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The Seraph Group acquires Estate Agency, Nuttall Parker

15th April 2021

Seraph are delighted to announce the acquisition of Newport Estate Agency Nuttall Parker. Nuttall Parker, joins The Seraph Group which already includes two-branch James Douglas Sales and Lettings, the student lettings branch, Student Living by James Douglas, as well as the property and block management firm, Seraph Property Management. Whilst the estate agency side of […]

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Virtual Charity Walk

19th March 2021

The Seraph Group is on their way to completing a ‘virtual’ walk, consisting of 950 miles, which spans the length of the U.K. from Lands End to John O’Groats. The team has been tracking their miles walked, which uploads them into an app to see our progress. On the virtual map, we are just reaching […]

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Block Management: Changes to Valuations

12th March 2021

The block management industry has seen significant changes coming into play in relation to cladding and the use of EWS1 forms. A new industry valuation process for high-rise buildings has been agreed to help people to lend, purchase and sell homes in developments over six storeys. The guidance put together by The Royal Institution of […]

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eviction notices increase to 6 months

Landlords’ notice periods have been increased from two months to six months permanently in Wales.

25th February 2021

This is one of the several changes to legislation in Wales as part of The Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Bill which also includes an extension of the minimum contract length from 6 months to 12 months.  The Welsh Government says it wants to give tenants more protection, stability and security in their homes, and so […]

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investor in people

The Seraph Group awarded Investors In People

19th February 2021

We have some amazing news to share! Our people are our most valuable commodity and are central to the success of our organisation. It’s found that organisations that lead, support and develop their workforce are 17% more productive and 21% more profitable. The accreditation is recognised in 66 countries around the world and therefore is […]

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National Apprenticeship

Seraph celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

12th February 2021

Seraph Property Management has taken an active approach to an Apprenticeship Programme since 2015. More recently Seraph have partnered with Gower College, Swansea to facilitate an Apprenticeship Programme. We are pleased to have a 100% retention rate with all of our apprentices and that they are progressing their careers within the business. National Apprenticeship week […]

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Leasehold changes in England

Leasehold charges to be changed

21st January 2021

These changes affect England only Recent changes to leasehold in block and estate management means that millions of leaseholders will be given a new right to extend their lease by 990 years and reduce their ground rent to zero. The government has announced this in a move it says will make homeownership fairer and more […]

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EWS1 forms not needed for buildings without cladding

EWS1 Forms no longer required for buildings without cladding

11th January 2021

Block Management has seen a change in direction, as it has recently been announced that leaseholders of apartments in buildings without cladding will no longer require an EWS1 form to sell or re-mortgage their property. This agreement has been made between the Government, RICS and BSA in a wider effort to support homeowners who have […]

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