Chestertons reports on its lettings activity during four weeks of lockdown

first_imgHome » COVID-19 support » Chestertons reports on its lettings activity during four weeks of lockdown previous nextHousing MarketChestertons reports on its lettings activity during four weeks of lockdownThe London agency reports that it has has registered 2,369 new tenants needing to move, conducted 3,432 virtual viewings and agreed 199 new tenancies during lockdown.Sheila Manchester23rd April 20200558 Views London agency Chestertons reports that it has been kept busy over the lock-down period and has registered 2,369 new tenants needing to move, conducted 3,432 virtual viewings, received 396 offers and agreed 199 new tenancy agreements over the past four weeks.In the same period, it has also conducted well over 500 video market appraisals for landlords and brought nearly 800 properties to the market for rent.The company hasn’t carried out any physical viewings or market appraisals since the 23rd March, when the Government announced the lockdown rules, but prepared for the lock-down by getting video tours of around 50% of its properties before the restrictions were put in place and was quick to introduce virtual market appraisals, which it has been relying on since.It has also been helped by the launch of its new mobile-friendly, web-based landlord and tenant platform, Chestertons Connect, which allows landlords and tenants to progress a tenancy completely online from start to finish, meaning that agreements can now be finalised in a matter of hours.Richard Davies, Chestertons’ Head of Lettings, commented, “The lockdown brought its own set of unique challenges to lettings agents, but both tenants and landlords have been quick to adapt, with landlords understanding that they have to be a bit more flexible with their price and terms, and tenants appreciating that they either have to wait until the restrictions are lifted or else make a decision on the basis of a video viewing.”With more and more tenants opting to do video viewings in the hope of securing a deal during the lock-down period, Chestertons produced a special Guide to Video Viewings specifically for tenants, advising them on the sort of information that they should ask for, to help compensate for the lack of physical viewings.See the guide here.lockdown covid-19 Richard Davies Chestertons April 23, 2020Grant LeonardWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Counter-piracy operation Haka kicks off in Gulf of Aden

first_imgA counter-piracy operation conducted by the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) is currently underway in the Gulf of Aden and the Socotra gap.Operation Haka – as the undertaking is named – started on November 16 and will conclude on November 23.It will be conducted as part of the Kuwait-led CTF 151’s mission to counter piracy, and contribute to wider maritime security in the region.The aims of Haka are to deter and disrupt piracy, enhance information exchange between counter piracy stakeholders, and engage with regional partners and local mariners.The continued successful suppression of piracy depends on a number of stakeholders, including the merchant shipping community itself, being able to work together as part of the overall counter piracy system. Some of the activities that will occur during Haka include; counter piracy patrols, Maritime Awareness Calls (MAC), exercising of response options, engagement with local mariners and collection of pattern of life (POL) information.“Operation Haka seeks to strengthen interoperability among counter-piracy stakeholders and further promote maritime security in the region,” Royal New Zealand Navy Captain Richard Walker, deputy commander of CTF151, said. “It’s all about building partnerships and working together to increase maritime security and suppress piracy.” View post tag: CMF View post tag: Operation Haka View post tag: CTF-151 View post tag: JMSDF Photo: Helicopter gunner from JMSDF destroyer JS Ikazuchi takes aim during a training exercise. Photo: JMSDF Share this articlelast_img read more

Applications are safe for Stevens prospects participating in national student walkouts

first_imgHOBOKEN – High school students planning to both apply to Stevens Institute of Technology and walk out of class in protest of federal inaction on gun control need not worry that potential disciplinary action taken by their high school will affect their college application, according to the dean of undergraduates, Jackie Williams.“At Stevens we value the expression of thought and the desire to make the world a better place,” said Williams over Twitter. “Your participation in peaceful protest, and any resulting disciplinary actions, will not negatively impact your application for admission.”Stevens Institute of Technology joins several dozen colleges and universities around the country pledging not to penalize applicants. Penn State, Yale, Brown, Dartmouth, MIT and Lafayette all made similar pledges. ×last_img read more

