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With you every move

"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’re back… and safety is our number one priority.

 
Great news… We’re BACK…
 
We’re back to work and are closely following the Government’s safety Guidelines.
 
Your safety and that of our staff is our number one priority.
 
Opening our branches
Our branches are now open to the public. We have re-organised branch layouts to ensure social distancing is met, we have screens in front of our desks and hand gels at the meet and greet desk. You can rest assured we have the correct protective equipment in place to keep us all safe.
 
Our current opening hours are Monday to Friday 9 – 5.30pm and Saturdays
 
Viewings
We are now arranging viewings on properties and can also offer accompanied viewings, as all our staff have personal protective equipment in place.
 
Want to view?
If you would like to view a property, please contact your local branch.
 
Selling / Renting your home
If you would like to put your home on the market, receive a free valuation, or have photographs taken.
 
Our Valuation managers will visit your home with full PPE. To arrange a valuation please contact your local branch.
 
It’s very exciting that we are now back to ‘nearly normal’, however, we are working at reduced capacity,
so aren’t able to hit our usual timescales. Rest assured every request will be answered but it may just take a little longer than normal. Please bear with us.
 
It’s great to be back and we look forward to helping each and every one of you with your property requests.
 
We’ll work together safely to look after each other.
 
Thank you to all our valued customers.

 

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With you every move

"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

New legislation now in place with more to follow

 
A new legislation; The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 has been introduced by the Government.
 
These regulations are now law and apply for all new tenancies in England which start on or after 1st July 2020, this also includes any property where there is a tenancy renewal or where the tenancy becomes periodic.
Thereafter all existing tenancies will come under these Regulations as from 1st April 2021.
 
For all properties managed by RMS, these legislation changes are of course in hand, we will organise the necessary checks and ensure that your property complies, providing you with hassle free tenancies.
 
If you would like to find out more about our Landlord packages, and how Rook Matthews Sayer can provide you with advice on new and current legislation and manage your property and repairs, contact your local Rook Matthews Sayer branch who will be happy to help.
 
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With you every move

“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

New Requirement for smoke and Carbon monoxide alarms in all rental properties

 

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The Housing Minister, Brandon Lewis announced yesterday that landlords will be required to have both smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms installed in all rental properties.

 

The changes are scheduled to come into effect soon after their Parliamentary approval, on 10 October 2015.
Fire and rescue authorities will be directed to provide support with the implementation – providing local private landlords with free alarms.

 

Brandon Lewis commented:

 

“In 1988 just 8% of homes had a smoke alarm installed – now it’s over 90%.
The vast majority of landlords offer a good service and have installed smoke alarms in their homes, but I’m changing the law to ensure every tenant can be given this important protection.

 

But with working smoke alarms providing the vital seconds needed to escape a fire, I urge all tenants to make sure they regularly test their alarms to ensure they work when it counts. Testing regularly remains the tenant’s responsibility.”

 

The move will help prevent up to 36 deaths and 1,375 injuries a year.

 

The expectations of a landlord  –
•             Smoke alarms installed on every floor of the rental property, and test them at the start of every tenancy.
•             Carbon monoxide alarms in all high risk rooms – such as those where a solid fuel heating system is installed.

 

Any landlord failing to meet the new regulations could face a maximum £5,000 civil penalty.

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