We’re Hiring! – House Keeper / Cleaner

Propertri is looking for housekeepers/cleaners for our accommodation in Newport, South Wales. Cleaning must be to hotel standard. We are looking for experienced cleaners/housekeepers who enjoy working as part of a busy team so that all of our apartments are left sparkling clean with fresh linen, towels and toiletries. You will also be responsible for reporting any issues with our apartments (broken light bulbs, anything needing repairs).

Day to day role

  • Fully clean our accommodation to a hotel standard ready for the next guests
  • Change all bed linen and towels
  • Restock all consumables including toilet tissue, shower gel and soap
  • Re-order consumables when required
  • Ensure gardens are presentable and ready for the next guests
  • Ensure the kitchen is spotlessly clean, empty the fridges, etc
  • Report any damage to the property

These skills could prove useful: 

  • Attention to detail, enjoy leaving our apartments sparkling clean
  • Friendly, be able to communicate with the Propertri team and guests
  • Reliable, responsive and ready to work to high standards 

Salary

Competitive

Start time

January

Contact us to find out more about this role

Telephone: 01633 849410

Email: enquiries@propertri.co.uk

About Propertri

Propertri is a serviced accommodation company based in Newport, South Wales with over 20 properties in the City of Newport and the surrounding region. We pride ourselves on keeping our properties in excellent condition so that our guests enjoy their stay with us. We are looking to build a trustworthy team to grow with our friendly company.

We’re Hiring! – Handyperson / Maintenance Specialist

Propertri is looking for a handyperson to carry out repairs in our serviced apartments in Newport. We are looking for someone with a broad range of craftsmanship and practical skills to carry out repairs or general maintenance on our properties. The work can range from simple building maintenance to plumbing, painting, and gardening. 

Day to day role

Your day-to-day job will be extremely varied and could see you painting a wall one day and repairing a central heating system the next. Your regular duties could include:

  • Changing light bulbs and ensuring other fixtures and fittings are in good working order
  • Rewiring, changing fuses, junction boxes etc.
  • Minor plumbing and carpentry
  • Clearing or cleaning general areas
  • Shifting furniture or equipment
  • Assembling furniture or equipment
  • Garden/outdoor maintenance
  • Painting and decorating
  • Clearing gutters
  • Maintaining property exterior throughout the seasons

These skills could prove useful: 

  • Ability to deal with other contractors or maintenance workers
  • Being resourceful and self-motivated
  • Physically fit – capable of working with machinery or moving heavy equipment 
  • Being flexible
  • Able to resolve complaints quickly and efficiently
  • Able to work as part of the Propertri team
  • Good communication skills 

Salary: Competitive

Start date: January

Contact us:

Get in touch to hear more about this role:

Call: 01633 849410

Email: enquiries@propertri.co.uk

About Propertri

Propertri is a serviced accommodation company based in Newport, South Wales with over 20 properties in the City of Newport and the surrounding region. We pride ourselves on keeping our properties in excellent condition so that our guests enjoy their stay with us. We are looking to build a trustworthy team to grow with our friendly company.

Donna Brown joins Propertri

We are delighted to announce that Donna Brown has joined Propertri to manage the day to day running of Propertri operations, property management and customer service.

Donna was already pretty familiar with Propertri as the owner of WeKlean, our professional cleaning partner, who clean all of our properties and restock them with fresh linen and laundry. In addition to ensuring that we keep our properties in tip-top shape, Donna will also manage day-to-day operations, including our busy on-the-ground maintenance teams and local suppliers. 

As Donna has already set up and ran a successful cleaning business covering the whole of South Wales we thought she would be able to handle a few extra jobs. So she also looks after our most important assets, our customers, to ensure they enjoy their time in South Wales. Donna will be the person customers speak to about availability and booking properties as well as dealing with any requirements during their stay. 

She will liaise with our property owners to ensure that all guest screening procedures are efficient and effective. She has also taken over responsibility for the smooth running of our reservations system, updating listings and advertising our properties on our partner accommodation portals including Booking.com, Trip Advisor, Expedia and Vrbo. 

All in all, it’s safe to say that Donna will be key to the continued success of Propertri as we launch new accommodation in Newport and expand our properties further afield in South Wales and beyond.

Why Invest in Newport Serviced Accommodation?

Are you looking to invest in a rental property? As experts in the property field, we understand that doing your homework is essential to getting it right. It’s vital to do your research, to have a good understanding of the property market. If you want your property to be a lucrative investment, that is. So whilst you’re considering embarking on this new chapter, let us give you something to think about. Investing in serviced accommodation in Newport. Just to be clear, that’s Newport, South Wales not the one in Pembrokeshire or any of the other 12 Newports in the UK.

Why invest in rental property? 

Opting for rent to rent property, not only offers you a chance to grow your assets through means of locking away your money, but also generates a regular income. And if set up well, the property itself could require minimal input from you, after the initial investment. Should it increase in value, there’s potential scope for the long-term yield too. There are loads of important factors to consider when choosing a property, the first and most important is your budget. You must have a solid understanding of your budget to work out your rental yield.

So let’s talk about ‘Property yield’

Once you know your budget you can work out the annual percentage of the return you will receive through income. AKA the ‘rental yield’. This is used as a baseline factor to determine the profitability of the property in question. From this, you can decipher if the property is a worthwhile investment. Thankfully rental yields can be assured for a minimum of a year, sometimes more. A good rental yield can be anything from a 5-8% return. This can be calculated by multiplying the monthly rental income by 12 and then minus all annual costs associated with owning the property. Depending on the type of property such costs could look to include service charges or maintenance fees for example. 

