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Chip's Chatters

Chip's Chatters
 Jaq and Chip – sitting on the front chairs in the Blue i office on Ashbourne Road
 
My name is Chip, on the right in the photo sitting on the chairs in the Blue i office and my older brother is Jaq on the left and together
we are the most recent additions to the Blue i family.
 
We’re two loveable Staffie-Crosses and we both have white coats but I’m slightly bigger than Jaq. Having white fur means that we
might occasionally shed a few hairs that can show up on black leggings or trousers, but it’s not too bad as it brushes off very easily.
 
William and Maryvonne adopted us from the Just for Dogs Rescue Centre in Brailsford, which they’ve supported for almost 30 years.
This means that we don’t know exactly how old we are, but we think that I’m about nine -years-old and that Jaq is about ten.
Although I am nine years old, this means I am about 56 years old in human years but despite my age I still rush around like a puppy
of nine months!

 

Meet Our Blue i Family: Debbie Collins

Meet Our Blue i Family: Debbie Collins
So, Debbie, how long have you worked for Blue i?
“I’m a new member of staff so I’ve only been here for a couple of months. It’s really lovely.
It can be intense while you’re here but it’s nice to do a normal nine-to-five job.
I used to work at the airport, and a hotel too, but the hours were crazy.”

 

Better renting value for Students

Better renting value for Students
 
The abolishment of letting fees by Blue i for 2018/19 is great news for the University of Derby student tenants as they will be saving minimum of £150, which is a significant saving.

When you consider that Blue i do not charge any Management Fees or Administration fees or Contract fees these saving can increase up to £300, which is the equivalent of one month’s rent. Not only that but one 2nd year student was overheard today saying that “it is very sad thinking that if I had looked around a bit more and hadn’t rushed in last year that I could be living in a much better property than the one I am in at the moment. If she had gone along to Blue i she would have more space and better quality at a lower price”

It is so frustrating for us when we hear these sorts of stories but on the other hand it is delightful when we see expressions of huge delight on their faces when we show them the quality, which is available from a from Blue i Properties.

The moral of this story is shop around and do not take the first property you are shown and definitely do not take anything before you visit Blue i’s Properties. You will get a better property and pay less not only in rent but you won’t pay anything in fees.

 

3 Tips For Biking Happiness When You’re Renting

3 Tips For Biking Happiness When You’re Renting
Anyone who loves cycling will know how great it is. Not only do you get lots of exercise, but you also save money on travelling to and from work or university! Provided that you cycle safely and wear a helmet, a bike is a real asset. However, finding a bike-friendly place to live can be another matter! Fortunately, solving this problem is something we know a great deal about at Blue i Properties.

While it may be tempting to keep your beloved bike indoors, there are lots of reasons why this isn’t a good idea. Not only can your bike get in other people’s way, but it can cause damage to the property and could even prove to be a fire hazard! But don’t worry, there are ways to keep your bike safe outdoors:

5 Top Tips For Finding The Perfect Student Pad

5 Top Tips For Finding The Perfect Student Pad
Ready to start searching for a student pad in Derby? Here are our top tips for finding a fantastic rented property!

1.    Think location, location, location
Location matters, so think carefully about how far you’re willing to travel to the university, college or faculty. Make sure you also look at how close the property is to late shops, supermarkets, chemists etc.

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