Courts will Re-open for Housing Possession Hearings Monday 24th August 2020

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The government has confirmed that the evictions ban is to end on the 23rd August and that the courts will re-open for possession hearings the next day, Monday 24th August. The announcement was made by Lord Greenhalgh;
“This is an important step towards ending the lockdown and will protect landlords’ important right to regain their property.

Work is underway with the judiciary, legal representatives and the advice sector on arrangements, including new rules, to ensure that judges have all the information necessary to make just decisions and that the most vulnerable tenants can get the help they need when possession cases resume.”

This last paragraph is a reference to the pre-action protocols that the government has been working on in recent weeks that will require landlords to work much more closely with financially struggling tenants before a judge will allow a possession hearing to be granted.

Covid-19 Update 13th May

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The announcement last night that the restrictions have been lifted on the property market is great news, which is vital to restarting the economy, but it does come with a huge responsibility for agents. Guidance has only just been published today by Government and we are waiting on more specific notes, which are expected today.

 

We are working hard behind the scenes to ensure we can work safely for us and our customers. We will not be reopening the office doors to the public but we would still love to talk to you and if you have something to sell or rent we are here to help………..

………we are just trying to work towards the new “normal” and adhering to Safety Guidance is paramount.

Please call us on 01452 300822 or email info@tgres.co.uk.

Stay Safe.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52641373

Coronavirus Procedure

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IT IS BUSINESS AS USUAL! However, due to Government Guidelines for social distancing our offices will be closed to the general public for the time being.

If you are due to move into a new home, we have systems in place to ensure this is not disrupted so please call us for more information.

If you are a tenant and have a maintenance issue, please email to the contact below or call 01452 300822 and this will be dealt with as usual.

PLEASE SEE A LIST OF EMAILS BELOW FOR SPECIFIC CONTACTS

MAINTENANCE – info@tgres.co.uk

ACCOUNTS – info@tgres.co.uk

SALES – info@tgres.co.uk

LETTINGS – info@tgres.co.uk

 

We are trying to run the business and keep things as normal as we possibly can, but also taking advice from the correct partners to ensure we have everything in place to limit any potential disruption to the tenants, landlords and vendors. However, this is a rapidly developing situation so things may change quickly. In the meantime, if you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.

We thank you for your co-operation and understanding at this time.

Team TG

 

 

Finally! The Electrical Safety Regulations are to become Mandatory

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The first and second full working weeks of January 2020 have already been super busy and we see some new legislation coming into force with an announcement from Government that  is The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020

 

What does this mean for landlords?

In short, there will no longer be this “should we, shouldn’t we test electrics” attitude. Understandably, it is difficult for anyone to understand that if legislation is not in place, why should they be forced to carry out testing. But, with the best will in the world, letting agents explain over and over, that should an accident or fire (electrics related) occur, the landlord WILL be liable. This has been the case forever.

 

Time Frames – Another Transitionary Period

With the approval of the Houses of Commons and Lords, landlords and agents will need to ensure electrical installation inspections and testing are carried out for ALL NEW tenancies in England from 1 July 2020 or from 1 April 2021 for EXISTING tenancies. This helps with planning and preparation for landlords, agents and of course, electrical engineers.

Every fixed electrical installation will be inspected and tested at least every five years by a qualified person.

 

What about the Electrical Certificate ?

As per the regulations landlord is required to obtain a report of the results of the inspection and test, supply it to each tenant within 28 days and retain a copy until the next inspection is due.
A copy of the most recent report must be supplied to any new tenant before they take occupation, or provided to any prospective tenant within 28 days of a request from the prospective tenant.
If requested, the report must be provided to the local housing authority within 7 days.

 

Enforcement

The Regulations will require local authorities to enforce the regulations. The local authority will have the power to arrange and impose remedial action.

 

Breaches, if proven, can result in a financial penalty of up to £30,000.

 

Alex Clark and TG Residential pleased to announce merger

We are pleased to announce the merger of two of Gloucestershire’s leading estate and letting agents, Alex Clark and TG Residential.

 

 

Why TG Residential Ltd merged with Alex Clark Lettings

 

 

Founded on core family values of honesty, passion and trust TG Sales and Lettings was founded by Rachel Tolley-Gibbs, Glenn Smith and Vince Mitchell.  This company is a merger of two successful property companies, TG Residential Ltd and Alex Clark Lettings on the 1st May 2018.

 

Together we are a progressive independent sales and lettings agency with a big personality and we combine expert knowledge with traditional values to offer you an exceptional level of service and real value for your money.  Because we’re independent, we can offer you a tailor-made service that’s right for you.

 

With over 75 years’ experience between us, our passionate team lives and breathes the property market; we’ve experienced the buzz of buying our first home, the emotional roller coaster of selling and the headaches that can be involved in renting.  We understand how overwhelming it can all be because we’ve been there too.  We use our own experiences to ensure you are receiving the right support and advice when you need it.

 

We cover the whole of Gloucestershire with our area of expertise being in Gloucester, Stroud, Cheltenham and the Forest of Dean. We cover the needs of sellers, buyers, landlords, tenants, investors and developers so whether you have a house for sale in Stroud or flat to rent in Gloucester, we are ready to get you moving.

 

Whether you are just beginning your journey in the property world and about to take your first step on the ladder, looking for sound investment advice or just a safe pair of hands to manage your property then we’d love to help.

 

 

Our way of thinking

 

 

We understand that you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression so we spend a lot of time on training and self-development on the simple elements that we believe make a big difference.  Whether that is how we greet our clients, how we present ourselves, answering the phones promptly, responding to enquiries quickly and effectively………the list goes on.  We strive to give everyone we work with a positive experience from the start.

 

Customer service is our number one priority and outstanding customer service means accurately finding out our clients’ needs by listening properly and asking the right questions.  Our team or property experts are united by one goal, to achieve the best price for your property in the shortest time through unrivalled presentation and superior service.

 

We present your property to the highest standard and will devote more time and resources to each property than any other estate agent.  With TG Sales & Lettings you can be sure your property will stand out from the crowd.

 

TG Sales & Lettings work to the highest standards and part of our commitment to the customer is we are members of ARLA and The Property Ombudsman (TPO) and subscribe to their Code of Practice for both Estate Agents and Letting Agents.