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Announcements – Updated 14th October 2020

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Periodic external work – Alfred Bagnall & Sons is carrying out the reduced amount of essential and important external work. More details are available on the major work page including why other work had to be delayed. Its staff need to enter buildings to investigate roof leaks and repair glass but not for most other work. It has provided an introduction letter (PDF, 210kb). Changes to parking have been advised to those concerned.

Newsletter – The September Newsletter is now available with articles on periodic external work, the annual meeting, work this year, fire risk, cutting costs, water leaks, tree work, maintenance and Japanese Knotweed.

Announcements are also available on TweetTwitter @stben_tooting in summary and on the St Benedicts announcements RSS feed.
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Keep safe – Please limit social contact, keep 2 metres apart if possible, 1 metre apart with other precautions (like masks) if not and consider working from home if possible. You must use face coverings on public transport and in other enclosed spaces like shops and are advised to take and use hand sanitiser. Wash your hands thoroughly for 20 seconds as soon as you get home. You may now meet or stay with one other household indoors or outdoors in groups of no more than six, keeping households 2 metres apart (unless allowed to 'bubble'). You must self isolate, get tested and not go out for 10 days if you have symptoms, 14 days if anyone in your household or 'bubble' has symptoms or NHS contact tracing instructs you to. More information can be found on the emergency page (updated on 16th September 2020), with official and St Benedicts information and safety restrictions you must follow.

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Maintenance – The current maintenance page updated on 19th September 2020 shows work completed, ordered and planned. The major work page updated on 9th September 2020 has information on periodic repair and redecoration and flat block repairs. A reduced amount of essential and important external work is planned to start on 21st September 2020, while other work had had to be deferred to 2021.

Information

Introduction

The St Benedicts Estate comprises 189 flats and houses built in the mid 1980s and the surrounding grounds between Church Lane and Rectory Lane in Tooting, London SW17. The Estate includes all properties in Abbey Drive, Carlisle Way and St Benedicts Close as well as a few properties in Church Lane and Rectory Lane.

The houses and a housing association block of flats are owned freehold, while the private flats are owned leasehold. The freehold of the private flats and of the grounds is owned by St Benedicts (Tooting) Management Company Limited (referred to as the Management Company), which is a non-profit-making limited company mutually owned by the Estate property owners (and nobody else). Being mutually owned, the Management Company also acts as the residents' association within its remit.

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Managing Agent & Contact

The Managing Agent currently appointed by the Management Company after a competitive tender is Rendall and Rittner Limited, Portsoken House, 155-157 Minories, London EC3N 1LJ, which is also the registered office of the Management Company. Rendall and Rittner's main telephone number is 020 7702 0701 and they are the main point of contact for all matters regarding St Benedicts. Faults on the Estate can be reported either using St Benedicts Online or to the Managing Agent.

Please ensure that the Managing Agent has up-to-date contact details for each owner, including those in the daytime, for use in an emergency. Remember to advise them of any change. You may do this either using St Benedicts Online or by completing this contact form (PDF) and returning it by post or by sending the same details in an email to the Managing Agent.

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Location & Photographs

Links to the location of the Estate and photographs of the Estate.

Website, RSS Feeds, Twitter Page, Documents & Cookies

This website is provided by one of the current Directors of the Management Company within their personal web space because property owners opted to keep the website following a trial but not to pay for hosting. It has a dedicated web address: www.stbentooting.co.uk. Smartphones with a suitable application can scan the adjacent Quick Response (QR) code to access the website.

Firefox, Opera, Chrome (from 28), Internet Explorer (from 7) and Edge browsers are recommended to view this website. To be widely accessible, it is tested with the current versions of main browsers and is written in standards-compliant HTML 4.01 using CSS 3 and JavaScript 1.5 requiring minimal modern features. Because they do not implement even old web standards properly, Safari and older versions of Internet Explorer (to 6) and Chrome (to 27) are not recommended.

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