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COVID-19 Customer Update 05/07/22

Visiting our Office

Our offices are all open. In some cases, due to limited reception space it may be that our clients can only visit by appointment . Please contact your regional/local office to confirm this prior to visiting. We continue to work on improving those offices that require increased space for social distancing where this is appropriate. This position is to protect the safety of our staff and comply with Scottish Government guidelines to help reduce the risk of transmission of Coronavirus. For our staff who are working from an office, they may take a number of safety measures such as wearing a face covering while moving through the office, hand sanitising as required and cleaning of hard surfaces on a regular basis. You may be asked to wear a face covering if visiting one of our offices.

It is important to us that we remain vigilant about COVID. We will continue to monitor infection levels and this may mean that in the future we re-introduce safety measures that aim to ensure our staff and clients can be as safe as possible.

Site Inspections

Our Development Managers are carrying out site visits as normal and you can meet with them on site by arranging an appointment in advance. The frequency of your site visits will be detailed on your Development Schedule which is available on your JG+ account.

AGMs/Residents Meetings

AGMs/Residents Meetings are also taking place either via face to face or through online platforms. This can be agreed with your Development Manager.

On-Site Offices

On-site offices are open where House Managers and Concierge continue their normal working hours. 

Suppliers and Contractors

Our suppliers and contractors are all working normally to deliver core services, repairs and maintenance.

Email Communication

Our aim is to communicate with you via email wherever possible. We ask that homeowners who have not already done so, contact their regional office detailed at the bottom of the page to provide us with their email address. We recognise that some homeowners will not have this form of communication and you may wish to discuss with friends or family members if they can assist.

James Gibb+ Portal

For general information regarding your development or the status of your service charge account, please log on to your client portal JG+ which can be accessed via our website at You will need your James Gibb account number and your JG+ Ref to log on. These are available on your most recent invoice or on most formal communications you receive from us.

We hope that our customers and clients are keeping safe.


David Reid

Chief Executive

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I would just like it to be noted that Sebastian has done a great job of sorting out the tree issue. He took the issue on board and sorted it out very favourably keeping me updated regularly on how the matter was progressing.
I am delighted with the outcome and feel confident about any further issues that might arise.

- Grace Scott

I would like to thank Jo Cooper for the great work she does at the development I live at in Aberdeen. The regular development inspections are informative and highlight any issues. When I have highlighted any issues Jo is “on it” immediately and gets things done. This helps to maintain a good standard around the development, I very much appreciate the work Jo does.

- Carole Jamieson

Wonderful service received from James Gibb/Martin Murphy, ref to promptly responding to my notification of various areas of internal fabric damage, requiring rectification, due to minor water ingress damage @my flat property @the Laurels. Martin/James Gibb responded the same day and organised sub-contractor investigation call outs and the remedial works very promptly and I was kept informed by Martin at every stage. Sometimes property factors, generally, can get a bad name. IMO however I have found Martin and James Gibb, in my sole experience to date, to provide an excellent service. Well done!

- Alan Shaw

Excellent customer service and experience. We have recently had a new estate manager appointed called Martin Murphy. He has been in charge for a few months however the impact he has made in this time is amazing.

He is proactive in seeking ways to improve our estate and takes action quickly to resolve issues. He makes time to listen to concerns and puts forward suggestions to resolve them. I would be happy to recommend both Martin and his team to anyone who is looking for a factor.

- Mags Reilly

Swift response to resolve problem. Had an issue that required some attention. Emailed Martin at James Gibb. Got back to me within an hour or so advising what action he had taken and asked that if not resolved within a week to get back to him so he can escalate further.

The action he has taken was exactly what I was hoping for. Couldn’t ask for more. Excellent response.

- John Kennedy

You and Sandra came here to present the case to Fairview Court. Subsequently, James Gibb Residential Factors, became our Factors.

That was a good move, for since then we have really appreciated the level of service you have provided, the personal attention to our concerns, the open communication, and the diligent way that matters are being pursued, despite the adverse effect of the lockdown restrictions.

Clare and Tommy have been excellent in attending to our needs and relating well to all of us here. So, thank you to you and your team.

- Howell Jones, Fairview Court, Milngavie, Glasgow

Ongoing engagement with James Gibb. We have had an ongoing engagement with Sandra Maitland of James Gibb regarding a complex matter for a no of years. During that time we found her to be very competent, extremely efficient, meticulous in her attention to detail and very helpful. I could not recommend her highly enough.

