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09Jan

We were honoured to have recently presented the latest Royston & Lund Sporting Achievement Award to Joseph Uveges at Edwalton Primary School on Tuesday 19th December.

As usual, it was fantastic to be involved with the school and Joseph was delighted to be announced as the winner!

A cheque for £200 was presented to Joseph for him to spend on sporting equipment of his choice for the school and he was also given a trophy.

We look forward to taking this award into its seventh year and presenting other local children with the R&L Sporting Achievement Award later on in the year. 

Pictured is Director Gary Lund with Joseph.

05Jan

Local Brownies in West Bridgford have recently thanked Frances, for all her time and support over the last 25 years.  Frances has supported West Bridgford Girlguiding since the tender age of 16. She first volunteered with Girlguiding as a young leader with 6th West Bridgford (Friary) Guides and later took over as Guide Captain at this unit.

During the last 10 years Frances has been been a Brownie Leader at the 6th West Bridgford (Friary) Brownies.  Having dedicated her time to the West Bridgford Guiding throughout her adult life Frances has decided to take a break but will be still be returning to help local groups in the future.

Talking to Frances about her time with the Guides, she was very keen to let us know that she really enjoyed her years with the local Guides and Brownies, she said "the girls are fantastic and a joy to be with! It has been lovely seeing them learn and grow and I have had the pleasure of seeing hundreds of girls go through Guiding – some of them from Brownies right through Guiding to leadership roles.  It’s especially rewarding to see the girls getting involved in things that help the whole community from litter picking to learning first aid and raising funds for good causes."

Frances has very effectively roped other members of the Royston & Lund Lettings team (Gaynor and Sarah) into helping at the Brownies and has also gained financial support from Royston & Lund!

Frances is now looking for new volunteers to take over the running of the unit. If you are interested in volunteering with Girlguiding in any way then please email Frances at [email protected].

19Dec

Royston and Lund Christmas Opening Hours

Christmas Eve – CLOSED

Christmas Day – CLOSED

Boxing Day – CLOSED

Wednesday 27th December – CLOSED

Thursday 28th December – CLOSED

Friday 29th December – 9am -  5.30pm

Saturday 30th December – 9am – 4pm

Sunday 31st December – CLOSED

Monday 1st January – CLOSED

Tuesday 2nd January – Normal working hours resume  - 9am – 5.30pm

Royston and Lund would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

11Dec

Dear tenants,

Re:  Winter precautions, office opening hours & 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.

Should 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.

As 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.

We 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 local contractors on call who will 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 are limitations on what contractors can do over the festive period when suppliers/merchants are closed. 

Please ensure that you are experiencing a true emergency (damage to property or danger to life) and that the issue cannot be resolved during our office opening hours. 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 holiday rates.

Our local contractors agreeable to assist at their discretion are:

Matthew Hayes – 07980113746 – General contractor 

Mark Adamson – 07973659775  General Builder

Linton Vickers - 07800532269 - General contractor


Matthew Heather – 07879897437  - Gas Engineer / Plumbing / Leaks / Heating issues

Chris White – 07403330745 – Gas Engineer / Plumber / Leaks / Drains issues

Andy Gorst - 07831213286 - Plumbing/Leaks


ARB Electrical Services -  07966 246 727 - electrical mains

Lambley Electrical Services -  07805 246 943 -  electrical mains 

Breedon Electrical Services -  0115 701 2078 - 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 mislead 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 R&L 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 22nd December 2017 to check your records.

Royston & Lund Estate Agents opening hours during the festive period are as follows:

Friday 22nd December - 9.00am - 5.30pm

Saturday 23rd December - 9.00am - 4.00pm

Sunday 24th December - closed

Monday 25th December - closed

Tuesday 26th December - closed

Wednesday 27th December - closed

Thursday 28th December - closed

Friday 29th December - 9.00am - 5.30pm

Saturday 30th December - 9.00am - 4.00pm

Sunday 31st December - closed

Monday 1st January - closed

Tuesday 2nd January - normal working 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.

Kind regards,

The Royston & Lund team





08Dec

On Saturday 2nd December we were delighted to be the proud sponsors of West Bridgford’s Christmas Lights Switch On.  There was a huge amount happening on the day with entertainment including a mini ice rink and fairground at Central Avenue and Gordon Square; this was in addition to the Santa’s Grotto and festive market, all of which was followed by a fantastic firework finale!

 

We took the opportunity to raise money for local charity The Friary and our mulled wine and mince pie sale proved to be a sell out!  With the help of the fantastic local community, we managed to raise a huge £550 for this fantastic cause; the Friary based on Musters Road helps homeless and vulnerable adults to rebuild their lives by offering practical services, advice and emotional support.

 

We are also still collecting winter coats on behalf of the Friary so feel free to bring any unwanted warm coats in good condition in to us and will then ensure they all get passed on.

 

28Nov

As the Christmas Light Switch on is fast approaching (this Saturday 2nd December!), we are delighted to announce that we are supporting local charity The Friary.

We’ve got games to entertain the children, along with mulled wine on sale for the grown-ups! Why not come and join us for a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie and your £2 donation will help The Friary empower homeless and vulnerable adults to rebuild their lives.

27Nov

On Friday 17th November we were delighted to be involved in raising money supporting Children in Need 2017. All staff members arrived at work in their PJs with a large smile on their faces for the day ahead. With the help of the fantastic local community, we managed to raise a huge £501.75 for this fantastic cause.

Who knew that launching wet sponges at Estate Agents would be so popular!  The last minute addition of the stocks definitely helped us well on our way with our total!  We’re fairly sure that the large majority of the funds we raised came from the public, local businesses and competitor estate agents throwing cold wet sponges at our valuers!  And what good sports Graham and Steven were!  Not forgetting the fantastic cake sale that we had in the office.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped us to reach our grand total.

14Nov

Royston and Lund will be taking part in raising money for Children in Need this Friday 17th November, all of which will be done in the comfort of their pyjama’s!

BBC Children in Need works throughout the year to ensure that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood, and the chance to reach their full potential. It relies on the energy and commitment of thousands of fundraisers and supporters across the UK, who donate their time and money to put on events supporting the Appeal. 

A day of fundraising is being planned; the staff will be taking part in a ‘bake-off’ as well as donating £3 each to wear their pyjama’s all day! All support is welcome from members of the public where the culinary delights of the staff members will be offered for sale, the more the merrier to help raise any funds!

Speaking of their plans, Val Shakespeare said: “It should certainly make for an unusual day in the office with the staff all in their pyjamas! We had a great response from our Children In Need fundraising day last year when we managed to raise almost £700 and we’d love to be able to get close to that again so please do dig deep if you can! It’s a fantastic feeling to know we’re helping raise money for disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.”

 

14Nov

Royston and Lund Estate Agents are proud to announce that we have just won All Agents Gold Award for the Best Letting Agent in NG2.

 

All Agents is The UK's Largest Customer Review Website for the Property Industry and its annual Awards rate agents based purely on what their customers think over a twelve-month period.

 

Stephanie Caine, Lettings Director said “As a local independent agent, we are delighted that our high levels of customer service have been recognised and we have therefore been awarded this title for the 2nd year running.  As an Award Winning Agent, Royston & Lund pride themselves in providing an unrivalled first class service to ensure that the letting of your property will be both profitable and trouble free.”

 

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