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General Discussion / Re: Good carpenter to make furniture?
« Last post by christod33 on November 20, 2017, 11:19:38 AM »
Several of us at 96 Rope Street have used Iggy Mallia 07926573431. He talks a lot but is completely trustworthy and he does a good job.
Chris Todhunter
General Discussion / Managing Agentsx-xWhat should they be doing?
« Last post by christod33 on November 20, 2017, 11:16:51 AM »
It would  be good if someone here was to take this course!
There have been many legal changes over the past few years and more are coming. One of your tasks as a landlord or agent (or someone involved in the private rented sector in some other way) - is to keep up with it all.
And avoid the increasingly expensive fines and penalties you may have to pay if you get things wrong.
We are therefore using the Black Friday phenomenon to offer to you some of our best training courses at special prices.
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The course, which is a recording of a workshop which took place on 14 September, will explain to you:
Leases and typical management arrangements
Service charges
Management obligations
Getting the money in, and
Dealing with, and bringing challenges
As well as the videos you will also get Robertís detailed notes, and audio versions of the recordings.
This course is normally £150 but in our Black Friday offer you can get it for £95 - that's a 37% discount.
Or why not get all the courses on offer in our special Black Friday bundle deal and get 65% off the full prices?
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With all best wishes
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Landlord Law Services
General Discussion / Good carpenter to make furniture?
« Last post by marinaburaga on October 16, 2017, 01:17:15 PM »
Hi all!
I was wondering if any of you had a good carpenter, as we want to order furniture to measure, but don't want to use Sharps as they are a bit pricey...

Any advise is welcome! thanks!

General Discussion / Re: Internal lights not being replaced
« Last post by SF on August 08, 2017, 09:34:44 PM »
Hi Jo,

I am sorry about the problem with your light.  I inspected it today with the intention of replacing the bulb but the unit needs to be refitted to the ceiling.  I will get the electrician to attend and change it for an LED model.

Generally the cleaners change the bulbs so this is a miss from them.  Rynew should have followed it up by asking them to double check the unit, or mentioned it to me.

As more of the units are exchanged for LED then the bulb changing issues will be no more.

I cannot give you a lead time on the electrician attending but as soon as I get a confirmed date I will let you know.


General Discussion / Internal lights not being replaced
« Last post by Jo on August 08, 2017, 12:03:06 PM »
I've been asking Rynew to replace the light globe on the landing outside my flat for nearly one month now. There's very little internal light at night and this is a safety issue. Each time I contact Rynew I'm assured that the issue will be fixed 'by the end of the week'. I expected much better service from a new managing agent. Is anyone else experiencing the same issue in having maintenance completed in a reasonable time?
General Discussion / Re: Good Painters and Decorators - any recomendations?
« Last post by SF on June 13, 2017, 02:38:40 PM »
I will email you direct Russell
General Discussion / Good Painters and Decorators - any recomendations?
« Last post by Russell.Bingham on June 02, 2017, 11:15:34 AM »
Does anyone know of any good painters and decorators they could recommend? I need to get two quotes for an insurance claim re repainting my hallway walls and ceiling (post water leak).   

Many thanks!
General Discussion / Re: shower not draining
« Last post by SF on April 25, 2017, 09:08:34 PM »
We had all the main runs pressure washed from the garage.  From past experience blockages occur on the horizontal run and not the vertical. Thus the most common point of blockage is the horizontal run from the communal stack to the Thames water drain via the garage.  It was these runs that were recently jet washed.  I suppose there may be a remote possibility that there is a blockage at just the top of the soil stack but this would mean it would affect all water drainage for both top floor flats.

I am not familiar with the plumbing but it seems logical to me there would be a stack for kitchen, bath, shower and basin waste and a separate stack for the toilet.  Most often it is kitchen waste that is the culprit as people assume you can flush anything down it.

I looked through your previous posts and I see that you had a similar issue in 2015 that was resolved by a second visit by a plumber.

If you don't have any luck with the domestic plumber than I would try a company called DCPM who have looked after soil stack issue at RQ in the past.  Rynew should have the contact details.  They can be difficult to get in touch with so Rynew may advise a different contractor.

Hope that helps.

General Discussion / Re: shower not draining
« Last post by Lrudholm on April 25, 2017, 04:47:05 PM »
Many thanks for getting back to me so quickly.
The flat is in the South sea Street block.
Have these main drains been recently cleaned
as well?
I will contact the plumber again to
make sure he cleared all of the interior drains.
From what point are drains communal?

The plumber did mention that the shower
pipe is connected to the kitchen drain and
does not go straight to the main drain. Do you know if this
is the way the flat was designed? Any advice based on previous
experiences. And yes, I have asked tenants
NOT to pour grease down the sink.

General Discussion / Re: shower not draining
« Last post by SF on April 25, 2017, 07:44:12 AM »
Hello.  Which block is this problem at?

We had the main drains pressure washed no more than 8 weeks ago so I would be surprised if it was an issue with the soil stack run.  Generally problems occur from the lower floors up, and not the top down.

Do you pour fats down your sink when washing up? and did the plumber check drainage from all sinks, bath and toilet?

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