Condensation and Mould Prevention
Thursday, 15th October 2015
15 October 2015

As the weather turns cooler, you may experience condensation forming on some outside walls and windows. This is simply moisture in the atmosphere that has been unable to escape your property and has condensed to form water droplets on the colder surfaces with least airflow. This can, in turn, form into dark coloured mould.

 

The moisture in the atmosphere comes from various sources. Whilst you are asleep, about 3-4 litres of moisture comes from your breath. Showering, boiling water and drying wet washing indoors are also big sources of atmospheric moisture in the home.

 

There are measures you can take to avoid the build up of condensation, but the best way is to achieve a balance of heating and ventilation. It is essential to have the central heating on in the morning for at least two hours – From around 7.30-9.30 am (this is particularly essential in bathrooms.) This will obviously provide warmth to cold areas and increase airflow.  You should also set the heating to come on for around 3-5 hours in the afternoon / evening.

 

Please inform us if any radiators are not getting hot, or if the boiler stops working.

 

It is strongly advised to ventilate your rooms by opening the window slightly in the morning to allow moisture to escape.

 

If you find that any mould has formed, please contact us and a member of staff will treat the area with an anti-bacterial mould solution.

 

Any bedrooms that are not adequately heated and ventilated may experience a phenomenon whereby the moisture and mould can form on shoes / handbags / coats and furnishings etc

 

It is a misconception that the formation of condensation and mould is the fault of the landlord or the house – it is not! Follow the simple measures suggested above, and it should not occur.

LETTING FOR 2016-17
Monday, 12th October 2015
12 October 2015

We will release our new accommodation list for 2016-17 on the 1st November 2016. All viewings will commence from this date.

Deposits
Wednesday, 23rd September 2015
23 September 2015

If you are one of our student tenants, your deposit has been registered with the Deposit Protection Agency. They have some great advice on Twitter and their website on how to keep your deposit and have a happy tennacy. We've attached the link to the wbsite below for you, as it's definately worth a read!

 

http://thedpsblog.com/the-deposit-protection-service-blog/12-tips-for-students

Freshers Week!
Monday, 21st September 2015
21 September 2015

Hello and welcome to all the new Sheffield students and those returning after the summer break! We hope you all have a great freshers week and settle in for three unforgettable years here in Sheffield.

Student life may seem very alien and different at first, so if you find that you need advice or support MIND have professional and excellent advice for a number of issues. Please find the link to their website below. 

 

http://mind.org.uk/information-support/tips-for-everyday-living/student-life/#.VgASR99VhHx

August Bank Holiday 2015
Thursday, 27th August 2015
27 August 2015

NOTICE TO ALL TENANTS

Please note that our office opening hours are 9am to 5pm weekdays.

Our office will be closed from 5pm on Friday 28th August 2015 and we will reopen at 9am on Wednesday 2nd September 2015. 

Thank you, 

PJ's