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Online lettings agency pioneer Upad shuts up shop

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Online lettings agency pioneer Upad shuts up shop previous nextAgencies & PeopleOnline lettings agency pioneer Upad shuts up shopThe ten-year-old business that pioneered the online-only lettings business model has thrown in the towel and is no longer accepting new business from landlords.Nigel Lewis14th October 201903,068 Views One of the UK’s most established and well-known online-only letting agencies, Upad, has revealed that it is closing its doors to new business.Its homepage no longer features any of its products or services and instead redirects visitors to a page revealing that it is ‘no longer accepting new business’. It also thanks past customers for their support.Upad has pioneered the online-only lettings model since it was established in 2008 by its CEO and portfolio landlord James Davis (left) who, until the arrival of competitors such as OpenRent and Howsy, was one of the most high profile digital disruptors in the lettings market.For many years Upad was also the largest online-only lettings agency in the UK and recently claimed to have been used by 12,500 landlords and listed 30,000 properties. It is claimed that 450 landlords will be affected by Upad shutting up shop.The company’s announcement reveals that both tenants and landlords using its service who have entered into tenancies arranged through or managed by Upad should contact each other directly to work out future arrangements.RefundsLandlords who paid Upad for a tenant find service after 1st October will be able to claim a refund, but those who paid before that date will not.“This will be a particularly difficult and sensitive time for Upad and their clients and so I have sent the James Davis an email offering our full support to him and his landlords and tenants,” competitor Jonathan Daines of LettingAProperty.com has told The Negotiator.“We are currently putting together a Upad Client Support service to continue their services with as little disruption to their landlords and tenants as possible.”In September last year the company significantly altered its fee structure to a basic £149 find a tenant service, hoping to then upsell more services that landlords could bolt on.LettingAProperty Jonathan Daines james davis upad October 14, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

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“Dead Feat” Will Return To New Orleans For Two Jazz Fest Late Night Shows In 2017

first_imgThough we’re still a few weeks away from 2017, the next calendar year is filling up with all sorts of great events. With the Jazz Fest lineup due out any day now, many artists are announcing their own late night performances for the famed New Orleans festival.One of the annual traditions of Jazz Fest late nights is Dead Feat, a collaboration that generally features members of both the Grateful Dead and Little Feat, as well as musicians from the New Orleans scene. This year’s lineup unfortunately doesn’t feature any members of the Dead, though Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett of Little Feat will be performing. In addition, Jackie Greene, Anders Osborne, and Brady Blade will all be featured on the 2017 Dead Feat lineup.Dead Feat will perform for two nights, April 29th and 30th, at Republic NOLA. You can find more information here.[Image courtesy of Rex Thomson from Dead Feat 2016]last_img read more

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Wellington Downtown Art Walk is tonight from 5 to 7 p.m.

first_imgSumner Newscow report — Don’t forget! Wellington Downtown Art Walk is tonight! Participating businesses are The Gold Corner, Barbara Jon’s, National Depression Glass Museum and No. 7 Coffee House. Event will last from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday evening.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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Renovation Project to Include Stained Glass