Pearl Jam Cancels North Carolina Concert Amid LGBTQ Law Controversy

first_imgUPDATE: Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder spoke about the cancellation at last night’s performance in the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, VA. He said “We thought we could take the money and give it to them and still play the show, but the reality is there is nothing like the immense power of boycotting and putting a strain and it’s a shame because people are going to affected that don’t deserve it but it could be the way that ultimately is gonna affect change, so again, we just couldn’t find it in ourselves in good conscience to cross a picket line when there was a movement.”Watch the video here:After Bruce Springsteen cancelled his performance in North Carolina two weeks ago, artists everywhere are being forced to reconsider their performances in the state. North Carolina recently passed a law called HB2, which has been reviled as a discriminatory legislation against the LGBTQ community. With other artists taking a stand, including Mumford & Sons donating their proceeds to a local organization, the latest to speak out is Pearl Jam.The band has been rocking out on their 25th anniversary tour, which recently included a full performance of the Vs. album. With a show scheduled at the PNC Arena on April 20th, the band has officially taken a strong stance against the HB2 law by cancelling their show. In a lengthy public statement, Pearl jam calls the law “despicable,” and will be donating money to local groups to help combat the state’s oppression.Read the full statement below:PEARL JAM STATEMENTIt is with deep consideration and much regret that we must cancel the Raleigh show in North Carolina on April 20th.This will be upsetting to those who have tickets and you can be assured that we are equally frustrated by the situation.The HB2 law that was recently passed is a despicable piece of legislation that encourages discrimination against an entire group of American citizens. The practical implications are expansive and its negative impact upon basic human rights is profound. We want America to be a place where no one can be turned away from a business because of who they love or fired from their job for who they are.It is for this reason that we must take a stand against prejudice, along with other artists and businesses, and join those in North Carolina who are working to oppose HB2 and repair what is currently unacceptable.We have communicated with local groups and will be providing them with funds to help facilitate progress on this issue.In the meantime we will be watching with hope and waiting in line for a time when we can return.Perhaps even celebrate.With immense gratitude for your understanding,Pearl Jamlast_img read more

7 HILT Spark Grant awards announced

first_imgBehavioral economics of cooperative classrooms. Alexander Peysakhovich (FAS) will use classroom simulations to study helpful behavioral economic interventions toward increased learning and cooperation in classrooms; Teaching genomics across Harvard schools. Winston Hide (SPH), William Gelbart (FAS), and Maxwell Heiman (HMS) will establish the “Harvard Genomics Teaching Group,” share pedagogical approaches, a dedicated platform for analysis, and document best practices; Faculty scholarly working papers on teaching and learning. Dan Levy (HKS) will incentivize and support the publishing of faculty studies of curricula and host related events; New gateway to STEM. Alyssa Goodman, Edo Berger, Alicia Soderberg, John Johnson, Robert Kirshner, and Dimitar Sasselov (FAS) will install an interactive, touch-screen kiosk running interactive WorldWide Telescope Tours in the Science Center and analyze usage; Integrating consequential simulations in coursework. Stephen Blyth (FAS) will integrate a trading simulation with “real” consequences into a statistics course and develop training materials for others.Spark Grant awards range from $5-$15K and are designed to help “spark” promising teaching and learning projects from idea to reality. Study of collaborative writing. Charles Lang and Suchitra Saxena (GSE) will conduct a feasibility study on the collection and analysis of  behavioral data from students’ writing collaborations; The Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT) awarded seven Spark Grants for fall 2013 (about 10% of applicants):Repository of section plans. Kris-Stella Trump (FAS) will develop and pilot an open database of section plans for Teaching Fellows in the government department;last_img read more

