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Suspension Of Evictions Extended 08 June 2020

The government has extended the suspension of new evictions in England and Wales until 23rd August. The extension announced by the Housing Secretary takes the moratorium on evictions to a total of five months.

Where tenants have/are experiencing financial difficulties as a result of the pandemic, the government is clear that Landlords and Tenants should work together and exhaust all possible options such as flexible payment plans which take into account a tenant"s individual circumstances to ensure cases only end up in court as an absolute last resort.... Read More

Our Offices Are Open 15 May 2020

Further to Government advice we are pleased to confirm that Able Estates have re-opened the offices and are ready to assist you.

However, we do need to adhere to the following guidelines for everyone"s continued safety.

  • A maximum of 2 persons will be allowed into the office"s at any one time
  • The 2 meter social distancing requirement will remain in force, and you will also need to be wearing a mask and disposable gloves
  • If you wish to visit the office an appointment must be made
  • We will ensure that the areas to the front of our offices are sanitized throughout the day
  • All keys when handled will be sanitized before being used again.... Read More

We are still here and working for you. 29 March 2020

The Property Management Team are still working (albeit remotely) and are keeping an eye on your property as we usually would.

The only thing we are not able to do at present are the face to face periodic visits; for the tenants safety and ours, and only emergency maintenance is being carried out again, for the tenants and contractors safety, We know that you will understand these changes whilst the Coronavirus restrictions are in place.... Read More

Iva joins the PM Team 10 February 2020

The Property Management team is excited to welcome Iva Sabeva to the department. It can be crazy/demanding job, but Iva brings many years of experience to the team and her primary role will to be the first contact for our Landlords and Tenants regarding maintenance issues for our managed properties.... Read More

Rest Assured that before we call you we have already asked ...... 08 January 2020

Have you changed the lightbulb?
Have you checked the fuse box?
Have you paid the bill/run out of gas or electric ?
Is there a power cut?
Is it switched on at the plug/have you checked the plug fuse?
Have you checked the filter?
Have you replaced the batteries?
Where is the water coming from?
How quickly is the water dripping/running?
Have you shut the water off?
Have you gone to the flat above and knocked?
Have you tightened the hinges?
Have you cleaned the oven/hob to unclog the gas jets?
How did it happen?/ what time did it happen?
Have you got contents insurance?
Are you heating & ventilating adequately? (backed up with condensation factsheet)
The rent hasn"t arrived as expected.... Read More

Team Work 20 December 2019

Lucky to have such a good team spirit here at the Property Management Department in Northumberland Heath.

Less than 3 hours to go before the office closes for Christmas and the work hasn"t stopped coming in. 1 boiler breakdown, 2 ovens not working (great time of year) and 1 electric shower that"s decided to leak everywhere.... Read More

Doing Something Right 19 December 2019

24 new properties Let & Managed within the last 3 months and December isn"t even over yet!
We MUST be doing something right!

If you have a property to Let or need a new Management Agent please get in touch

Kent: 01322 400222 SE London: 0208 306 2020 Property Management: 01322 405050 Read More

If you need a new Management Agent...Let Able Estates be your first choice. 18 December 2019

If your current Agent isn"t doing what they agreed to do... call us on 01322 405050 - we will help you transfer the management of the property to Able Estates.

We are members of ARLA Propertymark which means we meet higher industry standards than the law demands.... Read More

Get Ready for Winter 12 December 2019

Some parts of the country experienced very windy & wet weather over the past few days and it looks like the bad weather is set to continue for a little while longer.

So far, we have had two large trees fall down in two different properties and had 4 fence panels blown over.... Read More

We are attending the ARLA Propertymark Kent Conference Today 07 November 2019

Today we are at the Propertymark Kent Conference.

This gives us the chance to spend some time with our peers, sharing information, knowing our common goal is to be best Agent that we can possibly be... informed and up to date.

Today"s meeting will touch on : Current industry issues, any changes or new legal obligations, any changes or news about Business Compliance and Best Practice.... Read More

Tenant Fee Ban 03 June 2019

The Tenant Fees Act came into force on 1 June 2019.

Both Agents and Landlords have been banned from charging Tenant"s fees except for "permitted payments" which include the following :
• Rent
• Tenancy Deposits maximum is set at five weeks" rent (annual rent under £50"000)
• Tenancy Deposits maximum is set at six weeks rent (annual rent over £50"000)
• Holding Deposits are capped at one week"s rent
• Changes to the tenancy requested by the Tenant are capped at £50 unless the Landlord can demonstrate greater costs were incurred.... Read More