In conjunction with East Midlands Property Owners (EMPO), Granger & Oaks will be holding a series of Selective Licensing Workshops to help landlords prepare for the licence application start date of July 1st. 

Our two hour workshops are a must attend event for all landlords in Nottingham affected by the new Selective Licensing Scheme.

Selective Licensing comes into force in Nottingham on August 1st and this scheme has more boxes to tick than any other scheme before it. Applications open in July, but landlords have a lot to do prior to get themselves & their properties ready.

Landlords with property that is affected should join us at our information workshops in the coming months to help you prepare for the application opening date of July 1st.

Granger & Oaks Selective Licensing Workshops

Each workshop will last for 2 hours and they are being held at Castle Cavendish Business Centre, Dorking Road, Radford. The dates & times are as follows; 

Wednesday 2nd May 2018 - 11:00am – 1:00pm, 1:30pm – 3:30pm, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Monday June 18th 2018 - 11:00am – 1:00pm, 1:30pm – 3:30pm, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Tuesday July 10th 2018 - 11:00am – 1:00pm, 1:30pm – 3:30pm, 4:30pm – 6:30pm

The objective of the workshops is to explain, step-by-step, exactly what landlords need to do to initially get their properties licenced, and explain their ongoing requirement to manage their properties within the terms of the scheme. 

There will be Q&A’s along the way, and attendees will leave with a full practical understanding of what is required in time for the August 1st deadline.  

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The fees for Nottingham City Council's Selective Licensing Scheme have now been all but confirmed. In a move that will come as little surprise to many landlords, the scheme has suddenly risen in price by £180 and is now set at £780. 

The good news doesn't end there... as things stand, Landlords have one month to make their application and that is during the summer holidays, and, even if they use a licensed agent to manage their property, they also need to undertake formal landlord training. 

To help landlords understand the implications of the scheme and help them prepare for the July 1st application date, Granger & Oaks, in partnership with EMPO, are running a series of 2 hour workshops in the coming months. 

Workshops dates are yet to be confirmed, but any interested landlords should contact us today to confirm if they would like to attend. 

"Preperation is essential for these license applications" comments Jonathan Detheridge from Granger & Oaks. "Being in a position just to complete the form could itself take a matter of months. Landlords need to have DBS checks, that can take three weeks to come through. There need to be floorplans drawn-up, and Electrical Condition Reports carried out. This isnt something that you can just do in a few hours" 

Find out more about the scheme here.

 

2018 sees Granger & Oaks turn fifteen. Since the company was formed in August 2003 the property market has changed dramatically, but it is wonderful to see how many customers and suppliers we are still working with that have been with us right from the start. 

Granger Oaks 15 Miles for 15 Years

To mark our 15 year milestone we wanted to do something to help the community that we live & work in, so we asked the team to choose two charities that we could support that do amazing work to help people at a time of need. The charities we are fundraising for are The Alzheimer’s Society, and Maggies Cancer Support Centre’s.

On Saturday June 2nd, we will be setting out on a 15 mile walk with the aim of raising 15 hundred pounds for these two charities that are close to our hearts. We will be walking from Nottingham Station, out to Attenborough Nature Reserve, and then back towards town to Wollaton Park.  

We would really love it if you could get behind us and sponsor us for the walk. Your donations really mean a lot, and they will help us fulfill our goal on June 2nd. 

The links to our Fundraising page is below. 

https://www.justgiving.com/teams/GnO2

In an announcement that will fall flat as a pancake (see what I did there) with most landlords across the city, Nottingham City Council were today given the go-ahead to introduce their much-opposed plan. 

This huge licensing scheme, taking in over 30,000 properties, is being introduced on 1st Augsut this year at a cost of over £600 per property. 

Granger Oaks Nottingham Selective Licensing Map

The city council will be recruiting over 70 new environmental health officers to implenent the scheme and applications need to be made online, or there will be a further charge. 

See more about the scheme here. 

More to follow....

 

 

A Property Manager / Senior Property Manager is required to join our highly regarded Lettings and Estate Agency. This opportunity presents an excellent career opportunity for the right person to flourish as progression will be available for those keen to develop themselves.

The role will include:

- Helping prospective tenants with their property search and arranging viewings

- Conducting property viewings with potential tenants in the Nottingham area

- Negotiating lets

- Managing a portfolio of residential properties

- Liaising with contractors to organise property repairs and maintenance

- Liaising with tenants and landlords

- Monitoring the market and reviewing rent levels where appropriate

- Keeping up to date with the latest legislation affecting lettings and advising clients accordingly

- Providing direction and advice to junior members of staff when needed

- Occasionally using the latest video technology to carry out property inspections and create property inventories

Benefits:

- Competitive Salary (negotiable / dependant on experience) + Bonus

- On the job training plus support to obtain ARLA qualification if not already achieved

- 25 days paid holiday + bank holidays + your birthday off!

- Work with a professional and friendly team

- Social events

- Company mobile phone

- Mileage allowance

- Medical insurance scheme

- Company pension

The position would ideally suit an ambitious & experienced Negotiator or Property Manager who takes pride in their work and has a good working knowledge of the local area. Though experience in lettings and property management is desirable, candidates with transferable experience will be considered. All candidates must be able to demonstrate they can fulfill the key requirements of the role.

Key Requirements:

- Confident people person

- Excellent communication skills (face to face, in writing and on the phone)

- Good decision-making skills (providing clarity to others when needed)

- Computer literate including the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

- Attention to detail

- Takes pride in their work

- Keen to develop themselves and progress to senior roles.

- Full driving license and own transport

Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm (one day Mon to Thurs 10.30am to 7pm) and 1 in 4 Saturday mornings (9.30am to 1.30pm).

If you are interested in this exciting role, please email your CV and a covering letter to Andrew Sainsbury on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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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 is often the case, we’ve had a number of colleagues nominated this month for star performance, including, Property Administrator, Kaz Sidhu for giving great customer service and showing initiative, Sales Negotiator, Bali Sidhu for, again, delivering excellent service to clients and going the extra mile to get the job done. There were also nominations for Lettings Manager, Diane Bown, for keeping the team organised during an extremely busy time of year and last, but not least, Property Administrator, Bernadette Cunnane, for her hard work and dedication whilst handling some challenging scenarios with competence to ensure a good outcome for all concerned.


There can only be one winner, however, and this month, it has to be Bernadette! Well done Bernadette, you’re an absolute star and well-deserved winner!

Star Performer Abbey Renshaw

 

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.

Star Performers

 

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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