Each month, we take 5 minutes to ask a lettings industry expert 5 things. This month we are talking to our brand new office manager Ty Eweje…
Q. Hello Ty! Thank you so much for talking to us today. I know that this is a busy time for you, so this one is extra appreciated! So firstly, could you tell us a bit about yourself?
A. Yeah! So I’ve lived in South London all my life and love it. There’s lots of diversity and amazing things to do here. I suppose I am what you’d call a people person. I enjoy meeting and talking to people; especially people from different cultures, – as I’m fascinated by what life is like in different countries.
I’m a mum of two. Well.. four if you count my dogs! My daughters are amazing and teach me new things about myself nearly every day. I’m a real nature lover with an active lifestyle when I’m not working. I really enjoy being outside. Every day the dogs and I are out at 6am soaking up the beauty and solitude of the local parks.
Food and eating are two of my other passions. Cooking is a great stress reliever for me, so I do that as often as possible. I don’t really follow recipes though, I just use them as a rough guide and then do my own thing!
Q. Amazing! So what’s it like working for Assist Inventories? What’s your favourite part of the job so far?
A. The working environment can be extremely fast-paced, particularly at peak seasonal times like now! There are many things to remember and lots of processes to follow, with unexpected issues always cropping up! I love the variety of this type of atmosphere, and I’m very lucky because the clerks are a lovely bunch of people, and Zoe and Charlie are both very supportive and team oriented.
My favourite part of the job so far as strange as it may seem is sending out the completed reports! I get a sense of satisfaction knowing that the job has been completed, report sent… and on to the next one!
Q. That’s so good to hear you are enjoying the job! Now, I was interested to hear that you used to be a clerk yourself?! I’ve heard that clerks can encounter some strange things! Is there any one particular moment that stands out to you from your time in that job? Any funny/weird stories to share?
A. Well, maybe not so funny from the Landlords perspective, – but a little weird (and gross)! I once did a checkout on a large house in Surrey – 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a swimming pool, summer house, annex etc. On approach the house looked amazing but as you got a little closer you could see that the property hadn’t been treated very well over the duration of the tenancy.
As I walked up the driveway, there were about 30 black refuse bags spread all over it. The front door was wide open and the house had basically been trashed. There was so much refuse, debris and swarms of flies throughout the interior, – an appalling state. I practically needed a hazmat suit to do that one! It was strange too, because the neighbours commented on how nice and polite the tenants had always been!
Q. Oh my god, that’s horrible! Some people!! So your next question is… Who would you most like to be stuck in a lift with for an hour?
A. Ah. Well my father passed away in 2016 and I miss him loads! I would love to have another hour with him – even stuck in a lift!
Q. I really wish you could have that. So lastly; I know you are already well loved by the team here. But let’s see how you see you! If you had to describe yourself in 3 words… what would they be?
A. Sarcastic, generous and self-assured!
A huge thank you to Ty for taking the time out of her busy schedule to talk to us. We’re so happy to have such an amazing person on the team! If you are keen to work with Property Inventory Clerks who truly understand the sector, get in touch with us today!