Monthly Archives: May 2016

Managing leaking roofs after torrential downpours and wind!

Managing Property with a leaking roof

When will it stop?

Kings & Co have been very busy today sorting out lots of properties with a leaking roof due to the very heavy downpour and high winds in the early hours of last night.

Leaking roofs can cause stress and concern to both tenant and landlord alike.  Some key things to remember…

Leaking roof and you are living in the property

 

  • Working on roofs in stormy weather is dangerous and it could take 24hrs or more before a roofer can get up onto the roof.  We will do our best to get you assistance as soon as reasonably possible.
  • If the leaking  roof is tiled and there are tiles lost in high winds, there should still be roofing felt under the tiles and this should prevent water coming into the house in bulk in the short term.
  • If water starts to penetrate through the roof, use a bucket or container to catch any water getting into your rooms and lay a plastic sheet over any possessions that are close to the leak.
  • Consider propping up a board inside the container so the drips hit the board and not the accumulated water. This prevents the repetitive and annoying dripping sound.  Another method you can try is to try pinning a piece of string to the ceiling and letting the water travel down the string into the bucket.
  • Call us on 01603 666689 to report the situation or alert us using our maintenance request function asap.

Unfortunately many older properties are susceptible to leakage when heavy rain blows at the right angle/direction in combination with high winds.  This can often be the reason why some roofs don’t leak in all situations and can be confusing.

Leaking roof and you are our landlord client

It’s business as usual, we will manage the situation and advise you on the situation and any repair works where needed.  You can rest assured we are acting to mitigate any damage as best as possible and to look after your tenant as best we can.  Feel free to call us on 01603 666689 if you have any concern, otherwise if you don’t hear from us then no news is good news.

Hope that’s the last of the rain for at least another 24 hours!

 

2016-05-31T16:56:02+01:00May 31st, 2016|

Norwich City of Ale festival

Norwich – Our beloved and historic city of ale!

Norwich is famous for being described as a historic city of ale which at one time had 365 pubs, one for every day of the year and also had 52 churches, one for every month of the year!  That sounds like quite a few beers were drunk before confession each month! 🙂

Norwich City of Ale

Ale capital of Norfolk!

This years Norwich City of ale festival will go on for ten days starting today.

 

There are a combination of 46 pubs, 36 breweries in the area participating in this event with over 250 different beers on offer.

Whilst today there probably are less than 365 pubs in Norwich, we are a city famous for our love of beer.  We host one of the largest beer festivals in the country every October at St. Andrews hall.

The city has also undergone a revolution from the days of imported beers where today it is now the exception to find a pub without any local real ale on draft.

We wish our tenants, local landlords and all contacts for things letting in Norwich, a great bank holiday weekend and if you so desire…enjoy the local ale too!

 

2016-05-27T14:06:20+01:00May 27th, 2016|

Another happy tenant

It’s great when we receive positive tenant feedback as it let’s us know we’re doing something right!

Recent tenant correspondence

“Dear Clare,
Thank you very much for sorting this out. Thanks also for all your help and support over the time of our tenancy, especially the last couple of months, it is very much appreciated. We have come across quite a few letting agents over the years, and you stand out a mile from the rest and I would recommend Kings & Co without hesitation.

With all good wishes,

George Youngs”

Another one to add to our client testimonial page!

We believe that happy tenants also help to make happy landlords.  So whatever your situation as either tenant or landlord, we are your Norwich letting agency.

2016-05-26T16:41:01+01:00May 25th, 2016|

Kings & Co Lettings Norwich web launch!

Kings & Co Lettings Norwich have launched our new website platform!

Kings & Co Lettings Norwich are delighted to release our new website to the public.  We have now been live with the new site for nearly two whole weeks!  The change of website was largely in response to catering for our tenants and landlords who increasingly use their smart phones to manage their Norwich lettings requirements.   As a result, the new improved website is fully mobile + tablet friendly and more responsive in every way to recognized platforms such as android, apple etc.

Using your new lettings Norwich platform

Kings & Co Lettings Norwich Website

Come and visit our new website!

Another  improvement is that our new website integrates more closely with our property blog.  Our lettings blog is where we keep our clients and followers up-to-date on the latest news at Kings & Co Lettings.  Using the same blog, we also  promote the new properties we have available to let in Norwich.  Our customers can use the social media and feed platforms to quickly follow, feed plus share information at their leisure.

One last but significant improvement to mention is the new platform itself.  The new site is capable of evolving with technology.  This means we can continually match property management and letting behavioral trends.

Thank you for reading about our new website and please do take a look right here!

For those interested in all things lettings Norwich you may also register for our blog.  Via the blog feed you will receive regular updates and new property information.  We also share our blog updates to all major social media platforms such as facebook, twitter, google plus, linkedin and more.

As always we at Kings & Co value your feedback.  So if there is anything you particularly like or dislike then please do let us know.  We hope you have a good experience.
Thank you

The Kings & Co team

2016-05-20T12:09:37+01:00May 18th, 2016|

Letting in Norwich – Indigo Yard

Kings & Co, your home for letting in Norwich

Kings & Co letting in Norwich we are offering a lovely furnished two bedroom ground floor apartment in modern quiet development just off Oak Street.  The property is within walking distance of Norwich City center, with local amenities and easy access onto inner ring road.  This property to let in Norwich comprises of  secured entrance into main building, and main door to flat with entrance into Hallway, with doors leading to all rooms.

Letting in Norwich - Indigo Road

Indigo Yard – To Let

Main bedroom, 12′ 4″ narrowing to 11′ 11″ x 9′  fitted carpet, sash window to rear with blinds and curtains, double bed and chest of drawers.
Second bedroom, 12′ 3″ x 7′ 3″ fitted carpet, sash windows with blinds and curtains, double bed.
Fitted kitchen 12′ 4″ x 8′ 1″ with range of wall and base units, built in double oven and electric hob, dishwasher, washer/dryer and fridge freezer, vinyl flooring and sash window to rear.
Lounge / Diner 19′ 11″ x 10′ 8″ with windows to rear and side, laminate flooring, corner sofa, dining table and chairs and side unit.
Bathroom with white three piece suite and shower over bath, vinyl flooring.
Large storage and airing cupboards off hallway.
Full gas central heating and double glazing.
Property is available to let approximately 5th July 2016
Norwich City Council Tax Band C
Viewings – Strictly by appointment with Kings & Co Lettings in Norwich on tel 01603 666689
2016-05-20T12:04:33+01:00May 17th, 2016|