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The Great British Property Bake Off

The Great British Property Bake Off Online estate agent eMoov.co.uk has taken inspiration from TV’s Great British Bake Off and conducted a study of the property market in the home towns of some of the nation’s favourites puddings, breads and cakes. Monday, 17th August 2015 Read more
 

Keep pushing the boundaries

Keep pushing the boundaries Read LEASE Chairman, Roger Southam’s regular column on the news and issues affecting the leasehold sector exclusively in News on the Block. Friday, 14th August 2015 Read more
 

The Hot 100 - Special Feature 2015

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. Friday, 14th August 2015 Read more
 

ARMA ANNOUNCES NEW HEAD OF OPERATIONS

ARMA has confirmed the appointment of Noella Morton as its new Head of Operations, the first of two appointments following announcement of Michelle Banks’ retirement. Friday, 7th August 2015 Read more
 

FirstPort wins Quintain’s Emerald Gardens regeneration project

FirstPort wins Quintain’s Emerald Gardens regeneration project FirstPort has won the contract to manage Quintain’s Emerald Gardens, the latest phase of residential at Wembley Park. It will include more than 470 residential units including professional market rental, affordable housing, commercial units, a screening room, a club room and a gym. Friday, 7th August 2015 Read more
 

Harper Stone wins management of iconic Embassy Court in Brighton

Harper Stone wins management of iconic Embassy Court in Brighton The property management contract for the iconic, modern Embassy Court on Brighton seafront has been awarded to Harper Stone, the Brighton-based company founded by Chris Brotherton in 2013. Friday, 7th August 2015 Read more
 

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Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap Don’t overlook those with Housing Association experience, says Stuart Jackson. Friday, 14th August 2015 Read more
 

Do I need a surveyor?

Do I need a surveyor? The role of a surveyor is a long-term one, says Henry Grant. Friday, 14th August 2015 Read more
 

Check out our upcoming PropertyCPD webinars 

If you are looking for Property Management and Enfranchisement training that only takes an hour of the time and provides you with invaluable industry knowledge, then please see below the details our upcoming webinars on PropertyCPD.TV. Monday, 17th August 2015 Read more
 

Managing Agents’ Fees Now Recoverable In Enfranchisement Claims

In a decision that will undoubtedly be applauded by the property management industry, the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) has found that a landlord may recover the fees of its managing agents, in connection with a claim, by leaseholders, to collectively acquire the freehold of a block, under Part 1, Chapter 1 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing & Urban Development Act 1993. Thursday, 12th February 2015 Read more
 

Future proofing costs, energy and lighting

Jamie Willsdon explains the benefits of enlisting the help of a lighting specialist. Monday, 9th February 2015 Read more
 

Property Management Summit 2015

Property Management Summit 2015 The Property Management Summit is a weekend conference that takes the form of a collaborative workshop, aimed at property managers and Directors who wish to refresh their technical expertise and add to their CPD hours. There is a vibrant social scene and the networking opportunities are a key element of the weekend’s success. Friday, 19th December 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.

 

 
 

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Check out our upcoming PropertyCPD webinars 
If you are looking for Property Management and Enfranchisement training that only takes an hour of the time and provides you with invaluable industry knowledge, then please see below the details our upcoming webinars on PropertyCPD.TV.
Property Managers Boot Camp Manchester: Avoiding costly mistakes

24th September 2015, Trof, 8 Thomas St, Manchester M4 1EU

Property Managers Boot Camp London: Avoiding costly mistakes

15th September 2015, The Colonel Fawcett, 1 Randolph St, 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