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New opportunities for landlords in short term apartment rentals

Eric Pickles MP has announced an end to the rules that prevented the short term letting of private homes. This comes as excellent news to property owners who are now legally allowed to rent out their property to London visitors on a short-to-medium term basis. Friday, 25th July 2014 Read more
 

Managed Living Partnerships achieves ARMA-Q accreditation

London managing agents Managed Living Partnerships (MLP) today announce that they are one of the first three managing agents in the country to have achieved accreditation to ARMA-Q, the new regulatory regime for residential leasehold managing agents Wednesday, 9th July 2014 Read more
 

Award winning Fixflo now integrated with Your Block Online 

Award winning Fixflo now integrated with Your Block Online  Property repairs software provider Fixflo has won the hotly contested category of Lettings Supplier of the Year in the prestigious Lettings Agency of the Year Awards in association with The Sunday Times and The Times.  Monday, 7th July 2014 Read more
 

Leaseholder jailed for stealing £1 million from neighbours

Leaseholder jailed for stealing £1 million from neighbours<o:p></o:p> A company director responsible for managing the finances of a block of flats has been jailed for defrauding his neighbours of more than £1 million. Wednesday, 25th June 2014 Read more
 

Phillips v Francis appeal adjourned until October

The controversial decision in Phillips v Francis, which was due to be heard by the Court of Appeal on 14-15 May 2014, has been adjourned. It will now take place from 13-15 October 2014. Wednesday, 25th June 2014 Read more
 

BPF Chief Executive Liz Peace to retire

BPF Chief Executive Liz Peace to retire<o:p></o:p> Liz Peace, has announced she is to resign shortly as Chief Executive of the British Property Federation. Wednesday, 25th June 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
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"/>  Stuart Miles gives an example of FTT dispensation post-Daejan. Wednesday, 12th February 2014 Read more
 

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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

Second Service Charge Summit to take place
The Second Service Charge Summit, hosted by News on the Block and Tanfield Chambers, will take place on 30 September 2014.
NOTB Championship, 13 August 2014
NOTB Championship, 13 August 2014, Lucozade Powerleague Wembley.

A full day 5-a-side football tournament organised by News on the Block.

The IRPM annual conference
The Institute of Residential Property Management (IRPM) held its annual conference in London in May 2014.
 

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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