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Royston & Lund Lettings have retained their 1st place position in letting more properties than any other agent in our area for 2019 having also done so in all of the previous 5 years!
Our team has grown over the year to enable us to continue to provide exceptional customer service to all of our valued landlords and tenants, and we continue to be available 7 days a week to meet, and often exceed your expectations.
We specialise in quality homes for families and professionals within West Bridgford, Gamston, Edwalton and all of the South Nottinghamshire villages.
Please call us on 0115 9141122 to arrange a free, no obligation meeting or valuation to discuss how we can help you with our award winning service.
We have a rare opportunity for an experienced Lettings Negotiator/Administrator to join our award winning team based in
We are seeking a motivated and capable individual who is able to be a first point of contact for the team. Main responsibilities (not limited) are: answering the general phone line, greeting customers, answering emails or telephone queries ranging from initial enquiries to queries from an existing landlords/tenants. You will be undertaking and controlling the process and all associated paperwork from the tenancy application stage through to creating tenancy agreements, liaising with landlords and tenants for their new tenancy.
Experience is essential and ARLA qualified would be an advantage, however, training will be given.
Microsoft Office knowledge and ideally experience using CFPWinman property management system.
Monday – Friday 8.45am – 5.30pm
Saturdays on a rota basis
Salary based on experience.
Please forward your CV to Mrs Stephanie Caine, Royston & Lund Lettings Dpt,
3 Fountain Court, Gordon Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham. NG2 5LN.
Email [email protected]
Closing date: 31st January 2020
Wishing all of our clients a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Sat 21 December -9am to 4pm
Sun 22 December - 10am to 12pm
Mon 23 December - 9am to 5.30pm
Tue 24 December - CLOSED
Wed 25 December - CLOSED
Thu 26 December - CLOSED
Fri 27 December - CLOSED
Sat 28 December - 9am to 4pm
Sun 29 December - 10am to 12pm
Mon 30 December - 9am to 5.30pm
Tue 31 December - 9am to 3pm
Wed 1 January - CLOSED
Thu 2 January - Normal Opening Hours Resume
We are delighted to have just presented the latest R&L Sporting Achievement Award to George Lodge at Edwalton Primary School. George was delighted to receive the award with his parents watching at the back of the assembly hall. To win this award within a school that is well known for its sporting success, is a real achievement as the competition was very fierce. George takes part in most sporting activities and is a real all-rounder.
Congratulations to George from all of us at Royston & Lund!
Are you looking to purchase your first rental property? Or perhaps you’re thinking about how best to expand your existing portfolio? Either way, ensuring your next purchase is appealing to tenants as well as providing you with an attractive return later down the line is an important balancing act.
Stephanie Caine, Lettings Director, gives her top tips of what to consider before making an offer on what you think may be the perfect property…
Location Location Location
This is likely to be high on your priority list already, but rental properties are often always about Location, Location, Location. For young professionals in particular, being within a commutable distance of key towns or cities is a must, whilst families will also be keen to live nearby leisure facilities, supermarkets and community hubs. The Rushcliffe area has all these facilities which are easily accessible as well as having excellent schooling.
Again, whilst this is an obvious one, parking is high on the priority list for many tenants, in particular those living beyond key commuter towns and cities. With the number of two-car households increasing by more than half a million in the last year alone, it’s almost guaranteed that prospective tenants will enquire about parking, if at least for their guests. If you have your heart set on a property without parking, try sourcing a council permit for local public parking, as this can make a great alternative and sometimes help yield a slighty higher rent, too.
Smart, neutral & well presented
If there are any outstanding DIY jobs we would recommend that these are completed before marketing your investment to potential tenants. This will make it more appealing and demonstrates to applicants that you are a good landlord who will look after the property. We recommend the property is well presented throughout with the colour scheme, including flooring, being neutral and redecorated on a routine basis between tenancies.
Safety and Security
Security often goes hand-in-hand with location. A safe environment is a powerful motivator for tenants, particularly if they are looking to make a house a long term home. Providing the property with secure door locking systems and a security alarm can help tenants feel more secure.
It is not necessary to get concerned over garden space with a private dwelling, tenants do look to see where the nearest open space is available. A lot of apartment developments in Rushcliffe now have communal gardens. However, if your budget allows you, we recommend that you look at properties with a smart manageable low maintained garden. The garden to be tidy, cleared of weeds and grass cut before new tenancies. It does not have to be lawned; having a private backyard, patio or balcony is certainly an attractive offering for tenants. Being able to enjoy fresh air and sunshine is a big factor for many tenants, so purchasing a property within an outdoor feature will certainly help boost interest.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW OUR AGENCY CAN ASSIST YOU WITH A BUY-TO-LET in the RUSHCLIFFE area contact us Tel: 0115 9811888 to speak to one of our property experts.
Teenager who has already bought first shared ownership home reveals how she did it
You can do it too...
