Category Archives: News

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Important notice to residents

As a result of the Coronavirus outbreak and the quick-moving nature of the guidance being received, we wanted to set out some actions which would help us continue our service to you whilst also protecting staff including those at your building. The health and wellbeing of all residents is our highest priority and we are […]

Buying an apartment

If you’re thinking about buying an apartment in the new year, we have put together 10 questions to help with the process. If at all possible, you should ask to view the apartment with the apartment owner. If you are shown around by the letting agent, they will know very little about the apartment. If […]

Flooring

“I’m going to put laminate flooring throughout my whole apartment.” STOP.  Who would think you need to even give this a second thought? But you do.  Leases for apartments can have instructions in them about what floor coverings to use and in what rooms. There are good reasons for this, but the main one is […]

Parking Space

Firstly, you need to know if your apartment has a parking space. The lease for the apartment will confirm this but if you rent an apartment, you need to check with your landlord or letting agent.  Next thing is, you need to know which space is yours. Some car parks allow you to park anywhere […]

Electric Immersion Tank

Does your apartment have an electric immersion tank to heat the water? If it does then read on as this article could save you a few hundred pounds each year. Often the immersion tanks installed 10 years ago were a permanently on unit, the idea being that the tanks are well insulated and that once […]

Keep Warm This Winter

As the dark nights draw in and winter approaches, there are things you can do to ensure you keep warm this winter and also keep those heating bills down. See our recent article for more information about your electricity supplier Keep all your internal apartment doors closed, and if you have electric heating reduce it slightly […]

Pets

Furry friends, who doesn’t love them? Pets come with responsibilities but are you even allowed one? What do you mean, am I allowed one? Well, most apartments and some houses are owned by what is called a lease (leasehold) and these leases come with rules to be followed including rules around pets. Some leases will […]

Electricity Supplier

Are you paying too much for your electricity? There are some costs in life that can’t be changed, but your electricity isn’t one of them. It’s estimated that 50% of people don’t religiously swap electricity supplier every year. The cost of not changing can be increases of 25 to 50%, but we’re all busy and […]

Carbon

There is so much talk every day about carbon, but what actually is carbon? How big is it? What does it look like?  Carbon is everywhere and yet invisible. We are partly carbon. Having researched it, we’re unclear where it originally came from, but one chain of thought is that it came from a collision […]

Condensation

As autumn and winter approaches, we often find that we get reports of mould and damp patches. Often, we find this is condensation, but we know it’s often one of the hardest things to convince the resident that the mould/damp could be caused by their activities. Condensation is when the air in the apartment has […]