New Year 2019

As 2018 comes to a close, its time to reflect on 2018 and look ahead to the opportunities of 2019.  The landscape of the Private Rented sector continues to change at a rapid pace.

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Mimimum Energy Efficency Standards - Worksop

The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property)(England and Wales) Regulations 2015 establish a minimum level of energy efficiency for privately rented property in England and Wales. This means that, from April 2018, landlords of privately rented domestic and non-domestic property in England or Wales must ensure that their properties reach at least an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E before granting a new tenancy to new or existing tenants. These requirements will then apply to all private rented properties in England and Wales – even where there has been no change in tenancy arrangements – from 1 April 2020 for domestic properties, and from 1 April 2023 for non-domestic properties.

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Worksops No 1 Letting Agent

Its great to see that we are Worksop’s Number 1 Letting Agent for property stock, new instructions and let agreed.  When added to our personal service approach, our 5 star reviews on google and facebook, it builds a picture that creates trust with our clients.

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Boiler Solutions

The team at Oakwood are all here today despite the snow, going the extra mile to keep services running as normal.

One thing we are experiencing is, a lot of boiler breakdowns and a lot of these are related to the more modern condensate boilers.  These have a pipe that runs out of the back of the boiler, through the wall and usually connects to a drain pipe or similar.  As hot steam condensates back to water and runs away, it cools down.  If the pipe is thin or has bends or similar, it can cause the flow of water to slow and freeze in the current temperatures.  This can be release by pouring warm (not boiling) water over it to free the blockage and then reset the boiler.

We’ve included a link from our friends at British Gas to help get people back up and running quickly.

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