first_imgHoly Cross R.C. Church’s pastoral assistant, Lori LaPlante, and pastor, the Rev. Michael Manning, stand in the church as work gets ready to begin for a long-awaited renovation and expansion project. When the project is completed, the church will feature stained glass windows from a recently closed Philadelphia church.RUMSON – When planning began for the renovation and expansion of Holy Cross R.C. Church, stained glass windows didn’t seem to be possible. That has all changed with the help of St. Francis of Assisi.Well, it wasn’t exactly St. Francis who intervened on behalf of Holy Cross. It was the project’s architect, James McCreary, who informed the parish about the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s recent closing of St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in the German­town section of Phila­delphia, Pa. He told the parish that many of that church’s artifacts were being placed in storage by the archdiocese, said Lori La Plante, Holy Cross’s pastoral assistant.McCreary, an architect noted for church restorations, was actually in Raleigh, N.C., on another project when he was invited by archdiocesan officials to inspect the items taken from St. Francis. “He came upon these beautiful treasures” and thought about the Holy Cross project, La Plante said.St. KieranThe 16 windows that Holy Cross will eventually incorporate into the Ward Avenue church date back to the early 1920s, when construction on St. Francis was completed.St. LaserianThe vintage windows will “change the whole interior of the church,” the Rev. Michael Manning said. “It’ll make it more reverent looking, more prayerful.”The Philadelphia church’s stained glass windows were the work of noted designer and mural artist Nicola D’Ascenzo (1871-1951), whose other noted commissions include the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City and in Washington, D.C., the Folger Shakespeare Library and the National Cathedral.For the St. Francis project, D’Ascenzo relied on the assistance of Edwin Joseph Sharkey, an American artist born in Ireland, who incorporated Celtic influences into D’Ascenzo’s Gothic Revival style, according to information provided by La Plante.St. PatrickMany of the 16 windows feature episodes from the life of Francis and other facets of traditional Catholic teachings. They are, on average 190-inches high and 40½-inches wide, according to Manning.The windows are larger than the space into which they will be installed and will have to be trimmed somewhat to fit into church’s space, Manning said.St. FrancisParish representatives initially decided to forgo installation of stained-glass windows when planning for the long-discussed project to refurbish Holy Cross, a church that dates back to the 1890s. The installation of such windows was deemed too costly for the project, which is being done to enlarge the structure to accommodate the increasing number of parishioners.The church project, which has been under consideration for more than a decade, is estimated at $6 million with a capital campaign raising about $4 million, thus far, according to Manning. Adding new stained glass to the mix would have added approximately $50,000 per window to the tab.“It would have been more than we could afford,” Manning said.Instead, the plans were to use a more modern-style win­dow with a tinted pane, La Plante said.That idea, however, really didn’t sit well with Manning or most parishioners.“Nobody here was really excited about a modern look,” he said. “With the clear glass you don’t get the same sense of a sacred space.”Church representatives had opted to not use most of the existing stained-glass windows because they were deemed as being of a lesser quality and not warranting the cost of refurbishing them, La Plante said.St. ElizabethManning wouldn’t say what the cost of the windows from St. Francis will be but to help defray the costs, Holy Cross is conducting a campaign asking parishioners to make donations and have the windows memorialized. Church representatives are asking for $50,000 and $25,000 for each window.Along with the 16 windows, Manning said, three of the church’s existing windows will be restored and installed, too.The church has contracted with Joseph K. Beyer of Philadelphia, noted for his stained-glass restoration work, to work on the St. Francis windows prior to their installation in Rumson, La Plante said.Along with the windows, church members are in the process of acquiring other items, including a baptismal font and candlesticks, which correspond with the church’s age to keep the look consistent, Manning said.“It’s a way of bringing the past and future together,” La Plante said.A ceremonial groundbreaking is set for Sunday, April 14. Work on the church is expected to take about a year. By John Burton Holy Cross gets sacred windows from closed churchlast_img read more

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New avalanche signage for the backcountry

first_imgBackcountry enthusiasts will now have access to better information for evaluating snow conditions and assessing avalanche risks, thanks to new avalanche awareness signage around the province. Avalanche awareness signs targeting mountain snowmobilers have been posted at 23 key highway locations and most of the 85 managed snowmobile areas in the province. These signs advise sledders they are entering avalanche territory and provide a telephone number and website address that gives up-to-date local avalanche conditions. Avaluator signage, providing users with step-by-step instructions for assessing avalanche dangers, will be installed at nine of B.C.’s most popular snowmobile trail access sites. The signs provide a map of the area, which includes a visual representation of how risky the terrain is in relation to avalanches. Avaluator signs •  Avaluator Signs are located: – Near Golden: Gorman Lake, Quartz Creek, Silent Pass – Near Revelstoke: Frisby Ridge, Boulder Mountain – Near Sicamous: Owl Head, Blue Lake, Eagle Pass, Queest Mountain • Avaluator signs were created using the Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale (ATES). With these new signs, mapped snowmobiling terrain in the province has quadrupled—complete drainages are now mapped so sledders can see clearly where the risk of avalanches changes on the trail. Snowmobile trail areas  • Click on http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/search/search-facility-activity-results.aspx Avalanche safety tips • Get the training — a two-day Avalanche Skills Training course is your first step • Get the gear — everyone in the party needs a beacon, probe and shovel • Choose your terrain according to the conditions of the day — always check the bulletin at: http://www.avalanche.ca Learn more •  Check out the Canadian Avalanche Centre’s website: http://www.avalanche.ca • Want to know the local snowmobile clubs in your area? Visit the of Association of British Columbia Snowmobile Clubs website: http://www.abcsnow.ca/ or the BC Snowmobile Federation’s website at: http://www.bcsf.org • Learn more about avalanche skills training: http://www.avalanche.ca/cac/training/astlast_img read more

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