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Whirlpool Tumble Drier Recall

 

 

Whilst Rook Matthews Sayer do not wish to raise unnecessary alarm, we felt it was prudent to raise awareness of a recent issue regarding Whirlpool tumble dryers that has been documented in the press. Below is an extract from the press release in Letting Agent Today on 14th June 2019.

 

Whirlpool has been ordered to recall 500,000 tumble dryers in what has been described as an “unprecedented” government move. Around half a million faulty machines, which were produced between 1 April 2004 and 30 September 2015, are estimated to still be in use in UK homes – many of these may be in private rented properties it is thought. Business minister Kelly Tolhurst has told MPs in the Commons that Whirlpool was informed earlier this month of the intention to serve a notice to recall the 500,000 machines not modified in a programme initiated by Whirlpool two years ago.

 

This government announcement comes after a report, published in April 2019 by the Office for Product Safety and Standards which considered whether a modification by Whirlpool – designed to reduce the risk of fires arising from its tumble dryers – was proving effective in both design and installation, and then whether the outreach programme by Whirlpool was adequate.

 

Andrew Griffiths, another MP, has said in the Commons: “The Office for Product Safety and Standards undertook a thorough review into the modification of Whirlpool tumble dryers, yet there still remains great concern not only about the straightness of Whirlpool, but whether people have unsafe products in their homes.” Tolhurst told Griffiths during a debate: “Consumer safety is a government priority. I want to assure (Griffiths) that we have kept Whirlpool’s actions under review and I can tell the House we have informed Whirlpool of our intention to serve a recall notice as a next step of the regulatory process. This is unprecedented action.”

 

Anyone finding an affected dryer which has not been modified by Whirlpool is advised to contact Whirlpool on 0800 151 0905

 

The crucial message to anyone who still owns an affected dryer and has not already had it modified by Whirlpool is to contact them immediately on 0800 151 0905, or visit https://safety.hotpoint.eu/, https://safety.indesit.eu/ or https://safety-swan.eu”

 

High Streets minister Jake Berry says: “Giving greater certainty to property owners and the wider industry, it will also help businesses adjust to the changing needs of the consumer.

 

“In the meantime, anyone with an affected dryer that has not been modified should unplug it and not use it until the modification has been completed.”

 

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"I find everyone in the office easy to work with and always happy to assist. Rook Matthews Sayer Forest Hall will always be my first choice when looking to buy, sell or rent" - Abbie, Forest Hall

 

Going, going… nearly gone! Our latest Auction catalogue is out now!

 

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It’s that time of the month again when our popular auction catalogue is published, jam-packed as ever with fantastic properties be it for investment, residential or commercial use.

 

Rook Matthews Sayer works in association with Agents Property Auction who manages the auction process of all our auction properties and is supported by a regional network of fifty estate agents.

 

If you’re looking to sell your property quickly then you may consider selling it at one of our monthly property auctions. If your property doesn’t sell, you have no fees to pay. Our no sale, no fee auction is held once a month.
Why sell at Auction? The main benefit of selling your home at auction is the fixed timescale. If you need to sell quickly then auction could be the answer. Other potential benefits include:

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  • It’s fast; on acceptance of an offer, the buyer agrees to a timescale, giving you the peace of mind of a definite exchange date.
  • Control; you set a reserve price and the property can not be sold for a penny below.
  • Security; the successful buyer places a non-returnable financial deposit. If the buyer withdraws from the sale they will forfeit the deposit

 

When and where?

 

North East Property Auctions are held once a month. The next auction where these properties will be on sale is on Thursday 30th May at The Marriott Hotel, Gosforth Park. 6.30pm registration – 7pm start

 

To browse our latest collection of properties at auction click here.

 

Happy Bidding or Selling!

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Our Ponteland branch opened its doors to newly refurbished premises at Bell Villas in October and also to the top selling agent position!

 

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We continued to sell more properties in the Ponteland area than any other estate agent over the last few months* Thank goodness for all that new bright and shiny display space to advertise the many properties that we’re selling!

 

If you’re thinking of selling or letting a property or searching for your next home, give us a ring or pop into the branch, we’d love to welcome you to our new offices and we’ll help to get you moving.

