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Every month we like to highlight all the great work done by all the wonderful property professionals at Granger & Oaks during the previous month. ‘Treating it like our own’ has always been our guiding principle, so each month we like to put the spotlight on the individual that has done the most to go the extra mile for clients and really ‘treated it like their own’.

This month’s winner has absolutely smashed it in terms of the number of nominations from fellow colleagues. They have consistently proved they are capable of more and always gets on with what is needed without grumbling despite an increased workload during a busy time. They are truly a shining star who is thriving with extra responsibility and growing in confidence every day. Yes, this month’s winner is star Apprentice Property Administrator, Abbey Renshaw! Very well done Abbey, you really love that trophy don’t you (having won it three times in a row!).

Special mentions this month go to Bernadette Cunnane, who has been busy doing overtime to make sure ‘the job gets done’. She’s been here, there and everywhere, digging in and getting on with it, whilst offering to help with all manner of tasks. Thanks Bernadette, your help and efficiency are greatly appreciated.

Another special mention also goes to Kaz Sidhu. He has picked things up quickly and has taken on more and more tasks, and has even been helping with some training too despite not being with us for long! Thanks Kaz, you’re doing a great job and really making a positive difference.


Every month we like to highlight all the great work done by all the wonderful property professionals at Granger & Oaks during the previous month. ‘Treating it like our own’ has always been our guiding principle, so each month we like to put the spotlight on the individual that has done the most to go the extra mile for clients and really ‘treated it like their own’.

As ever, there have been some fantastic contributions from the team this month and everyone has really gone out of their way to help not only clients, but tenants and each other during a very busy period.

However, this month’s winner has stood out by taking on an increasing workload, helping out colleagues and receiving some great feedback from clients too. They have come on leaps and bounds and really seems to flourish under pressure.

Yes, this month’s winner of the Star Performer Award (and keeping the prize all to herself this time!) is star Apprentice Property Administrator, Abbey Renshaw. Very well done Abbey.

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Every month we like to highlight all the great work done by all the wonderful property professionals at Granger & Oaks during the previous month. ‘Treating it like our own’ has always been our guiding principle, so each month we like to put the spotlight on the individual that has done the most to go the extra mile for clients and really ‘treated it like their own’.

As always, there have been some exceptional contributions from within the team and people have really gone out of their way to help not only clients, but tenants and colleagues too.

This month, for the first time ever, the award is shared between two Star Performers. Yes, this month's winners are Property Manager, Rav Rathour AND Property Administrator, Abbey Renshaw!

Rav had some fantastic feedback from a client who said he’s never had such great service from an agent. And commented that Rav’s communication was second to none, is grateful for everything running so smoothly and that he was extremely happy with the service provided.

Abbey also received some fantastic feedback to say she’d been very helpful throughout the process of renting the property and commented upon how helpful and knowledgeable she was.

Very well done the two of you. Now, who wants the trophy first!?

 

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Every month we like to highlight all the great work done by all the wonderful property professionals at Granger & Oaks during the previous month. ‘Treating it like our own’ has always been our guiding principle, so each month we like to put the spotlight on the individual that has done the most to go the extra mile for clients and really ‘treated it like their own’.

April is over and everyone has been a star in their own right throughout the month, but we can only have one winner who received several nominations from the team for their positive attitude and helpfulness.

This person always seems to get the challenging situations and conversations, but never lets them faze her - she remains calm and professional and is always positive and helpful even in the most difficult of circumstances.

Yes, this month’s Star Performer is, Property Administrator, Bernadette, ‘calm-under-pressure’ Cunnane.

Well done Bernadette, you are an example to us all in how you calmly, but assertively deal with the challenges we can face in residential lettings.

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Every month we like to highlight all the great work done by all the wonderful property professionals at Granger & Oaks during the previous month. ‘Treating it like our own’ has always been our guiding principle, so each month we like to put the spotlight on the individual that has done the most to go the extra mile for clients and really ‘treated it like their own’.

This month’s winner received several nominations, and deservedly so. They have had a trying month with some complex and difficult issues to handle, but have remained calm and focused in order to get things resolved for the benefit of all parties. And despite being very busy, they have also been a huge source of support to her colleagues, providing guidance and advice to the team when needed.

