Rynew News

We are delighted to launch our new Rynew Services website.  After months of consultation and feedback from our customers and suppliers you can now view the brand new and easy to use site.

Full of information on our four services, access to our residential portal, with information, news and documents for our suppliers.  Over the coming months we will be adding more content to the site to ensure you have everything you need at the click of a button.  We would love to hear your thoughts on the new site, our feedback form can be found here.

 

Rynew Services

We are very pleased to announce the roll out of our new repair and reporting system.  This system is perfect for both residents and us as agents, a complete workflow solutions, allowing us to spend less time managing our contractors and more time giving added value to our customers.

The system boasts; guided repair reporting, contractor management, planned maintenance, one-click work instruction and automated reminders.  Fixflo Block Plus allows us to document all communications into the system generating a ticket for each single communication whether it be via telephone or email which is then kept as a record until he matter is resolved.

If you have any further questions or queries regarding the new system please contact our team on 0203 282 7171.

Christmas Opening Hours

With the festive period, almost upon us and knowing full well it’s a busy season, we would like to share with you our opening time over Christmas and what to do in case of an emergency:

Close: Dec 22nd

Reopen: Jan 2nd 2018

For Emergencies, our 24/7 Emergency Service will be running as usual.

Christmas Tips For Landlords

Whether you have one property to manage or multiple properties, Christmas can be a busy time of the year for landlords and block managers.  Winter maintenance problems, properties lying empty over the holidays are just some of the issues you may experience over the festive season.

 

Fire And Electrical Safety:

Christmas lights and decorations look really lovely and gets us in the mood to relax and enjoy the festive period.  However, with so many decorating ideas available it’s easy to get carried away.  We must remember the importance of electrical and fire safety in the home.  Remind your tenants to unplug any Christmas lights while they’re at work and especially if they are going away for a few days.  Candles and other flammable decorations should be kept away from one another.

Frost Prevention And Leaks:

During the colder months, it’s advisable to maintain a low level of heat in the property throughout the day and night, especially if the property is going to be empty for several days.  Ensure your tenants know the location of the stop-cock in case of a burst pipe or flooding.

Adequate Ventilation:

With people staying home and extra guests to visit, the risk of condensation on the property increases.  If left untreated, this can lead to a build-up of mould that is not only difficult to remove, but can pose health risks too.  During the colder months, it is advisable to adequately ventilate the property and advise you tenants to do this.  Drying wet clothes indoors, steam from cooking and bathing, etc can all contribute to a build-up of condensation.  After a shower or bath, open the windows to allow the moisture to escape.  Dry wet clothes outside or in the coolest part of the property and ventilate the room.

Out Of Hours Service And Emergency Contact Details

Be sure to provide your tenant with contact details to use in case of an emergency.  If you have a maintenance contract in place, provide your tenant with their telephone number and your membership number, in order that any repair is dealt with quickly and by the right person.  You don’t want to be left with a huge bill because your tenants called the first contractor in the book!

A Happy Christmas Thought!

If you haven’t done so already, why not send your tenant a Christmas card, A happy tenant is one that has a good relationship with their landlord or agent.  They tend to stay longer and look after the property as if it were their own.

Employee Of The Month

Amy is always there to help both customers and colleagues and has the attitude to do it with a smile. Amy has seen many changes in the 12 months she has been with the team and always takes it in her stride! Well Done Amy.