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Top ten demands of modern homebuyers revealed

Property website Lamudi has revealed its list of the ten most important things house-hunters are looking for when choosing a home.

Wednesday, 1st October 2014 Read more
 

Supreme Court allows customer to reclaim deposit from removal firm

A customer who cancelled his contract with a removal company but was not refunded his deposit, has won his Supreme Court appeal and can now recover the money. Monday, 29th September 2014 Read more
 

Government launches new guide for tenants

Housing Minister Kris Hopkins has launched a new guide to give private rented sector tenants the need-to-know rental rights at their fingertips.

Monday, 29th September 2014 Read more
 

Gold award for Premier Estates

Gold award for Premier Estates Premier Estates has won the prestigious Times & Sunday Times Best Block Management Gold award at the Letting Agency of the Year Awards 2014. Monday, 29th September 2014 Read more
 

Peverel property services to be rebranded

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The UK’s largest property management firm, Peverel Group is rebranding as KnightSquare. As part of the changes, its operating property management companies are being brought together under one brand, to be known as FirstPort.

Monday, 29th September 2014 Read more
 

Livingcity achieves certification in health and safety 

The Livingcity Group of Companies has achieved certification in both BS OHSAS 18001:2007 - the international standard for Health and Safety that offers guidelines and tools to provide the best working conditions; and in ISO 9001:2008 - which is the international standard for Quality Management. Monday, 15th September 2014 Read more
 

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Tenants to get fast and free fibre broadband at East Village

Tenants to get fast and free fibre broadband at East Village
<p><o:p></o:p></p> New tenants at east village, the former Athletes’ Village used for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, are to benefit from hyperfast broadband. Wednesday, 25th June 2014 Read more
 

Drowning in complexities

Drowning in complexities Katherine Simpson describes how one charity successfully appealed a County Court decision. Friday, 27th June 2014 Read more
 

Right to manage: possible pitfalls

Right to manage: possible pitfalls Justin Bates considers some of the problems which can befall those seeking to exercise the Right to Manage. Friday, 27th June 2014 Read more
 

The National Leasehold Conference 2014

The National Leasehold Conference is aimed at housing associations and those who wish to receive a concise one day update and increase their knowledge on the most relevant topics within the leasehold management sector. Wednesday, 19th February 2014 Read more
 

What options are available when extending your lease

What options are available when extending your lease<o:p></o:p> Colin Horton looks at the options available when extending a lease. Wednesday, 23rd April 2014 Read more
 

How Major Works Dispensation Is Working

How Major Works Dispensation Is Working
<p><span style=

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25 Things Every Flat Owner Must Know 

News on the Block is dedicated to helping flat owners and their professional advisors with issues concerning the management and maintenance of flats. We hope that this booklet helps to demystify what can sometimes appear to be a complex world of leasehold ownership. The information contained in this booklet is in summary form only and is by no means definitive. It is merely intended as a taster, to gently nudge or direct you towards the correct answer or solution you may be looking for. Or, failing that, simply to inform. If you need to know more, then there is a list of further helpful resources at the end of this booklet.

 

 
 

Events

Apartment Insurance Masterclass 2014 
This event will focus on one of the key mandatory obligations for every residential building in the UK: Insurance. It is estimated that property managers spend up to 25% of their time dealing with insurance related issues which often involves input from freeholders and flat owners.
The Property Management Awards 2014-2015
The 2014-2015 Property Management Awards, now in its sixth year, recognises the excellence and professionalism of all specialists working in the industry both at an individual and company level.
FPRA Annual Conference 2014
The Federation of Private Residents’ Associations (FPRA)  Anniversary Event for leaseholders will take place on the November 10th 2014 at Kensington Town Hall, London.
 

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25 Things Every Flat Owner Must Know -

News on the Block is dedicated to helping flat owners and their professional advisors with issues concerning the management and maintenance of flats. We hope that this booklet helps to demystify what can sometimes appear to be a complex world of leasehold ownership. The information contained in this booklet is in summary form only and is by no means definitive. It is merely intended as a taster, to gently nudge or direct you towards the correct answer or solution you may be looking for. Or, failing that, simply to inform. If you need to know more, then there is a list of further helpful resources at the end of this booklet.

We hope that you find this booklet useful. As always, if you have any specific questions or comments please email them to editor@newsontheblock.com

Baroness Gardner of Parkes Key note speech FPRA Annual Conference 2012 -

 

Baroness Gardner of Parkes Keynote Speech at The Federation of Private Residents’ Associations Annual Conference on 8th November 2012
 
 

Insurance Feature 2012 -

Your essential guide to block insurance. Some of this features articles include:

  • Getting the best from your insurance broker
  • How to deal with claims effectively
  • 8 ways to spot under insurance in your blocks of flats