Author - JoANNA KINCH
Residential & Commercial Property Landlord // Community Councillor// Busy Fingers & Feet
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Available now in central Plymouth, within the PL1 Postode Area.
During this Summer our Plymouth Contractors, Lords Pinnacle undertook the muck and bullets side of the refurbishment of this three bedroom house; whilst I did the remote control from North Wales. The refurbishment was actually more like gutting it back to the shell. If you’re into property you’ll know that one little thing leads to another thing and sometimes leads to a big thing. One ready, the house was swiftly let to a young couple with children, but due to personal circumstances they needed to move closer to family on the outskirts of the city. It’s only had 6 months use since being renovated and is in mint condition with everything new. It’s painted in Dulux Porcelain Doll and accented with Dulux Engraved Locket and all white woodwork. We’re scheduled to have the outside painted during the Summer of 2019, I’m thinking a lovely shade of pink for this one! We have the one next door on the corner, and it’ll be nice to give the exterior a new dress ( as I like to call it)
This three bedroom house is very spacious and very cosy with new double radiators and latest spec. insulation in the loft space. In addition, the windows have been upgraded to reduce any noise and increase warmth. It’s situated on Frederick Street West, Plymouth with a little courtyard out the back and is a next to end terrace.
Downstairs there’s a handy cloakroom just off the entrance and the kitchen is bright and airy leading onto the lounge / diner with a small breakfast bar. This is a great open plan arrangement. We have laid top quality grey limed oak vinyl throughout downstairs for easy maintenance and coordinated look; I’ve been using vinyl for 15 years and it really is the way to go for easy maintenance and a great look. On the first and second floors we have a nice neutral mid grey carpet and again vinyl in the bathroom.
This house is a perfect blank canvas for anyone and is ideal for a longer term let as a true home from home. The property is being marketed by Just Flat’s who look after our Plymouth properties- for more details and to book a viewing use this link, here Just Flats, Plymouth. The house would suit a professional couple or growing family as it’s ideally placed to Plymouth City Centre and all local amenities. This area has undergone a great deal of improvement in previous years and as with most of Plymouth has improved from the Marine City status and increased tourism. For a growing family there is a good selection of schools within easy walking distance and Devonport High School for Boys isn’t too far away. Parking is on road via the Plymouth Resident Parking Permit system which costs approx £30 per year to secure a slot.
Until next time!
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Modern, Stylish & Professional - Ground Floor Office Now Available at The Regent Offices & Business Centre.
We have one Ground Floor office available though. So, if you’re looking for a your very own ‘space to thrive’ or know someone who is let them know. The Office is kitted out and ready to go with two large desks and manager chairs. Previous occupants have been, bean counters (Accountants) and preachers (Gwersyllt Community Church and Gateway Church). This bright, clean and spacious office is ideally located nearer to the low threshold rear access and is a hop, skip and jump away from the tearoom for a quick brew.
For more information and a viewing on any available offices, please email me here, firstname.lastname@example.org, or simply call 07786923078.
Looking forward to writing again soon.
Until then, happy Officing!
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Last week, we were delighted to welcome Globetrotting Camera Operator, Leighton Cox into his new Wrexham office.
Leighton Cox, is the face ( and hair) behind cursoncamera.com and has a rapidly growing YouTube Channel for camera aficionados. Broadcasting weekly on his channel, Leighton has over 10 years’ experience in the industry. With his skills he’s created content and footage for the likes of Amazon Prime Originals, Booking.com, Red Bull and This Girl Can to name a few. More locally he’s apparently one of the brains behind Wrexham TV, but that could be a vicious rumour, we’ll see. We have a sneaking suspicion that we’ll be seeing more of Wrexham TV soon.
Interestingly, Leighton is only two doors away from our resident newshounds, Wrexham.com. So keep an eye out for exciting camera collaboration on Wrexham.com and further afield.
As an aside, it’s interesting to note that, between them Wrexham.com, Leighton Cox Ltd and Mercury Promotions, aka Wales Comic Con are fast turning the first floor at 67 Regent Street into a creative and media hub. This brings a nice mix into the building with Pertemps Recruitment having the majority holding downstairs.
We’re glad Leighton has made The Regent, Wrexham his ‘space to thrive’ and wish him every success for the future.
Until next time, happy Officing.
Creative Media Hub Emerging at 67 Regent Street.
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Wrexham Branch of National Recruitment Firm, Pertemps take on more space to thrive at 67 Regent Street.
67 Regent Street in Wrexham has proved a positive move for Pertemps Wrexham. Last Friday morning we handed the key over to another office suite at The Regent, Wrexham. Pertemps Wrexham has expanded steadily under Branch Manager, John Stubbs since he took over about a year ago.
To me, it seems only few months back that Pertemps moved into their ground floor offices, yet it was nearly two years ago in December 2014 that Pertemps took over the conference space at 67 Regent Street, relocating from 40 Regent Street. Since then, the number of recruitment specialist staff at the branch has doubled.
Due to their expansion, they’ve been looking for some extra space in the building, so when Mercury Promotions moved offices, it was an opportunity not to be missed. Now with the Harlech Suite, Pertemps have an additional quiet space for interviews, meetings and more.
We wish our clients Pertemps every success in the coming years as they continue to be ‘the face of recruitment’ here in Wrexham.
If you’re seeking a new job, looking to change your career or need some advice visit Pertemps.
Until next time.
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Just in time for a Christmas / New Year house move, the lovely spacious two bedroomed house I’ve been refurbishing in finally complete.
