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Winter precautions & protocol for emergencies during the festive period
As we are now within the winter months and approaching the festive holiday period, we wish to take this opportunity to contact all tenants to remind you of the precautions required to ensure that your home is safe and secure during the winter months.
Please ensure that your home is heated sufficiently during the cold months and we also advise that bathrooms and kitchens are adequately ventilated when in use to prevent the build-up of condensation / mould.
you have an outside tap in your home please ensure this is securely covered
with insulation to stop the tap / pipework from freezing, which could result in
a burst pipe damaging your home and contents.
the festive period is a prime time for people to be away from home, we strongly
request that if you are planning on leaving your home empty please ensure the
heating is left on sufficiently to keep the property from getting too cold
resulting in burst pipes. The recommendations from insurers is that
boilers are left on, on a permanent setting no lower than 7 degrees to help
prevent pipes from freezing.
would recommend that you arrange for a neighbour / friend to check the property
on your behalf should you be away for more than two consecutive days during the
winter months to ensure the Landlords Building Insurance and your own Contents
Insurance does not become void.
Should you have an emergency issue out of our office hours for the festive period, we do have contractors on call who may be able to attend to EMERGENCIES ONLY (damage to property or danger to life) at their own discretion. The contractor will make the decision as to whether a call out request is an emergency requiring immediate attention.
Please understand that there will be limitations on what contractors can do over the festive period due to suppliers/merchants being closed from Friday 21st December 2018.
Please ensure that you are
experiencing a true emergency (damage to property or danger to life) and that the issue cannot be resolved when normal working
hours commence from Wednesday 2nd January 2019. Please remember that
if a contractor is called out as an emergency when this is not justified, you
will unfortunately be liable for all costs which will be charged at bank
Third party contractors agreeable to assist if able to do so at their discretion are:
Matthew Hayes 07980 113746 General Contractor
Mark Adamson 07973 659775 General Builder
Linton Vickers 07800 532269 General Handy Man
John Firth07850780819 General Builder
Matthew Heather 07879 897437 Gas Engineer / Plumbing / Leaks / Heating issues
Darren Jackson 07980 745349 Gas Engineer / Plumbing / Leaks / Heating issues
Heightley White Plumbing 07403 330745 Gas Engineer / Plumbing / Leaks / Heating issues
Rollasons Drainage 07948 406537 Blocked or overflowing drains
M L Electrical Services 07854 153988 Electrical mains
ARB Electrical Services 07966 246727 Electrical mains
Lambley Electrical Services 07805 24694 Electrical mains
Please be aware that the above third party local contractors do not hold or have access to individual property keys. If you are locked out of your home or have mislaid your keys we would recommend you contact a 24hr Locksmith directly.
Many of the properties that we manage have British Gas Homecare cover or similar policies in place as well as some landlords having their own preferred contractors, so please check the information letter you were given when you moved into the property, if your rental property does have a call out policy or specific instructions/contractors, you will need to contact the relevant company and not a Royston & Lund nominated contractor, as per your landlord's wishes. If you need to refresh yourself with regard to whether your rental home has specific contractors/call out policies please contact the office before the 21st December 2018 to check your records.
Opening hours during the festive period are as follows:
21st December - 9.00am - 5.30pm
Saturday 22nd December - 9.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday 23rd December - 10.00am - 12.00pm – Lettings enquiries only
Monday 24th December - closed
Tuesday 25th December - closed
Wednesday 26th December - closed
Thursday 27th December - closed
Friday 28th December - closed
Saturday 29th December - 9.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday 30th December - 10.00am - 12.00pm – Lettings enquiries only
Monday 31st December - 9.00am - 4.00pm
Tuesday 1st January - Closed
Wednesday 2nd January - normal opening hours resume
Finally we would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all at Royston & Lund.
We are delighted to announce that we have added to our trophy shelf! Having officially been crowned the best small lettings agent in the East Midlands as part of the 2019 Best Estate Agent Guide (BEAG).
The company was awarded Best Small Lettings 2019 in the East Midlands after attending the recent BEAG ceremony at the InterContinental® London.
The BEAG, now in its second year, is compiled by the Property Academy and is supported by the UK’s leading property portal Rightmove. It is the most comprehensive assessment of its type ever undertaken in the property industry.
Each award is merited based on an agent’s individual branch performance and is measured through a combination of mystery shopper visits, market share scores, Rightmove stats, Feefo reviews and overall customer satisfaction.
Stephanie Caine, lettings director, said: “We’re absolutely over the moon to be named Best Small Lettings agent in the East Midlands. This award recognises the fantastic teamwork, dedication and commitment of our lettings team – they deserve this.
“I was honoured to pick up the award on behalf of the team given that the Best Estate Agent Guide is the most comprehensive analysis of the current market – it is no mean feat to achieve such an award. At Royston & Lund, our staff always go the extra mile to ensure the customer is given exactly what they want. Our entire business has been built with this in mind and that’s why we’ve continued to go from strength to strength.”
Earlier this year, Royston & Lund also achieved its best result in its 24 year history after being named Best Estate Agent in the UK 2018 at the Estate Agent of the Year Awards (ESTAS). This news was coupled with the opening of our Keyworth branch which offers both sales and lettings services allowing us to expand our presence even further across the region
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As a professional ARLApropertymark Agent we are pleased to hear that the Government is looking to introduce a requirement for private sector landlords in England to ensure electrical installations in their properties are inspected every five years.
We have been strongly recommending this to all landlords over the last 10yrs and more so over recent years, with some properties us being insistent on having a satisfactory EICR report.
The latest monthly Property Professional magazine ARLApropertymark ran the following article;
If you are a Landlord we act on behalf of and you wish us to arrange a EICR inspection report for you please contact our property management team on [email protected] or contact the team on Tel: 0115 9141122.
We are currently on the search for two new members of staff to join our established team. Both are for weekend positions based in our West Bridgford office, with one being in our sales department and the other within our lettings team.
Applicants must have good communication skills with a confident approach, excellent telephone manner, common sense and good keyboard skills.
Duties will included meeting and greeting customers, answering the phone, booking in viewings and valuations on a computerised system and dealing with general situations/questions as they arise.
The Lettings team position will also entail dealing with urgent repairs and general lettings/property management issues.
Hours of work for both positions;-
Every Saturday 9.00am - 4.00pm and Sundays 10.00am-12.00pm. It would be beneficial if you were able to be available to cover holiday and sickness cover.
Please email your CV with covering letter to [email protected] or telephone 0115 981188 for a telephone interview.
It was great to be at Keyworth CC Juniors presentation night on Friday with Gary Lund delighted to present the 'Royston & Lund Spirit of Cricket Award' to Charlie Wood.
Its great to be able to support the Keyworth community with our investment in Keyworth CC, the ground on Platts Lane is also home to Keyworth Football Club, making this a well used community facility.
Our West Bridgford team welcome Alex Harding to our established Sales team. why not pop in and say "HELLO".
Hours of work: 9.00am –5.30pm Monday & Fridays every 3rd Saturday on rota
Please e-mail your CV with covering letter to [email protected] or telephone 0115 9811888 for a telephone interview.