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BRIGHTON FREE | the no.1 place to buy or rent a property
9 – 15 January 2018 ★ Issue 861
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ALL HE SURVEYS Home health checks following inclement weather
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LH CONTENTS 4 | MOULD SOLUTIONS How to make sure your winter is clean and fresh
4 | JOBS Employment opportunities at Princetons
5 | PROJECT BRIGHTON Young City Reads – Brighton & Hove's BIG READ for children
6 | ALL HE SURVEYS Grant Crossley talks up a storm and reveals his home health checks following inclement weather
6 | NOW & THEN Andy Garth says: It’s TWO words, right
7 | HOMES ACROSS BRIGHTON & HOVE AND WORTHING A wide range of homes to rent or buy from page 7
12 | LANDLORD ADVICE Pending changes in housing policies, as examined by Ahmed Khalil
HOT PROPERTY Marina marvel This perfect Marina pied a terre allows you to have a base on land, while easily cavorting merrily shipside at the nearby moorings. A well presented one bedroom ground floor apartment with a good sized enclosed terrace and allocated parking is the ideal base between town and the open sea. £245,000 01273 626000 www.palmsproperties.co.uk
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he NHS, the Department of Health and the World Health Organisation all regard exposure to excessive mould as a
threat to health. That’s why the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) has classified mould as a Category 1 health
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hazard. Living with mould can have a detrimental eﬀect on one’s health which is why mould problems should be dealt with quickly and eﬀectively. Paint isn’t your solution As tempting as it may be, heading for the mouldy wall with a bucket of paint and a brush in hand isn’t going to solve the problem. In actual fact, painting over existing mould won’t kill it. Painting over the mould is simply a waste of time and money, as mould will continue to grow, resulting in the continuous dispersion of mould spores. Even the thickest coats of paint won’t mask your mould trouble. Unless you
DID YOU KNOW? Mould is a Category 1 Health Hazard If left untreated MOULD can: • Trigger asthma attacks • Cause allergic reactions • Cause sinus infections • Make you more susceptible to colds and flu
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Requirements, knowledge and experience • The candidate will require a minimum of 2 years Lettings experience with Property Management experience • Proven track record in achieving set targets • An analytical person who can communicate well with Landlords and Tenants • Well Presented with Excellent communication skills • Ability to work under pressure within a fast-paced environment • Clear understanding of the business requirements and own ideas to be able to take the brand forward • Accurate, numerate and computer literate • A team player with excellent organisational skills • People Management skills • Full UK driving license
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PROJECT BRIGHTON Young City Reads – Brighton & Hove's BIG READ for children
he words that best describe Young City Reads are those used by a young reader at our 2017 finale event in Brighton Festival when asked by a member of the public why over a thousand children were making their way into Brighton Dome, all clutching a copy of the same book. “It's like we're all in this massive book club,” he said with a beaming smile, his own copy wedged under his arm, ready to be signed by the author. It's this sense of reading as a shared activity, and a love of reading for pleasure, that Young City Reads continues to inspire in more and more young readers year on year.
“ As well as being a brilliantly written
adventure, it also explores some familiar anxieties that children face ”
The project began as a pilot in 2013 and was supported by Michael Rosen as Guest Director of Brighton Festival. Michael chose one of his favourite books – Emil and the Detectives – for children across the city to read, discuss and creatively engage with, and 17 teachers and their classes joined in. Just four years (and four books) later, over 70 local classes (around 1,950 children) shared the first book in A F Harold's Fizzlebert Stump series, and Chris Riddell came aboard as the project’s first patron. 'Wonderful project, it was incredible to be part of it. There were children engaging in reading, and laughing along with the story, who I have never seen read independently before.' Class Teacher, Young City Reads 2017 Every summer our focus group of teachers read a shortlist of titles and agree on a favourite, with reluctant readers in mind, ensuring that children with a range of abilities can take part. The perfect YCR title should have a sense of humour, inspiring LATEST TV | VIRGIN MEDIA 159 | FREEVIEW CHANNEL 7
illustrations and be full of heart, and the 2018 book of choice is no exception... Between March and May 2018 we're inviting schools across Sussex to share in the fresh and funny super hero epic Kid Normal by Greg James and Chris Smith. As well as being a brilliantly written adventure, it also explores some familiar anxieties that children face at school, and reminds us that you don't need superpowers to make a diﬀerence. Teachers can already sign up for free to take part via cityreads.co.uk. The project launches on World Book Day (1 March) from which date participating classes have ten weeks to read the book, receiving free weekly emails and fun downloadable resources, until the interactive finale event in Brighton Festival on 19 May when we'll be celebrating this big reading adventure with the authors live on stage at Brighton Dome. “What I love about Young City Reads is that it encourages children to read for pleasure and I think that is such an important lesson for us all to learn, the fact that picking up a book and getting involved in a story is just the most pleasurable experience you can have.” Chris Riddell, YCR Patron, author, illustrator and Children's Laureate 201517 To find out more about Young City Reads visit www.cityreads.co.uk, find us on Facebook or tweet @youngcityreads. You can help us keep the project free and accessible to all local schools by making a donation to the project via our website. All donations are spent on enabling schools in the city's most disadvantaged areas to take part, putting books in the hands of children or supporting schools with travel costs to the finale event. Vicky Tremain, Project Manager, Young City Reads
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also named after a monk’s hood. If you have a flat roof, check for signs of cracking, blistering, and standing water. Surprisingly, even small hairline cracks or fissures can lead to unwelcome damp.
