KEYLET ROUND-UP 2015

KEYLET ROUND-UP 2015


Opening Hours

Both Keylet offices will be closed from Wednesday 23rd of December 2015 at 6pm and we open on Monday 4th January 2016

2015 at a glance

2015 has now seen the Sales team operate for a full year, and with the recent completion of Cathedral Parc, we have another successful year tucked into our belts. They have successfully sold all 14 plots off-plan at Cardiff’s newest development Cathedral Parc. As well as weekly transactions in the sales department taking place, we have even been selling properties as far as Tenby! This year the Cardiff Bay office welcomed newly appointed branch manager, Parisa Ghorashi, where we have further expanded our healthy amount of managed properties.

The Keylet office in Cathays has had another makeover and has been repainted to our well known ‘Keylet Yellow’. The students have also benefitted from our free Keylet Taxi Service that was held every Wednesday night in October, to help students get to their socials safely, as well as hosting the Game of Thrones chair at St David’s Student Night. We went even further this year and brought the party to Keylet, where we transformed our car park at Mundy Place to serve up fresh chips, burgers and sausages to the students. Our Keylet team were on hand to help students with any housing advice and were booking them in for properties to see for the next academic year.

Tenant Information – Maintenance

All maintenance is to be reported on our online system as per normal procedures. Please log in on our website www.keylet.co.uk/maintenance using the right hand tab. For emergencies*, relating to your tenancy when the offices are closed, telephone our general number which will redirect to an emergency contractor: 02920388399. Please take the time to familiarise yourself with our maintenance procedures on our website, where more information can be found here: http://www.keylet.co.uk/emergencies

*Please only use this service for real emergencies. If the system is abused, you may put someone else’s health at risk. Also please note that false emergency calls will be recharged to the tenant with a minimum charge of £75.00+VAT.

If you are leaving the property over the Christmas period, please take note of the following points:

  • Leave central heating on a low heat to help prevent burst pipes.
  • Leave a light on within the property to discourage burglaries
  • Close all windows and doors and if locks are provided please use them.
  • Do not leave any valuables in view from the windows as this will encourage burglaries.

Rent is the New Pension

We released a campaign earlier this year of “Rent is the New Pension” where it seems property is becoming more favourable to invest in rather than pension. Our sales and lettings team have proven that this investment strategy can have great benefits for both seller and purchaser. If you don’t believe us, just google ‘rent is the new pension’ and it will lead you straight to us!

We have seen this success, especially with major sporting events taking place such as the Rugby World Cup, which has put Cardiff on a pedestal and as a result more people have been investing in the area, as tenant demand is always on the increase. We have already seen great opportunities for investment with developments such as Dixie and Horizon which are being rented to their full rental potential. With this said, Cardiff has to offer another batch of new developments that you could be taking advantage of, such as Equinox, Churchill’s and Cardiff Pointe.

If you would like more information on how you can benefit from Buy To Let investment please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Corporate Partnership with the Cardiff Devils
(Cardiff Devils Press Release) http://www.cardiffdevils.com/news/keylet-partner-devils/

The Cardiff Devils are delighted to welcome back Keylet as a commercial partner of the club.

Cardiff Bay based Keylet in previous years had been a major sponsor and supplier to the Cardiff Devils, a few seasons away and now they are back on board!  With an extensive portfolio of Sales and Lettings throughout Cardiff, Keylet are proud to be the largest independent agency within the City.

We are sure you could not have missed them, but with thanks to Keylet, the BBT has certainly ‘bought the noise’ this season with the Keylet Clap Banners! Make sure you bring yours along with you this Saturday for the game that Keylet are the official match sponsor. We would like to thank Keylet for their partnership for the season and we hope all of the staff enjoy the game this weekend.

Rent Smart Wales

Rent Smart Wales is a piece of legislation created for landlord and letting agents, whereby the landlord must obtain a licence in order to continue trading. If you own or manage a house in Wales, occupied by someone other than yourself in return for a rent, this new law will apply to you.

This does not apply to estate agents and will not affect Keylet Sales.

At Keylet Sales & Lettings, we are an agent that already satisfies the codes of practice and to obtain a license we can confirm that we also go above and beyond many of the requirements asked. As we will be in a position to obtain a license we will therefore will be continuing to meet these standards, which will help build both tenants and landlord confidence in us as a reputable letting agent and help point out the agents that are not qualified to obtain a license.

If you are a Let Only landlord and would like more information on this matter please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Read more http://www.keylet.co.uk/landlord/rent-smart-wales

Cathedral Parc

Keylet Sales & Lettings are pleased to announce the completion of one of Cardiff’s most anticipated developments of the year, Cathedral Parc. The development, project-managed by Rebecca Blakeway of Cardiff Bay Investments, has turned this Neo-Gothic Victorian mansion, on the popular Cathedral Road, into 14 stunning properties. With all apartments being sold off plan.

Read more http://www.keylet.co.uk/news/4-cathedral-parc-cardiff%E2%80%99s-newest-d…

Social Media

If you don’t know already we have plenty of Keylet Sales & Lettings accounts across the social media realm. Starting off with our very own Keylet App, available on iPhone, I pad and android, Bravado Media have developed the app so you can search easily for your perfect property. We also feature on twitter in the top 100 letting and estate agents, thanks to Estate Agent Networking UK.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our clients a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Thank You,
Keylet

Published: December 22, 2015

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