 

*Source: Independent research; All Properties in the Ponteland area; date range 01.08.18-16.10.18

 

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Scoffing Scones for Chari-tea!

 

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Action Medical Research organised a fantastic afternoon tea, they delivered cream tea, scones and Yorkshire tea to Head office in return for donations to the charity.

 

So we enjoyed our afternoon tea guilt-free knowing that while we were munching away we were also helping a fantastic cause. Action Medical fund research to beat the diseases that devastate the lives of so many of our children.

 

For more information on their incredible work and how you can help visit www.action.org.uk.

 

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Raising money for a very brave boy

 

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On the 1st June it was International Children’s Day and the team at Rook Matthews Sayer decided to pledge their support for a very special brave little boy Ryan Robson.

 

Ryan is the nephew of our lovely Receptionist Nikki, and was recently diagnosed with Leukaemia, which amongst other things will result in a three and a half year treatment of chemotherapy. Ryan has been so brave throughout his illness and treatment that we decided this Children’s Day he should be celebrated. So in true RMS spirit we rallied round with the hope of raising enough money to perhaps buy him a new toy to cheer him up during this difficult time.

 

We are absolutely over the moon to announce that our staff all worked tirelessly, donated generously and enjoyed the fairground antics fully and managed to raise a whopping £1,000 which exceeded all expectations.

 

Nikki, our Head Office Receptionist presented the cheque to Ryan who was very excited and said “Wow! That is a lot of money, I can buy lots of food with that!”

 

The money will pay for an iPad for Ryan to use in hospital and lots of lollies and treats!

 

Thank you to everyone who donated and we wish super brave Ryan the very very best with his treatment and support him and his family every step of the way.

 

You’ve got this Ryan!

 

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"I find everyone in the office easy to work with and always happy to assist. Rook Matthews Sayer Forest Hall will always be my first choice when looking to buy, sell or rent" - Abbie, Forest Hall

 

Going, going… nearly gone! Our latest Auction catalogue is out now!

 

auction hammer

 

It’s that time of the month again when our popular auction catalogue is published, jam packed as ever with fantastic properties be it for investment, residential or commercial use.

 

Rook Matthews Sayer works in association with Agents Property Auction who manages the auction process of all our auction properties and is supported by a regional network of fifty estate agents.

 

If you’re looking to sell your property quickly then you may consider selling it at one of our monthly property auctions. If your property doesn’t sell, you have no fees to pay. Our no sale, no fee auction is held once a month.
Why sell at Auction? The main benefit of selling your home at auction is the fixed timescale. If you need to sell quickly then auction could be the answer. Other potential benefits include:

 

  • It’s fast; on acceptance of an offer, the buyer agrees to a timescale, giving you the peace of mind of a definite exchange date.
  • Control; you set a reserve price and the property can not be sold for a penny below.
  • Security; the successful buyer places a non returnable financial deposit. If the buyer withdraws from the sale they will forfeit the deposit

 

When and where?

 

North East Property Auctions are held once a month. The next auction where these properties will be on sale is on Thursday 28th June 2018 at The Marriott Hotel, Gosforth Park. 6.30pm registration – 7pm start

 

To browse our latest collection of properties at auction click here.

 

Happy Bidding or Selling!

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"I find everyone in the office easy to work with and always happy to assist. Rook Matthews Sayer Forest Hall will always be my first choice when looking to buy, sell or rent" - Abbie, Forest Hall

 

We have had an EGG-cellent Easter fundraising for Mind North Tyneside

 

Our staff have raised a egg-credible £454.38 in just a few days. All this money will go to help local people who are suffering from mental health problems.

 

Mind provides support and services to anyone experiencing mental health difficulties in Tyneside and Northumberland. Every week 1 in 6 adults experience a symptom of a mental health problem. We need to break the stigma associated with this illness. Talk about it, recognise the signs and lets get help.

 

Together we can make a difference. Well done Team RMS for your amazing fundraising efforts.

 

For more information on how you can help Mind North Tyneside visit their website www.tynesidemind.org.uk

 

 

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