Siemens KI32VA50GB Owner`s manual

SESAME
APARTMENTS
HOME OWNER’S
MANUAL
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION ..................................................................................................................................................... 4
WHY YOU NEED THIS MANUAL ..................................................................................................................... 5
1.
USEFUL INFORMATION AND CONTACTS ................................................................................... 7
1.2
CUSTOMER SERVICE .............................................................................................................................. 8
1.3
COMMUNAL AREA ENERGENCIES & REPAIRS ......................................................................... 8
1.4
POSTAL ADDRESS & DELIVERIES.................................................................................................. 12
1.5
USEFUL CONTACTS .............................................................................................................................. 13
1.6
GETTING AROUND .............................................................................................................................. 14
1.7
BICYCLE STORAGE .............................................................................................................................. 18
1.8
LOCAL INFORMATION........................................................................................................................ 19
2
LOOKING AFTER YOUR HOME ...................................................................................................... 22
2.1
CARE & MAINTENANCE GUIDANCE ........................................................................................... 22
2.2
RUNNING IN ............................................................................................................................................ 23
2.3
MAINTENANCE ...................................................................................................................................... 26
2.4
PROLONGED ABSENCES ................................................................................................................... 27
2.5
ELECTRICAL SAFTEY ........................................................................................................................... 28
2.6
ENERGY EFFICIENCY ......................................................................................................................... 29
2.7
ENERGY SAVING ................................................................................................................................... 31
3
APARTMENT FIXTURES & FITTING .............................................................................................. 33
3.1
LIGHTING & BULB MAINTENANCE ............................................................................................. 33
3.2
WINDOWS AND GLAZING ................................................................................................................ 35
3.3
INTERCOM ................................................................................................................................................ 37
3.4
KITCHEN UNITS & APPLIANCES .................................................................................................... 38
3.5
BATHROOM .............................................................................................................................................. 48
3.6
DOORS ......................................................................................................................................................... 51
3.7
FLOORING .................................................................................................................................................. 55
3.8
STANDARD DÉCOR ................................................................................................................................. 59
3.9
WALL & FLOOR TILING......................................................................................................................... 61
3.10 BALCONY SURFACE ................................................................................................................................ 63
4
APARTMENT SYSTEMS &SERVICES ............................................................................................... 65
4.1
ELECTRICITY.............................................................................................................................................. 65
4.2
HEATING...................................................................................................................................................... 69
4.3
GAS SUPPLY................................................................................................................................................. 73
4.4
FIRE PROTECTION ................................................................................................................................... 74
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4.5 HOME EMTERTAINMENT ....................................................................................................................... 76
4.6 TELEPHONE................................................................................................................................................... 79
4.7 VENTILATION ............................................................................................................................................... 80
4.8 WATER .............................................................................................................................................................. 81
5.1 ACCESS & SECURITY .................................................................................................................................. 84
5.2 FIRE PROTECTION ...................................................................................................................................... 86
5.3 LIFT..................................................................................................................................................................... 87
5.4 COMMUNAL LIGHTING ............................................................................................................................. 89
5.5 REFUSE BINS ................................................................................................................................................... 90
5.6 CONCIERGE SERVICES .............................................................................................................................. 94
6.1 OWNERSHIP & MANAGEMENT ............................................................................................................. 96
6.2 MANAGING AGENT ................................................................................................................................... 97
6.3 SERVICE CHARGES ...................................................................................................................................... 98
6.4 INSURANCE ..................................................................................................................................................... 99
6.5 GROUND RENT ............................................................................................................................................ 100
6.6 SALE OR SUBLETTING.............................................................................................................................. 101
6.7 RESIDENTS’ OBLIGATIONS ................................................................................................................... 102
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INTRODUCTION
WE LC O M E TO S ES A M E A PA R T ME N TS
Sesame Apartments are set in the heart of a thriving and lively community. With its cosmopolitan
bars and restaurants, Battersea Square is the new place to see and be seen. A short walk away, St
John’s Hill offers a wide range of fashionable shopping while Northcote Road’s famous market
is an event not to be missed. Quaint and quirky, this is the best place to find local art, antiques,
flowers and artisan food.
The whole area has its own unique sense of place and attracts people of all ages and stages. The
friendly, relaxed village feel of Battersea Square continues along St John’s Hill and the half mile
stretch of Northcote Road, which is populated with independent shops, cafés and restaurants.
Fresh air and green spaces are all around, with Wandsworth and Clapham Commons and the
wide open spaces of Battersea Park just a stone’s throw away.
Battersea Park is the obvious winner in this world of greenery – its 200 acres include a lake with
boating in the spring and summer, an adventure playground, park zoo, not to mention a café, a
restaurant and several all-weather sports pitches.
There’s also the Pump House Gallery for art lovers, and the new Millennium Arena is an up-tothe-minute paradise for athletes. But since 1985, the undoubted centrepiece of the place has
been the glittering Buddhist Pagoda that rises above the river.
In addition to these magnificent grounds, there is also nearby Falcon Park, Fred Wells Gardens
& Play Area and York Gardens, all making Battersea a greener place to live.
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WHY YOU NEED THIS MANUAL
The manual and associated documents have been designed to provide new home owners with
comprehensive guidance relating to the ownership and maintenance of their home. All aspects of
apartments and the estate have been covered. Residents should ensure they consult the manual
prior to making contact with the developer or managing agent in order to avoid unnecessary call
out charges.
It is recommended that new residents should:
Refer to the manual and terms of the lease prior to making any changes within the property.
Maintain all aspects of the property in accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions and
guidance provided by the developer.
Complete and register all manufacturers’ warranties in accordance with their instructions.
Keep all documentation e.g. manuals, warranties and guarantees etc.
Keep copies of all financial and other records e.g. service charges, maintenance records and
receipts.
Keep the manual readily available within the property for the benefit and safety of any
visitors, tenants or subsequent owners.
NOTE:
Content of manual
This manual is for guidance only- it is not a legal document.
The contents should not be taken as contractually binding, as the
information may be subject to change without prior notice.
Buy to let purchasers
We would recommend that those purchasers intending to rent their
apartments to tenants, to save the online PDF file containing the manual
and keep it safe, in the event that they require to print for themselves or
future tenants.
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CHAPTER 1
USEFUL INFORMATION
& CONTACT
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1. USEFUL INFORMATION AND CONTACTS
1.1 B U I L D I N G W A R R A N T Y
During the first year from the date of legal completion of your property, generally speaking
Thornsett Residential Ltd (also referred to as Thornsett) will rectify problems in accordance with
the terms of the Premier Guarantee New Homes Warranty. For further guidance, see copies of
the Premier Guarantee documents that were issued to your solicitor at the time of exchange of
contracts and on legal completion.
WHO
TO
CONTACT
Premier Guarantee
2 Shore Lines
Shore Road
Birkenhead
Wirral, CH41 1AU
℡ 08444 120 888
08444 120 333
info@premierguarantee.co.uk
www.premierguarantee.co.uk
WHAT
THE
HOME
OWNER
IS
REQUIRED
TO
DO
Should any problems arise with the construction of the property during the first 12 months of
occupancy, please inform Thornsett in writing before the end of the initial warranty period. It is
essential that any problems are reported as soon as possible. Please see chapter 1.2 for further
details.
WHAT
THORNSETT
RESIDENTIAL
LTD
WILL
DO
If responsibility for remedying a problem lies with Thornsett and/or their building contractor
they will arrange to resolve the issue.
For appliances within the property that are provided with a manufacturer’s warranty, contact
should be made directly with the manufacturer or supplier.
COMPLAINTS
&
DISPUTES
If your complaint has not been dealt with to your satisfaction, you may contact Premier
Guarantee who will deal with the complaint under the terms of your Home Warranty policy.
Where the dispute falls outside Premier Guarantee’s own disputes resolution scheme, you will be
offered the opportunity to refer the complaint to the independent Disputes Resolution Scheme
provider. You must bring the claim within three months of Thornsett’s final response to the
original complaint or within three months after the original complaint, whichever is later.
The Consumer Code for Homebuilders Adjudication Scheme is provided independently by IDRS Ltd, for
resolving disputes between homebuilders and homebuyers who are covered by the code. For
further information contact Consumer Code
Consumer Code:
IDRS Limited
24 Angel Gate
City Road
London, EC1V 2PT
℡ 020 7520 380
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1.2 CUSTOMER SERVICE
DEFECTS
LIABILITY
PERIOD
Thornsett Residential Ltd, in conjunction with its Main Contractor (Ardmore) who built the
development, will provide a 12 months defect liability period. During this period we will instruct
our contractor to deal with defects reported to us.
WHAT
IS
A
DEFECT
A defect is a building flaw or a design mistake that reduces the value of the home, and/or causes
a dangerous condition. Some defects are obvious (water leakage) but many are less obvious.
Common defects are water leakages, faulty electrics or heating system.
12
MONTHS
DEFECTS
LIABILITY
INSPECTION
A defect liability inspection will be carried out after 12 months of occupation to ascertain
whether any defects have appeared which are due to faults attributable to materials,
workmanship, design method of construction, frost or shrinkage and will be made good by the
Contractor.
The defects liability inspection will be conducted towards the end of your first twelve (12)
months of ownership by a representative of Thornsett and the Contractor. The inspection will
ensure that there is no defect which may not have been apparent to you and that could have an
impact on the fabric of the building. You will be notified in good time to advise you that these
inspections are due to commence.
HOW
TO
REPORT
A
DEFECT
Any problems or issues which affect your property should be reported to Thornsett by email or
phone as soon as reasonably possible. If a repair arises out of misuse of, or damage to, the
property, the cost of the repair will be borne by the Owner. Reasonable access will be required to
your property to carry out any necessary repairs. Contact details are as follows:
Customer Service Department
Thornsett London Ltd
34 Margery Street
London
WC1X 0JJ
customer.service@thornsettgroup.co.uk
020 7843 9501
OWNER’S
NOTICE
OF
DEFECTS
When notified we will contact the Contractor who will endeavour to respond to the Owner’s
notice of defects within six (6) hours for emergency defects, twenty four (24) hours for urgent
defects and five (5) days for routine defects.
Please note that the Contractor, their employees and their sub-contractors should at all-time
carry clearly displayed identification when attending to defects.
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ABORTIVE
CALL-OUTS
Having made an appointment with the Owner to rectify a reported defect, should the Contractor
attend site to rectify such defect and such defect subsequently proves not to be a defect under
the terms listed below then the Contractor shall inform the Owner immediately stating the time,
date and reason for the abortive call-outs charge.
UNABLE
TO
GAIN
ACCESS
In the event that the Contractor is unable to gain access to your property (through no fault of the
Contractor) the Contractor shall make a second appointment with you to make further access
arrangements to carry out the required works.
If having tried twice to gain access, the Contractor has been unable to gain access to your
property then the Contractor shall be deemed to have fulfilled its obligations in respect of the
defect.
DEFECT
DEFINED
Defects that are reported to Thornsett fall into four categories:
Category 1 – to be remedied within 24 hours of notification
Category 2- to be remedied within 5 Working Days of notification
Category 3- to be remedied within 20 Working Days of notification
Category 4- the repair can be left until the end of the Defects Liability Period (after 12 months
of occupation)
Category 1 defects comprise the following:
Total loss of electrical power in respect of your home
Unsafe power lighting sockets electrical fittings and installations heating or cooking
appliances
Substantial/total loss of water
Loss of gas supply (whether total or partial)
Blocked flues
Loss of space heating (September to March only) or water heating (in each case whether
total or partial)
Blocked or leaking foul drain soil stack or toilet pan
Toilet not flushing
Mains water gas or electricity supplies cannot be turned off at the relevant tap stop-cock
or switch
Burst heating pipe tank or cistern
Leaking roof
External window door or locks not secure
Category 2 defects comprise the following (insofar as not within Category 1):-
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Faulty heating system
Electrical faults
Dangerous structures or installations
Faulty external doors/ironmongery
Category 3 defects comprise the following (insofar as not within Category 2):
Easing of doors and windows
Faulty fitted units
Faulty internal doors/ironmongery
FINAL
INSPECTION
&
SIGN
OFF
Upon the Contractor making good the defects and notifying you as the Owner of such fact, the
Owner shall (subject to the defects having been made good to the Owner’s reasonable
satisfaction) sign off the defects inspection sheet without delay.
On rectifying a defect for an Owner the Contractor shall confirm in writing to the Owner that
the relevant work has been carried out and where reasonably possible obtain written
confirmation (or a signature) from the Owner confirming that the work has been completed to
their satisfaction.
WHAT
IS
NOT
COVERED
IN
THE
DEFECT
LIABILITY
Light bulbs should be changed by the Owner and are not classed as a defect in relation to the 12
month defect liability period. If a defect concerns a home appliance, you will need to contact the
relevant manufacturer to arrange for an engineer to attend at a time that suits you. We strongly
advise that you complete and return any warranty documents to the manufacturer/supplier to
ensure that your guarantee is validated for appliances. You can do this online or complete the
warranty cards which are included in the appliance pack.
FAILURE TO RETURN ANY WARRANTY DOCUMENTS COULD INVALIDATE
YOUR WARRANTY.
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1.3 COMMUNAL AREA ENERGENCIES & REPAIRS
The Managing Agent, London Residential Management Ltd (LRM) is responsible for matters relating
to the building’s communal areas, for example:
Building & Entry Systems
Communal Insurance
Lighting
Roof Leaks or Flooding
Access to the development
Maintenance of communal equipment
Communal cleaning
WEATHER
DAMAGE
Damage to your home caused by storms or extreme weather conditions is not covered by the
warranty and shall remain the homeowner’s responsibility. You should contact LRM immediately
when such damage occurs.
ACCIDENTAL
DAMAGE
Damage caused by accidental or improper use will not be covered by the warranty. This will
remain the homeowner’s responsibility.
WHO
TO
CONTACT
London Residential Management Ltd
9a Macklin Street
London
WC2B 5NE
020 7438 1081
℡ 020 7438 1080
www.l-r-m.co.uk
Office hours – 9.30 -17.30
Out of office – Residents are encouraged to contact the office, where the answer phone will
provide the out of hour’s emergency number. Procedures for various other issues i.e. life
breakdown/fire will be placed on notice boards in the development.
EMERGENCY
OUT
OF
HOURS
ADUIVO 0845 260 1082
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1.4 POSTAL ADDRESS & DELIVERIES
The apartments have the following postal addresses.
Your Apartment Number (e.g. Apartment 301)
4 Holman Road
Battersea
London
SW11 3PG
POSTAL
DELIVERIES
&
POST
BOXES
Post will be delivered to the individual post boxes located in the ground floor communal lobby. The
postman has been provided with a fob into the lobby only.
LOCATION MAP
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1.5 USEFUL CONTACTS
DEVELOPER
MANAGING AGENTS
Thornsett Residential Limited
34 Margery Street
London
WC1X 0JJ
℡ 020 7843 9500
020 7843 9501
cs@thornsettgroup.co.uk
www.thornsettgroup.com
London Residential Management Ltd
9a Macklin Street
London
WC2B 5NE
℡ 020 7438 1080
LOCAL AUTHORITY
Wandsworth Council,
The Town Hall
Wandsworth High Street
London
SW18 2PU
℡ 020 8871 6000
www.wandsworth.gov.uk
information@wandsworth.gov.uk
www.l-r-m.co.uk
COUNCIL TAX
℡ 020 8871 8081
www.wandsworth.gov.uk/counciltax
counciltax@wandsworth.gov.uk
UTILITIES & SERVICES
ELECTRICITY
WATER
E.ON Energy
PO Box 7750
Nottingham
NG1 6WR
℡ 0333 202 4608
www.eonenergy.com
Thames Water
℡ 0845 9200 888
www.thameswater.co.uk
BRITISH TELECOM
SKY TV
℡ 0800 800 150
www.bt.com
℡ 08442 411 665
www.sky.com
TV LICENSING
℡ 0870 241 6468
www.tvlicensing.co.uk
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1.6 GETTING AROUND
The nearest station to the development is Clapham Junction, serving some of
London’s major terminals, including Waterloo, Victoria and London Bridge.
