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Key Workers Discount Scheme

Masonknight Properties is working in partnership with Paradigm Shift Housing Limited to support our Key Workers.

Paradigm Shift Housing -A Permanent Thank You for Key Workers

At Paradigm Shift Housing we believe that Key Workers want, need and deserve more than a “pat on the back” or clapping in the streets. This is not a political position on who deserves what when it comes to remuneration or respect, just a way of dealing with reality.

Key Workers find it difficult to find quality housing they can afford in the places they need or want to live. This is why Paradigm Shift Housing was set up.

At Paradigm Shift Housing we listen to what our tenants need and are constantly looking at new ways that we can help create that Permanent Thank You.

The Current offer:

High-quality housing where you need it- Quality is the keyword when we choose properties to buy. The house needs to be in excellent condition with furniture and fittings that you would expect in quality houses. We look for properties close to where Key Workers work (hospitals, schools etc) and with excellent public transport links. Once we find a suitable property we ensure is as close to “new” as we can get it with redecoration and re-carpeting.

Fair Rents-We offer fair rents to our Key Worker tenants so they are not over-charged.

Council Tax Payment-Tenants have a legal responsibility to register and pay Council Tax during their tenancy. On each anniversary of occupancy, we will reimburse the Council Tax payments provided the tenant has looked after the property as if it was their own.

Managing Agent –We have partnered with a Managing Agent who actually cares and actually does what they say they will do. Our commitment is simple -if it needs fixing it gets fixed, if it needs replacing it gets replaced.

Other Offers – We are always talking to local and national businesses to offer discounts to our Key Worker tenants and will aim to send these through on a quarterly basis. This could be discounts on restaurants and takeaways, discounts on local childcare or shopping.

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Office Closing Period for Christmas and New Year 2022-2023

Dear All,

Hope you are well. As the Christmas holiday period is approaching, we have put this email together for your information; please read through carefully and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

  1. Office Close Period: Our office will be closed from 21st Dec Saturday and will re-open on 2nd January Thursday. The maintenance team will also be off from 21st Dec – 2nd Jan.
     
  2. Security of the property: As your house will be empty for a few weeks, it is required that the last person leaving the house takes pre-cautions such as : locking all the windows and doors, setting the security alarm, and leaving one or two landing lights on to give the impression that someone is at home.
     
  3. Heating of the property: December and January are extremely cold periods and properties are prone to frost damage during this time of the year especially when extreme weather hits. Therefore, it is required that you take precautions such as: leave the central heating on a constant low – minimum approximately 16c (62F) – to maintain frost free conditions. Proper precautions would eliminate the chances of frozen, burst pipes or the boiler breaking down during and after the holiday period. If you are on a card meter, please make sure that there is enough credit in the meter to last for the holiday period. If the central heating breaks down due to insufficient credit in the meter, the tenants will be responsible for engineer call out charges. If the central heating breaks down due to frozen pipes, caused by proper precautions not being taken, the tenants will be responsible for engineer call out charges.
     
  4. Waste and Recycling: If you will be away for more than 1 week, please remember to do your bins before you go away. Please make sure you don’t leave any food out that would go off during this period. Food source will attract vermin such as rats, mice or other types of pests. We suggest you have a sort out of the food in the fridge before you go as well, because nothing is worse than coming back to a fridge full of food that has gone off, the smell will be very unpleasant.
    If the measures above are taken, then you will have a nice warm house to return to when you are back.

 

We hope this message helps.

And finally, we wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

If you have any questions or need any advice, please don’t hesitate to contact us


All the Best

 

Regards

MasonKnight Properties