Yes, this month’s winner is the outstanding Property Manager, Nicole Edwards. Well done Nicole, you continue to shine (and are the first to receive Star Performer Award mark two!).

Special mentions also go to Apprentice Property Administrator, Abbey Renshaw for providing excellent customer service, Property Administrator, Bernadette Cunnane for being an all round helpful member of the team and Sales Negotiator, Bail Sidhu for helping out the lettings team during a busy time.

Very well done to all, your efforts are appreciated by everyone.

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Every month we like to highlight all the great work done by all the wonderful property professionals at Granger & Oaks during the previous month. ‘Treating it like our own’ has always been our guiding principle, so each month we like to put the spotlight on the individual that has done the most to go the extra mile for clients and really ‘treated it like their own’.

Deciding who wins the award each month is always a hard one as everyone works so hard for our clients each and every day ‘treating it like our own’. This month’s winner has performed particularly well in recent months and has stood out as a star, not only to her clients, but to colleagues too. We keep getting rave reviews on our Google and Facebook pages thanks to this individual and it’s often said that everything she touches turns to sold!

Yes this month’s winner is the phenomenal Sales Negotiator, Bali ‘Sold It’ Sidhu!

Very well done Bali, you continue to do a great job in both sales and lettings, thank you and keep up the superb work.

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Every month we like to highlight all the great work done by all the wonderful property professionals at Granger & Oaks during the previous month. ‘Treating it like our own’ has always been our guiding principle, so each month we like to put the spotlight on the individual that has done the most to go the extra mile for clients and really ‘treated it like their own’.

This month’s winner really went all out ‘treating it like their own’ and not just during December, but for the whole of 2016! Their work has resulted in several fantastic and well deserved 5 star reviews on google and via our social media pages throughout the year for their grit and determination to get sales through to completion. And although very occupied selling property, they still managed to find time to help out the lettings team during the busier months.

Yes, this month’s winner is none other than Sales Negotiator extraordinaire, Bali ‘sold it’, Sidhu! Well done Bali, you’ve worked fantastically throughout 2016 and so is very well deserved. You are an example to us all.

 

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According to research by Endsleigh Insurance, one of the country’s leading specialist insurance providers, landlords who use a letting agent save £1910 a year compared to those who market their properties directly to tenants.

The survey of has uncovered many misconceptions about the value offered by letting agents. Most of the savings relate to services which help guard against costly void periods. Three in four (76 per cent) respondents reported that their agent helps them proactively find tenants, as well as other services, such as help with legal and financial matters, which contribute to a reduction in overall costs.

The survey also shows that the relationships between letting agents and landlords are not just about the financial benefits. The findings show that of those who use an agent, half (50 per cent) were most attracted to their current agent because of their local knowledge and more than two in five (44 per cent) claim that excellent service is a deciding factor. Quality of life has also proved to be a factor with two in five (41per cent) feeling that the main benefit of working with an agent is that it provides peace of mind.

Head of Property at Endsleigh, David Hadden, said, ‘Landlords who use letting agents find them very useful – especially before a letting – and state they help to reduce stress, free up time and, critically, save them money. The perceived cost of using a letting agent is among the biggest deterrents for many landlords, but those that do use an agent are on average reporting significant savings. Landlords considering letting their properties directly to tenants in light of changing legislation must seek advice to avoid potentially compromising their income, their quality of life and the provision of support and service that agents can offer.’

Director at Granger & Oaks, Andrew Sainsbury commented, ‘this survey proves what we have always believed to be true, that using an agent with expertise and a thorough understanding of the local market ultimately provides a better return for landlords. And also comes with the added benefit of peace of mind and time saved. Using an agent should really be a no-brainer for landlords, but it is up to individual agents to prove this to their clients.’

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Every month we like to highlight all the great work done by all the wonderful property professionals at Granger & Oaks during the previous month. ‘Treating it like our own’ has always been our guiding principle, so each month we like to put the spotlight on the individual that has done the most to go the extra mile for clients and really ‘treated it like their own’.

Lots of nominations again for great work and service to clients this month. Property Manager, Ravinder Rathour was nominated for continuing to progress and deal with some complex issues whilst treating 'it' as his own and thinking out of the box in order to get things best resolved for clients. He had some challenging discussions, but always remained calm and professional and focused on the end goal throughout.