The development is also close to the proposed Jubilee footbridge, which will
provide access to Chelsea Harbour and Imperial Wharf, and with a new
Battersea Northern Line Station.
Proposed
footbridge
Imperial Wharf
station
Proposed Battersea
Underground station
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Apartments
Wandsworth
Town station
Clapham
Junction station
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At the time of printing, Oyster is the cheapest way to pay for
single journeys on bus, tube, tram, DLR and London
Overground services. It can store up to £90 of credit which
can be used for ‘pay as you go’ travel. You can also load your 7
day, monthly and annual travel card onto your Oyster card.
The Oyster card is reusable. You can manage your card online
BARCL AYS
CYCLE
HIRE
The nearest Barclays Cycle Hire docking stations near Battersea London SW11
3PG are on Grant Road and Falcon Road near the Clapham Junction.
Take a cycle, ride it where you like, then return it, ready for the next person.
Available 24 hours a day, all year round. It's self-service and there's no
booking. Just turn up and go. Costs are the same whether you're a Member or
not, though Members can buy the most cost-effective (annual) access.
You pay for the right to hire a cycle (access fee) and for the amount of time you've got it
(usage charge).
For more information visit - www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/cycling/14808.aspx
LONDON
CYCLE
NETW ORK
ROUTE
M AP
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City Car Club’s range of self-service cars and vans are available 24/7 for rent by the hour,
day, week or month. Book any car in the fleet online or over the phone and then use your
smart enabled membership car. The City cars and vans are parked in their own designated
bays and can be booked and can be rented for as little as half an hour from just £4.95 per
hour. At the end of the booking, they are returned to the same designated bay they were
picked up from, so there is always a parking space waiting for you.
City Car Club has a large fleet of cars and vans spread in dense networks across an everincreasing number of UK cities (browse through car locations). With City Car Club you only
pay for the time you actually need it, therefore you are not wasting money paying for a
vehicle.
For more information visit - www.citycarclub.co.uk
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1.7
BICYCLE STORAGE
Figure 1 (above) shows the location of the cycle storage in the basement floor. In order to access this cycle storage, you
will need to come down the stairs or lift to the basement level and it is located near the second staircase. From the first
staircase or lift you will have to turn right and walk towards the second staircase and the cycle storage will be located on
the left side of the staircase. There are 60 cycle storages in total (30 cycle storages and 30 car parking spaces together with
cycle storages in the spaces).
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CYCLE STORAGE
1.8
LOCAL INFORMATION
BANKING
Halifax
6 St John’s Hill
London SW11 1RU
020 7707 8700
HSBC Bank Plc
238-240 Lavender Hill
London SW11 1LH
0845 740 4404
Santander
24-26 St John’s Road
London SW11 1QQ
0845 765 4321
SHOPPING
ASDA Clapham Junction
204 Lavender Hill
London SW11 1JG
020 72223 0101
Marks and Spencer
45-49 St John’s Road
London SW11 1QP
020 7228 2545
Debenhams
315 Lavender Hill
London SW11 1QL
0844 561 6161
ENTERTAINMENT
Theatre 503
503 Battersea Park Road
London SW11 3BW
020 7978 7040
Battersea Arts Centre
Lavender Hill
London SW11 5TN
+44 020 72232 223
RESTAURANTS
The Peacock
148 Falcon Road
London SW11 2LW
020 7223 9633
Barclays Bank PLC
7/11 St John’s Hill
London SW11 1XB
0845 755 5555
Natwest Bank
66-68 St John’s Road
London SW11 1PB
0845 788 8444
Nationwide
79 St John’s Road
London SW11 1QZ
0845 266 0264
Waitrose
66-67, Southside Shopping Centre
Wandsworth High St, London SW18 4TG
020 8870 4933
Halfords
59 Lombard Rd
London SW11 3RX
020 7223 7780
The Clapham Grand
21-25 St John’s Hill
London SW11 1TT
020 7223 6523
London House
7 Battersea Square
London SW11 3RA
020 7592 8545
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Fish in A Tie
105 Falcon Road
London SW11 2PF
020 7924 1913
Banyan on the Thames
34 Lombard Road
London SW11 3RF
020 7801 3638
VARIOUS
Bridge Post Office
72 Battersea Bridge Road
London SW11 3AG
020 7228 8092
Mien Tay
180 Lavender Hill
London SW11 5TQ
020 735- 0721
Lavender Hill Police Station
176 Lavender Hill
London SW11 1JX
020 7228 1212
REMEMBER IN THE CASE OF
Lambeth Hospital
108 Landor Road
London SW9 9NU
020 3228 6000
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
369 Fulham Road
London SW10 9NH
020 8746 8000
www.tfl.gov.uk
0843 222 1234
999
NON EMERGENCY CALL 112
AN EMERGENCY CALL
www.citycarclub.co.uk
0845 330 1234
www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/cycling/14808.aspx
0845 026 3630
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CHAPTER 2
LOOKING AFTER
YOUR HOME
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2
LOOKING AFTER YOUR HOME
2.1 CARE & MAINTENANCE GUIDANCE
GUIDANCE
Residents should contact the Managing Agent for guidance, in the event that they have queries
concerning repair or maintenance issues.
The apartment conforms to current Building Regulations, intended to ensure residents benefit from
prescribed construction standards, including essential health and safety features.
To protect the integrity of the property, appliances, systems and services, residents should:
Observe the guidance provided in this manual and the various manufacturers’ appliance manualsseparately provided
Not undertake structural or electrical alteration to an apartment without the prior written approval
of the management company to conform with:
The covenants contained in the lease, see Chapter 6.
The latest regulations relating to procedures for carrying out electrical works, see Chapter
2.5.
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2.2 RUNNING IN
Running in a new home requires attention to detail and awareness of heat and ventilation control, to
allow the expansion and contraction of natural materials to take place.
The following details and guidance are provided for the successful ‘running in’ of your new home.
CONDENSATION–WHAT
IS
IT?
There is always some moisture in the air, even if you cannot see it. If the air gets too cold it cannot
hold all the moisture and tiny drops of water appear. This is called condensation. You notice
condensation on a cold day when you breathe out warm, moisture-laden air, or when the mirror mists
over when you have a bath.
Condensation occurs in cold weather, whether it is raining or dry. It appears on cold surfaces and in
places where there is little air movement. You should look for it in corners, near windows and in or
behind wardrobes and cupboards. Condensation often forms on north facing walls which are not
warmed by the sun.
If you do not take steps to reduce condensation it can lead to some of the common problems
associated with damp, such as mould on walls and furniture. Damp housing encourages the growth of
mould and mites and can increase the risk of respiratory illness.
REDUCING
CONDENSATION
The following information has been included to give advice regarding the control of condensation.
Never use portable gas or paraffin heaters - one litre of burnt paraffin produces approximately one
litre of water vapour
Where ever possible cook with lids on saucepans
Make sure all your extract fans are operating correctly
In very cold weather keep the heating on all the time (intermittent heating causes condensation
to form on surfaces as they cool)
In cold weather if you are out all day keep the heating on at a low setting
If using a tumble dryer ensure it is vented outside unless it is a condensing dryer
Home Owners should avoid covering radiators with clothes so that the system operates as
efficiently as possible.
If condensation does occur then the following procedures should be followed:
Heat the room
Open a window
Open the room door
Avoid placing large items of furniture against the external walls as pockets of trapped air can lead
to serious surface condensation and mould growth forming on both the wall and furniture.
Remember that it is cheaper to reduce the production of water vapour than it is to compensate for it
by turning up the heating.
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NEED
FOR
VENTILATION
&
TEMPERATURE
CONTROL
The presence of water in construction materials means that it is essential to allow the property to dry
out as naturally as possible. Natural materials used in the construction of your new home will expand
and contract due to the changes in temperature and moisture content of the air.
Make every effort to keep an ‘even’ temperature. The recommended room setting is 20oC (68 oF),
which should provide adequate heating. Extremes of cold and heat can lead to movement and
cracking of finishes.
Adequate ventilation is important for allowing the drying process to take place. The primary
ventilation method is the windows which have manually operated trickle vents located at the top. The
bathrooms and kitchen area have a secondary measure in the form of a mechanically operated fan.
To aid ventilation, it is recommended that windows are opened to allow a through-flow of air to all
rooms as and when the weather allows.
MOVEMENT
&
SHRINKAGE
As the drying out process occurs, the building materials will shrink, which may cause small cracks to
appear. Some cracks may re-occur to a reduced extent. Such minor cracks are inevitable but are not
classified as defects and Thornsett is not obliged to rectify them. Trade emulsion which is a
breathable product, has been used to allow walls and ceilings to initially dry out before redecoration.
The drying out period should take approximately three to six months. Minor shrinkage cracks should
be left for this period and then filled with a DIY product such as pollyfilla or a flexible decorator’s
caulk.
DAMAGE
TO
DECORATIONS
Thornsett cannot be held responsible for damage to additional decorations, which have been applied
too soon.
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If carrying out any works in your home we recommend considering the use of low VOC (Volatile
Organic Compound) products and the use of certified timber. Using low VOC products will mean a
cleaner healthier environment for you and your family.
SUMMARY
WHAT IS THE OPTIMUM
TEMPERATURE SETTING?
The recommended room setting is 20oC (68 oF).
IS IT NORMAL TO SEE
CRACKS
IN WALLS?
Yes. It is perfectly normal to see small cracks as the building materials shrink in the normal course of
drying out.
ARE THESE
STRUCTURAL
DEFECTS?
These small cracks are not structural defects and can be filled and covered in the normal course of
redecoration.
WHEN
CAN I START REDECORATING?
After one year.
WHO DO I CONTACT IF I HAVE DOUBTS OR QUERIES
CONCERNING REPAIR OR MAINTENANCE ISSUES?
Residents should contact the Managing Agent for guidance.
The apartment conforms to current Building Regulations, intended to ensure residents benefit from
prescribed construction standards, including essential health and safety features. To protect the integrity of
the property, appliances, systems and services, residents should observe the guidance provided in this
manual and the various manufacturers appliance manuals – separately provided.
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2.3 MAINTENANCE
SERVICE
AND
MAINTENANCE
CHECKLIST
The list below suggests items which should be considered for regular servicing, maintenance or testing
in accordance with the manufacturers’ or installers recommendations.
Water heating System
Carry out annual system checks. Take out a maintenance
agreement with a reputable company (LRM).
Floor Covering
Clean all surfaces
Windows & Balcony
Doors
Clean frames, glazing and lubricate hinges and mechanical parts
Apartment Doors
Lubricate hinges and locks and service door closures
Cooker Extractor Fan
Clean and/or replace filter
Note
Scope of Checklist
This list is not exhaustive and should not be considered to be, or
relied upon as the only list of tasks to be arranged.
Service, Maintenance or testing frequency
Refer to manufacturer’s literature where available for specific
guidance on the frequency of cleaning, servicing, maintenance and
testing. But generally speaking all windows, doors, worktops,
kitchens and bathrooms are to be washed with a non-abrasive damp
cloth and warm water.
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2.4 PROLONGED ABSENCES
WHO
SHOULD
I
ADVISE
OF
ANY
PROLONGED
PERIODS
OF
ABSENCE?
Advice dates of absence and contact details to the managing agent in case of an emergency.
WHAT
TO
DO
-
WHAT
NOT
TO
DO
-
WHAT
TO
LEAVE
ALONE
When leaving the property for extended periods e.g. exceeding two weeks, it is recommended that the
following matters should be considered for health and safety and practical reasons:
SUPPLY
TYPE
LEAVE ON
OR OFF
WHY?
LOCATION OF
SUPPLY
To maintain:
Electricity
ON
Water
Can be turned
off
Kitchen appliances i.e. refrigerator
Room heating at a minimum
temperature
Smoke and heat detector units
To minimise build-up of mineral
deposits and bacteria in stagnant water.
SCOPE
OF
Consumer Unit
The isolator valve
is located in the
hallway cupboard
and is labelled.
ACTIVITIES
The list is not exhaustive and should not be considered to be, or
relied upon, as the only list of tasks or events to be arranged.
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2.5 ELECTRICAL SAFTEY
SAFETY
IN
THE
HOUSE
Prior to contemplating or undertaking any changes to the electrical installations within the apartment,
you need to be aware that for your health and safety there are restriction upon what you may and may
not do as prescribed by:
Covenants contained in the lease, see chapter 6.
Government legislation.
Consequently, you are recommended to consult the Managing Agent for further guidance prior to
undertaking any changes or alterations to the apartment electrical installation.
GOVERNMENT
LEGISLATION
New building regulations aimed at curbing the number of deaths, injuries and house fires caused by
faulty electrical installation, came into force on 1st January 2005.
The new rules affect anyone considering electrical work in the home including DIY enthusiasts.
Failure to comply could lead to householders being required to bring the work up to standards and
may make it difficult to sell their homes.
Minor jobs like replacing sockets and light switches in low risk areas will not be affected. However,
anyone thinking of carrying out jobs including electrical work in the kitchen, bathrooms or outdoors
or adding new circuits to any part of their house will have to get Building Control involved. The
alternative is to get the work carried out by a suitably qualified electrician.
The key question for householders is who will be carrying out the work. If it is themselves, a friend or
relative then they will have to notify the local authority building control department unless only minor
work is involved. An alternative is to empty someone who is registered with a ‘competent person
scheme’.
The office of the Deputy Prime Minster leaflet ‘New rules for electrical safety in the home’ explains
the options and how to identify a ‘competent person’ in your area in a clear and easy to read style.
You can review it on-line at the ODPM website and hard copies will be available from local
authorities and competent person scheme operators.
www.odpm.gov.uk
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2.6 ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Example of an appliance energy label
EU Directive 92/75/EC [1] established an energy consumption labelling scheme. The directive was
implemented by several other directives thus most white goods, light bulb packaging and cars must
have an EU Energy Label clearly displayed when offered for sale or rent. The energy efficiency of the
appliance is rated in terms of a set of energy efficiency classes from A to G on the label, A being the
most energy efficient, G the least efficient. The labels also give other useful information to the
customer as they choose between various models.
When buying a new appliance, it is recommended that you find out the energy efficiency of the model
you want to buy. Please refer to the ‘EU labelling scheme. We recommend purchasing A rated
equipment. Energy saving appliances use less energy, less water, and therefore save you money as
well as being better for the environment.
LABELLING
The energy labels are separated into at least four categories:
•
•
•
•
The appliance's details: according to each appliance, specific details, of the model and its
materials
Energy class: a colour code associated to a letter (from A to G) that gives an idea of the
appliance's electrical consumption
Consumption, efficiency, capacity, etc. This section gives information according to appliance
type
Noise: the noise emitted by the appliance is described in decibel
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RENEWABLE
ENERGY
The heating and hot water system in the flat is designed to be fuelled from the central plant room.
The central plant room is fired by three Low NOx, condensing high efficiency gas boilers.
