Covid-19

Keep Going

During these unsettled times we are continuing to work hard on your behalf, you can continue to rely on us as we remain open for business as usual, just in a different way.

My team will be working remotely to ensure that all areas of the business remain functional in line with the Government directives.

If you wish to discuss the sale, letting or management of your property please do not hesitate to contact us even if just to discuss future planning…..

GAS LEAK

CALL NATIONAL GRID – 0800 111 999
If you smell gas call National Grid immediately on 0800 111 999.
Online link: http://www2.nationalgrid.com/UK/Safety/

When you/your property are safe and secure you should email Anne Marie Taylor ensuring to mark your email GAS EMERGENCY UPDATE. You will receive a response within 1 hour. If you do not have internet access call the Repair telephone number 0203 544 6214.

SECURING YOUR PROPERTY FOLLOWING GLASS OR DOOR GLAZING BREAKAGE

Report the situation online at Anne Marie Taylor ensuring to mark your email URGENT – GLAZING BREAKAGE. If you do not have internet access call the Repair telephone number 0203 544 6214.
You should do the following whilst you await the Milton Glass representative:
Clean up Broken Glass

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  • Wear a heavy long-sleeve shirt to protect your arms.
  • Use heavy gloves to remove and carefully box large loose pieces of glass.
  • Do not attempt to pull out large pieces that are still attached the framework.
  • Clean up small pieces and fragments using a broom and dustpan and brush and dispose of thoughtfully into a cardboard box/cereal case padded with tissue paper if possible.

Securing Your Property
Secure the property to the best of your ability by covering the broken pane with wood, card, tape and/or black bags until Milton Glass’ representative arrives at your property.
DO NOT screw or glue anything to the UPVC framework as damage to the frame could prevent a full repair and you will be charged for the frame which is considerably more expensive than just glazing.

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE TO PAY?

MALICIOUS DAMAGE
In the event of malicious damage – the repair may be covered by insurance however your immediate liability and priority is to ensure the property is secured at your expense, a review will be undertaken should you wish regarding liability during working hours.
ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE
In the event of accidental damage – this will be payable by you, see responsibilities as outlined in your tenancy agreement.

DILAPIDATION
In the event of damage caused by dilapidation, which has been previously reported, this will be considered the responsibility of the landlord in most circumstances. If the situation had not previously been communicated to the Repairs Team you may be held partially responsible due to failure to notify, refer to your tenancy agreement for definition.

WATER LEAK

If you have a water leak please turn your water off at the mains stop cock and notify us by email at Anne Marie Taylor. Please ensure to mark your email URGENT – WATER LEAK, you can be assured of a speedy 30 minute response to this email and same day call out to trace, locate and attempt the repair. If you do not have internet access call the Repair telephone number 0203 544 6214.
If you have not already done so you should familiarise yourself with the location of the stop cock serving your property and test it’s ease of use.

http://www.thameswater.co.uk/help-and-advice/13526.htm
In the event that you have any problems locating this, having watched the Thames Water tutorial, please report this by email to Anne Marie Taylor ensuring to mark your email WATER STOP COCK ENQUIRY

LOCKED OUT?

Your tenancy is registered with our preferred 24-7 Locksmith. Should you need to access this service the fee will be payable by you, the company accept cash, credit or debit card payments and are a trusted third party service provider. Please contact the emergency repair number on 07879 471035 and you will be issued with the details.

NO HEATING OR HOT WATER

If you have no hot water or heating please notify us by email Anne Marie Taylor. Please ensure to mark your email URGENT – HEATING/WATER, you can be assured of a speedy 30 minute response to this email and same day call out to locate the issue and attempt the repair and will be given high priority. If you do not have internet access call the Repair telephone number 0203 544 6214.

POWER CUT

Speak with neighbours, if possible, to ascertain if the issue is streetwide. If your neighbours are affected this issue is not within our control and you should refer to ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority-service.
If the power cut is affecting only your home, check your main fuse box to ensure all switches are in correct position, normally upright. It may simply be a fuse. If this does not remedy the problem please notify us by email at annemarie@simonward.london. Please ensure to mark your email URGENT – POWER, you can be assured of a speedy 30 minute response to this email and same day call out to locate the issue and attempt the repair and will be given high priority. If you do not have internet access call the Repair telephone number 0203 544 6214.

Advice during a power cut regardless of origin of issue

  • Keeping your food cold – Avoid opening the fridge or freezer door to protect the food. Food can usually last up to 15 hours if you do this.

General Tips

  • Unplug any sensitive appliances until your power comes back on
  • Remember that many modern home phones, particularly cordless ones, may not work during a power cut
  • Leave one light switched on so you know when the power returns
  • Limit the use of your laptop or smart phone to retain battery power
  • Keep an eye on any elderly or ill neighbours. For anyone particularly vulnerable during a power cut, we offer additional services. Find out more at ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority-service

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