You’ll soon be heading home for your Christmas break, please find a number of useful points for you to think about before you leave your student property –
HEATING IN YOUR HOME – IMPORTANT
When leaving for the Christmas holidays, please do not turn off any gas or water.
Please make sure that you set your heating to come on between 8am and 10am in the morning and between 7pm and 9pm in the evening. The thermostat must be set to 18 – 20 degrees. This will protect the property from burst pipes etc. during any severely cold conditions.
SAFETY IN YOUR HOME
Although Sheffield is one of the UK's safest 'big cities', areas dominated by student accommodation tend to have a higher rate of burglaries and it's better to be safe than sorry.
You should make sure all of the windows and doors are securely locked and that your burglar alarm is fully set as you leave your property for your Christmas break. Make sure that all your valuable items aren’t on display especially in ground floor rooms and please close your lounge curtains.
We have had a number of reported lead thefts in Crookes, Crookesmoor and Broomhill over the past few weeks. Thieves are acting as tradesman and removing the lead from the front bay windows of properties. If you or your housemates see anyone acting in a suspicious manner, please contact PJ Properties immediately. If you see anyone removing anything from your roof, contact South Yorkshire police on 101 or 999.
PJ PROPERTIES OFFICE OPENING HOURS AND EMERGENCY CONTACTS
Our office will be closed from 5pm on Wednesday 21st December 2016. We will reopen in the New Year on Tuesday 4th January 2017.
If you are living in your property over the Christmas break and you have an emergency for example, a burst water pipe, please call our office and follow the instructions to contact our emergency telephone number. Please note – if a non-emergency call is made to this number, you will be charged.
Alternatively, please email us at email@example.com and a member of staff will answer your query in the New Year.
Have a very merry Christmas!
PJ Properties x