SUSTAINABILITY
One key aspect of sustainability is embracing renewable energy and the development benefits from
photovoltaic panels on the roof. To be sustainable apartments must also be energy efficient and
therefore minimise their impact on the environment. The apartment is built to a high standard of
insulation and is pressure tested to minimise air leaking into the apartment. Lighting to public areas is
controlled by movement sensors. The materials used in constructing the development were carefully
selected from the Green Guide to minimise the impact on the environment. All roofs on the
development are “green roofs”. These enhance the biodiversity of ecological life in and around the
development. The installation of the green roof also provides a Sustainable Drainage System. In times
of heavy rainfall the green roof will absorb a large proportion of the rainfall and delay flow entering
the public system at a time when the public system is at maximum capacity.
WATER
Turn off taps while cleaning your teeth, shaving or washing your face. You can waste up to 9
litres a minute by just letting the water pour down the sink.
Take a short shower rather than a bath could save you up to 400 litres a week. If you do have
baths, just half fill them.
Fix any dripping tap, you can waste 90 litres a week which will cost a lot more than what
might just be the price of a new washer.
Do not overfill the kettle when making a cup of tea. Only fill and boil what you need, this will
save you money on your energy costs too.
Only use the washing machine and the dishwasher when you can put on a full load. It wastes
both water and energy to run only a half full machine.
Think before throwing used water down the drain, e.g. water in a pan after cooking, this could
be reused for watering plants around the house when cooled down
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2.7 ENERGY SAVING
T I P S
O N
S A V I N G
E N E G R Y
Turn your thermostat down. Reducing your room temperature by 1°C could cut
your heating bills by up to 10% and can typically save up to £40 per year. If you
have a programmer, set your heating and hot water to come on only when
required rather than all the time.
Close your curtains at dusk to stop heat escaping through the windows and
check for draughts around windows and doors.
Always turn off the lights when you leave a room.
Don't leave appliances on standby and remember not to leave laptops and
mobile phones on charge unnecessarily.
If possible, fill up the washing machine, tumble dryer or dishwasher: one full
load uses less energy than two half loads.
Only boil as much water as you need (but remember to cover the elements if
you're using an electric kettle).
A dripping hot water tap wastes energy and in one week wastes enough hot
water to fill half a bath, so fix leaking taps and make sure they're fully turned
off!.
Use energy saving light bulbs. They last up to 10 times longer than ordinary
bulbs, and using one can save you around £45 over the lifetime of the bulb.
This saving could be around £70 over its lifetime if you're replacing a high
wattage incandescent bulb, or one used for more than a few hours a day.
Do a home energy check. Just answer some simple questions about your home
and EST will give you a free, impartial report telling you how you can save up to
£250 a year on your household energy bills.
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CHAPTER 3
APARTMENT
FIXTURES & FITTINGS
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3 APARTMENT FIXTURES & FITTING
3.1
LIGHTING & BULB MAINTENANCE
Generally, spotlights with transformers are fitted in the kitchen, bathroom, en-suite bathroom, living
room and bedrooms. There is low voltage down lights under the kitchen cabinets. Please note
penthouse only. It is recommended not to fit in or have high voltage up ward lights on your terrace
due to the helipad close by.
FITTING
DESCRIPTION
ORLIGHT
TDXTEGU10CW5D/W Dimmable LED 5w lamps
LOCATION
Bedroom, Living
Room, Kitchen,
Bathroom
ORLIGHT
TDEPGU10WW5 – Non
Dimmable LED 5w lamps.
Hallway
NVC Portland Round
bulkhead White Bezel /
Opal Diffuser
Hallway Cupboards
Sycamore Lighting –
Flexible LED Strip Kit
SY7336A/WW.NW or CW
Under Mount Lighting
Kitchen units
King Shield LEDPIR /
LEDSLC1 LED Strip
light
Wardrobes
MAINTENANCE
The twist and lock
mechanism allows for
simple lamp change.
Simply rotate the inner
ring in an anti-clockwise
direction thereby
releasing the ring within
which the lamp sits.
The lamp can
subsequent be easily
replaced.
This 2D fixture includes
integrated High
Frequency control gear
as well as opal diffuser.
Please not this fitting
has non replaceable
parts. It is strongly
recommended that
this unit is installed by
a qualified electrician
in accordance with
the IEE wiring
regulations and
building regulations.
The LED lights
within the strip light
have a live expectancy
of 25,000 hours.
There are no
serviceable parts
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A unique PIR that is
specially designed for
the King Shield
LEDSLC1 LED Strip
light
King Shield LEDPIR
LED Strip light - PIR
Wardrobes
ORLIGHT ORLBH16
WH
Balcony lights
This series of 2D
fixtures features and
IP54 rated
construction with a
textured white
finishing. The
product includes
integrated High
Frequency control
gear as well as opal
Polycarbonate
diffuser.
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3.2
WINDOWS AND GLAZING
1
2
3
5
4
Your home is fitted with tilt turn windows. A quarter turn of the handle opens the top slightly for
secure ventilation, while a half-turn will allow the window to swing inward on side hinges so you
can easily clean the outside surface. Tilt turn windows are made from strong, durable UPVC;
simply wipe the frames clean with a damp cloth.
Picture 1: shows the window handle pointing downwards in the closed and locked position.
Picture 2: shows the handle in the open in the horizontal position. This enables the window to be
tilted open slightly from the top, with the hinge engaged at the bottom of the window. The
window opening is restricted.
Picture 3: shows the window in the open-tilt position.
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Picture 4: shows the window handle pointing upwards in the vertical position which enables the
window to be fully opened on the side hinges to enable cleaning of the outside of the window.
You must continue to hold the handle in this position whilst opening the window/balcony door.
The window lock key needs to be inserted into the lock in order to turn the handle from the
quarter position (as shown in picture 2) into the vertical position.
Picture 5: shows the window in the fully open position.
For your health, safety and security DO NOT LEAVE OPENED WINDOWS UNATTENDED
FOR
YOUR
SAFETY
Never leave your windows unattended and open.
CARE
&
MAINTENANCE
It is recommended that cleaning should be carried out AT LEAST every three months. Window
frames should be cleaned using a damp cloth and warm soapy water only.
Steel wool, strong acids, alkalis and abrasive cleaners should never be used.
Periodically, the glazing and framework should be checked for damage and deterioration especially
mastics and sealants. Generally a silicone-based seal is used which should not be painted.
The hinges and tracking should be cleaned regularly to avoid a build-up of sediment. Slight
lubrication should be carried out when necessary with an acid free oil. When painting in and around
windows, care should be taken to ensure that no paint covers the weather strip or the hardware.
RESPONSIBILITY
FOR
WINDOW
CLEANING
Cleaning windows (internally and externally) within the apartment is the resident’s responsibility and
as per the Lease, should be carried out no less than every three months. Most of your windows open
fully to enable access for cleaning.
Where applicable the managing agent will arrange for the external windows and those windows in
communal areas to be cleaned periodically.
WINDOW
OPERATIONAL
PROBLEMS
OR
BREAKAGES
In the event of any problems, consult with the managing agent.
GUARANTEE
The guarantee for the windows is covered under the Premier Guarantee New Homes Warranty for 10
years.
MANUFACTURER
Munster Joinery
Lacka Cross, Ballydesmond
Mallow, Co.Cork
℡ 064 7751151
064 7751312
info@munsterjoinery.ie
www.munsterjoinery.co.uk
Denval Co Limited
Guardian house
Capital Business Park
Wentloog
CF3 2PZ
℡ 02920 360576
www.denval.co.uk
enquires@denval.co.uk
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3.3
INTERCOM
The Polyx is a surface mounted two wire hands free video monitor with a colour LCD display. Its
keys are programmed for the following functions: entrance panel activation, door lock release,
staircase lighting. It also comes with four additional programmable buttons. A wall bracket is supplied
and audio and visual signals mean that the unit can be operated by the hearing and sight impaired.
A visitor should dial your apartment number, this will call you and you will be able to hear and see the
caller on the receiver located in the hallway of each individual apartment (picture 1).
Display
Microphone
Programme pushbuttons
Switching on entrance
panel/cycling
Switching on staircase lights
Bell adjustment
and exclusion
(Led)
Volume (Loudspeaker)
Connection Key + Led
Door lock key
+ Led
Loudspeaker
Colour Setting
Brightness
control
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3.4
KITCHEN UNITS & APPLIANCES
APPLIANCES
Residents MUST fill in and return all guarantees/registration cards in order to activate warranties.
These cards can be found in the kitchen appliance pack. Alternatively you can go online and register
the appliances at www.siemens-home.co.uk (Penthouse) and www.bosch.co.uk (Apartments).
PRIVATE
APARTMENTS
APPLIANCE
MANUFACTURER
MODEL
Dishwasher
BOSCH
SMV40T10GB
Telescopic Hood
ELECTROLUX
EFP60310G
50/50 Fridge Freezer
BOSCH
KIV32X22GB
Ceramic Hob
BOSCH
PKE611C17E
Microwave Oven
BOSCH
HMT85ML53B
Single Oven
BOSCH
HBN331E2B
Washer Dryer
BOSCH
WKD28350GB
Waste Disposal With Air
switch
INSINKERATOR
45AS
Wine Cooler – Apt 401 & 406
CDA
FWC602SS
APPLIANCE
MANUFACTURER
MODEL
Dishwasher
SIEMENS
SN65E001GB
Telescopic Hood
ELECTROLUX
EFP60310G
50/50 Fridge Freezer
SIEMENS
KI32VA50GB
Ceramic Hob
SIEMENS
ET651HE17E
Microwave
SIEMENS
HF25M5L2B
Single Oven
SIEMENS
HB13AB523B
Washer Dryer
SIEMENS
WK14D320GB
Waste Disposal With Air switch
INSINKERATOR
45AS
PENTHOUSE
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SERVICE
CALLS
Residents are responsible for reporting any issues with their appliances directly to the manufacturer.
When reporting a problem with an appliance, you will need to contact Bosch customer care.
Your product's model and serial numbers will allow Bosch and Siemens to identify the exact model of
the appliance you have. These numbers can be found printed on a rating plate (shown below) which is
located on the appliance. Generally speaking the rating plates usually are located around the inside of
the door of the appliance.
Rating Plate
MANUFACTURER
Private Apartments
BOSCH
℡ 0844 892 8979
www.boschhome.co.uk
Penthouse Apartments
SIEMENS
℡ 0844 892 8999
www.siemens-home.co.uk
NOTE:
Complete all appliances Warranty Cards now (fridge, freezer,
oven, hob, dishwasher etc.) and follow the instructions for
registration.
For registration please go online on the above websites and
register your appliances.
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POWER
SUPPLY
1
2
Switches are on a multi-gang socket/fused spur switch (picture 1 above) and are labelled for each
appliance. These switches control the power supply to each individual appliance. There is a
separate switch for the hob (picture 2 above). These switches are located in the cupboard above
the microwave.
WASTE
3
DISPOSAL
UNIT
4
5
Picture 3 above shows the waste disposal unit which is located under the sink. Simply remove the
plug strainer and run the cold tap, put the food scraps into your sink and feed them into the plug
hole (indicated picture 4 above). Turn on the waste disposer by pressing the air switch button
(picture 5) which is installed in the worktop at the corner of the sink and the food waste will be
ground down and flushed away via the unit shown in picture 3 quickly and efficiently. Just about
any food waste, including meat bones can be dealt with by the waste disposer in seconds. Full
instructions are included in this pack.
Maintenance of the Waste Disposal Unit
Residents will be provided with a ‘Self Service Wrenchette’ (picture below) which provides access
to the unit for the purposes of maintenance. This work should only be carried out by a competent
person.
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Properties are fitted with the following Omega kitchen units, with applied laminate worktops and
glass splash backs.
APARTM ENTS
Apt
KITCHEN
Base/ Tall Units
CHOICES
AND
COL OUR
Carcass
Handles
Appliances
Platinum
White
J
Bosch
SCHEDULE
Worktop
Splash back
R 6462 CT
Antique
Messina
Matt Grey
Latitude RCLA 08 Matt with
matching grout
Mapei Reference
112 Medium Grey
201
205
209
311
315
403
406
410
414
503
506
Matt Painted Taupe
510
514
601
607
611
706
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202
206
312
316
402
407
411
416
Painted Gloss Ivory
Matt
Ivory
J
Matt Painted Oyster
Platinum
White
J
502
Bosch
R6507 Ms
Dune
Bosch
R6507 Ms
Dune
507
Matt Beige
Latitude RCLA 01 Matt with
matching grout
Mapei Reference
130 Jasmine
511
515
604
608
703
707
203
207
301
309
313
317
404
408
412
504
Matt Light Brown
Latitude RCLA-06
Matt with
matching grout
N&C Reference
Nicobond Coffee
508
512
516
605
609
704
708
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204
208
310
314
401
405
R4371 FG
Dark
Mountain
Oak
Matt White
Latitude RCLA02
Matt with
matching grout
Mapei Reference
100 White
R6487PF
Welsh Slate
Toughened glass
painted RAL 7044
Silk Grey
409
413
501
Matt Painted Light
Grey
Platinum
White
J
Painted Gloss White
Gloss
White
J
Bosch
505
509
513
517
606
610
705
709
415
Bosch
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PENTHOUSE
KITCHEN
CHOICES
AND
COLOUR
SCHEDUL E
Apt
Base/ Tall
Units
Carcass
Handles
Appliances
Worktop
Splash back
602 &
701
Matt Painted
Light Grey
Platinum
White
J
Siemens
Gris Expo
Silestone
Toughened Glass
Painted RAL 9007
Grey Aluminium
603 &
702
Painted
Gloss White
Gloss
White
J
Siemens
Gris Expo
Silestone
Toughened Glass
Painted RAL 9007
Grey Aluminium
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KITCHEN
VENTILATION
1
2
Cooker Extractor Fan
On/Off Switch
Each kitchen is fitted with an Electrolux Telescopic Extract cooker extractor fan with three
speeds, which discharges cooking aromas. To operate, gently pull out the cooker extractor fan
holding the front with 2 hands (picture 1 above). Use on/off buttons located on the right of the
extractor (picture 2 above). There is a filter within the unit, which should be changed/cleaned
regularly.
Each kitchen is fitted with a Vent-Axia extract system that constantly extracts moist and polluted
air from the kitchen. The system has an integral humidity sensor which increases the speed in
proportion to the relative humidity levels, saving energy and reducing noise. In order to increase
the speed, simply press the “fan boost” switch in the cupboard on the side of the cooker.
Please refer to manufacturer’s instructions for further details.
Note
Extractor Fan
Where there is a mechanical bathroom fan, the kitchen extractor
acts as an air extractor and takes away stale air via ducting. Where
no mechanical fans exist, the kitchen extractor re-circulates air and
contains the usual charcoal filter.
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CARE
&
MAINTENANCE
INSTRUCTIONS
Whilst the ‘kitchen’ ventilation system is maintenance free, the ceiling ventilator grilles should be
kept clean and free from dust.
In the event that access is required to the ceiling vents and ventilation unit, the power supply
should be turned off at the isolator and a competent engineer called.
MANUFACTURER
Vent-Axia Ltd
Fleming Way
Crawley
West Sussex
RH10 9YX
℡ 08448560580
www.vent-axia.com
servicing@vent-axia.com
C A R E
&
M A I N T E N A N C E -
A P P L I A N C E S
General guidance is included below. Please refer to the individual appliance manufacturer’s
instructions included in this pack.
Neither the Landlord nor the managing agents are responsible for routine servicing.