I know November is a funny time to start a house refurbishment, especially considering all the rain we’ve had. Sometimes you just can’t choose when a job gets done, you’ve just got to roll up your sleeves and push on. As it turned out, it was the perfect time to start, my trusted team were all available just when needed, I couldn’t have asked for more.
This two bedroomed house is surprisingly spacious and so cosy ( if only mine was a lovely and warm) as only a few months previously it benefited from the Wrexham Council’s Project 7 , Vibrant and Viable Places Grant insulation work which has wrapped the whole building a lovely warm blanket, perfect for our unpredictable British weather. It’s a very attractive two double bedroom mid terrace conveniently located St John’s Road, Wrexham with a little courtyard out the back, as well as a separate secure rear garden with shed. I’ve updated the fixtures and decor right through from the two reception rooms through to the kitchen and bedrooms, keeping what we can and making the most of the space. We have laid top quality oak Rhino flooring throughout downstairs for easy maintenance and co-ordinated look; I’ve been using Rhino flooring for 12 years and it just gets better. On the stairs and through to bedrooms there is a neutral carpet well under laid for extra comfort and easy to clean too. We’ve Rhosddu Carpets, Wrexham for the flooring, always a fabulous selection and great service.
This house is a perfect blank canvas, pop the furniture in and personalise to make it a true home from home, for more details and to see snapshot, use this link for Grow Property, based on King Street, Wrexham. Early viewings are recommended as it’s just come on the market. The house would suit a professional couple or a small family as it’s ideally placed to Wrexham town centre and local amenities and Wrexham Industrial Estate is less than 5 minutes by car. There is a lovely friendly neighbourhood feel with a mixture of retired and working people on the street.
Parking is on road and for the four weeks I’ve been working there, no parking problems have been experienced day or evening.
With this now wrapped up, I wonder what’s next on the horizon, perhaps a little personal project in the Spring, I suspect it’ll turn out to be bigger than I imagined.
Until next time.
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Three good reasons to use a Lawyer. You're probably thinking, hey, wait a minute, why wouldn’t I use a Lawyer?
Well, the plain truth is many first time buyers are lulled into a false sense of security by well-meaning estate agents providing conveyancing and mortgage services under one roof. Of course, there is nothing wrong with this, it’s perfectly legal and adequate for a vast majority of straightforward cases. However, there is often a hefty price to pay for this service which does in fact leave the buyer without any independent legal advice.
Just a few weeks ago, we heard of someone who was doing just what I mentioned above and concerns were raised as the friend was left without much of the information and costs associated. My advice, is and will always be, use a trusted local law practice to do the conveyancing, because within the package you should get up-to-date independent legal advice.
Without a lot of preamble, in a nutshell, these are the reasons why I prefer to use a Lawyer over and above a simple Conveyancer:
Call me old fashioned if you must, but in my experience dealing with a trusted Law Firm that you can see face to face (see white of their eyes) is safer, more pleasant and a lovely antidote to the digital day-to-day workings of 2015.
Finally, most modern Law firms will be able to send out their instructing and initial documents by email which can be signed, and scanned back without any fuss.
We all like a happy ending don’t we? With that in mind, here’s the lovely cottage in the country with the roses around the door.
Until next time
Please note that this is only my opinion as a user and not a qualified Licenced Conveyancer or Property Lawyer. If you think what I have written is interesting or useful, feel free to let me know; if not, be nice.
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Just the Job! National Recruitment Firm Pertemps Move into their new ‘Space to Thrive’ in Wrexham.
February was full of changes at 67 Regent Street as National Recruitment firm, Pertemps Network moved their Wrexham Branch into new three new interlinking offices at The Regent. One moment in late December last year set into motion massive changes at our business and conference centre development in the heart of Wrexham. The ink was just dry on the lease document and Christmas shutdown was upon us, so we had to move like whippets to get everything in place for the move date.
As a small property business, the process could have been more difficult than it was. Thankfully, we already had a good team of trustworthy contractors in place to carry out all the refurbishment work required to change three elegant meeting rooms into a huge functional serviced office.
We've changed the rooms from this:
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Ebenezer! Isn't that a strange name for a property business? Here's the true story.....
Many people wonder what’s the name Ebenezer all about? I’m here to blow the lid off the mystery.
We all know that a name is important and for a child there is nothing worse than having a name that is open to finger pointing and mocking. Historically names had a meaning that was either a desire, proclamation or something to reflect the feelings of the parents at that time. In the same way a name for a business is just as important, after all it’s like a child that we nurture and help grow
The name Ebenezer doesn’t come from the love of Charles Dickens or as a celebration of Ebenezer Scrooge. Rather it is inspired by a little chapel in the countryside, an ‘Ebenezer Chapel’. The chapel was built at the time when there were more chapels than pubs in Wales, and the word Ebenezer comes from a story in the Bible where the prophet Samuel erected a stone as a monument to commemorate help from God as recorded in (Samuel 7:12-14).
“Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer,[a] saying, “Thus far theLord has helped us.”.
And so, Ebenezer was adopted as a commemorative word and thanks for God’s help, bacuase, ‘Thus far the Lord has helped us”.
In summary, the fictitious character Ebenezer Scrooge, who was transformed in Dicken’s ‘Christmas Carol’, lies under a stone in a dark grave, whereas the real Ebenezer is a stone proclaiming the goodness of God as detailed in the
Bible and stands firmly above the ground.
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p.s. If you’ve like to download a handy Bible app go here: http://gideons.bible.is/