Property Administrator, Barbara Marshall was nominated for her excellent handling of property inquiries by doing her utmost to get prospective tenants and purchasers to see properties they’ve not necessarily enquired about. And let us not forget she is also a letting machine when the need arises!

Property Administrator, Bernadette Cunnane was nominated for her quick thinking during a particularly busy start to a Saturday, by re-organising herself and the team to ensure customers and clients got the best service we could provide.

Lettings Manager, Diane Bown was also nominated for taking on others workloads at short notice, which again helped to deliver the excellent customer service Diane and all the team at Granger & Oaks are so well known for.

After lots of very careful consideration (you can see how hard it was to decide), the decision has been made and the winner for November’s Star Performer Award goes to Property Administrator extraordinaire, Bernadette Cunnane!

Well done to all that were nominated but extra congratulations go to Bernadette. It’s amazing to see how much progress you’ve made during the time you’ve been with us, you’re an example to us all.

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Every month we like to highlight all the great work done by all the wonderful property professionals at Granger & Oaks during the previous month. ‘Treating it like our own’ has always been our guiding principle, so each month we like to put the spot-light on the individual that has done the most to go the extra mile for clients and really ‘treated it like their own’.

Lots of nominations this month for the Star Performer award, but there is one stand-out this month with several nominations from fellow colleagues. This person has worked very hard getting to grips with their new role, and whilst being thrown into the deep end a little has taken to it like a duck to water.

Yes, this month’s Star Performer is Property Manager extraordinaire, Ravinder Rathour.

Very well done Ravinder, you’re doing a brilliant job and seem to be really embracing the role and quickly picking up new pieces of the jigsaw as you go along.

Special mention also goes to Property Manager, Nicole Edwards, who has done a grand job of training in recent months as well as supporting everyone in the team.

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Every month we like to highlight all the great work done by all the wonderful property professionals at Granger & Oaks during the previous month. ‘Treating it like our own’ has always been our guiding principle, so each month we like to put the spot-light on the individual that has done the most to go the extra mile for clients and really ‘treated it like their own’.

This month several people have stood out for recognition, however, there can only be one winner. This month’s winner has only joined Granger & Oaks recently, but has quickly fitted in and become a very valued member of the team. They have worked extremely hard during one of our busiest times and performed like a seasoned property professional dealing with some complex scenarios within only a short period of time.

Yes, this month’s winner is Apprentice Property Administrator extraordinaire, Abbey Renshaw! Well done Abbey your hard work and dedication is an example to us all.

A special mention this month also goes to Property Administrator, Bernadette Cunnane for helping colleagues with some difficult procedures and issues recently. Your knowledge and understanding of industry practice has grown vastly and is immensely helpful to all.

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Every month we like to highlight all the great work done by all the wonderful property professionals at Granger & Oaks during the previous month. ‘Treating it like our own’ has always been our guiding principle, so each month we like to put the spot-light on the individual that has done the most to go the extra mile for clients and really ‘treated it like their own’.

It’s been a very busy month at Granger & Oaks and there have been many nominations for Star Performers for outstanding work and effort. However, there can only be one winner and though this month has been hotly contested, there is a stand out… and that person is Sales Negotiator extraordinaire Bali ‘sold it’ Sidhu!

Well done Bali, you continually go the extra mile for clients, proven by not 1, not 2, but 3 FIVE STAR reviews on facebook and google this month! As we've been so busy, you've been gleefully helping the lettings team all whilst juggling with your sales role... a grand job, well done!

A special mention this month goes to Senior Property Manager, Lauren Veale, for keeping everyone organised and motivated and dealing expertly with some ‘challenging’ tenants for the benefit of clients. Another special mention also goes to Tenancy Coordinator, Nicole Edwards, who as always provides a level head in the face of a challenge and has been fitting in some excellent training around the many tasks of a Tenancy Coordinator. 

Very well done all!

Nottingham Landlords Sept 16

In 2017 Nottingham City Council propose to introduce Selective Licensing of Landlords across the city. This proposal includes all privately rented property within the city boundary.