For the warranties to apply, appliances must be maintained by the property owner in
accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations. Warranty documentation for appliances
should be completed by the purchaser and registered with the manufacturer in accordance with
manufacturers’ instructions.
CARE
&
MAINTENANCE
-
KITCHEN
UNITS
Whilst modern materials and finishes provide good heat and stain resistance, excessive heat from
hot saucepans etc should not be permitted to come into contact with any surface. Spillages of any
kind should be quickly removed to avoid the possibility of staining and distortion. Materials are
sealed for protection, but prolonged exposure to moisture and heat could cause materials to
degrade.
CLEANING
For all surfaces, it is important to use only a soft cloth, slightly dampened with water and a mild
detergent solution. This will be suitable for the interiors of cabinets, drawer boxes, frontals (in
both timber and synthetic materials), work surfaces and decorative in-fills. Following cleaning, a
polish with either a soft lint free cloth or window leather will ensure all excess moisture is
removed and surfaces are left safe and attractive.
Under no circumstances should any of the following products be used for cleaning your
kitchen.
SCOURING
PADS
Scourers could scratch and disfigure the surface. Only careful use on the inside of the cabinet, for
moving stubborn stains, can be recommended.
ABRASIVE
CLEANING
AGENTS
These can cause surfaces scratches but also may leave deposits in the grain and texture of the
material.
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WORKTOPS
PROTECT
FROM
SCRATCHING
While no harm will be caused by crockery and other kitchen utensils being moved about on the
worktop, the surface can be damaged if used as a cutting surface.
PROTECT
FROM
MOISTURE
It is important to wipe up all spilt liquids, especially around joints and cut outs.
PROTECT
FROM
STAINS
The decorative laminate surface will resist most household chemicals. However, damage may
occur if strong chemical substances such as bleach, curry, beetroot juice, concentrated fruit juice,
food colourings and dyes are left in contact with the surface. Spillages of any potentially damaging
chemicals should be quickly removed.
PROTECTION
FROM
HEAT
The laminate surface will resist the temperature of boiling water and hot cooking splashes.
However, damage may occur if hot saucepans, oven dishes, and electric irons or burning
cigarettes are placed on the worktop surface. To prevent damage, always use heat resistant mats
and ashtrays.
CLEANING
A wipe over with a damp cloth is all that is needed for normal day-to-day use. An occasional
clean, using a mild detergent and warm water, will help maintain its original appearance.
MANUFACTURERS &
Omega Kitchens
Omega Boulevard
Capitol Park
Thorne
Doncaster
DN8 STX
℡ 01405743322
SPARES
Bosch Kitchen Appliances
℡ 0844 892 8979
www.bosch-home.co.uk
www.omegaphic.co.uk
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3.5 BATHROOM
Area
Manufacturer/Model
Colour
Basin
Roca, Cala 650x420mm Countertop
Basin (1 Tap Hole)
White
Basin Mixer
Roca, Thesis Monoblock Basin
Mixer (With Pop Up Waste)
Chrome
Bath/Shower Mixer
Roca, Moai Thermostatic Wall
Mounted Built-In Bath/Shower
Mixer Valve with Diverter and 2
Outlets
Chrome
Bath Panel
Stonegres from the Artech Range
Rectified Artech Perlato- 30x60 cm
Grout Mapei Reference
130 Jasmine
Mirror Cabinet
600 Aluminium, Electric 60
CB6080AL 600x800x120mm
Aluminium / Mirror
Bath Screen
Roca, Axis Frameless Hinged Bath
Screen (B1HF) 1000x1500mm (LH,
RH)
Tempered glass
Filler Waste
Roca, Maxi-Flow Overflow Bath
Filler & Waste
Chrome
Shower Hose Connector
Roca, Shower Hose Connector ½”
for concealed valve
Chrome
Shower Handset
Roca, Next M3 Shower Handset (3
Functions)
Chrome
Shower Hose
Roca, Shower Hose 1.7mm
Chrome
Towel Radiator
MHS Space 120x45 electric
thermostatically controlled
Ref:SPSC42/120
Chrome
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Shower Slide Bar
Roca, Shower Slide Bar 800mm
Chrome
WC
Roca, Gap Wall Hung WC Pan
540mm
White
WC Cistern
Roca, Pro Wall Hung WC Bracket
& cistern 3/6 Litres Dual Flush
(Height 1090mm)
White
WC Roll Holder
Roca, Touch Toilet Roll Holder
Chrome
Robe Hook
Roca, Touch Robe Hook
Chrome
Bathroom Fan
Airflow air vent HVS10
Flush Plate in pods
Roca, Pro Cistern operating
panel polished REF
890095001
Whit White
Chrome
Flush Plate in En-suite
Geberit, Kappa 20 Dual Flush
Plate for up200
Gloss Chrome
WC Seat
Roca, Gap Luxury Soft Close
Seat
White
Basin Storage
Roca, Cala Furniture Base
Unit 640x420x450mm 2
Drawer
White
Shower Screen
Roca, Axis MRF 900mm Quad
Shower Enclosure
Depending on size and layout
each shower room has a different
shower screen
Tempered Glass
Axis Frameless Pivot Door &
Infill Panel (PLF) 1000x1900
(RH)
Axis Frameless Pivot Door &
Infill Panel (PLF) 1200 x 1900
(LH)
Axis Frameless Fixed Panel
(LF) 800x1900
Shower Tray
Depending on size and
layout each shower room
has a different shower tray
Roca, Malta Superslim
1000x800x65mm Vitreous
China Shower Tray
Tempered Glass
Roca, Sherry-N 900x900mm
Acrylic Quadrant Shower Tray
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CARE
&
BASINS,
MAINTENANCE
BATH
&
INSTRUCTIONS
SHOWER
SCREENS
Trays and tops should be cleaned and dried as soon as possible after use. In hard water areas,
insoluble lime salts and grime will harden on the surface and become increasingly difficult to
remove.
It is important to ensure that when cleaning bathroom furniture, only non-abrasive cleaners are
used (e.g. not Ajax or Cif) to prevent scratching on the surfaces.
In the interest of safety, baths and shower trays must not be polished with wax or silicone polish
(e.g. Pledge, Mr Sheen).
A sealant has been applied around your bath and shower tray, where water splashes occur. Owing
to natural drying of your new home, these areas may become vulnerable to movement.
SHOWER
HEADS
Heads should be cleaned using a mild solution of washing up liquid mixed with water. Don’t use
anything caustic. Mild detergents are to be used instead of ‘branded’ cleaners which are too harsh
for the chrome shower.
Register your shower at www.vado-uk.com/guarantee_registration.php for your 12 year
guarantee.
SANITARY
WARE
China basins, pedestals, WC pans, WC cisterns and shower trays.
The recommended listed above, should be followed for chinaware, with the exception that
occasional use of abrasive cleaners (e.g. Ajax, Cif) will not damage glazed surface.
Proprietary bleaches and toilet pan cleaners may be used as required, with no risk of damage to
the china or glaze.
In the event of fine scratches in the sanitary ware surface, a fine abrasive cleaner (e.g. Brasso or
similar metal polish) may be used but it is recommended that great care be taken if employing
such cleaning methods.
TAPS
&
HINGES
Under no circumstances should cleaners containing abrasive pastes or chemicals be used. The use
of cleaners of this type, whether on stainless steel, chrome, gold or white taps or hinges, will
abrade any protective surfaces and cause corrosion. Soapy water, silicone or wax polishes (e.g. Mr
Sheen, Pledge) may be used with no risk of causing damage.
MANUFACTURERS
Roca
www.roca.com
Vent-Axia
www.vent-axia.com
Geberit
www.geberit.co.uk
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3.6 DOORS
Front Entrance & Internal Doors
Vicaima –EX 6.0/T 44mm Enhanced
Core Security Door set with SBD with
Wenge Veneered Finish (on the
outside) and Walnut Veneered Finish
(on inside face). Fire Rating FD30s
Door Handles
REF: KF.7650-1.SS Satin Stainless Steel
Moscow Design Lever Handle on
Round Rose
Wardrobe Doors
Loddenkemper Multiset Wardrobes
with RAL 7044 Gloss Silk Grey Doors
with Matching Matt Lacquer Carcass
and with Stainless Steel Handle
Bathroom & Shower Room Doors
Vicaima – Ex 6.0/T 44mm Solid Core
Door with Walnut Veneered Finish
(both sides). Fire Rating: None
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1
3
2
The door and lock is a ‘Secure by Design’ standard for your safety and security.
Operation:
To enter the apartment – Insert your key into the deadlock which turns the deadlock picture 2.
Once you have unlocked the door, push the handle in the downward position which releases the
3-point locking mechanism.
Once inside the apartment, close the door behind you, using the handle and return it to the
horizontal position, as shown in picture 1 above. This will re-engage the 3-point locking
mechanism. Then, turn the snib (deadlock) in order to engage the deadlock as per picture 3.
Whenever you are inside the apartment, please ensure that the snib/deadlock is engaged at all
times.
When you leave your apartment, but other people are still inside, close the front door and turn
the key to engage the deadlock. This secures the door from the outside, but when the people
inside the apartment exit, they can do so by opening the snib.
When you leave the apartment empty, you should close the door and turn the key to engage the
deadlock
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C A R E
&
1. D U S T Y
M A I N T E N A N C E
O F
D O O R S
S U R F A C E S
Day to day build-up of dust particles can usually be removed with a soft duster, but if dust has
bedded into the grain of the veneer it will have to be removed by the application of a liquid
reviver such as teak oil or liquid furniture wax.
A cost effective cleanser can be made by mixing approximately 60% Linseed Oil with 40% White
Spirit.
2. D A M P
H A Z E
( B L O O M )
A milky blue haze can sometimes develop due to cold conditions, high humidity or condensation
etc. This can be removed by polishing with a soft cloth or the application of a good furniture
wax, but do not apply these whilst still in a damp atmosphere, particularly if using aerosol type
furniture creams or liquids.
3. P A I N T
S M E A R S
On no account try to remove with cellulose thinners or paint strippers as this may attack the
original finish.
If the paint has smeared it can often be removed by very carefully scraping with a sharp razor
blade, but care must be taken not to scrape the lacquer. Warm water to which a little detergent
has been added helps with some water based paints.
4. R U M
M A R K S
O R
L I G H T
S C R A T C H E S
These can generally be removed or at least disguised by light rubbing with 00 grade wire wool,
followed by the wire wool coated with a soft wax. If the marks are very light, use the wax coated
wire wool from the beginning, as this will reduce the abrasive action.
5. G E N E R A L
A F T E R C A R E
A soft duster should be sufficient to preserve doors in good condition but if desired, proprietary
furniture polishes, creams, teak oils etc., can be applied once the dust has been remove
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MANUF ACTURER
&
FRONT
INTERNAL
DOORS
&
SUPPLIER
DETAIL S
DOOR
Vicaima
Drakes Way Business Centre
Marlowe (Avenue)
Greenbridge Ind. Est.
Swindon, Wiltshire SN3 3JF
℡ 01793 532 333
01793 530 193
info@vicaima.com
www.vicaima.com
WARDROBE
DOORS
Champion Building Services
9th Floor
Hill House
17 Highgate Hill
London N19 5NA
℡ 020 30055390
championbuild@gmail.com
www.championbuild.co.uk
HANDLES
HAF
Hertford Office
Suite 307
Conbar House
Mead Lane
Hertford
Herts
SG13 7AP
℡ 0845 180 1246
info@hafinternational.com
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3.7 FLOORING
Properties are finished with a combination of the following floor surfaces:
Area
Flooring
Lounge, Kitchen &
Hall
Kahrs Wood Flooring
Bedrooms
Kahrs Wood Flooring
Westex (carpet)
Penthouse
Bedrooms
Cavalier
CARE
&
MAINTENANCE
Colour
Walnut Montreal Satin
153N15VA50
Walnut Montreal Satin
153N15VA50
Harmony Velvet 80/20 Colour
Maple
Bremworth Native Flora
Banksia
INSTRUCTION
FOR
WOOD
FLOORING
All floor covering will show signs of normal wear over time. By observing a few precautions and
undertaking regular cleaning/maintenance, the life of the flooring can be extended.
Helpful tips:
Sweep or vacuum with a soft brush regularly.
Remove spills quickly using a soft cloth and recommended cleaning product.
Use protective pads under all furniture legs.
Avoid heavy wet mopping or flooring of your floor with water or other products. A slightly damp
cloth is all that is needed, using a diluted wood floor cleaner.
Place small carpets or rugs in high traffic areas.
Avoid using abrasive cleaners as these will damage the seal.
Avoid sharp or abrasive objects to come into contact with the floor.
CARE
&
MAINTENANCE
INSTRUCTION
FOR
CARPET
Sprouting tufts- small tufts often sprout above the carpets surface and can be simply removed with
a pair of normal scissors and will not affect the characteristics of the carpet. Never try to pull the tuft
from the carpet, as this can result in permanent damage.
Shedding- new carpets shed loose fibres. Shedding has no timetable to its cessation, however even
a prolonged period of shedding will not affect the performance of the carpet in any way.
Pilling- pilling describes the build-up of small balls of fibre which have become anchored to the
surface of the carpet and can easily be removed with a pair of scissors.
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Shading or pile reversal- all cut pile carpets and pile fabrics are liable to suffer shading or plié
reversal. This appears as light and dark patches arising from the reorientation of the pile fibre. This
feature is inherent in all pile fabrics and is not a manufacturing defect.
Indentation- this appears as small dents or compression marks on the surface of the carpet, caused
by the concentrated pressure from the chair legs or heavy objects. To reduce the effect of
indentations, it is advisable to move furniture regularly and make sure of aids such as castor caps.
The following hints on carpet maintenance will add considerably to the carpet’s life.
Vacuuming
Weekly vacuuming is recommended so that soil does not become embedded in the pile causing
accelerated wear by grinding at the base of the tufts. There are three types of vacuum cleaners: plain
suction, beater bar, and revolving bristle strip. All are efficient for regular cleaning, particularly dense
pile carpet. The last stroke of the vacuum cleaner should be in the pile direction. It is important to
follow the vacuum manufacturer’s instructions for the best results.
Cleaning
If you have taken care to vacuum your carpet regularly and remove spills, you may not need to clean
your carpet for a year or more, even if it is a light colour. However, when the carpet does start to
look soiled, you can either have it professionally cleaned or do it yourself. If you decide to clean the
carpet yourself, make sure you use a good quality cleaning agent and carefully follow the
manufacturer’s instructions. No matter how careful one is, there is usually a small residue left on the
pile after drying and the residue from a poor quality cleaning agent accelerates soiling.
Wet shampoo
It is important to use a neutral shampoo on wool carpets – certainly not one that is alkaline, never use
household detergents, and don’t use shampoos which smell of ammonia. To check proprietary carpet
shampoos, leave a bit in a saucer overnight, pour off excess and allow drying to see if it leaves a sticky
residue to which house dust could cling.
If you use a shampooing machine, follow the instructions carefully. Remove the furniture from the
room, if possible, and vacuum thoroughly before shampooing. Allow to dry overnight before
vacuuming and putting the furniture back in place. It’s important not to allow the carpet to get too
wet in case the pile and backing become distorted.
Absorbent powder
There is a range of cleaning powders available which are either solvent-saturated or detergentsaturated. Check the manufacturer’s instructions. After vacuuming, the powder is sprinkled liberally
on the carpet, brushed into the pile and then vacuumed out.
