Humberts’ website signs off with a fake phone number for clients to call

first_imgThe website of estate agency Humberts has been down since yesterday afternoon following leaks from shocked staff claiming that the company has gone into administration.A holding page has been uploaded that, for any page accessed, says the company’s website is ‘Under Maintenance’ (see above) and customers seeking to contact the company are directed to call ‘01234 56789’ which is not a real number, while an ‘email us’ button does not work.No official denial or confirmation of the company’s status has been released so far by the company, which is not responding to requests submitted by media organisations for more information.This includes what vendors who are selling their homes through the company should do, or whether its handful of franchisees would be able to continue trading.So far only shocked employees have released information about the company’s claimed demise, telling Property Industry Eye on Sunday that 47 people were affected after being sent an internal memo.Hub approachHumberts has only just finished setting up its network of hubs which, apart from a few franchises, replaced its directly-managed high street branches, and only seven months ago it promoted the architect of its ‘hub’ approach, COO Tim Symmons, to be CEO.Its first and flagship hub was is Poundbury but others followed in Sevenoaks, Cheshire, Taunton, Exeter and Bath.If its fall into administration is confirmed, it will be just 19 months after the company was bought out of a previous administration by upmarket holiday rentals firm Natural Retreats. It had been hoped that the deep pockets of its parent company, lower operating costs and increased revenues from holiday lets would buy the company more time.humberts administration Humberts natural retreats Tim Simmons December 10, 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 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Humberts’ website signs off with a fake phone number for clients to call previous nextAgencies & PeopleHumberts’ website signs off with a fake phone number for clients to callThe company’s website was taken offline yesterday afternoon amid strong speculation that it is entering administration, some 19 months after it was bought by Natural Retreats out of a previous period of administration.Nigel Lewis10th December 201902,614 Viewslast_img read more

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U.S., Vietnam to cooperate on rooftop solar expansion efforts in the Southeast Asian nation

first_imgU.S., Vietnam to cooperate on rooftop solar expansion efforts in the Southeast Asian nation FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享VnExpress:The U.S.’s official aid agency has signed an agreement with national utility Vietnam Electricity (EVN) for rooftop solar power generation.The Vietnam Urban Energy Security project, which the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funds and runs, formalized a partnership Monday to support EVN’s efforts to expand rooftop solar (RTS) energy generation.Power demand in Vietnam is growing by 10 percent annually, making it critical for the country to use modern, clean technologies to sustain its rapid economic growth while also protecting human health and the environment. Vietnam’s demand for electricity might rise to 90,000 MW by 2025 and double that by 2030, the Ministry of Industry and Trade has said. The current capacity is more than 68,000 MW in the first 11 months, up 3.19 percent against the same period last year.By September 2019, the registered capacity of solar power plants had reached 25,000 MW, racing ahead of the government’s target of 4,000 MW by 2025, according to EVN. It said renewables currently account for 9 percent of Vietnam’s energy mix, surpassing the target of 7 percent set for 2020.But RTS adoption would threaten EVN’s revenues and potentially the power grid by reducing voltage quality and causing power losses, USAID said. To address these challenges, and ultimately increase RTS capacity, EVN will conduct utility financial impact analyses of various rooftop solar deployment scenarios in Da Nang with support from USAID through the new agreement.Through the agreement, USAID will also help EVN evaluate rooftop solar systems in its distribution network, build its capacity to mitigate adverse impacts to the grid and design and run innovative communication campaigns to promote rooftop solar.[Minh Nga]More: U.S. to help Vietnam develop clean energylast_img read more

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