Zebra News and Services

October 10, 2016

BOARD NEW

A new Board was elected at Zebra’s annual general meeting on 29 September. Alison Ahearn continues as Chair and the Board is joined by new member, Roland Shanks, who works for the University of London in their housing division.

The new Zebra Board met later that evening. It agreed a new policy on Data Protection which complies with best practice in the area and a new business continuity procedure; it also looked at “market renting” up to 9 of Zebra’s flats for a limited period. Our thinking is that it would be useful to raise extra cash by letting a limited number of flats at their market rental value to enable us to develop more homes and these new homes would be for international students that would be let at ordinary Zebra rents i.e. between 20% and 30% lower than the market.

The Board is still considering the proposal and particularly looking at whom we might let “market rented homes” to. We think it would be sensible and more in keeping with our aims and objectives if we let our “market rented” homes to those from outside the UK and associated with academe – because these are areas that we are familiar with. So our target group for “market renting” would be visiting academic staff and post-doctoral students – people who we currently exclude from our general waiting list. And we would let properties for a minimum 6 month period. This group typically have more income than our current resident group and therefore can afford a higher rent.

Let us know if you have any thoughts on this by contacting zebrablog@zebrahousing.com

October 3, 2016

WIRELESS BROADBAND – NOW AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE!

If you are not already a subscriber the deal is that you pay an extra £18 per month for wifi. It’s a good deal because you don’t need a ‘phone connection. If you want to subscribe to the service contact housing@zebrahousing.com

August 30, 2016

AND IF YOU WANT TO SAY ANYTHING OR CONTRIBUTE ANYTHING TO THE BLOG…

… contact us at zebrablog@zebrahousing.com
August 30, 2016

ZEBRA HAS CHANGED ITS BANK ACCOUNT

We successfully collected your direct debit rent payments through Santander last month and this will continue.Hopefully no-one noticed any change