It is not necessary to remove all the powder from the pile as it can minimise further soiling. The
powder method is an easy way of freshening up a carpet. It also distorts the pile less and, because the
carpet is not wetted, the room is ready for re-use sooner.
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Aerosol foam shampoo
For light cleaning of small areas, aerosol foam shampoos can be used. It is advisable to test the
shampoo first for sticky residue which may attract dust. Foam is usually sprayed sparingly on to the
carpet and worked into the pile with a moistened sponge or brush. Vacuum when the carpet is dry.
In all cases, check the manufacturer’s directions.
Spray injection
With this method, sometimes incorrectly referred to as “steam cleaning”, the carpet pile can be
injected with a hot water and detergent solution under pressure so that soil is suspended in the water
which is extracted almost at once by a high suction, wet vacuum system.
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MANUFACTURERS
FLOORING
Kahrs UK Ltd
Unit A4 Cairo Place,
Endeavour Business Park,
7 Penner Road, Havant,
Hampshire
PO9 1QN
℡ 023 9245 3045
www.kahrs.com
CARPETS
Westex Carpets Ltd
Castle Mills, Moorend
Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire
BD19 3PS
℡ +44 (0) 1274 861334
www.westexcarpets.co.uk
Natural Elements Ltd
53 - 56 Great Sutton Street
London
EC1V 0DG
℡0207 253 2111
www.natural-elements.co.uk
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3.8 STANDARD DÉCOR
Properties have been decorated using the following Dulux products and finishes:
SURFACE
DESCRIPTION
Woodwork
Dulux Brilliant White Eggshell
Ceilings
Dulux Brilliant White matt
Walls throughout
Dulux
PROTECTION
OF
REFERENCE
30YY78/018
PROPERTY
FABRIC
To avoid damage to the special acoustic and fire withstanding properties of the partitioning fabric,
drilling or cutting into the fabric of the walls and floors is not permitted.
SUITABLE
FIXING
Fixtures can be attached directly to finished dry linings using the fixing listed in the table opposite,
in line with manufacturers recommendations and ensuring they are appropriate for the items.
FIXING
TO
INTERNAL
PARTITIONS
Internal walls are 70mm stud work to which skimmed plasterboard is fixed.
Only lightweight objects, i.e. wall mirrors and small pictures, may be fixed to the partition walls
unless advice is sought from an experienced carpenter or the maintenance department.
Recommended fixings:
Wall mirrors
Expanding cavity fixing plugs and screws, your local hardware store can
advise on the exact type if you tell them. The wall construction and what
you intend to fix.
Light pictures
Steel pin and hook.
Heavy Art
Specialist plasterboard fixings available from hardware store
FIXING
TO
“DRY
LINED
WALLS”
These are formed from insulated plasterboard (made of 12.5mm plasterboard and 25mm of sound
densing quilt insulation) held in place by small areas (dabs) of plaster.
Only lightweight objects, i.e. wall mirrors and small pictures, may be fixed to dry lined walls, unless
advice is sought from an experienced carpenter or the maintenance department.
Recommended fixings:
Wall mirrors
Expanding cavity fixing plugs and screws, your local hardware store can
advise on the exact type if you tell them the wall construction and what
you intend to fix.
Small pictures
Steel pin and hook.
Heavy Art
Specialist plasterboard fixings available from hardware store
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FITTING
CURTAINS
AND
BUILDS
A combination of cavity fixing or self-tapping screw may be necessary dependent upon the type of
fitting. As there is no pattress, the required fitting will be determined once the hole is drilled.
The use of heavy curtains should be avoided.
FITTING
ITEMS
TO
WALLS
OR
CEILINGS
Caution should be exercised as electrical cables and water pipes may be running within the
wall or ceiling areas.
Cables, which usually run in a vertical direction from switches and sockets, may be located
by use of a cable detector.
Ensure that the fixing used will support the load.
Use of proprietary products suitable for use with Metsec plasterboard stud walls available
from DIY or specialist shops is recommended.
Consider employing a competent person to undertake all work.
EXTERNAL
FIXTURES,
FITTING
&
FINISHES
All external maintenance work is to be carried out or organised by the Managing Agent.
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3.9 WALL & FLOOR TILING
The bathroom and kitchen areas have been finished with the following Keystone tiling products:
BATHROOM/EN-SUITE
APARTMENT
ROOM
AREA
Bathroom
Wall
DESCRIPTION
COLOUR
Stonegres from the
Artech Range Rectified
Artech Perlato – 30 x 60
cm
Matching Grout
Mapei Reference 130
Jasmine
Bathrooms/
All
Shower
Room/
En suite
Wall
En suite
Floor
Penthouse
Bathrooms/ Bathroom
Wall
Shower
Room/ En
suite
En Suite
Wall
Floor
Stonegres from the
Artech Range Rectified
Artech Beige – 30 x 60
cm
Matching Grout
Mapei Reference 130
Jasmine
Stonegres from the
Artech Range Rectified
Artech Grigio – 45x45
cm
Matching Grout
Mapei Reference 110
Manhattan
Stonegres from the
Artech Range Rectified
Artech Perlato – 30 x 60
cm
Matching grout
Mapei Reference 130
Jasmine
Stonegres from the
Artech Range Rectified
Artech Beige – 30 x 60
cm
Matching Grout
Mapei Reference 130
Jasmine
Stonegres from the
Artech Range Rectified
Artech Grigio – 45x45
cm
Matching Grout
Mapei Reference
110 Manhattan
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Please see enclosed leaflet for care information.
MANUFACTRERS
Strata Homes Limited
Quay Point
Lakeside Doncaster
DN4 5PL
℡ 01302 308508
enquiries@homesbystrata.com
Stonegres Ltd
145-157 St. John Street
London
EC1V 4PW
℡ 020 8943 3154
www.stonegres.co.uk
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3.10 BALCONY SURFACE
CARE
&
M AINTENANCE
Simple procedures of keeping the deck free from debris, extended frost coverage and fungal
growth will help to prevent premature deterioration.
The decking should be regularly cleaned but only with a stiff brush and water.
No cleaning agents e.g. bleach or petroleum-based products, should be added to the water avoid
the chemicals seeping down on to and damaging the protective membranes where fitted.
After the first year it is recommended that the decking may require follow up treatments using a
wood cleaner with a built in restorer- for further guidance on recommended products refer to the
Managing Agent.
Note
Responsibility for the balcony
Residents are responsible for keeping these areas neat and tidy and free
from any damage and rubbish.
Cycles are not allowed on the balcony and should be stored in the storage
area.
The areas must be kept clear at all times and may not be decorated with
planters or used for other activities or barbeques.
Balcony wall structure
Nothing must be drilled into or hung from the fabric of the building to
avoid damaging its protective properties.
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CHAPTER 4
APARTMENT
SYSTEMS & SERVICE
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4 APARTMENT SYSTEMS &SERVICES
4.1 ELECTRICITY
ELECTRICITY
SERVICE
PROVIDER
Initially, E.ON Energy will supply electricity to your apartment. See section 1.5 for contact details.
Residents have a choice over which company they subsequently wish to contract with for the supply of
this service.
ELECRICITY
M ETER
Each apartment is individually metered. These meters are located in the riser cupboard at each floor
level of the building (for example if your apartment is on the first floor, your meter will be located in
the riser cupboard on your floor) and a meter no will be on your handover report.
Electric Meter
ELECTRICITY
CONSUMER
UNITS
Your electricity consumer unit is located within the hallway cupboard in your apartment, which
contains your main switch, RCCB (Residual Current Circuit Breaker) and your MCBs (Miniature Circuit
Breakers). Switching the main switch to the off position will isolate all the electrical supply to your
home, including the supply to the central heating system. The MCBs are labelled in the inside of the lid
of the consumer unit and have three spare ways.
RESDIUAL
CURRENT
DEVICE
(RCD)
Inside the consumer units, the electricity supply is protected with an RCD button that will quickly cut
off the supply if a fault occurs from a power outlet socket or from a lighting circuit. If power fails in
your apartment, you should check the consumer unit to see which circuit has tripped. You can then
reset this circuit. In the event that a MCB or RCD does not reset please contact Managing Agent.
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Electric Consumer Unit
It is recommended that the RCD should be tested every 3 months by pressing the button
marked ‘Test or T’. If the RCD fails to switch off the supply when pressed, you should seek
expert advice.
13
AMP
SOCKETS-
PRIVATE
APARTMENTS
There are 13 amp sockets installed in the lounge and
bedrooms in the private apartments. These are
primarily used for lamps and once plugged in to
these wall sockets, using their round pin plug
function can be controlled via the wall switches.
5
AMP
SOCKET
–
PENTHOUSE
In addition, to the usual 13amp electrical sockets, there
are 5 amp sockets installed in the lounge and bedrooms
in the penthouse apartments. These are primarily used
for lamps and once plugged in to these wall sockets,
using their round pin plug function can be controlled
via the wall switches.
IMPORTANT
INFORMATION
If a circuit is overloaded or an appliance develops a fault, an MCB (a miniature circuit breaker)
in the electricity consumer control unit protecting the circuit will switch OFF automatically; this
is to help prevent serious accidents, which may result in damage and injury. Inside the
consumer control unit are labels identifying which switch (known as a miniature circuit breaker
or MCB) covers which parts of your homes’ electricity supply.
If the reason for the MCB going to the OFF position is not clear, then put the MCB switch
back to its original ON position. If it will not stay on then complete the following:
1. Switch OFF and unplug any appliances on that particular circuit. By attempting to
return the MCB switch to the ON position after removing each appliance it is possible
to identify the faulty appliance.
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2. As each appliance is disconnected/unplugged try to reinstate the MCB on the circuit. If
there is a faulty appliance it will trip OFF each time until the faulty appliance is
disconnected. At this point the MCB will remain ON. DANGER - DO NOT
ATTEMPT TO REUSE A FAULTY APPLIANCE, ARRANGE FOR ITS REPAIR
OR REPLACEMENT.
3. If the MCB still fails to remain in the ON position a fault may exist in the electrical
circuit itself and you should inform the maintenance department immediately.
DANGER - DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DISMANTLE OR TAMPER WITH THE
CONSUMER CONTROL UNIT
ELECTRICAL
SUPPLY
FAILURE
OR
PROBLEMS
In the event that the power supply to the apartment fails and cannot be restored from the
consumer unit, please check the trouble shooting guide on the next page before contacting the
Managing Agent.
Note
Electricity meter point administration number (MPAN)
An MPAN is a unique number that identifies the apartment metering
point. The MPAN for each apartment is required to identify your meter
when communicating with serve provider. The MPAN can be found
on the electricity bill issued by your service provider and should not
mistake this with your customer reference number.
The MPAN number for your specific property will have been passed to
you at completion, handover of property or check-in report.
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ELECTRIC
TROUBLE
SHOOTING
GUIDE
I have
no
electric
I have no
heating to my
home
Did you just plug
something in?
Check the
Consumer Unit in
the hallway
cupboard to see that
none of the
switches are set to
Yes
Contact
Unplug and check
RCD
Turn ON any
switches that have
tripped off
Did this solve the
problem?
Yes
Check the following:
1. Is heating timer set correctly?
2. Are thermostats turned up?
3. Check the RCD Board in the hallway
cupboard and ensure that all switches are ON
Thornsett/Managing
Agent/ Warranty Provider
* Dependant on defects period
No
Report problem to
*Thornsett/Managing
Agent
NO
Did this solve the
problem?
Did this solve the
problem?
YES
*Dependant on defects period
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4.2 HEATING
ROOM
HEATING
Your home is fitted with a hot water central heating system, consisting of a heat exchanger unit,
under floor heating, a pump and controls. Water heated by the heat exchanger is pumped around
the under floor heating system through pipework concealed in the walls and floors.
Within each room or space a switched spur feeds the under floor heating via a wall mounted
controller (below) which provides temperature and time clock control. You should note that
heating from cold will take longer to achieve the desired temperature.
Heating is powered by a Danfoss Heat Exchanger unit which is located in your hallway cupboard
(Picture 1) and generates heating and hot water. The on/off timer settings are controlled via the
Siemens wall mounted timer units (Picture 2). The underfloor heating points are located in the
hallway cupboard (Picture 3).
1
3
2
Wall Mounted Thermostat
Danfoss Heat Exchanger
Under Floor Heating Points
A STEP BY STEP USER GUIDE IS PROVIDED SEPARATELY AS PART OF YOUR
HOMEOWNERS MANUAL. THIS IS A TWO SIDED LAMINATED DOCUMENT
WITH EASY STEPS WHICH MUST BE REFERRED TO BEFORE CALLING THE
MANAGING AGENT. IF THE STEPS ARE NOT FOLLOWED, YOU MAY BE
CHARGED FOR AN UNNECESSARY CALL
Note
In order to avoid damage to your property and/or those adjacent, care
should be taken not to rupture the pipework of the underfloor heating
when laying any flooring. Consequently, any floor surface should only be
secured with glued fixings.
Maintenance
Under floor heating
There is no special maintenance required for the under floor heating system.
It is guaranteed for 10 years (but not for accidental damage).
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WATER
HEATING
Your water is heated by the heat exchanger unit. There is a communal hot water cylinder located
in the basement. Water from the rising main is directly heated and distributed from the basement
to the hot taps around your apartment. There is a control on the heat exchanger to set the
temperature of the hot water from the taps. This has been ‘factory set’ at 40o and shouldn’t need
to be adjusted as the hot water is constant.
OPERATION
A programmer is provided to turn the heating on and off and you should adjust the settings to
suit your own requirements. In cold weather it might be necessary to leave the heating on for
longer periods than in milder weather. A room thermostat is provided to regulate room
temperatures room by room. Usage of the hot water will be measured in the meter located in the
communal boiler, and this will be billed by the managing agent (LRM) as building management
system (BMS) in your service charge bill.
The Managing Agent will arrange for an approved Gas Safe Registered engineer to service your Heat
Exchanger annually. Access will be required to the Heat Exchanger and the Managing Agent will
contact you in good time to arrange this. The cost of servicing the heat plate exchangers and the
communal boiler will be included in your utility invoice.
Note
Maintenance
The Heat Exchangers should be checked and serviced at least once a year by
a Danfoss engineer so that they remain safe.
IMPORTANT
No other plumber should service or operate the system as it is a communal
system.
Maintenance to the Heat Exchange will be arranged annually by the Managing Agent. You should fill
in and return any warranty documents after completion.
TUBULAR
HEATER
Tubular heaters are located in your apartment hallway cupboard, however not all apartments have
these fitted in the hallway cupboard.
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Important safety advice:
Always switch the heater off at the mains when not in use and ensure the power cord is not in
contact with the surface of the heater.
The heater must always be positioned horizontally using the mounting brackets supplied and
allowing free movement of air around the heater. Do not cover the heater as this may cause
overheating.
Ensure the power cord is pushed fully into the power socket in the heater when in operation.
If the cord is damaged discontinue using the product and contact the manufacturer for further
instructions.
Due to the high surface temperatures, it is essential that combustible or flammable objects
such as fabrics or clothing do not come into contact with the heater.
When using the heater in an area where it may come into contact with water, and to ensure its
IP44 rating is maintained- always ensure that the power cable has the black foam gasket in
place on the connector end before plugging it into the slimline heater (Picture 1).
1
To operate the tubular heater, ensure the power cable is pushed fully into the heater's power socket
before switching power on. Turn the thermostat knob in a clockwise direction until it reaches the
maximum setting. When the room has reached the desired temperature, turn the thermostat knob in
an anti-clockwise direction just until the appliance switches off (amber yellow light goes out) and not
beyond. The temperature will then be regulated by the thermostat. The heater is fitted with a safety
device which will switch off the heater in case of accidental overheating. To reset, disconnect the
heater from the power source for a few minutes to allow the unit to cool down. Make sure that any
causes of overheating, such as obstructions, are removed and plug the appliance in again.
