General

2
May

Hedgehog Awareness Week – 30th April to 6th May 2017.

Hedgehog Awareness Week – 30th April to 6th May 2017.

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.

What you can do:

  • Hedgehogs need at least 13 x 13cm gap to access and exit your gardens via boundary fences and walls .
  • Before burning rubbish, always check what is in there.
  • If you use netting, make sure it is at an appropriate level so it doesn’t trap hedgehogs.
  • If you have a compost heap, check the heap before using a folk.
  • Stop using pesticides and poisons, as this effects more than their intended targets.
  • If you have holes and drains, make sure they are covered
  • For those of you who have ponds/pools, make sure there are access/exit routes for all wildlife.

If you want to find out more visit the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (www.britishhedgehogs.org.uk)

19
Apr

Housing Minister Gavin Barwell Introduced Tougher Measures for Local Authorities Against Rogue Landlords

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.

Housing Minister Gavin Barwell said:

“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

https://www.theguardian.com/housing-network/2016/jul/19/a-quick-guide-to-new-housing-and-planning-minister-gavin-barwell

29
Mar

Historic Article 50 Letter delivered

Theresa May has now formally triggered Article 50 and the countdown to leave the EU has started.

1
Jul

Service Improvements

Here at KT-Management we are always looking at ways to improve our services. With this in mind we have upgraded our phone systems so you can be directed to the department you require.

There are also more options and information on our out of hours emergency line. 

Here is a reminder of our new address

Unit 4 Shaw House

Wychbury Court

Two Woods Lane

Merry Hill

DY5 1TA

 

12
Jun

Fly Tipping

no fly tipping Communal bins are provided for apartment sites for general waste, although the bins are large these are not to be filled with other household items and furniture.

Larger items being dumped and items on the floor can result in the bin men not collecting any of the rubbish.

Arranging for removal of extra items comes at a cost in which the homeowner has to pay. Even if you rent you may find your rental fee increases as the landlords fees increase.

Here is a link for you to find your local- Recycling Centre.

Also you can help local charities by giving unwanted furniture to them. British Heart Foundation for example do a free-collection service.

If you see anyone fly tipping please inform us of any details as fly tipping is an offence.

KT-Management working together for a nice, clean and safe environment to live.

13
May

Election Result and Property

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Now we have had time to digest last weeks election result, here is a basic overview of what this means to the Property Industry and for home buyers.

With a Conservative majority here are the policies we will have;

Help to Buy

There are two types of Help to Buy, one being a guarantee to mortgage lenders for what is classed as higher risk purchasers with a 5% deposit.

There is also the Help to Buy equity loan. This is for new build properties; the government will loan 20% of the value, meaning purchasers can have a 5% deposit with a 75% mortgage.

Help to Buy ISA

This is due to start later in the year, first time buyers can apply for a Help to Buy ISA where for every £200 saved the government will put £50 towards your savings with a maximum saving of £15,000.

-Right to Buy

Council tenants can apply to buy their home if they have lived within council properties for 5 consecutive years. Right to Buy offers the houses at a discounted rate. In the run up to the election the Tories explained how they want to extend Right to Buy to community housing residents.

 

The Conservatives have pledged to build 200,000 new starter homes for first time buyers with an additional 275,000 additional homes.

 

With the election result here is what we won’t have;

-Mansion Tax, an annual fee on properties over 2 million (Labour and Lib. Dem.)

-Rent to Own, first time buyers can rent to build up their share meaning they do not need a deposit. (Lib. Dem.)

-3 year tenancies in the private rental sector. (Labour)

-Stamp duty removed on Properties Under £250,000 (UKIP)

-Abolishment of Right to Buy (Green)

-Abolishment of Bedroom Tax (SNP)

 

17
Mar

Before and After, Bin Store

before-after-bin-storeHere’s a great example of improvements on site.

A site in Tipton has had its bin store updated, giving the area a much greater appearance.

17
Feb

Apartment To-Let Tipton

We are proud to introduce to you a modern, two bedroom, self contained apartment located on Sannders Crescent in Tipton.

The property comes with two private parking spaces, Kitchen appliances and neutral décor throughout.

The property has economy 7 heating and an electric shower.

 Easy access to near by Tipton Train Station, Wolverhampton and Birmingham.

The property has an EPC rating of C and is ready to let to suitable applicants

£475 PCM *fees apply

If you would like to arrange a viewing please contact Kailee

kailee.hurdiss@kt-management.co.uk

01384 573637

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2
Feb

Communal Areas

COMMUNAL-AREAS-SAFE-PROPERTY-MANAGEMENT-KT KT-Management have been looking after apartment sites for nearly 10 years. Our priority is for residents to be safe and happy within their homes.

Living in an apartment residents have to follow the terms of the lease, as do we at KT-Management. A lease will state that you are not permitted to store items in the communal area and there are various reasons why.

Safety– In the event of a fire we need to know all escape routes are clear for an easy exit

Hazardous– Items in the hall way can become a trip hazard.

Disabled access– Making sure there is amble room for disabled users to manoeuvre.

Unsightly–  Not only can it make the area look unsightly but bikes can often mark the wall.

Emergency Access– knowing emergency services can access each apartment easily .

This also means no storing in communal electrical cupboards. If a fire was to break out the items could set alight making the fire more intense also releasing toxins.

As part of our property management our property manager visits sites regularly to ensure all communal areas are clutter free.

Thank you in advance for keeping your communal area clutter free

KT-Management working together to provide a nice, safe, clean environment to live

 

 

 

 

 

20
Jan

Parking At Your Apartment

car-park-property-management When buying a leasehold apartment you are agreeing to the terms of the lease. Within the lease and plans it will state which car parking space is for you to use.

It can be frustrating for residents when they come home to find their space is occupied by someone else.

Please all make sure you are using your correct car parking space, if you are a landlord please inform your agent/tenant and if you have visitors please inform them where to park.

KT-Management-Working together to provide a nice, clean and safe environment to live.