ALL HE SURVEYS Grant Crossley talks up a storm and reveals his home health checks following inclement weather
llegedly, bad weather always looks worse through a window. However, postChristmas, we’ve battened down the hatches and hunkered down to battle the torrential rain and galeforce winds – all of which has put a severe strain on our homes. I’m no Michael Fish, but inevitably, after a storm comes the calm – now is the time to get prepared.
“ Your home is often your biggest financial asset ” Your home is often your biggest financial asset. Should you decide to ignore any problems now, you run the risk of haemorrhaging your hardearned cash on putting things right in the future.
Ride out the storm, put your coats on and head outside to assess any damage – the exterior of your building is your first line of defence against the weather. So, what are you looking for? GRANT’S EXTERNAL TIPS Check the roof Water penetration, especially winddriven rain, is a common problem. If you have a pitched roof, check for any slipped, missing or broken roof tiles and slates. Most roofs can be viewed from street level, although should you decide to get the ladder out, read up about working at heights. But, remember, you can always call a professional if in need. Look for any missing or upturned lead flashings or similarly broken cowls. Cowls are fitted to chimney pots to increase the draft and prevent the wind and rainwater entering into your chimney, and they’re
Check the gutters Head towards the eaves of your property. The eave is the projecting bottom edge of your roof, forming an overhang to throw rainwater away from your exterior walls; but nowadays this is collected by guttering (secretly listening to an inside conversation under these is where eavesdropping comes from). Check that fascias and soﬃts are intact. Clean out any leaves and debris which can block up the guttering, and replace any broken sections, missing stopends and brackets. Should you find any blockages in the rainwater downpipe you may need to call a professional.
NOW & THEN Andy Garth says: It’s TWO words, right
elcome back from all the fun and frivolity... now the rant! The first picture is of a small portion of my bestselling 1830 map of Brighton (copy) which was handcoloured and presents a beautiful image of our town around the time of some serious developments. One of these was Kemp Town named after its principal developer and land owner Thomas Kemp, who was also involved in various other major new builds at this period of time. So to all you lovely people who persist in writing ‘Kemptown’ – You are wrong, it’s TWO words it’s KEMP TOWN... unless you are referring to it as it’s parliamentary name, which some lazy blighter decided is one word. Well, he obviously didn’t come from round here and thought it was like Kempton the racecourse. And relax, rant over but I’m still watching for you, making the error, and will be making a note. Anyway, a fantastic map was given to me in the shop which I had to share with you. I have shown – or as the map says ‘Shewing’ – in the two other photos 6 | LATEST HOMES
something from 1825 which was part of the planning details sent to Brighton’s then planning department (that might be a bit of a guess) – the people who had to check these things out in those days (probably the Town Commissioners), and it has the proposed Brunswick Town development in context to the western part of Brighton.