- Gerry Gilgunn

I can’t praise Clare Bugden highly enough !! Clare is a complete breath of fresh air to deal with and goes above and beyond to help in any way that she can. Any repairs or issues within the Netherblane development are swiftly dealt with and Clare always keeps you updated with the progress. It was very comforting to know someone of that Calibre is looking after your development!! A true asset to James Gibb.

- Marc Hendrie

Since Martin took over the role as Development Manager the issues that I have had for well over a year are finally getting resolved with a very quick response from Martin. This is what I was hoping for as the team members who were previously in this position just didn't seem interested.

- Blair

We have been managed by lpm, now James Gibb residential factors since 2003 and it is the best decision we ever took. Effectively managed with honesty and professionalism and we never have had one cause to consider otherwise. They lead us in properly managing our development with cyclical maintenance and looking for the most effective way to manage this process.

- Jim Batton, Committee Member, Windsor Church House, Portobello

Professionalism! Response from James Gibb regarding my commercial property has been first class, and all works / repairs are happening in an acceptable timescale.

- Graham Crawford

Credit where credit is due. James Gibb recently took over factoring our development and while I was initially concerned about James Gibbs reputation our development manager Martin Murphy has been fantastic.

He's on the ball with good communication and quick to get back to you and address any issues. Just today I had an issue with the door entry system and it was fixed today couldn't have asked for more.

- Andrew

Fiona Watson, finance coordinator, in Glasgow has solved an ongoing finance issue for me today. She always calls back or emails when she says she will.
I had no luck in progressing my issue with other members of staff either in Edinburgh nor in Glasgow. Thank you Fiona for your professionalism and helpfulness.

- Morag Jamieson

We have had occasion to contact Aline regarding our development a number of times. She always responds quickly and things are normally sorted with a minimum of fuss. An asset to James Gibb!

- Brian Simpson

I have owned my own property in Strathmore Court since 2007. In 2011 we chose to employ lpm, now known as James Gibb residential factors, as our factor. This has proved to be a very satisfactory arrangement for our retirement development. We have a monthly Estates Manager inspection, annual budget meeting and annual accounts meeting. We deal with a Scottish finance department which understands our geographical location. There are no additional administrative fees and we have made savings in a number of services. Our House Manager has been released from many of her administrative tasks to allow for other duties. The staff are approachable. Lorraine Stead has been particularly helpful to me.

- D McGill, Strathmore Court, Jordanhill, Glasgow

Delighted with Aline’s prompt, efficient and courteous response to some historical issues since she became our new local Manager, inspiring confidence in future dealings between our development Association and Aline going forward in this professional manner.

- Irene Haddow

In January 2019 the Residents' Association and Committee at Roseburn House, due to numerous complaints about extremely poor service levels being delivered to them, looked at options for alternative property management companies. We became aware of lpm/James Gibb residential factors, who manage numerous retirement developments, many previous Peverel/First Port developments and the feedback was positive from our investigations. We transferred to James Gibb on 1st May 2019 and we have benefitted from monthly site inspections from an Estates Manager, a budget meeting for the forthcoming year. savings in management fees, removal of administration fees, savings in electricity and buildings insurance. Our Committee meets regularly with the Estates Manager and so far, we are extremely happy with having made the move to this company. We also deal with centralised individuals for estates management, finance and client support services. They assisted us with our change in management ensuring we followed the correct process in doing so.

- Kate Urquhart, Chair of Roseburn Residents' Association, Edinburgh

Hi, my name Desmond Cullion, I live in property, Whittagreen Court, I've owned approximately 22yrs in Newarthill, N. Lanarkshire. Factor changed - now to James Gibb, Glasgow. I'm submitting this second review, in turn, 1st review submitted, was inaccurate, unfair towards James Gibb. My gripe or let down was with lpm, Glasgow.

I've found chatting about problems with new factor /James Gibb, in turn directly to Martin Murphy, issues with the property management have radically changed for the better. I feel more at ease knowing Martin Murphy is really working to fully support any issues or problems regarding Whittagreen Court!!

He has immediately helped me to get problems around property.. Ie.. work issues addressed. I'm impressed Martin answers calls, emails, in turn returning calls regarding management of our property, something that lpm property management refused to do!

I look forward, knowing, understanding, new factor James Gibb, will bring improvements needed, with Martin Murphy site manager,,,,,, thxs Martin.

Martin Murphy dealt with my repair issue promptly and efficiently. Kept up to date with proceedings regularly. Also asked if my tenant was satisfied with the work that had been done.

- Desmond Cullion

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