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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 had a lot to take on this month, but colleagues have been commenting on how well this person has got to grips with new elements of their role and has managed to shine and really show that ‘treating it like their own’ is at the forefront of what they do.

This month's very deserved winner as voted by her colleagues is expert Sales Negotiator, Bali ‘Sold it’ Sidhu! Many congratulations Bali!

Special mentions this month to go Philip Wardle for providing some very vital information to the Property Management team following inspections and check outs and also to Giulia McDonough for her dogmatic approach to sorting some very complex property management issues while keeping clients and tenants happy under difficult circumstances. Well done all.

 

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An Apprentice Property Receptionist is required to join our highly regarded lettings and estate agency based in Nottingham. Supporting the lettings team, this is an exciting opportunity which offers full training towards a Customer Service, Business Administration or Lettings and Property Management NQV.  

The role will include:

  • Helping tenants with their property search by email, phone and face to face
  • Arranging viewings
  • Dealing with tenancy applications and references
  • Providing general office support to the lettings and sales teams 

We hire for attitude over qualifications, and though similar work experience is desirable, it is by no means essential. You must, however be able to demonstrate you can fulfil the requirements of role.  

Key Requirements:  

  • Can communicate well face to face, in writing and on the phone  
  • People person  
  • Computer literate (use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)  
  • Attention to detail  
  • Conscientious  

Benefits:  

  • Pay: £3.50 per hour (increased after Apprenticeship completed)
  • Holidays: 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and your birthday off!
  • Training: in-house training and support and time off to work towards either a Customer Service, Business Administration or Lettings and Property Management NQV.  

Hours: 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday plus 1 in 4 Saturday Mornings (9.30am to 13.30pm).

If you would like to be considered for the position, please forward a covering letter with your CV by e-mail to Andrew Sainsbury (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) describing your previous experience and why you think you fulfil the requirements of the role.

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Buy-to-let landlords and people buying second homes will soon have to pay more in stamp duty, the chancellor has announced. George Osborne made the surprise announcement in his Autumn Statement, alongside a pledge to encourage a vast house-building programme and to extend the Help To Buy programme by a year to 2021.

From April 2016, those in England and Wales will have to pay a 3% surcharge on each stamp duty band and understandably there’s been an angry reaction from letting agents and landlords. George Osborne said the new surcharge would raise £1bn extra for the Treasury by 2021.

‘Whilst the increase in stamp duty might be good for first time buyers, it will eventually have a negative impact on buy to let investors and subsequently the rental market’, commented Jonathan Detheridge, Managing Director at Granger & Oaks. It's the second time landlords have been hit in six months, after Osborne scrapped relief on mortgage interest payments during his pre-election Budget. Landlords with higher mortgages and therefore particularly affected by the changes to tax relief announced in July (see Summer Budget and Landlord Tax Changes) are likely to be especially cautious going forwards, which may ultimately lead to a shortage of good quality properties. Put simply, fewer landlords will enter the market, there will be a lack of supply and rents will be likely to rise.’

Buy to Let investors considering expanding their portfolio’s and who wish to take advantage of the current stamp duty rates, can view all our current for sale listings here. Please do not hesitate to contact us on 0115 9629770 if you would like to arrange a closer inspection.

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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 been working out of their comfort zone recently, but has taken to new tasks like a duck to water. They have remained calm in some very difficult situations and managed to defuse and resolve some complex issues with our clients interests at heart. They’ve shown great initiative when going out on viewings and really gone the extra mile for clients, proving that she really knows how to treat every property as her own!

This month’s winner is Property Administrator extraordinaire, Bernadette Cunnane! Well done Bernadette, you continue to make excellent contributions to team and the service you provide clients is second to none.

As half-term comes round again, here's a competition for the children....

We'd like to see who can carve the best Halloween Pumpkin?

The winning entrees will recieve goodie bags of halloween treats and all things ghoulie in time for Halloween on October 31st. 

Granger & Oaks Pumpkin Competition 2015

All entrees will be displayed in our office window, and we'd like Mums & Dads, and Aunties & Uncles to come in and vote for the best efforts on Thursday 29th & Friday 30th of October. 

If you can't p-p-pick up a pumpkin, we've got a supply of fine orange ghourds here in the office, so please pop in and pick one up with our compliments. It's first come, first served, and when theyre gone, they're gone, so get a wriggle on... 

We'd like all entrees in the office by the time we close on Wednesday, so come and get a pumpkin and do your scary best.

The winner will be announced on our Facebook page on Friday 30th.