Sally Hatcher Estates is part of the Propertymark Client Money Protection (CMP) Scheme which reimburses landlords, tenants and other clients should an agent misappropriate their rent, deposit or other client funds.cmp-leaflet
Sally Hatcher Estates is a member of Propertymark and are bound by it’s rules, a copy of which is below;conduct-and-membership-rules
Every year on 11 November we mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect at eleven o’clock in the morning—the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918.
The first Armistice Day was held at Buckingham Palace, commencing with King George V hosting a “Banquet in Honour of the President of the French Republic” during the evening hours of 10 November 1919. The first official Armistice Day events were subsequently held in the grounds of Buckingham Palace on the morning of 11 November 1919. This would set the trend for a day of Remembrance for decades to come.
In 1919, South African Sir Percy Fitzpatrick proposed a two-minute silence to Lord Milner. This had been a daily practice in Cape Town from April 1918 onward, since being proposed by Sir Harry Hands, and within weeks it had spread through the British Commonwealth after a Reuters correspondent cabled a description of this daily ritual to London. People observe a one or more commonly a two-minute moment of silence at 11:00 a.m. local time. It is a sign of respect for, in the first minute, the roughly 20 million people who died in the war, and in the second minute dedicated to the living left behind, generally understood to be wives, children and families left behind but deeply affected by the conflict.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them
For the fallen – Robert Laurence Binyon (1869-1943), published in The Times newspaper on 21st September 1914.
If you live in a flat you may have issues with leaks and flooding from neighbouring flats, especially those above. Where such issues exist, tenants are likely to look to their landlord to make good, but it is not always that simple.
Where a leak or flooding damages the structure such as walls, plasterwork or ceilings of a rented property it is the landlord’s responsibility to make good under their statutory duty to repair. However, such a responsibility only exists if they are made aware of the damage. But, once notification is given, the landlord should undertake such repairs within a reasonable period to a reasonable standard. Landlord’s may rely on their insurance policy to pay for such repairs and tenants may need to provide access to any insurance surveyor.
If a tenant’s possessions have been damaged due to any leak or flooding the landlord may not necessarily be liable for such damage. Where the damage has been caused by a leak or flooding from a third party’s flat then the tenant may pursue a claim against such a third party on the grounds of nuisance. If the tenant has insurance for their possessions then the tenant is strongly advised to make a claim on such a policy and leave it to the insurance company to pursue any third party. Where no such insurance exists, the tenant may need to pursue court action against the third party to recover any money for the damage to their possessions.
A landlord may be liable for a leak or flooding that causes damage to a tenant’s possessions if they own the property from which any leak or flooding originates or if the damage to the tenant’s possessions occurred because the rented property is in disrepair.