Birgitte Hjort Sorensen to Make B’way Debut in Dangereuses

first_img Les Liaisons Dangereuses View Comments Birgitte Hjort Sørensen has signed on to be seduced by Liev Schreiber! The Danish actress will make her Broadway debut as Madame de Tourvel alongside Tony winners Janet McTeer and Schreiber in the Donmar Warehouse’s upcoming Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Directed by the Donmar’s Josie Rourke and penned by Christopher Hampton, the revival will begin a 15-week engagement on October 8. Opening night is scheduled for October 30 at the Booth Theatre.Sørensen previously appeared on the Donmar stage in Rourke’s 2014 production of Coriolanus opposite Tom Hiddleston; she has also appeared in the West End in Chicago. Her screen credits include Vinyl, Game of Thrones, Pitch Perfect 2, Borgen, 3 Things, Bluestone 42, Autómata, Someone You Love, The Prize Idiot, Julie, Marie Krøyer, At World’s End, The Candidate and Anja & Viktor.Based on the 1782 novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, the dark comedy follows former lovers, La Marquise de Merteuil (McTeer) and Le Vicomte de Valmont (Schreiber) as they compete in games of seduction and revenge. These merciless aristocrats toy with the hearts and reputations of innocents. Merteuil incites Valmont to corrupt the convent-educated Cecile de Volanges before her wedding night but Valmont has other designs. His target is the peerlessly virtuous and happily married Madame de Tourvel (Sørensen).As previously reported, Mary Beth Peil will play Madame de Rosemonde.Lindsay Duncan and Alan Rickman earned Tony nominations for the play’s 1987 Broadway premiere. Glenn Close and John Malkovich headlined the 1988 movie version, renamed Dangerous Liaisons. The show was last revived on the Great White Way in 2008, starring Laura Linney and Ben Daniels. Related Showscenter_img Birgitte Hjort Sørensen(Photo: Monica Schipper/Getty Images) Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 8, 2017last_img read more

Blueprints for your credit union website

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: James Robert LayIt’s quite simple.Building a website that sells should be approached like how you would build a branch.The very first thing you do is assess the situation.You research.You study.You observe.You get an outside perspective as to what the best options are on how to maximize your investment.Next, blueprints would be drawn up, which would serve as a guide through the construction process. continue reading »last_img read more

Seoul mayor found dead after ‘#MeToo allegations’

first_imgHe left a message that sounded like “last words” and his phone had been turned off, she told police.A heavyweight figure in the ruling center-left Democratic party, Park ran South Korea’s sprawling capital — home to almost a fifth of the national population — for nearly a decade.He was consistently spoken of as a potential candidate in the race to succeed President Moon Jae-in, and did not deny ambitions on that front when asked by AFP earlier this year.Park had a similar background to Moon as a student activist in the days of South Korea’s military dictatorship and later a human rights lawyer.He was kicked out of Seoul National University in 1975, barely a month after entering the prestigious school, for taking part in a rally against then president Park Chung-hee, and jailed for four months. Emergency personnel brought his remains down a path in the early hours of the morning, AFP journalists on site saw, before they were taken to hospital, where women wailed as they arrived.Police said no suicide note was found at the scene, but Yonhap news agency reported that he was “presumed to have taken his own life”.If Park does prove to have killed himself he would be the highest-profile South Korean politician to do so since former president Roh Moo-hyun, who jumped off a cliff in 2009 after being questioned over corruption allegations involving family members. Park’s daughter reported him missing on Thursday afternoon, saying her father had been unreachable for several hours, police said. Jailhouse to courthouse But he described his time in prison as a happy and productive period that allowed him to formulate his life goals.After completing his studies, Park went into law and defended many political activists in the 1980s and 1990s.He helped launch the People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy, an influential NGO pushing to reform the conglomerates that dominate South Korean business.Park also founded the Beautiful Foundation — a philanthropic group that promotes volunteerism and community service — in the hopes of giving people the ability “to feel wonderful and beautiful” by donating to its cause.It grew into one of the largest non-profit organizations in South Korea and launched the Beautiful Stores, a chain of charity shops modeled after Britain’s Oxfam shops.Bespectacled and soft-featured, Park was considered a political novice when he first entered the Seoul mayoral race as an independent candidate in 2011 but he defeated Na Kyung-won, the most prominent female lawmaker for the then ruling conservative party.He subsequently joined the Democratic party and made a name for himself as a three-term mayor of the South Korean capital — his final victory coming in a 2018 landslide when he took more than 50 percent of the vote.During his campaign, Park — known for his hardworking and down-to-earth character — pledged to create a cleaner city that ensured gender equality, and to bring about peace between North and South Korea.On his official Twitter account, Park introduced himself as a “Social Designer”, saying: “These days, I… dream of creating Seoul that puts the people first. Please join me in this dream.”But he also earned a reputation as a workaholic boss, with reports saying a handful of civil servants at the Seoul city government had committed suicide due to work-related stress under him.Earlier this week he courted controversy by being one of several senior Democratic party politicians to attend the funeral of the mother of Ahn Hee-jung, a former provincial governor convicted of sexual offences last year.Topics :center_img Seoul’s outspoken mayor Park Won-soon, long seen as a potential South Korean presidential candidate, was found dead Friday, police said. He was 64.A former Seoul City employee filed a police complaint — allegedly involving sexual harassment — against him on Wednesday.Park’s body was found on a mountain in northern Seoul, police said, after a search by hundreds of officers.last_img read more

