.com