Granger & Oaks are sponsoring an open forum evening on Thursday September 29th, hosted by EMPO (the local landlords association) to discuss the implications of the proposal. There will be a number of speakers present, including a representative from Nottingham City Council, and we hope that the evening will leave everybody better informed prior to the consultation starting in the autumn.

Admission is free, and refreshments will be provided, but you do need to book a space if you wish to attend.

The room is filling-up fast, so if you'd like to attend, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will reserve you a seat. 

Nottingham Selective Licensing Forum Invitation Aug 16

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Every month we like to highlight all the great work done by all the wonderful property professionals at Granger & Oaks during the previous month. ‘Treating it like our own’ has always been our guiding principle, so each month we like to put the spot-light on the individual that has done the most to go the extra mile for clients and really ‘treated it like their own’.

This month’s winner has really stood out again by working hard, taking on anything and everything that she has been thrown at them whilst smiling throughout. They have taken on extra duties with great skill and even worked in their own time to complete them.

Yes, this month’s winner is taking the double and goes to Tenancy Coordinator, Extraordinaire, Nicole Edwards!

Well done Nicole, you’ve really taken on a lot recently and all with a chirpy disposition. The Star Performer trophy will be staying firmly on your desk for another month!

Special thanks also go to Property Administrator, Bernadette Cunnane and Senior Property Manager, Lauren Veale for also going the extra mile during a busy time.

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Every month we like to highlight all the great work done by all the wonderful property professionals at Granger & Oaks during the previous month. ‘Treating it like our own’ has always been our guiding principle, so each month we like to put the spot-light on the individual that has done the most to go the extra mile for clients and really ‘treated it like their own’.

The winner of the Star Performer Award this month has consistently shown that they treat every property as their own. They always give 100% and often take on tasks and responsibilities outside thier usual remit. They have very successfully taken on a small portfolio of properties and have really impressed with thier decisiveness when faced with making difficult decisions with the best interests of her clients in mind.

This month’s winner is none other than Tenancy Coordinator extraordinaire, Nicole Edwards!

Well done Nicole, you continue to work hard and take on board everything that is asked of you. You’ve really proven you can handle all the challenges you can face in residential lettings. You’re certainly getting the job done and treating your property portfolio as your own! The award has been buffed and shining on your desk.

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Every month we like to highlight all the great work done by all the wonderful property professionals at Granger & Oaks during the previous month. ‘Treating it like our own’ has always been our guiding principle, so each month we like to put the spot-light on the individual that has done the most to go the extra mile for clients and really ‘treated it like their own’.

Everyone at Granger & Oaks is a star, but this month’s extra special star is overdue some recognition. It is very well known that this person always strives to do their best for landlords and treats every property as if it were their own, but as someone who prefers to recognise the achievements of others over themselves, the praise of others often comes first. Leading from the front, everyone is encouraged to follow her example of providing the same industry-leading customer service to clients that she does. Just one example from this month, meant a client ended up saving a small fortune whilst being kept informed at all times - something clients almost always appreciate in an industry often not well known for its communication skills.

The winner of this month’s Star Performer award as voted by her colleagues is none other than Office Manager extraordinaire, Diane Bown. Great work Di, you deserve it. Your commitment to great service and high standards is relentless and highly commendable - you’re an example to us all!

A special mention this month goes to Property Inventory and Inspection Clerk, Charlie Hoskins, after making a trip to the office on his day off to help out a landlord short notice - now that’s dedication!

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Managing Director, Jonathan Detheridge, has confirmed the company's support for a national campaign which aims to fight unfair taxes for private landlords by attempting to force a Judicial Review of Section 24 of the Finance Act 2015.

'The core aim of the campaign, started by two hard working buy to let landlords is to abolish Section 24 of the Act. Every business in the UK is allowed to offset costs against income before tax, but Section 24 will disallow perfectly legitimate finance costs, including mortgage interest for individual buy to let landlords. In simple terms, the Finance Act will overturn a long held and fundamental principle in business that, income, less costs equals profit', said Jonathan.

'If Section 24 goes ahead, the impact on the UK housing market will be significant as thousands of landlords will see large increases in the percentage of tax they pay. This will inevitably have a knock-on effect, resulting in rent increases for tenants, a reluctance for landlords to invest and many landlords will consider selling their properties, especially those that are pushed into higher tax brackets when they may well not even be making a profit at all. If demand for properties falls, house builders will simply reduce supply at a time when the Government is trying to achieve the exact opposite,' continued Jonathan.

