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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
 

Flat living in the UK is changing, but UK renters need to see it to believe it

Flat living in the UK is changing, but UK renters need to see it to believe it RESI Conference hears how stateside multi-family build to rent model is heading here.  Monday, 15th September 2014 Read more
 

The Hot 100 - Special Feature 

The Hot 100 - Special Feature  In this special feature, we identify the most influential people in the residential leasehold property sector. Included within the list is a mix of leasehold campaigners, Parliamentarians, trade and professional bodies, managing agents, building owners, investors, developers, valuers, and lawyers among others. Let us know if we missed anyone out by emailing us.  Wednesday, 10th September 2014 Read more
 

RESI 2014

RESI 2014 will be held on 10-12 September at Celtic Manor, Wales and they have announced that Brandon Lewis MP, Minister of State for Housing and Planning will be delivering a keynote address at RESI next week. Friday, 5th September 2014 Read more
 

Programme for UK’s biggest property conference announced

RESI 2014, Britain’s largest residential property conference, has published its programme for this September’s event. More than 1,000 delegates are expected to head to Wales to hear leading voices from the property and political worlds speak. Wednesday, 3rd September 2014 Read more
 

Members battle it out at ALEP Quiz & Fizz

Sixty-five ALEP members and guests took part recently in the first annual ALEP Quiz & Fizz at Searcys Champagne Bar at the St Pancras Grand in London. Wednesday, 3rd 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
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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

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