We're very excited here at the Sugarhouse Office, as we've made it through the first stage of the Leeds Landlord Awards. We've been shortlisted in the Best Large Landlord / Letting Agency category. The votes were based on nominations from students of The University of Leeds and Trinity and All-Saints University College.
Here at Sugarhouse we can’t stop watching the bizarre Leeds Trinity advert and we’ve definitely heard about the One Direction pop up store. Yet, after the long anticipated wait the Leeds Trinity shopping centre is opening this week.
When Leeds Trinity opens it will become Europe’s largest shopping centre, attracting 23million visitors a year. The centre will feature a large range of stores including Hollister, Urban Outfitters and River Island.
You’ve probably seen in the local newspapers that Yorkshire Cricket Club have rebranded themselves for the millionth time, this time renaming themselves ‘The Vikings’, it’s a fresh new look to bring the punters in, but the new move has caught the eye of their American football namesake’s, the Minnesota Vikings.
It's that time of the year when deadlines are due, money is tight and household tensions are rising. So here's our list of favourite passive-agressive notes. I'm sure a few of these have been floating around our Student Properties in Leeds. If you've received any in past, we would love to see them! send them in to firstname.lastname@example.org, there might even be a prize for the winner!
Although we’re best known for our student property in Leeds, we clearly care about the ongoings of you crazy students, and you Leeds Uni folk right in the midst of election season. Student Elections are something taken pretty seriously at the University of Leeds, with 50 candidates vying for just the 7 positions (including editor) We simply don’t have time to go through all, so we've chosen our SUGARHOUSE SIX.
Although we're best known for our great Student Properties in Headingley; with the Student union elections underway at Leeds Met we decided to give you a rundown of the candidates and their manifestos. After all, no one wants another coalition do they?
We're in the mood for love! We're packed full to bursting with NEW properties for next year, so if you are still house hunting why not book a viewing for Valentines Day, and if you sign for a new home, have a bottle of bubbly and a box of chocolates on us!
How to stay safe and happy in Leeds!
Guest Blog by Lizzie Marlow, 3rd Year, Leeds Met
As somebody who wasn’t originally from Leeds, it is very important to find out about your surroundings; where are the best places to go, where you can look to for advice but most importantly, how to keep safe
What do students look for from their property?
Guest Blog by Lizzie Marlow, 3rd Year LMU
Here are a few tips about the most important things to look for in your first home from home! (Things that we mostly forget when we’re looking around a house).
We’re delighted to announce that following on from last years nominations as double finalists in the prestigious national Landlords and Letting Awards in London that we’ve gone one further this year and been nominated in three categories, adding “Best Customer Service” to "Letting Agent of the Year" and "Best Website."
The best marketing and customer service in the North Leeds student and professional market bar none!”
They have just organised my third full refurbishment for me and they all look fantastic. I haven't lost a day's rent since they took over”
They've got fantastic prices and friendly staff”
Great value properties”
Friendly, professional service that offers great advice and sees you through from start to finish of the process of letting a house. Always available for any queries that you have and have a very quick response to let any problems that we have had in the house. Feel like we're treated like adults, not students and that they really value our custom.”
They were very professional and helpful and did their utmost to provide great customer service and find us the exact property we were looking for that satisfied as many requirements as possible. The staff are very welcoming and friendly and were easy to approach with any concerns, requests or questions.”
Brill company, extremely professional yet friendly and always happy to help! Great to chat to for advice, over all the best in Leeds!”
They're simpy the best and super efficient!!”
In a highly competitive category, this agency should be delighted with itself; the judges were extremely pleased to rewards its efforts with the gold. With a focus on students and young professionals the attitude and communication is well tailored to this audience. The team has an established presence across the social media platforms and uses social networking sites extremely well. The website is very good indeed and has a number of features expected by the young and tech savvy target audience. The directors value their staff and there is a very good mentoring scheme in place to develop negotiators into senior staff. As can be expected in student sharing tenancies, they are well versed in dispute resolution and manage to remedy any issues without legal recourse, so all parties come away happy with the results.”
You've taken a hugh worry from my mind. Thank you so much for all your helpand advice. My tenants have also been really pleased with you which is really nice. Everything was really straightforward and the tenants have been great.”
Sugarhouse Properties are always helpful when we have any problems with the house and always fix it immediately. They are constantly polite and friendly when we are in contact with them.”
Many thanks for all your hard work; your administration is excellent and you communicated well with us throughout”
We had our house on with XXXX for 4 months with no success and no feedback. Sugarhouse advised me to organise some minor improvements and had the house rented within a week! ”
Such friendly and helpful people! All staff are easy to talk to and are open to questions no matter how many! Definitely recommend to anyone looking for a house!”
I have recently organised a house for next year with Sugarhouse and everything went as quick and easy as possible. The team are a great example to all other letting agencies, with their professionalism and commitment. They also make your house-viewing fun, which is very important”
When we were looking for a house they were so helpful in trying to find what we wanted. Whenever we had problems at the house they are always very quick at responding and fixing the problem. We are very happy with the service they have provide and if we were not in our third year we would definately use them again”
Great houses with really good facilities. Always reply straightaway and send someone round within the next 2 days. Staff are so friendly!”