Iran vows ‘severe revenge’ for top general’s death

first_imgBAGHDAD –Iran’s supreme leader has vowed “severe revenge” on those responsible for thedeath of top military commander Qasem Soleimani who waskilled by an air strike at the Baghdad airport on Friday. The 62-year-old Soleimani spearheadedIran’s Middle East operations as head of the elite Quds Force – a unit of theIranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. Under his 21-year leadership of theQuds Force, Iran bolstered Hezbollah and other pro-Iranian militant groups inLebanon; expanded its military presence in Iraq and Syria; and orchestratedSyria’s offensive against rebel groups in that country’s long civil war.    Protesters mourn the death of Qasem Soleimani on Friday in the Iranian capital, Tehran. CTTO/CNN The air strike was ordered by UnitedStates (US) President Donald Trump who said the US took its action to stop –not start – a war. But the killing marks a major escalation in tensions. (BBC)last_img read more

Former Genk boss: Ndidi has ‘telescopic legs’

first_img Ndidi has been widely known to play in a single pivot role in midfield for Leicester, but Rodgers is looking to improve him by adapting him in more roles which the former Liverpool boss admits is working. “It was about giving him a wider view of the game,” Rodgers said. “He has played a lot for us in that single pivot position where maybe before, he has played beside someone, so it is giving him that understanding of the positional sense and where to be and where to run when certain players have the ball. “We have been trying to improve the tactical element of his game so he understands not just his role without the ball but with the ball as well. “We have been working on his technique, the simple basics of the game, passing and receiving. He takes the ball now and he understands he doesn’t need to spread the ball 60 or 70 yards — he is a continuity player. He has the ball, takes the ball and passes the ball. And when he hasn’t got it, he then uses his incredible athleticism to affect the game. “From a tactical perspective, a lot of the work has gone into that with him. From a technical perspective, he has constantly worked on his touch and how he turns with a touch. Those little basic fundamentals of the game.” Maes stated he was proud of the mark Ndidi has made in the Premier League with 130 appearances, eight goals, and seven assists, and believes he is ready to play for a bigger side than Leicester who are currently third in the standings and look guaranteed of Champions League football next season. “I am very proud to see him doing so well in the Premier League,” Maes said in The Athletic. “When you are a coach, you are not only a coach for the results but also a coach to make players better and develop them as players and people. read also:Ndidi happy to reunite with Leicester City teammates after lockdown “Ndidi can make great progress and will get an opportunity to play in an even better team than Leicester. It is very important that you have these types of players in the squad. You need protectors all the time when you don’t have the ball and he is one of the best protectors around.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Former Genk manager, Peter Maes, has praised Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi for his strong qualities and attributes, describing him as having “telescopic legs”. The 56-year old tutored the Nigerian as a 19-year old who arrived from Nath Boys Academy in 2015. He was able to blend in with the first team, making 83 competitive appearances in one season and a half before departing for Leicester City in January 2017. Ndidi raised his ‘A’ game in East Midlands and has become one of the most consistent defensive midfielders in the Premier League. “To play in this position, you need total game discipline,” Maes told The Athletic. “You need to work for the team. You need to do the hard work for the players who are more creative and also, your ball recovery must be good. “He is very strong and has a very good ball-recovery ability. Ndidi has those telescopic legs he can stretch out to get the ball back. I saw this in training when he was young. When you are young, you learn a lot. Also, he is a very smart guy who wants to learn. He adapted very quickly to the situation. You only need to tell him one time how he needs to defend and how he needs to play a position. He learns unbelievably quickly.” Ndidi was further praised by Maes for being respectful and following instructions, which was also echoed by current Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers. “He was very respectful to his coach. He listened to everything you said and the way he wanted to go was the way his coach wanted him to go. He was very good to coach because he was hungry to learn,” Maes said. “The one thing with Wilfred is he is a world-class learner. He wants to learn. He wants to improve and then he wants to do something about it,” Rodgers was also quoted as saying in The Athletic. “He has been absolutely brilliant since I came here. You saw how much we missed him and that is testament to the level he has played at and what he gives to this team.”center_img Loading…last_img read more