Author Archives: Karen Forrest

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 […]

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 […]

Communal Items

You or your landlord will pay a service charge to Revolution or a company like Revolution. This is to cover the cost of running the building such as lighting, cleaning, etc. It will also cover something to do with your apartment, but this is where things become contentious as it doesn’t cover everything. Pipework A […]

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 […]

Recycle Bins

UK charity, Oxfam, has launched a campaign to encourage shoppers to stop buying new clothes during September. #SecondHandSeptember What do you do with your old clothes? How about recycling them? At Revolution, we are always keen to bring new services to our customers, and even better if they can benefit others. We have deployed clothes recyling bins […]

Single-use plastic

With single-use plastic very much on everyone’s minds at the moment, we need to all take stock. We are addicted to single-use plastic but we all need to make an effort to stop using it. Now. Only a small percentage is recycled, and it takes hundreds of years to break down. Choose alternatives where you […]