Member Testimonials: Roger and Sue Lancaster
Hi. You don’t really want to know about us, only if we are credible. So, Sue and I are Landlords managing approximately 50 properties in Nottingham and Newcastle, a founder member since the start, have saved tens of thousands of pounds mainly on plumbing, kitchens, electrics and paint but just as importantly 100’s of hours pricing up materials at Wicks, B&Q, Buildbase, PTS, Plumb Center and any other trade counter you can think of in order to prevent a tradesman taking advantage. (there is a less polite version).
Nowadays we agree an hourly, half day or daily rate with our tradespeople and they quote a timescale and give me a specification of the materials required. I order (never bother to check if LNPG the cheapest anymore, 95% of time they are and when they are not the savings are marginal so a waste of time), they collect and install. I pay a lower price than the tradespeople can get the goods and I don’t get an admin uplift on their prices either. (As an aside make sure you get your tradespeople to specify exactly what they need otherwise sourcing them can become complicated, the companies expect trade level understanding of what you are ordering)
All I can say is that if you are a landlord serious about saving money and buying good quality goods, you should join LNPG as you will soon discover that it is a no brainer. You will save your membership fee on your first boiler, bathroom and kitchen install and the more of us there are the more companies will want our business, the more you will save and most importantly of all