Initial fund raising for a legal team led by Cherie Blair QC to make an application to the court for a Judicial Review was extremely successful, raising £50,000 within just 8 days via CrowdJustice earlier this year. If a judge considers that the case put forward is 'arguable', a Judicial Review hearing will be granted and it will be up to a court to decide if the 'Tenant Tax' is lawful or not. If a hearing is granted, we could expect it to happen this autumn. The next part of the fundraising process has started to enable the legal team to prepare the best possible case. Granger & Oaks urges landlords and other agencies to support the campaign too. For further information or to pledge support, please visit www.crowdjustice.co.uk/case/tenanttax/.

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Buy to let investors and second home purchasers drove up demand earlier in the year, as the rush to beat April's stamp duty increase took full effect - this March saw an all-time high in residential property transactions. With the referendum fast approaching though, questions are inevitably being asked about what Britain leaving the EU could mean for the housing market.

'Before any large event that can significantly affect the economy, many arguments are presented to sway voters which creates uncertainty in the market and as a result, everyone makes much more cautious decisions until the outcome is certain', commented, Director, Andrew Sainsbury. 'We saw this last year with the General Election, with a quieter period of activity in the lead up to the vote and we're seeing similar with the Referendum. If the UK was suddenly freed from EU regulations, the UK could attract more investment and the property market would inevitably benefit. Conversely, if, as expected, immigration from Europe fell following a 'leave' scenario, fewer people, would mean less demand, leading to a negative effect on property prices. There are many ifs and buts, but in the meantime we expect to see less activity in the market than is normal for June until the result is clear - roll on the 23rd June!'

In the meantime, Granger & Oaks continues to monitor individual tenancy rent levels very closely. If you're in any doubt about the enormous benefits a tenancy renewal can deliver to your bottom line, read our article on tenancy renewals from earlier in the year here.

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Every month we like to highlight all the great work done by all the wonderful property professionals at Granger & Oaks during the previous month. ‘Treating it like our own’ has always been our guiding principle, so each month we like to put the spot-light on the individual that has done the most to go the extra mile for clients and really ‘treated it like their own’.

This month’s winner has coped extremely well with the sales process, chasing solicitors, advising vendors, more chasing, dealing with some complicated sales and yes, more chasing. And all between being in and out of the office doing viewings and attending auctions, some of which were in her own time too, demonstrating another example of her commitment to ‘treating it like our own’!

Yes, this month’s winner is Sales Negotiator extraordinaire Bali ‘sold it’ Sidhu! Well done Bali, you continually go the extra mile for clients helping to get their properties ‘flying off the shelves’ in the quickest time and for the highest price.

A special mention this month goes to Senior Property Manager, Lauren Veale, for offering support and guidance to the team as and when necessary and calmly and effectively dealing with some difficult notices from tenants for the benefit of clients. A special mention also goes to Apprentice Property Administrator, Luke Jeffries, for his commitment and for making excellent progress since joining the team only a few months ago. Well done all. 

Local tennis club, Magdala again open their doors this weekend for their annual Open Day. Sponsored by Granger & Oaks, the event gives local residents the chance to try out the club for size and see if tennis is something they wish to take-up. 

There will be competitions on the day, and the chance to try out the latest rackets and mingle with the current members. Granger & Oaks are helping promote the event, and we'd love to see you there.

LEAFLET - Magdala Tennis Club Open Day 2016

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Every month we like to highlight all the great work done by all the wonderful property professionals at Granger & Oaks during the previous month. ‘Treating it like our own’ has always been our guiding principle, so each month we like to put the spot-light on the individual that has done the most to go the extra mile for clients and really ‘treated it like their own’.

The winner this month has had an eventful time, but has remained professional and calm under some difficult circumstances. There were also a number of things that stood out as ‘treating it like own’ from extremely thorough inventories and inspections to double checking Right to Rent statuses, all of which ensure our landlord clients are fully protected.


Yes, this month’s winner is the one and only Inventory and Inspection Clerk extraordinaire Charlie Hoskins. Well done Charlie, you’ve really found your stride in your role, keep up the great work!

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