DO NOT DIRECTLY EXPOSE TO WATER.
PLEASE NOTE: When the heater is switched on for
the first time, small wisps of smoke may drift from the
heater. This is a perfectly normal part of the first time
operating procedure and should cease after the heather
has been operating for approximately 5 minutes.
Failure to return any warranty documents could invalidate your warranty.
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BATHROOM
HEATING
The MHS towel rails are electrically thermostatically controlled and can be adjusted to suit
residents’ requirements. The main fuse spur control switch for the radiator is a switch located
outside the bathroom door.
MANUFAC
TURERS
RADIATORS
HEAT
EXCHANGER
MHS Radiators
3 Juniper West, Fenton Way,
Southfields Business Park,
Basildon,
Essex,
SS15 6SJ
℡ 01268 546700
Gemina Termix A/S
Navervej 15-17
DK-7451 Sunds
℡ +4597141444
www.termix.biz
www.mhsradiators.com
UNDERFLOOR
HEATING
Underfloor heating and screening specialists
No 9. Unit 2 Kelston Rd
Westbury – on –Trym
Bristol
BS10 5ES
℡ 0117 9591190
sales@mec-serv.co.uk
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4.3 GAS SUPPLY
Whilst your apartment does not have an individual gas supply, gas does supply the communal
boilers which are located in the basement which supply the heat exchangers with heating and hot
water throughout the whole development.
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4.4 FIRE PROTECTION
FIRE
CONTAINMENT
To comply with Building Regulations the homes are designed to meet minimum fire containment
standards.
In between apartments, party walls and ceilings provide protection from fire.
To maintain the integrity of the fire containment protection, each of the doors leading into a
habitable area incorporates:
An intumescent strip recessed on the top and sides of the door frame which, when subjected
to heat, will automatically expand to reduce the rate of which heat and smoke will penetrate the
doorways.
To maximise protection and contain fire:
These doors should be kept properly closed at all times.
The storage of combustible materials that might exacerbate a fire, or impede the passage of
people into or out of the apartment should be avoided.
CARE
&
MAINTENANCE
Periodically, oil the concerning chain and spring cylinder to maintain smooth operation.
For safety reasons, only a competent carpenter should be employed to repair or replace a door
closer unit.
Note
Redecoration of doors
To avoid affecting the fire protection properties do not
paint over the intumescent strip around the doors.
CHECK
&
TEST
Check weekly that the indicator light is on. This indicates that the alarm is receiving mains
power.
Test weekly by pushing in the test button for about 10 seconds until the alarm sounds.
Low Battery Warning
The alarm will tell you when the battery is low by beeping every 60 seconds. A new
should be fitted as soon as possible.
battery
You should refer to the manufacturer’s operating instructions for further guidance.
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SMOKE
ALARM
&
HEAT
DETECTORS
Each apartment has a mains operated smoke and heat detector. The alarm will sound if it detects
fire or potential risk of fire.
Typically there is one heat detector located on the kitchen ceiling and one smoke detector in the
hallway.
The detector units are mains powered with an internal dry cell back-up battery (which should not
need to be changed); which constantly monitor the immediate areas.
When a potential fire risk condition occurs the alarm units will sound. If necessary you should
follow your emergency evacuation procedure.
If the activation is a false alarm, the unit may be silenced by pressing the ‘Test/Hush’ button for a
few seconds. This action will silence the alarm for approximately 10 minutes after which the unit
will automatically re-set. However, if the smoke density increases when in silenced mode, the
alarm will automatically restart.
1
2
Heat
Detector
Smoke alarm
located in the
hallway
ceiling
mounted in
the kitchen
Note
Fire and smoke detector system testing and maintenance
It is advised that every 6 months you should switch off the
power to the alarm (located in the consumer unit see Section
4.1), and gently vacuum through the vents of the alarm with a
soft brush attachment. Switch the power back on and test the
alarm.
Back up battery replacements
To indicate that a battery needs to be changed the detector unit
will beep every 40 seconds – use only batteries recommended by
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4.5 HOME EMTERTAINMENT
RADIO
&
TELEVISION
SERVICE
OVERVIEW
Your apartment has been wired for digital terrestrial (BBC/ITV), FM and DAB radio and Sky+
television. There is also a CAT5 network designed to carry HDMI signal over CAT5.
SKY+
A communal SKY PLUS dish is installed on the roof. Residents will need to contact SKY to
arrange to provide a viewing box and card.
A media plate (above) is installed in each habitable room. Users should connect a male to female
UHF cable from the socket on the plate above into the socket in the back of your TV. You
should re-tune your TV once this has been connected.
Female lead
Male lead
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This allows for the same programme to be viewed on each TV. To control channel changes from
each TV set, the user will need to install a ‘magic eye’ on each TV which allows control of the
programming choice from the SKY box which is in your hallway cupboard. Alternatively if your
TV has built-in Freeview, simply plug in and go. An example of a magic eye is shown below.
SKY multi room is not available.
TELEVISION
LICENCES
Residents are responsible for paying their own Television Licence.
℡ 0870 241 6468
www.tvlicensing.co.uk
For more information on Sky Television please visit www.sky.com or call 08442 411 665.
Channel lightings for the Hotbird satellite can be found by visiting the following website:
www.lyngsat.com /Europe.html.
SERVICE
PROVIDERS
SKY
℡ 08442 411 665
www.sky.com
HOTBIRD
TV
www.hotbird-tv.com
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TROUBLESHOOTING
I have no picture on my
TV
There is no power going to
my TV
Is the SKY receiver box
on?
Check that the TV is properly
connected to the power
socket and aerial socket
Did this solve the problem?
NO
Check RCD and see
if any switches are in
the OFF position
If possible, plug
another TV into the
socket. If it works, it
is likely to be a fault
with the TV
Turn box off from plug and
wait for 20 seconds. Turn
back on.
Did this solve the problem?
Yes
Report problem to
Thornsett
(During the defect period)
No
Contact SKY
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4.6 TELEPHONE
There are telephone sockets in all rooms which are cabled to connect to analogue telephone and
Internet services. In order to use Internet services, you must have a telephone line activated. You
should contact your chosen service provider to activate this service.
The main telephone line comes into the building from the distribution box at basement level and
routes into the apartment via the master socket located in the hallway cupboard and distributes to
all rooms. Your chosen supplier will need to connect the service to the main incoming point in
the hallway cupboard and all other telephone points. Your supplier may charge for this service.
TELEPHONE
SERVICE
CONNECTION
The service is not activated and residents are responsible for arranging their own service by
contacting their chosen supplier direct.
CABLE
SERVICE
No provision has been made for any alternative cable services to be available within the
apartments.
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4.7 VENTILATION
EXTRACT SYSTEM
Your apartment has a Vent-Axia ‘hallway, bathroom, and kitchen ventilation’ extract system that
constantly extracts moist and polluted air from the property. The system has 3 fully adjustable speeds
and a purge setting – maximum. In the hallway cupboard there is a ‘boost’ switch that can be
switched on to pre-set the speed to the required air flow with the performances. The system has an
integral humidity sensor which increases the speed in proportion to the relative humidity levels, saving
energy and reducing noise. The sensor also reacts to small but rapid increases in humidity, even if the
normal trigger threshold is not reached. This feature ensures adequate ventilation even for the
smallest bathroom. Night time relative humidity setback feature suppresses nuisance tripping as
humidity gradually increases with falling temperatures.
Ceiling Vent
Boost Switch
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4.8 WATER
WATER
SERVICE
PROVIDER
Water and sewerage services will be supplied by Thames Water (see chapter 1.6 for contact
details). Residents do not have a choice over which company they choose to contract for this
service.
As the water enters your home, its flow is controlled by the main stop valve which allows you to
turn off the supply in an emergency or for maintenance. Your stop valves are located in the
hallway cupboard at high level (see the picture below). From the stop valve the water is
distributed around the home via a direct feed system. Hot water is provided under pressure via
the heat exchanger unit.
WATER
METER
Individually numbered water meters are located in a locked riser cupboard on each floor level. A
key will be provided for this cupboard.
Meter Serial Number
Cold water
supply to flat
Meter Reading
Stop Valve
WATER
SUPPLY
ISOLATORS
You can isolate water to each apartment via a stop valve located in the hall cupboard (picture
below). The valve will be clearly labelled although the lever might be a different colour. There is
an isolator in the communal areas which the managing agent has access to if required. There are
additional stop valves for cold water feeds located under the kitchen sink, as shown in the picture
below.
Water supply isolator
View under the sink of stop valves
for cold water feeds
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Waste blockages and water leaks
In event of waste blockages in the bathroom, access to the waste pipes is afforded via
access panels in the bath panels.
However, the cause of a blockage may be from either your or another’s apartment
Consequently, in event of waste blockages or water leaks from another apartment
contact the Managing Agent who will advise upon what action to take.
Location of rodding points within the apartment
Rodding points may be located behind a tile in the bathroom. Should this be the
case, the tile will have been attached with mastic and is therefore removable.
Access to rodding points
Residents should be prepared to provide access if required.
BATHROOM
ACCESS
Should you require access to the overflow or waste to the bath, access can be obtained by
removing the bath panel (Picture 1) with the help of a professional plumber.
1
Removable Panel
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CHAPTER 5
ESTATES
SYSTEMS & SERVICES
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5.1 ACCESS & SECURITY
RESIDENTS’
ACCESS
Residents can access the building by using their electronic fob (picture 1) which should be
presented to the fob reader at the front entrance door (picture 2). The reader will acknowledge the
fob and the door will click open. This method should also be used to access the lifts by using an
electronic fob. Residents can access the car parking space by using their electronic fob (picture 3).
1
2
In front door fob
Fob reader
3
Car Parking fob
VISITORS’
ACCESS
An intercom panel (picture 4) is linked to each apartment from the front communal entrance door.
Visitors should dial the apartment number, this will call the resident who will be able to hear and
see the caller on the receiver located in the individual apartments (picture 5).
4
5
Intercom receiver in your apartment
Intercom at main entrance
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LEAVING
THE
BUILDING
To exit the building, residents should push the ‘Touch to Exit’ green button located on the wall
just before the communal entry/exit door.
IN
THE
EVENT
OF
ELECTRICITY
SUPPLY
FAILURE
If there is an electrical power failure the door to the main building will ‘fail safe’ which means that
the residents will be able to open the doors manually.
MANAGEMENT
OF
ESTATE
SECURITY
SYSTEMS
The Managing Agent who is responsible for the maintenance of the estate access and security
systems should be advised as soon as possible of any operational problems and any matters that
may compromise the security of the building.
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5.2 FIRE PROTECTION
For residents’ increased safety, and to meet Fire Regulations, the building’s communal areas are
designed to have minimal fire risks affording occupants safe access to the stairwell and exit. On
the top floor of each communal area are two Automatic Opening Vents (windows). If there is a
fire in the building, they will open automatically to allow smoke to be extracted from the
staircase.
EMERGENCY
PROCEDURES:
If fire breaks out in your home:
Leave the room where the fire is straight away, and then close the door.
Tell everyone in your home and get them to leave. Close the front door of your flat behind
you.
Do not stay behind to put the fire out.
Close any doors behind you as you leave.
Call the fire service.
Wait outside, away from the building.
If you see or hear of a fire in another part of the building:
The building is designed to contain a fire in the flat where it starts. This means it is usually
safe for you to stay in your own flat if the fire is elsewhere.
You must leave immediately if smoke or heat affects your home, or, if you are told to by the
fire service.
If you are in any doubt, get out.
To call the fire service:
Dial 999 or 112 from a mobile
When the operator answers, give your telephone number and ask for FIRE.
When the fire service reply give the address of the block.
Do not end the call until the fire service has repeated the address correctly.
In addition
No items should be left/stored in communal areas
In the event of an evacuation DO NOT USE THE LIFT, use the stairs.
Each floor and all final exits are clearly signed directing you to the exit.
If normal communal lighting should fail, automatic back-up lighting with illuminate
within 15 seconds.
SMOKING
IN
COMMUNAL
AREAS
Smoking in enclosed communal areas is prohibited.
To conform to Government Regulations that came into effect from 1st July 2007. For further
information refer to the smoke free England website.
www.smokefreeengland.co.uk
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5.3 LIFT
All floor levels are served by the lift.
To call lift car press the call button and the indicator light will illuminate to confirm your
request.
TO
ASCEND
OR
DESCEND
Press the appropriate floor level button on the control panel.
Floor level numbers will be displayed.
To hold doors open, or to re-open doors to let someone in or out, press the door open button
[ < >] on the control panel.
NB Passengers must not lean against the door, or try to prop doors open, as this will affect
the operation of the lift.
After a short period without movement in and out of the doorway, the lift car doors will
automatically try to close.
If the door sensors detect either movement, or an obstruction in the doorway, the lift car
doors will remain open for a further period.
After multiple failed attempts to close, the lift car doors will eventually lock open.
EMERGENCY
PROCEDURES
For emergency purpose, the lift car is fitted with:
An ‘Alarm’ push button, which will sound an audible alarm in the lift shaft and initiate a
telephone call to the Lift Company Control Centre.
Emergency battery back-up lighting.
If a passenger is trapped in a lift car:
The ‘Alarm’ button on the control panel must be pressed for at least 5 seconds for the lift
car to be automatically connected to the Lift Company Control Centre (by a ‘hands free’
telephone link)
An Emergency Operator will then be able to talk to the passenger and advise them how
long it may be before an engineer can release them.
Residents hearing the alarm should try to talk to the trapped passenger and, if necessary call
the managing agent.
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Note
Reporting lift faults
All problems with the lift should be advised to the managing agent without delay.
Door closing time delay
The time delay before the door automatically closes is adjustable. If problems are encountered
contact the managing agent who can arrange to have the time delay period adjusted.
Use of the lift
The lift is primarily designed to carry passengers and their light luggage.
The lift cannot be used to move furniture or heavy goods. Residents must make arrangements or
hire a cherry picking lift to supply heavy goods directly to apartments or for movers to carry
furniture up the stairs.
Residents may be held responsible for any damage caused to the lift, if this guidance is not
followed.
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5.4 COMMUNAL LIGHTING
Stair lights complete with 28w 2D 4pin
lamp
Corridor lights complete with 26w 4pin PL
lamp
Roof Terrace lighting complete with 28w 2D
4pin lamp
Movement sensors operate lighting to the communal lobby areas. The Managing Agents can
adjust the duration of illumination. The external lighting to the main entrance and terraces is
operated automatically via photocell and will illuminate once the external lighting reaches a
certain level
Notes
In the event of electricity supply failure
All communal areas are fitted with emergency lighting.
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5.5 REFUSE BINS
Basement Floor
REFUSE BINS
The refuse bins on the basement floor are located on the left side of the lifts. In order to access the refuse bins storage, you will need to come down
the staircase located next to the boiler room turn right go past the lifts and it is the next entrance located on your left.
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Ground Floor
REFUSE BINS
The refuse bins on the ground floor are located on the left side of the lifts. In order to access the refuse bins storage, you will need to come down
the staircase, turn left, go outside the building and turn right and the refuse bins storage will be located there.
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DISPOSAL
OF
REFUSE/RUBBISH
There are number of communal refuse storage areas allocated to apartments. There are both
refuse and recycling bins available.
