Tips and facts about recycling over the festive period!
ARMA was founded in 1991 to bring together professionals involved in private residential block management. They…
In 2014 ARMA introduced ARMA-Q, which is a self-regulatory regime for its members. KT Management is proud to say we are ARMA accredited.
For more information visit www.arma.org.uk
During the festive period, many of us are guilty for using almost anything that’s disposable. From wrapping paper to paper plates, napkins, plastic cutlery and even disposable table cloths!
But what happens when it’s all over? Where does all this stuff go? Well the majority of it ends up in landfill… here are a few Christmas waste facts to put it into perspective!
Now that’s a lot of waste! Here are some tips on how you can recycle your waste this Christmas!
For extra information on recycling Christmas waste have a look at the link below!
Otherwise contact your local council if you’re unsure as to what you can and can’t put in your recycling bins!
If you want to know more about our commitments click here
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One of the most common causes of damp – is;
However, it may be caused by other factors… such as poor insulation, the use of bottled gas fires and paraffin heaters – which can bring large amounts of water vapour into the air. Leaving empty homes closed up and unheated also attracts damp.
But you can avoid this by;
– Properly ventilating your home by ensuring that air bricks are not papered over internally or being blocked up outside. A simple look around should determine whether this is the problem and can be easily resolved by fitting a decorative grill!
-Giving your home the proper insulation it needs by injecting cavity wall insulation or using thin polystyrene lining that can be put up like wallpaper and then papered over! Preventing the walls from going cold and stops condensation forming is key!
-Extractor fans in the kitchen and bathroom can also increase ventilation and lessen excess moisture. Dehumidifiers can also be used if you want to go that extra mile during the winter months!
-Try to air your clothes outside after washing… as this stops any excess moisture from being trapped when you air them inside!
-When cooking food make sure you open a window and keep the kitchen door closed, the moisture from your steaming pots can build up moisture in cooler rooms causing condensation when it touches a cold window for example! The same goes for taking a shower and putting the kettle on… so keep your doors closed and windows open!
Tips on keeping warm this winter……
How to save on heating bills!
With the temperatures dropping, everyone immediately turns the thermostat up, but that means higher bills…
To avoid sky high heating bills this winter here are some simple no cost to low cost tips and tricks to help keep your home warm:
Each year the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (www.britishhedgehogs.org.uk) organise an awareness week to highlight the problems hedgehogs face and how we can help.
If you want to find out more visit the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (www.britishhedgehogs.org.uk)
The Housing Minister Gavin Barwell has introduced tougher measures for local authorities against rogue landlords. As a result they now have a tool to crack down on rogue landlords who neglect their responsibilities.
Councils now have the power to fine landlords up to £30,000. Instead of prosecution for the variety of housing offences committed. The fines will probably be used by councils for the purpose of housing enforcement in the private sector.
“These measures will give councils the additional powers they need to tackle poor quality rental homes in their area.
“By driving out of business those rogue landlords that continue to flout the rules.We can raise standards, improve affordability and give tenants the protections they need.”
For information about the Housing Minister, see the below link by The Guardian
Theresa May has now formally triggered Article 50 and the countdown to leave the EU has started.
Parliament has introduced a new piece of Smoke Alarm Legislation regarding smoke and CO2 alarms in rental properties.
This means, that all landlords are required by 1st October 2015 to ensure that their rental properties comply with the new legislation, which is…
If landlords do not adhere to the new Smoke Alarm Legislation update the local housing authority will issue them remedial notices. Civil penalties of up to £5,000 may be charged if the landlord continues to ignore the new legislation.
The majority of thefts are as a result of situations being taken advantage of; such as doors and windows being left open.
Whether you live in a freehold property such as a house or a flat in a block of flats, if you want to protect your property make sure all the doors and windows including communal doors and windows are shut when you are not at the property or have gone to bed. For further advice go to www.police.uk
When you hear the term service charge most will associate this with leasehold apartments. The fee paid to maintain communal corridors, the grounds maintenance, buildings insurance and the long term plan for the apartment block.
KT-Management have found construction companies are using our services more for new housing developments. This is because Local Authorities don’t always adopt the areas of private land around a new build housing development. Dependant on the site requirements we manage private roads, grass verges, any greenery, street lighting, water pumping stations, walls and much more. We prepare an annual budget to cover these costs and all (or part dependant on the terms and site)of the freeholders contribute a small amount to cover these works. Terms will be found in the deeds when purchasing the freehold property.
Here at KT-Management we also prepare a long term plan and each homeowner puts aside a small amount into a reserve fund, this then covers any wear and tear that may occur on sites and prevents owners receiving a large bill if major repairs are needed.
We work hard to make freehold site management affordable with the best interest of the site and residents in mind, so you can enjoy your new home with piece of mind that the surrounding areas are well looked after.
If you require our services please contact Kailee on 01384 573637 or firstname.lastname@example.org