Megan Stafford bought her first home at 19 - a two-bed town house in Rushcliffe.
How did she do it? We get the inside tips on achieving the home buying dream.
Yorkshire Building Society state that average age of a first-time buyer has increased slightly over the past decade from 30 to 31 years old, so Megan's purchase does buck the trend.
But she had her heart set on buying a home with her partner, Dale Dickinson, 21, and her career choice certainly put her in a position to know how she could achieve her ambition.
Joining estate agents Royston and Lund as an apprentice sales negotiator, she said: "I had never even thought about going into estate agency, but I knew that it would be a great challenge for me, and Royston & Lund was the place I wanted to be."
Whilst completing her apprenticeship with the firm in 2018, Megan, who is originally from Carlton, became familiar with the process of buying a house and knowing who she would need to appoint for help along the way really benefited her.
She also found out about the shared ownership scheme and quickly realised the benefits and the step on to the property ladder that it would provide.
Shared ownership is a government-backed scheme where you can buy between a quarter and three-quarters of a property and then rent the rest at a reduced rate. Before deciding if the scheme is for you, you need to consider what you can afford, what deposit you can save and understand the monthly payment breakdown.
Megan said: "Before working at Royston & Lund I wasn’t aware of shared ownership, despite it being a help to buy scheme regulated by the government. I think the ‘Help to Buy’ scheme is much more widely advertised than shared ownership.
"One of the things that put me off as a young first-time buyer was that I thought I would need to put down a large deposit when actually I found out I could put down as little as 5%. If more people knew how much money they could save through buying instead of renting, I think it would encourage them to explore this option.”
The Nottingham couple were living at home with their parents before they decided to make the move of living together and began saving for their first home.
By saving and cutting back on non-essential items, the pair were able to put down a 5% deposit on a two-bed town house, priced at around £180,000. Moving to their new home in June this year, the couple currently own over 35% percent of the property value with the option to buy more in the future.
Megan said: “There’s no timescale on saving money for a mortgage, but it is possible. Being aware of how much you want to save from the beginning really helps you stay on track and knowing you’ll be buying a house is a great incentive.
“If we hadn’t found out about shared ownership, we would still be living with family and struggling to save for a large deposit.”
Val Shakespeare, director at Royston & Lund, said: “It’s important to know the process of buying a house and who you will need to help you during the process. Due to Megan’s job, she had the information readily available as she was immersed in the world of selling homes every day.
“For many young people who dreaming about getting on the property ladder, shared ownership might not be on their radar. However, buying your first home early is a brilliant step and can help you save money in the long run instead of trying to rent and save up for a deposit simultaneously.”
Megan said: “My advice for young first-time buyers would be to ask estate agents, financial advisors and/or solicitors as many questions as possible and make sure you shop around before you buy.”
A lot has changed for Megan and her partner - who have further plans for the future.
“Getting onto the property ladder can be difficult if you aren’t aware of what schemes are available. Many people my age are not ready to buy a property, but if you know what you want to achieve, anything is possible.”
The cricket season may well be coming to an end but as one of the main sponsors of the club, Directors Gary Lund and Liaqat Ali were both delighed to be invited to Keyworth Cricket Club's Presentation Evenings last week.
Gary was thrilled to present the 'R&L Spirit of Cricket Award' for the Junior section to a thoroughly deserved Victoria Ball.
The winner of the award for the Seniors was presented to Tom Rock by Liaqat.
Well done to everyone at Keyworth Cricket Club, we look forward to working with you next season!
We are seeking a Weekend Assistant to join our busy Lettings team.
Our Residential Lettings department in West Bridgford are currently recruiting for a motivated and enthusiastic Weekend Assistant.
Duties will include;
Meeting and greeting the general public, answering and assisting with our busy phones for both the Lettings and Property Management sectors. Arranging viewings and valuations on a computerised diary system and dealing with property repairs as well as general office tasks.
Applicants must have first class communication skills and an excellent confident telephone manner.
Working hours: - Saturdays 8.45am – 4.00pm & Sundays 9.50am – 12.00pm
Please email your CV for consideration, with a covering letter to Mrs Stephanie Caine.
Email: [email protected]
Closing date for applications: Monday 02nd September 2019
West Bridgford Office
3 Fountain Court, Gordon Road,
West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 5LN
7 The Square, Keyworth,
Nottingham NG12 5JT
SALES: 0115 981 1888
LETTINGS: 0115 914 1122
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT: 0115 982 4949
Please note that calls may be recorded for training and quality purposes.
Royston and Lund are independent, award winning Property Specialists with branches in West Bridgford and Keyworth. We are passionate about the service we offer and are proud to employ the most experienced and professional group of people in the area.
Royston & Lund Estate Agents Ltd. Registered in England. Company No: 4239895. Registered Office Address: 3 Fountain Court, Gordon Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 5LN.