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Reeds Rains Kenilworth support local club and charity

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Local estate agents Reeds Rains in Kenilworth is delighted to have raised £1,260 for Myton Hospice by holding a charity event at the Kenilworth rugby ground.

The event comprised of a three-course lunch before the game, a large raffle with further fund raising extras, the much anticipated rugby game and post-game food and drinks. All the proceeds from the event between Kenilworth and Walsall went to support Myton Hospice.

Myton Hospice provides care for the chronically ill, terminally ill or seriously ill along with attending to their emotional needs.

Branch Manager Nik Kyriacou said: “I am very proud to be able to support such a great charity, one that is very close to the hearts of everyone here at the company.

It’s great to be involved in the community and I am excited to continue to do this in the future with a commitment from Reeds Rains to sponsor Kenilworth Rugby Team for the season ahead.”

If you would like to find out how Reeds Rains can help you buy or sell your property then visit the Kenilworth Branch at  24 Warwick Rd, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 1HEor call 01926 857646(*) for more information.

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Buy-to-Let Index - September 2014

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Rents hit fresh record despite sharp slowdown in annual rises

  • New all-time record high of £768 per month for average residential rents across England & Wales
  • Comes despite slower rent rises of just 1.5% in year to September, down from 2.4% in year to August
  • Tenant finances improve with only 7.2% of all rent in arrears, falling from 8.5% in September last year
  • House price rises take landlords’ gross returns to record 13.4% before mortgage or maintenance costs.

Rents have edged to a new all-time record, at a slowing annual rate of just 1.5%, according to the latest Buy-to-Let Index from the UK’s largest lettings agent networks, Your Move and Reeds Rains.

Residential rents across England and Wales now average £768 per month, or £10 higher than in September 2013.

On a monthly basis September’s average rents are 0.8% higher than in August, representing a rise of £7 in absolute terms since the previous month.

Annual growth has slowed dramatically since August, when rents were 2.4% higher than a year before – rising just 1.5% over the twelve months ending September 2014.

David Newnes, director of estate agent Reeds Rains, comments: “Historically rent rises have broadly tracked inflation.  And as the wider cost of living grows ever more slowly, so too has the cost of renting a home.

That said, autumn is always a busy period for the lettings industry, and this has been no exception.  Looking ahead, it is likely that rents in most parts of the UK will have now reached their seasonal peak – so as the market cools along with the autumn weather there may be opportunities for some tenants to pick up a favourable deal."

Read more about the Buy-to-Let Index September 2014 here 

Thank you Reeds Rains

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‘Thank you’ for the dedicated service

Sam Rudd, a Negotiator at Reeds Rains in Hazel Grove was touched by the gesture of kindness by her vendor who made Reeds Rains cakes to say ‘thank you’ for the dedicated service she had received from Sam and the team at the branch.  

Sam successfully overcame various stumbling blocks to make the process of selling the vendors house more straightforward.

Branch Manager Jon Piper says: “Sam took a genuine interest in her customer and always delivered what she said she would do. Throughout the sale, Sam kept her client up to date along the way and gave clear direction when talking to the solicitors. The way Sam worked is a great example of creating a seamless customer service to help her customer achieve their dream home.”

If you would like to find out how Reeds Rains can help you buy or sell a property then visit the Hazel Grove branch at 159 London Road, Hazel Grove, Stockport, SK7 4HH or call 0161 4837016 (*) for more information or alternatively access other branch details via the website.

  
Hazel Grove staff and Sam Rudd, second from the right.

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Denmead Charity Cycle Ride teams with Reeds Rains estate agency for another successful fundraising event

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Denmead Charity Cycle ride - Left Charlie Edwards Lettings Manager Reeds Rains, right Chrissie Hicks Manageress – Harvest Home 

Local estate agent Reeds Rains, based in Waterlooville has supported the Denmead Charity Cycle Ride and have successfully raised £400 which will go towards helping charities Hannah’s Holiday Home Appeal and Myeloma UK. This is the third year in a row Reeds Rains has supported this event.

Hannah’s Holiday Home Appeal offers breaks for families and children with life threatening illnesses and Myeloma UK research cures for Myeloma which is a cancer arising from an abnormality in the plasma cells, a type of white blood cell, which is made in the bone marrow.

The sponsorship is part of the continued work by Reeds Rains to support the local community and build greater links with it.

Lettings Manager Charlie Edwards from Reeds Rains adds: “The Denmead Charity Cycle Ride is a great fundraising event and we are delighted to be able to offer our support for two very worthy causes. The event was hosted at the Harvest Home Pub where the cyclists started and also saw lots of activities for the family to enjoy as well. Among the various entertainments were a BBQ, Raffle and Tombola.” 

If you would like to find out how Reeds Rains can help you buy or sell your property then visit the Waterlooville branch at 226 London Road, Waterlooville, Portsmouth, PO7 7HP or call 02392 254321 (*) for more information.

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How’s That!

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Members from Acomb Cricket Club

Local estate agents Reeds Rains, sponsors of Acomb Cricket Club, is delighted the club has been promoted from Division 1 of the York &District Senior League into the Premier Division.

Acomb Cricket Club beat Sessay into second place on the last day of the season, after getting a winning draw away at Bridlington. Sessay lost the top spot and this allowed Acomb Cricket Club to leap to the top. From 5 points behind going into the last day, they ended up 14 in front.

Richard Sykes Chairman says: “There have been 3 main players standing out a mile from the rest of the team, skipper Andy Tute scored 751 runs, Matthew Dale bagged 669, and his brother Joe achieved 532.

Mark Bell was the top wicket taker with 39, followed by Joe Dale taking 28 wickets.  Congratulations to Georgie Brown who reached a hat-trick against Driffield.

Wicket keeper Richard Sykes took 21 people, supported in the outfield by Martin Pepper and Matthew Dale who both got 15 catches, and Joe Dale who took 13.

Going forwards, the first team is now driven to make the top 6 of the premier league next season which will see them promoted into a new structure for 2016, which will see us playing at better grounds against better opposition.  We’re trying to attract a few new players to the club over the off season to boost the numbers throughout the club, and allow our second team to progress up through the divisions also.

We value the support From Reeds Rains in Acomb who have been fantastic to the club during the season.”

Reeds Rains branch in Acomb, York

The sponsorship is part of Reeds Rains drive to support the local community and create greater links with it

If you would like to find out how Reeds Rains can help you buy or sell your property then visit the Acomb branch at 1 Carr Lane, York, North Yorkshire, YO26 5HT or call 01904 782621(*) for more information.

 

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