Residents are personally responsible for transferring their refuse from their apartment to the
refuse store.
If you find that a collection has been missed, please contact the Managing Agent.
The refuse store includes communal bins for household rubbish and recycling.
We request that you take the time to separate your rubbish accordingly and actively
participate in recycling. Please check out the following website for further information:
www.wrap.org.uk
Note
Disposal of refuse
Residents are personally responsible for transferring their refuse from their
apartment to the bin store and ALL rubbish must be placed in the bins provided.
There is no provision for storage of bulky packing materials i.e. equipment
packaging, therefore residents must make their own disposal arrangements.
Refuse collection day: currently collection is made on Wednesday
RECYCLING
A mini recycling centre consists of multiple banks allowing you to recycle a number of
different items. Outlined below are the different types of banks you will see at mini
recycling centres.
Mixed recycling means the recycling bank(s) accept paper and card, glass bottles and
jars, tins and cans, empty aerosols, plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays, and food and drink
cartons.
Clothes banks are separate banks which accept all unwanted clothes, textiles and old
rags. Please note: some clothes banks will also accept shoes - please check on the front of
the bank as it will be clearly marked if you can deposit clothes and shoes.
Shoe banks are separate banks for the collections of unwanted shoes. Pairs of shoes
should always be tied together before being placed in the bank. Please note: some shoe
banks will also accept clothes - please check on the front of the bank as it will be clearly
marked if you can deposit shoes and clothes.
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Light bulb and Battery recycling currently there is only one bank available for recycling
light bulbs and batteries and this can be found at Asda and Halfords.
Book banks mean you can deposit all unwanted hardback and paperback books. Please
note: some book banks also accept CDs - please check on the front of the bank.
WEEE banks WEEE stands for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. Currently
there are only two WEEE banks at mini-recycling centres in the borough. You can deposit
small electrical items such as mobile phones, kettles and toasters into these banks, but not
larger items such as big televisions, fridges or freezers.
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5.6 CONCIERGE SERVICES
The Concierge will be on site between 7.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday and shorter hours
during the weekend.
The concierge will have a strong customer service focus and will make themselves available for
all reasonable lessee requests. In addition they will perform the following duties:
Daily inspection of the estate. Recording all faults/observations in the maintenance
book, referring issues to the managing agent for resolution.
Follow-up of maintenance issues to ensure timely completion, recording progress in the
maintenance book.
Pick up litter in the communal areas, courtyard and car park on daily basis.
Supervising the cleaning and gardening contractors.
Overseeing the security of the site.
Maintaining a register of permitted cars and assisting the managing agent in the control
of car and bicycle parking.
Maintenance of the notice boards, ensuring that notices are tidy, relevant and in date.
Issuing and reprogramming of automatic perimeter access fobs/ cards.
Acceptance of small deliveries for residents.
Maintain tidiness of main lobbies, concierge desk, private areas, communal roof terraces
and lifts
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CHAPTER 6
ESTATE
MANAGEMENT
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6.1 OWNERSHIP & MANAGEMENT
ESTATE
OWNERSHIP
The landlord is “Thornsett Residential Limited 34 Margery St London WC1X 0JJ” and they
hold the leasehold reversionary interest.
APARTMENT
OWNERSHIP
The tenants (owners of individual homes) each hold a lease for a term of 999 years, from 25th
March 2014 subject to payment of the ground rent and service charges.
For clarification of the terms that apply to your individual property, you should refer to your
individual lease, your solicitor and the managing agent.
ESTATE
MANAGEMENT
The landlord has appointed a Managing Agent with responsibility for management of the
estate and related issues.
Note
Lease
For clarification of the terms that apply to your apartment you
should refer to your individual lease, your solicitor and the
managing agent.
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6.2 MANAGING AGENT
APPOINTMENT
Thornsett Residential Limited has entered into an initial one-year management contract with
London Residential Management to act as the managing agent for the estate.
The managing agent has created a Management Scheme – including preliminary financial
estimates – for the day-to-day running of the building.
ROLE
&
RESPONSIBILITIES
To carry out the management function, the Landlord has appointed an independent firm of
Managing Agents, whose responsibilities will be specified in a management contract and will
be in accordance with the terms of the lease.
The Managing Agents may make such estate regulations as are considered appropriate for the
well-being of the residents and the management of the estate, in accordance with the Articles
of Association and the term of the lease.
AUDITORS
The Managing Agent must appoint an independent firm of accountants to act as auditors who
will work with the managing agent to provide the audited accounts required by the Registrar
of Companies and the provisions of the lease.
ACCOUNTABILITY
&
POWER
The Managing Agent’s books of account for the management company, together with all
invoices relating to the building must be open to inspection by tenants, if required, and in
accordance with statutory requirements.
CONTACT
London Residential Management
9A Macklin Street
London
WC2B 5NE
℡ 020 7438 1080
enquiries@l-r-m.co.uk
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6.3 SERVICE CHARGES
ANNUAL
BUDGET
ESTIMATES
&
INVOICES
The managing agent will be responsible for the production of financial budgets for the running
costs of the building in accordance with the lease.
Service charge payments are due half yearly in advance on 1st January and 1st July, and demands
based upon the annual budget will be issued in advance by the managing agents.
The proportion applied will be as specified in the lease for each property and in accordance with
the managing agent’s scheme for the building.
ANNUAL
RECONCILIATION
The service charge instalments are based upon an estimated budget plan. Consequently, each
year on completion of the Managing Agent’s audited accounts, each property owner will receive
a reconciliation statement showing any credit or debit balance on their service charge account.
Any debit balance will be immediately payable and any credit balance will be offset against
future instalments.
The managing agent is required to prepare an annual account of the maintenance expenses
(distinguishing between actual expenditure and a reserve for future expenditure) for the 12
month period ending 31st March.
The accounts are to be audited by an independent accountant as soon as is practicable and the
managing agent will circulate a copy of the accounts, together with the accountant’s certificate,
to each tenant.
Note
Payment of service charge
The amount invoiced must be paid in full within 14 days of written demand. If not
paid within 14 days of the due date, action may be taken in accordance with the
lease and interest charged.
Payment of the service charge may be made via standing order, see below for the
relevant bank account details.
Bank details will be provided by London Residential Management.
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6.4 INSURANCE
BUILDING
INSURANCE
Arranging and maintaining adequate building insurance cover for the building is the
responsibility of the managing agent.
The managing agent, on behalf of the management company, will collect the insurance premium
from lessees and account to the residents for these sums.
CONTENTS
&
PERSONAL
EFFECTS
INSURANCE
Insurance arrangements to cover personal effects (e.g. clothing, furnishing, carpets, TV
equipment, appliances etc.) are the responsibility of the residents and not the landlord,
management company or management agent.
The landlord’s insurance covers various items within a property (e.g. kitchen fixtures & fittings
but not the domestic appliances).
Note
Insurance policy and certificate of cover
Full insurance policy details and a copy of the latest Certificate of Cover can be
obtained, on request, from the managing agent’s office.
Apartment front door lock
The Lease provides that the Tenant should provide the Landlord with a set of keys
to the apartment front door to enable the Landlord to enter the flat for security
purposes or in an emergency and furthermore if an insurance company requests
details about the type and standard of lock fitted, and whether it conforms to
standards, you can confirm that the lock to the apartment entrance.
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6.5 GROUND RENT
PAYMENT
&
RENT
REVIEW
ARRANGEMENTS
The rent sum, as specified in each lease and due to the Landlord, is payable in advance on 1st
January in each calendar year. This sum will be demanded and collected yearly in advance by
London Residential Management on behalf of the Landlord.
RENT
SUMS
The Rent shall be fixed for each twenty five year period of the Term commencing on 25th
March 2014 (“the Base Date”) -:
(a) For the first 25 years of the Term of £300.00 per annum (1 bed apartments) and £400.00
per annum (2 bed apartments).
(b) For the next 25 years of the Term of twice the sum referred to in (a)
(c) For the next 25 years of the Term of twice the sum referred to in (b)
(d) For the next 25 years of the Term of twice the sum referred to in (c)
(e) For the remainder of the Term of twice the sum referred to in (d)
Please refer to your individual Lease for amount applicable to your apartment.
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6.6 SALE OR SUBLETTING
To conform to the lease, when the ownership of a property is to be transferred, or a property is
to be sublet, the landlord and management company must be formally advised of the transaction
via the managing agent, and preferably before legal agreements are entered into.
When selling a property, your solicitor will need up-to-date information about the insurance of
the building, service charges etc.
You may be able to supply the solicitor with some of this information yourself but if not, the
solicitor should apply in writing to the managing agent who will charge a fee for this service.
Note
Formal notification to the landlord and the management
company
This provision applies to all subsequent transactions following the
initial purchase of a property whether a sale or letting.
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6.7 RESIDENTS’ OBLIGATIONS
The lease contains various obligations, which apply to tenants and all residents, in respect of the
use and care of homes and communal areas, which are intended to:
Enable residents to co-exist with their neighbours as comfortably, safely and harmoniously as
practicable.
Maintain the integrity and general upkeep of the homes, the building and amenity areas.
These obligations are enforceable by the landlord and the management company.
Furthermore, the management company may at any time impose and vary reasonable
regulations in the interest of good building management (see Chapter 6.2).
EXTRACTS FROM THE LEASE TENANT’S COVENANTS
1.
TENANT'S COVENANTS
THE Tenant HEREBY COVENANTS with the Landlord as follows:4.1
To pay rents
To pay the rents hereby reserved at the times and in the manner aforesaid and without
deduction or set off as aforesaid
4.2
To pay outgoings
To bear pay and discharge
4.3
4.2.1
all rates taxes duties charges assessments impositions and outgoings whatsoever
whether parliamentary parochial or of any other description now or hereafter
assessed charged or imposed upon or payable in respect of the Demised Premises
or any part thereof or upon the owner or occupier thereof and
4.2.2
the proportion properly attributable to the Demised Premises of any such rates
taxes duties charges assessments impositions and outgoings as may be assessed
charged or imposed upon the Demised Premises jointly with other premises or
upon the owners or occupiers thereof other than any property owner’s tax in
relation to the Building
Service Charge
4.3.1
To pay to the Landlord at the times and in manner hereinafter provided in every
year of the said term and so in proportion for any part of a year a due proportion as
may be determined from time to time by the Landlord's Surveyor acting properly
and reasonably (hereinafter referred to as "the Service Charge") of the expenses
reasonably and properly incurred by the Landlord in connection with or relating to
the Services or any of them or any such further works services supplies or facilities
intended for the benefit of the Demised Premises or the Tenant or for maintaining
and securing the facilities and amenities of the Building generally in accordance
with the principles of good estate management and for the avoidance of doubt the
due proportion of Service Charge payable by the Tenant shall not include any
proportion that would otherwise be payable by other tenants in the Building or in
respect of any unlet premises within the Building
4.3.2
The accounting period shall be the year or other period ending on the 31st day of
December in every year or such other date as may from time to time be stipulated
by the Landlord
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4.3.3
As soon as practicable after the end of each accounting period the Landlord will
furnish the Tenant with a statement of the expenditure properly incurred by the
Landlord acting reasonably in respect of the Services for the relevant accounting
period and of the Service Charge payable by the Tenant for such period
4.3.3.1 Pending the ascertainment of the Service Charge for each accounting
period the Tenant shall pay half yearly on the 25 March and the 29
September in every year of the said term and proportionately for any part
of a year pay a provisional sum by way of Service Charge such provisional
sum to be such amount as the Landlord shall properly and reasonably
stipulate
4.3.3.2 If from time to time the provisional sum held by the Landlord or by way
of Service Charge for the Building as a whole shall be insufficient to meet
any expenditure incurred by the Landlord in connection with or relating to
the Services or any of them at the date that the same is incurred the
Tenant shall on written demand pay within 14 days such further
provisional sum by way of Service Charge as the Landlord may properly
and reasonably stipulate to achieve the object of maintaining sufficient
funds to meet the then and future expenditure on the Services
4.3.4
When the actual Service Charge for each accounting period has been ascertained
any surplus due from or paid by the Tenant by way of Service Charge shall (in the
case of a surplus due from the Tenant) be payable by the Tenant on written
demand within 14 days and the Landlord shall credit any overpayment by the
Tenant against future service charge demands
4.3.5
Each and every payment as aforesaid in respect of the Service Charge if not
satisfied within a period of 14 days of the demand therefore shall then be
recoverable by action
4.3.6
Any interest earned on any payments by the Tenant pursuant to the foregoing parts
of this Clause 4.3 may be credited towards liabilities relating to the Service Charge
generally rather than be applied to or against specifically the Tenant's past present
or future such payments
4.3.7
The Landlord shall be entitled to include in the Service Charge such amount as its
surveyor (acting reasonably and in accordance with the principles of good estate
management) shall from time to time certify by way of:
4.3.7.1 a reserve fund for future or anticipated expenditure on the repair
maintenance renewal or decoration of the Building or any other Services
for which in the opinion of that surveyor such provision should be made
4.3.7.2 a sinking fund for the renewal or replacement of plant and equipment in
the Building used in connection with the provision of services or plant and
equipment
4.3.7.3 each and every payment as aforesaid in respect of the Service Charge if not
satisfied within a period of 14 days of the written demand therefore shall then
be recoverable by action
4.3.8
The Service Charge shall not include:
4.3.8.1 the costs of works of repair or otherwise to the extent that such costs are
recovered by the Landlord under its policy or policies of insurance against the
Insured Risks (other than where such insurance is vitiated or the payment of
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monies thereunder withheld in whole or in part due to the act neglect or
default of the Tenant or its undertenants or invitees)
4.3.8.2 the costs of works to the extent that such costs are recovered by the Landlord
from third parties other than by way of service charge payable by any occupier
of the Building or any part thereof
4.4
Comply with statutory requirements
At the Tenant's own expense to execute all works and provide and maintain all arrangements
which by or under any Act of Parliament already or hereafter to be passed or by any Government
Department Local Authority or other Public Authority or duly authorised officer or Court of
competent jurisdiction acting under or in pursuance of any enactment are or may be directed or
required to be executed provided and maintained at any time during the said term upon or in
respect of the Demised Premises or any part thereof or in respect of the user thereof whether by
the lessor or lessee AND not to do or omit or knowingly suffer to be done or omitted in or
about the Demised Premises any act or thing by reason of which the Landlord may under any
enactment incur or have imposed upon it or become liable to pay any penalty damages
compensation costs charges or expenses AND at all times to keep the Landlord fully and
effectually indemnified against all costs expenses demands claims or liability arising out of or
incidental to any contravention of or non-compliance with any such provisions as aforesaid
4.5
Repair
To maintain and keep the Demised Premises and every part thereof in good and substantial
repair and condition and good working order (damage by any of the Insured Risks only excepted
unless the relative policy or policies shall have been rendered void or voidable or payment of the
whole or part of the insurance moneys refused in consequence of some act or default on the part
of or suffered by the Tenant) and to replace from time to time all fixtures and fittings sanitary
apparatus and appurtenances in the Demised Premises which may be or become beyond
economic repair
4.6
To keep clean and tidy
Not to store any waste materials other than in receptacles within the area (if any) provided
therefore and so often as it shall be necessary to remove from the Demised Premises all refuse
rubbish and scrap and generally to keep the same clean and tidy
4.7
To permit Landlord to enter to view and take inventories
4.7.1
To permit the Landlord with or without its agents surveyors workmen and others (as
the case may be) at reasonable times (after at least forty-eight hours written notice
except in case of emergency)
4.7.2
To enter and view the condition of the Demised Premises and of any defects
decays and wants of reparation to the Demised Premises or other works or acts to
be done there found and for which the Tenant shall be liable hereunder to give to
the Tenant notice thereof in writing and if the Tenant shall not within twenty-eight
days after such notice (or immediately in case of emergency) commence and
proceed diligently with the execution of such repairs and works and the
performance of such acts to the reasonable satisfaction of the Landlord of which
notice shall have been given as aforesaid it shall be lawful for the Landlord and its
contractors agents and workmen (but without prejudice to the right of re-entry
hereinafter referred to) to enter the Demised Premises and execute all such repairs
and works and do such acts as may be necessary to comply with the said notice and
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the proper and reasonable cost thereof shall be a debt payable by the Tenant due
from the Tenant to the Landlord and shall be forthwith recoverable by action
4.7.3
4.8
4.9
To enter the Demised Premises within one month prior to the Termination Date
for the purpose of taking schedules or inventories of the fixtures and things in the
Demised Premises to be yielded up at the Termination Date
Alterations
4.8.1
Not to alter or interfere with any part of the Building which is not comprised in the
Demised Premises
4.8.2
Not to alter the external appearance or carry out any structural alterations to the
Demised Premises
4.8.3
Not to make any internal non-structural alterations to the property without the
Landlord’s consent (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed)
4.8.4
In the event of a breach of this covenant 4.8 then in addition to any other rights
and powers available (and independently of Clause 4.7) the Landlord shall be at
liberty to enter the Demised Premises (if requisite) and/or to remove all
unauthorised alterations or interferences and reinstate and all reasonable costs and
expenses therein properly incurred by the Landlord shall be payable by the Tenant
to the Landlord on demand
4.8.5
To the extent reasonably required by the Landlord to remove at the Termination
Date all additions and alterations made to the Demised Premises during the Term
and to reinstate the Demised Premises to their state and condition prior to the
effecting of the same in a good and workmanlike manner to the reasonable
satisfaction of the Landlord
4.8.6
To provide to the Landlord and the insurers details of the value of any works
carried out to the Demised Premises for insurance purposes.