In Newport, landlords can earn yields of almost 6%. Average yields in Newport are similar to Cardiff at 5.3% However, the average price of property in Newport is £183,127 compared to £213,000 in the Welsh capital. With property prices and yields at such competitive rates compared to the rest of the country, it makes sense to consider investing Newport property. 

Do your location research

When you’re looking at buying a property, location really is everything. It’s important to check out the area. How close are amenities? Having a good selection of shops within 5 – 10 minutes from the property will drive up the value. Highly rated schools will also add to the value. In fact being located next to a good school or university is arguably one of the safest ways to invest in property. Transport is another key factor. What are the bus routes like? How close is the train station or motorway? It’s also worth researching any building plans that may be in place by the local council. Remember to check out the neighbourhood too, if you have the option to walk around and get a feel for it even better.

So why Newport?

Well if you take into account all of the things that tick the boxes when searching for the ideal buy-to-let, Newport is the perfect location. It has great transport options like the M4 motorway, giving direct access to cities such as London and Bristol. Cardiff Central is a 12-minute train journey and you can be in the beautiful Brecon Beacons in 81 minutes. Newport is on the rise, seeing steady growth thanks to the abolition of the Severn bridge tolls. Redevelopment of the shopping centre and bus station contribute to the city’s likability. And of course, the relatively new, Celtic Business Park, will assist in the welcoming of more businesses. Once an industrial town, Newport is gradually gaining recognition for its quirky indie shops and businesses. The likes of Diverse Music on Charles Street or award-winning Tiny Rebel brewery, have become popular amongst the millennials. These are just a few of the contributing factors as to why a buy-to-let in Newport could give you a great return on your investment. 

It’s important to remember that buy-to-let property is not always a fail-safe investment. This is why choosing the right property, in the right location is so crucial. Timing is a key factor to getting it right, so a good understanding of the property market will aid your decision. Taking into account all of the regenerative plans Newport has in place, the time to invest would be now. Before new plans and developments drive up property prices. So why not strike while the iron is hot? 

If you’re looking for advice on your investment in Newport, or for a range of other property services, please feel free to reach out to us. Properti.co.uk would be happy to assist you.

Newport Serviced Apartment FAQs

What is a serviced apartment?

A serviced apartment is similar to a hotel in many ways except that you have more space and freedom to do as you please as well as more privacy. Staying in a serviced apartment is much more akin to living like a local with added little luxuries including toiletries, fresh linen and room cleaning.

Propertri serviced apartments are fully furnished with a full range of amenities that you would expect at home combined with many of the services that you would expect from a hotel.

Our serviced accommodation is perfect for business trips, family holidays or overnight stays. 
Whether you are visiting Wales for a short stay or require comfortable long term accommodation we have a range of apartments to suit your needs from one person studio apartments to large houses that can accommodate 12 guests. 

Why is staying in a serviced apartment in Newport better than a hotel?

Newport serviced apartments are much more like a home from home with much more space to enjoy. After a busy day, you can relax on a comfortable sofa in a spacious living area with flat TV and enjoy streaming TV shows or watch movies on Netflix, catch up with friends on social media or get some work done at a desk using free WiFi access.

Fully fitted kitchen and amenities

With a fully fitted kitchen and dining area, it means that you aren’t tied to the eating out in local restaurants (although we recommend that you do occasionally). Instead, you can enjoy shopping in the local shops and prepare your own food or enjoy a takeaway by ordering via Deliveroo or Uber Eats. All of which means you’ll save money on eating out but since our apartments have dishwashers fitted you also avoid doing the washing up.

Excellent value for money

Serviced apartments tend to be much better value for money than a hotel. We have accommodation to suit every budget, starting at just £30 per person a night. If you are booking accommodation for a large group or an extended stay, speak to our friendly local team about rates. 

Live like a local

Many of our apartments are located in residential neighbourhoods with all of the convenience of being a local including free parking, easy access to local transport and shops.

Outdoor space

Our apartments have outdoor space to enjoy with gardens or back yards or in the case of our city apartments, balconies with stunning views of the river.

Why do most people stay at your serviced accommodation?

People come to Newport for many different reasons, whether it’s to visit a relative who lives close by, parents visiting their kids at University, temporary accommodation while on a business trip or attending sporting event – rugby, football and cycling are all popular. Here are some of the places within easy walking distance or taxi ride from of our apartments.

  • Saint Woolos Hospital – a community & mental health hospital in the Stow Hill area of Newport
  • Newport City Council – the city council is responsible for all areas of local government and services including housing, leisure, education, social services, planning and the highways. It employs over 6000 people and has a budget of £300 million. It is located in the Civic Centre.
  • Crown Court Witness Service – part of the Wales Circuit of Her Majesty’s Courts Service. It can be found at the front of the Civic Centre Complex
  • Belle Vue Park – this Victorian public park was opened in 1894. The pavilion, conservatories, terracing, gates, gate piers, lodges and Rustic Tea house have Grade II listed status. The pavilion and conservatories are licensed for weddings and civil partnerships
  • Cathedral Church of St Woolos – the original site of Newport Cathedral on Stow Hill has been a place of worship since the 6th century. The name “Woolos” is an English corruption of Gwynllyw, the Welsh saint who first built Gwynllyw’s church on the site.
  • Royal Gwent Hospital – the Royal Gwent provides a range of healthcare services to the city of Newport and the surrounding area
  • Newport Magistrates Court – the magistrates court deals with summary offences such as motoring offences, criminal damage & assault as well as some more serious offences
  • Newport HM Passport Office – the only passport office in Wales
  • Geraint Thomas National Velodrome of Wales
  • The University of the South of Wales
  • Newport City FC
  • Dragons Rugby