Latest Coronavirus Information:
Lettings Agents were permitted to open again for business on 13th May subject to various government conditions.
A reduced number of staff members will therefore be working from our office from Monday 18th May during our usual our office hours (9.30 – 4.30 Monday to Friday). Access to the office will be controlled and our office working protocol will strictly apply.
Viewings will also recommence from Monday 18th May. They will be subject to our viewings protocol, copies of which will be provided to tenants of properties that are to be viewed and to persons attending viewings. The protocol follows government regulations which require PPE to be worn and social distancing to be maintained at all times. Viewings will be strictly by appointment.
Remember to stay alert and stay safe!
A message to all our tenants…
We hope that you are all safe and well.
Please however remember that if you have symtoms of Covid-19 or are self isolating for any reason you need to let us know so that we are aware. Whilst routine maintenance may not be being carried out emergency repairs and things such as gas safety checks which are required by law still are and contractors need to be informed.
Could tenants of Collier Properties Ltd who meter cards for submetered electricity please remember that it is a Bank Holiday on Friday 8th May so ensure that you have adequate credit on your meter.
Also please note that the contact information for Easter shown below will apply again this coming weekend.
If you are a tenant and have an emergency or other urgent matter over the Easter break call our office number 01642 828969 and leave a voicemail message. We will be monitoring the voicemails (albeit not 24/7).
The Government published its Guidance for Landlords and Tenants document on Monday 30th March which contains helpful advice and can be found by clicking here.
We’ve been actively monitoring the situation with regard to the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our top priority is to ensure the welfare of our employees whilst also ensuring that we will continue to maintain the level of service that landlords and tenants have come to expect from us.
Following the PM’s statement on Monday evening we are unfortunately unable to maintain business as normal here at CPM as originally planned. We have therefore decided that our office will only be used for limited purposes and that our staff will generally work from home. Our systems are being updated over the next few days to make the telephone side work for us from our homes (instead of just mobiles), but in the meantime we are all receiving emails.
Advice for landlords regarding dealing with the financial consequences of Coronavirus Covid-19 can be found on the RLA website by clicking here.
Many businesses deal with property lettings and sales. We deal exclusively with property management so we have no conflicts of interest.
The Collier Family has owned and rented property in the Tees Valley area for over 40 years. Since 2003 the experience gained over that period has been available to to other landlords to help look after them and their properties.
We manage a mix of private professional and student accommodation as well as a number of properties where the tenants have rent paid by way of Housing Benefit and Universal Credit. All are managed to the same high standard from our office in Linthorpe, Middlesbrough.
The business is owned by David and Judith Collier and they are assisted by 3 experienced staff. In addition we have a team of contractors that we can call upon to carry out pretty much any other back up service, whether it be maintenance or professional services such as the provision of energy performance certificates.
David has personally had over 40 years involvement with his own family property investment businesses as well as over 10 years managing property for other landlords, many of whom are still with us today. He was formerly senior partner of a leading North East Solicitors practice prior to retiring from that post in March 2014. Through his links to the legal profession Collier Property Management therefore has easy access to specialist legal advice if it is needed.
Judith has spent over 25 years managing rented property in the private sector having previously worked in a similar capacity for Housing Associations Bradford & Northern and North Housing (now part of Home Group).
We are members of both the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) and the National Landlords Association(NLA), shortly to be merged as the NRLA. Both enable us to keep up to date with the legal requirements affecting the rented property sector and with training and documents.
We are members of SafeAgent (SafeAgent Licence No A5175), which again avails us of training opportunities. Our Client Money Protection is provided through the SafeAgent, formerly NALS Client Money Protection Scheme. To view our NALS CMP Certificate click here.
Our redress scheme is with The Property Ombudsman Scheme (Membership No D10596). The TPO website is at https://www.tpos.co.uk/
If you think our services may be of assistance please contact us. Our details are on the contacts page of this website.