We’ve now pre-let 6 of the final 8 flats. The finishes and landscaping are coming along well. The last job we’ll do will be the redecoration of the common hall at 83 and its re-carpeting.
The new laundry which has bigger machines should also be ready quite soon. Because this is essentially a commercial laundry there will be a charge for its use. We’ll give you lots of warning before we close the old one and open the new one.
We’re meeting a contractor next week to discuss the pricing of the second phase of the development over the road at Carleton Road. This is still due to begin in late March 2015.
The Zebra Board will meet in mid-February. Zebra is overseen by a Board of management which meets five times a year to review Zebra’s performance and to set its strategic objectives. The Board is made up of unpaid volunteers and includes two former Zebra residents.
One of the major decisions it will take is on our plans (and the budget that supports them) for 2015/6. It’s likely that the plans will include
That’s a lot of work but do residents have any priorities that we should bear in mind? Post something on the blog to let us know.
The two new flats in the main building are occupied. Over the Christmas holidays the building slowed down but we good progress continues on the 8 new flats in the rear garden. We should complete a number of these by the end of January.
The new laundry which has bigger machines should be ready quite soon. Because this is essentially a commercial laundry there will be a charge for its use. The last phase of the Anson development will be the internal decoration of the hall and fitting of a new carpet.
We are now looking at beginning the second phase of the development over the road at Carleton Road in late March 2015. This involves the building of two new flats at the rear of our property and the reconversion of the two ground floor flats in the main house – one of which has been used as the laundry.
We re-opened the office on Monday 5th January and services are up and running as normal now.
We had a few emergencies over the holiday – some heating breakdowns and a roofing problem. These have all now been resolved.
Rent payments by direct debit
We are now taking your monthly rent payment (which is actually due from 1st day of each month) on the 10th of each month from January 2015 – this is slightly earlier than we used to. We have given you a lot of notice of this change but if you have a problem with this please email John Austin at Johna@zebrahousing.com