“ A fantastic map was
given to me in the shop ”
I photographed the wording as it was interesting to note that the Lanes area was regarded as “The Ancient part of the Town of Brighton”, and trying to work out why they randomly used the ‘f’ shape for an ‘s’ in the word progress. It just shows there is still some fantastic Brighton and Hove treasure out there which we all would love to see. So as always, if you have anything let me know at Brightonandhovestuﬀ@gmail.com LATEST TV | VIRGIN MEDIA 159 | FREEVIEW CHANNEL 7
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£1,500,000 Freehold • 5 Storey Grade II listed house in the Lanes • Versatile accommodation • West facing rear garden • In need of total refurbishment & updating Call Fiveways office 01273 566777
Offers in excess of £500,000 Freehold • Close to shops & bus stops • Four bedrooms • Dining room & kitchen/breakfast room • NO ONWARD CHAIN EPC D59 Call Woodingdean Office on 01273 278866
Offers over £450,000 Freehold • Spacious 4 bed Victorian house • Dual aspect through lounge • Modern kitchen/smart white bathroom • Sought after Hanover district. EPC E49 Call Lewes Road office 01273 677001
Prestonville Road £220,000 Leasehold • One double bedroom • Good size accommodation • Own separate street entrance • EPC D60 Call Fiveways office 01273 566777
Vernon Avenue £415,000 Freehold • North Woodingdean, 3 Bedrooms • Private driveway & garage • Close to local amenities • Modern kitchen & bathroom. EPC C72 Call Woodingdean Office 01273 278866
Offers Over £400,000 Freehold A FANTASTIC, BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED 2 bedroom VICTORIAN HOUSE, located in the SOUGHT-AFTER HANOVER district. The house has an attractive WESTERLY ASPECT rear GARDEN, an impressive kitchen & bathroom and PRETTY PERIOD FEATURES. Energy Rating: D65 Exclusive to Maslen Estate Agents Call Lewes Road office 01273 677001
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An u/f one bed apartment within the Village Square. The apartment is on the first floor & comes with a parking space. Avail 23 Jan. Energy Rating D
An u/f one bedroom apartment on the first floor (no lift) with allocated parking space. Available 09 January. Energy Rating C
An u/f two bedroom apartment on the 3rd floor (no lift), with balcony, water views and parking space. Available now. Energy Rating C
St Vincent’s Court £1,250 pcm
Merton Court £2,150 pcm
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An u/f two bedroom apartment on the ground floor with South facing garden, water views & parking space. Available now. Energy Rating C
An u/f 4 bedroom penthouse with South facing terrace & balcony, Marina views and garage. Available now. Energy Rating C
A f/f three bedroom penthouse with South facing balcony and terrace, water views and garage. Available now. Energy Rating C
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A well-presented one bedroom apartment on the ground floor with enclosed terrace and allocated parking space. Chain free. Energy Rating C
A very well presented two bedroom second floor apartment with balcony, tranquil water views and garage. Energy Rating C
A selection of studio – three bedroom quality apartments available for weekly or short term lettings. Ideal for in–between house moves. Call for details.
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t is said that fear produces two responses: flight or fight. We beg to diﬀer. Successive governments have been running scared over how to deal with the housing crisis that dogs the UK. But, after years of burying their heads in the sand (flight) we are not now seeing firm policies that will tackle it (fight). Instead we are seeing a raft of consultations that are more like sit tight, than either fight or flight! And it’s landlords who are being hit the hardest by this atmosphere of uncertainty. Threatened measures hang like the Sword of Damocles over us. An air of indecision looms above the private rental sector – and, as we all know, uncertainty is the worst possible environment for investment. These unresolved threats clouding the horizon could radically alter landlords’ income – and the recent Budget did nothing to resolve them. In fact, it simply added yet another consultation to the burgeoning list that already dangles over our heads. Still not budging after the Budget Phillip Hammond’s promise to set up a consultation into what incentives could be given to landlords who oﬀer longerterm tenancies incensed David Smith, of the Residential Landlords Association. “Today's Budget could have acted on proposals to provide tax relief for landlords prepared to oﬀer longer tenancies. Instead we have yet another consultation, adding to the 15 already ongoing which relate to the private rented sector. Tenants cannot live in consultations.” Let’s add to this that landlords are also struggling to live under so many consultations. On top of major changes to tax relief already taking place and landlord licensing schemes being extended, there are consultations promising changes to Building Regulation and Fire Safety, Universal Credit, Right to Rent, Electrical Checks, Client Money Protection and Dispute Resolution. And these are just the tip of the consultation iceberg. 12 | LATEST HOMES
Can landlords be sure of anything anymore? Managing any investment is hard in times of change and uncertainty. Yet, it is still possible for landlords to guarantee an essential part of their plans for profit. Khalil’s Rent Guarantee Scheme pays landlords an agreed rent every single month. It doesn’t matter what happens to the economy, or what hoops are introduced for the private rental sector to jump through. With no void periods and a guaranteed rent, you can be sure of at least one thing: your income. And we also take on maintaining your property, dealing with your tenants and making sure that everything is administered according to those changing sets of demands that we have thrust upon us. All you need do is sit back and enjoy the proceeds. There may, indeed, be trouble ahead – but, with our Rent Guarantee Scheme, you can shelter safely from the storm. Phone: 01273 573960 Mobile: 07984 015669 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Address: 124 Lewes Road, Brighton, BN2 3LG www.khalilproperties.co.uk
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