Signs and advertisements
Not to erect or exhibit or knowingly permit or suffer to be erected or exhibited on or from
the Demised Premises any aerial satellite dish (or other apparatus associated with receiving
or monitoring transmissions) sign signboard fascia advertisement hoarding placard or notice
of any kind whatsoever
4.10 Not to obstruct
Not to obstruct the Common Parts in any way or place or permit to be placed anything
therein or place or suspend or knowingly permit or suffer to be placed or suspended any
excessive or undue weight on or from the floors ceilings walls or main structure of or
appertaining to the Demised Premises
4.11 Not to overload the Conducting Media
Not to overload the Conducting Media electrical installations or other services in the Property
4.12 Floor Loading
Not to permit to be imposed on the floors or walls of the Property any load in excess of that
which they are designed to bear and not to suspend or permit to be suspended from the ceiling
and/or beams of or supporting the Demised Premises any load in excess of that which they are
designed to bear
4.13 Regulations
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To observe all regulations set out in the Third Schedule and such other reasonable regulations
from time to time in force and notified to the Tenant by the Landlord having as their object the
proper maintenance and tidiness of the Building or any part or parts thereof
4.14 Restrictions on user
Not to:
4.14.1
hold or permit or suffer to be held any sale by auction public exhibition or political
meeting on the Demised Premises or any part thereof
4.14.2
use or permit or suffer to be used the Demised Premises or any part thereof for any
trade business industrial or manufacturing purposes
4.14.3
store or permit to be stored in the Demised Premises any especially inflammable or any
explosive or hazardous substance or material whatsoever save in containers specially
designed and suitable for such purpose
4.14.4
carry on or permit or suffer to be carried on upon any part of the Demised
Premises anything offensive noxious noisome or noisy whatsoever or permit or
suffer the Demised Premises to be used or occupied in such manner as to be
injurious to health whether by overcrowding or otherwise or for any illegal or
immoral purpose or so as to cause any nuisance (particularly by television wireless
or other instrument) damage disturbance or inconvenience to the Landlord or any
other person or suffer that any sound emanating from within the Demised
Premises caused by television wireless or other instrument shall be audible from
outside the Demised Premises for any objectionable period
4.14.5
keep any dog cat reptile bird or other animal in any part of the Building without the
written consent of the Landlord (revocable at any time) such consent not to be
unreasonably withheld or delayed
4.14.6
keep in any part of the Building except in the Demised Premises or any cycle store
or other approved area any wheelchair pram pushchair bicycle tricycle or other
vehicle and the Landlord shall incur no liability in respect of any loss or damage to
anything so kept
4.14.7
place or affix outside any window of the Demised Premises any sun-blind window
box flower pot or other article or thing without the previous consent in writing of
the Landlord (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed) provided
that if such consent is given anything so placed or affixed shall be securely fastened
to the reasonable satisfaction of the Landlord's Surveyor and the Tenant will
indemnify the Landlord against any claims by third parties arising out of such
matters
4.14.8
put out on any external part of the Demised Premises or in the Common Parts
washing clothing bedding or other article of any description
4.14.9
bring or permit or suffer to be brought or do or knowingly permit or suffer to be
done upon the Demised Premises anything whatsoever which may invalidate any
insurance or render any increased or extra premium payable for the insurance of
the Building against any of the Insured Risks
4.14.10 in case of any increase in any such premium caused by the Tenant as aforesaid to
repay the same to the Landlord upon demand and
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4.14.11 in case payment of any insurance monies is refused by insurers by reason of or as a
result of the Tenant's act neglect or default the Tenant will upon demand pay the
Landlord the refused amount
4.15 Alienation
4.15.1
Not to assign share part with the possession or occupation of or charge or underlet
any part of the Demised Premises as distinct from the whole
4.15.2
Not to assign the whole of the Demised Premises to a person who is either an
individual ordinarily resident outside England or a body incorporated or with a
registered office outside England and Wales without first procuring or causing
either
4.15.2.1 that at least one guarantor for the proposed assignee resident in England
and reasonably acceptable to the Landlord shall enter into a deed for the
purpose of guaranteeing the obligations of the assignee therein contained
or
4.15.2.2 that the proposed assignee deposits with the Landlord such sum as shall
represent one year's rents payable by the Tenant in respect of the
calendar year immediately preceding the date of the assignment and in
either case also
4.15.2.3 that the proposed assignee enters into a deed in a form approved by the
Landlord's solicitors containing a submission by the assignee to the
jurisdiction of the Courts of England and a declaration that such Courts
are the proper forum for all purposes under this Lease and an
undertaking to maintain at all times during the term hereby created an
address in England or Wales for service of all notices processes and
proceedings under or in connection with this Lease
4.15.3
Not to assign the whole of the Demised Premises without the assignee entering
into a deed of covenant with the Landlord (in the form set out in Fourth Schedule
or such other form as approved by the Landlord)
4.15.4
The Tenant shall not assign transfer or part with possession of the whole of the
Demised Premises other than to a transferee or assignee who will at the same time
take an assignment of the Tenant’s Car Space Lease]
4.15.5 Not to underlet the Demised Premises otherwise than by:
i) an assured shorthold tenancy for a term not exceeding one year; or
ii) any other tenancy with the consent of the Landlord (not to be unreasonably
withheld) and in relation to which the Tenant shall at the same time obtain and
deliver to the Landlord a deed of covenant (in the form set out in Fourth
Schedule or such other form as the approved by the Landlord) in its favour by
which the undertenant covenants to observe and perform during the term of its
tenancy the covenants and obligations on the part of the Tenant herein
contained;
4.15.6
for the avoidance of doubt the Tenant shall not be entitled to enter into any
holiday lettings or other short term letting arrangements
4.15.7
To produce two certified true copies of every assignment transfer mortgage charge
underlease probate letters of administration order instrument or other writing
effecting or evidencing any transmission or devolution of any estate or interest
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(derivative or otherwise) in the Demised Premises or any part thereof other than
assured shorthold tenancies or similar tenancies replacing the same to the solicitors
of the Landlord for registration within one month from the date thereof and to pay
to the Landlord's solicitors a reasonable fee of not less than Fifty Pounds together
with Value Added Tax thereon for each such registration
4.15.8
4.16
At all times to give the Landlord full details in writing of any occupier of the
Demised Premises and of the basis and terms of his her or its occupation
To inform the Landlord of notices
To give immediate notice to the Landlord of any notice or claim affecting the Demised
Premises or any part thereof of which the Tenant is aware and at the request and cost of the
Landlord the Tenant shall join into any such applications or proceedings which the Landlord
deems appropriate
4.17
Reimburse fees incurred by the Landlord
Notwithstanding and without prejudice to any other provision contained in this Lease to
reimburse the Landlord on written demand all properly and reasonable fees charges costs
and expenses (including Counsel's Solicitors' and Surveyors' costs charges and fees) properly
and reasonably incurred or suffered by the Landlord arising out of or in connection with or
incidental to any breach of any of the covenants on the part of the Tenant hereunder and
any steps taken in connection with the preparation and service of a notice under Sections
146 or 147 of the Law of Property Act 1925 (or any statutory provisions amending or
replacing the said Sections) requiring the Tenant to remedy a breach of any of the covenants
herein contained notwithstanding forfeiture for such breach shall be avoided otherwise than
by relief granted by the Court
4.18
The Planning Acts
4.18.1
In this clause the following expressions have the following meanings:
4.18.1.1
"the Planning Acts” means the Town and Country Planning Act 1990
or any statutory modifications or re-enactment thereof for the time
being in force and regulations or orders made thereunder
4.18.1.2
"Planning Permission" means any consent or approval given or
deemed to be given under the Planning Acts and
4.18.1.3
"Development" bears the same meaning as in the Planning Acts
4.18.2
To comply in all respects with the provisions and requirements of the Planning
Acts and of all Planning Permissions so far as the same relate to or affect the
Demised Premises or any part thereof or any operations works acts or things
already or hereafter to be carried out executed done or omitted thereon or the use
thereof for any purpose
4.18.3
So often as occasion shall require at the expense in all respects of the Tenant to
obtain all such Planning Permissions as may be required for the carrying out of any
operations by the Tenant on the Demised Premises or the institution or
continuance thereon of any use thereof which may constitute development
PROVIDED ALWAYS that the Tenant shall not make any application for any
planning permission without the prior written consent of the Landlord (such
consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed) and in the event of any breach
of this proviso the Tenant will indemnify the Landlord in respect of any loss arising
therefrom
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4.18.4
4.19
Not to carry out or make any alteration or addition to the Demised Premises or any
change of use thereof (being an alteration or addition or change of use for which a
Planning Permission needs to be obtained) before a Planning Permission therefore
has been produced to the Landlord and acknowledged by it in writing as
satisfactory to it (such acknowledgement not to be unreasonably withheld or
delayed)
Development
Notwithstanding any other of the provisions of this Lease the Tenant will not carry out or
apply for any permission to carry out to the Demised Premises or any part thereof any
development or disposal which would give rise to any liability upon the Landlord to any tax
levy charge or imposition under any Statute for the time being in force provided
nevertheless (without prejudice to any other rights and remedies of the Landlord) that if the
Tenant shall carry out permit or consent to any act matter or thing (other than any
development or disposal by the Landlord) giving rise to any such tax levy charge or
imposition then the Tenant hereby indemnifies the Landlord against all liability for any tax
levy charge or other imposition of whatsoever nature including penalties and interest on
overdue tax for failure to give appropriate notices and information or otherwise as may be
required by any such statute for which the Landlord shall be liable as a result of such
development disposal act matter or thing and shall on demand repay to the Landlord as the
case may be the amount of such tax levy charge or imposition which in default of payment
shall be recoverable from the Tenant as rent in arrear
4.20 Encroachment and easements
Not to stop up darken or obstruct or obscure any windows doorway passage or light
belonging to the Demised Premises nor to permit any new window light opening doorway
path passage drain or other encroachment or easement to be made into against or upon the
Demised Premises and in case any window light opening doorway path passage drain or
other encroachment or easement shall be made or attempted to be made the Tenant will give
notice thereof to the Landlord as soon as practicable after the Tenant has become aware
and will forthwith upon the request of the Landlord adopt such means as may be reasonably
required or deemed proper for preventing any such encroachment or the acquisition of any
such easement (including permitting the Landlord and others authorised by it to enter the
Demised Premises to do the same)
4.21 To insure Third Party Risks
To insure and keep insured the Third Party and Property Owners’ Liability risks of the
Demised Premises throughout the term in an insurance office of repute and on request
(such request not to be made more than once every year) to produce to the Landlord the
policy or policies for such insurance and the receipt or receipts for the current year's
premium
4.22 To indemnify
To indemnify and keep indemnified the Landlord from and against legal liability in respect
of all loss damage actions proceedings claims demands costs damages liability and expenses
in respect of any injury to or the death of any person or damage to any property moveable
or immoveable or the infringement disturbance or destruction of any right easement or
privilege or otherwise by reason of or arising in any way directly out of any breach of the
Tenant's covenants contained in this Lease or the repair state of repair condition existence
of or any alteration made permitted or suffered to be made by the Tenant to or to the user
hereinbefore authorised of the Demised Premises
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4.23
To yield up
At the Termination Date to give up the Demised Premises in such condition as is consistent
with the tenant’s covenants in this Lease and any consents for alterations to the Demised
Premises given by the Landlord to the Tenant
4.24
To pay charges
To pay the proper and reasonable fees charges costs and expenses (including those of
Counsel Solicitors and Surveyors) and reasonable disbursements together with Value Added
Tax thereon reasonably and properly incurred or suffered by the Landlord and arising out of
or in connection with any application or request by the Tenant in connection with the
Demised Premises or the user thereof or any of the provisions of this Lease and whether or
not the same shall be proceeded with by the Tenant or consent granted or lawfully refused
4.25
Interest on overdue payments
In the event of the Tenant failing to pay to the Landlord any sums payable by the Tenant
under the provisions hereof within twenty eight days of the due date (or if no date is
specified from the date of demand) to pay to the Landlord interest thereon at the rate of
three per cent per annum above National Westminster Bank Plc Base Lending Rate for the
time being in force from the due date (or if no date is specified from the date of demand)
until payment
4.26
Terraces, Balconies and Outside Areas
4.26.1
Not to use any terrace or balcony or outside areas for the storage of any items
nor for cooking nor to allow any smell or noise to emanate from the terrace or
balcony and not to use the terrace or balcony for any purpose which shall or
may cause nuisance or disturbance to any owner or occupier of the Building or
any of the Lettable Areas or nearby premises;
4.26.2
Not place over or upon any terrace or balcony any parasol umbrella or awning
nor any item or items which in aggregate weigh more than the terrace or
balcony can bear;
4.26.3
Where the Premises includes an outside area and/or the right a terrace or
balcony to maintain at all times the appearance of the terrace balcony and
outside area (as the case may be) consistent with a high class block of
residential flats with associated facilities and to maintain any planting or
window boxes in an attractive manner and if requested by the Landlord
forthwith to remove any item or items from the terrace or balcony;
4.26.4
Not to obstruct the terrace or balcony; and
4.26.5
To permit the Landlord its servants agents and contractors to gain access to the
terrace or balcony through the Premises at all reasonable times on prior written
notice of not less than 48 hours save in case of emergency when no notice shall
be required for the purpose of cleaning decorating renewing repairing
maintaining installing replacing any item at the Estate and affixing items to the
Building.
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