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Stuart Jackson joins Macdonald & Company 

Stuart Jackson joins Macdonald & Company  Macdonald & Company is the leading professional recruitment consultancy for the real estate, and are delighted to announce the Appointment of Stuart Jackson to the London Office. Wednesday, 15th April 2015 Read more
 

Government responds to CMA study

The Government has issued a response to the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) study into the residential property management services sector in England and Wales, broadly agreeing with its recommendations. Monday, 13th April 2015 Read more
 

“Leasehold is an issue which time is well past addressing”

“Leasehold is an issue which time is well past addressing” These were the concluding words of Jim Fitzpatrick MP at a recent Leasehold Roundtable held at the House of Commons. Monday, 13th April 2015 Read more
 

Court of Appeal decides RTM Companies can only acquire one block at a time

Court of Appeal decides RTM Companies can only acquire one block at a time In a landmark decision, the Court of Appeal has recently decided that a Right to Manage company can only acquire the right to manage of one building at a time. Monday, 13th April 2015 Read more
 

ARMA publish a list of successful ARMA-Q accredited members 

ARMA publish a list of successful ARMA-Q accredited members  ARMA has published a list of the 172 successful ARMA-Q accredited members and 52 associate members on its website Friday, 10th April 2015 Read more
 

Energy consultancy firm attempt Hockey World Record 

ESOS–Energy Ltd, an Energy consultancy specialising in implementing energy saving solutions into blocks of flats, is sponsoring South Gloucestershire Hockey Club (SGHC) in hoping to repeat history as they try to reclaim a Guinness World Record™. Wednesday, 8th April 2015 Read more
 

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Breaking News: 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
 

Managing a surveyor’s skill set

Managing a surveyor’s skill set Julian Davies looks at the similarities between successful rugby sides and well-managed teams of surveyors. Wednesday, 10th December 2014 Read more
 

Finding the managers of tomorrow

Finding the managers of tomorrow<o:p></o:p> Stuart Jackson looks at some of the ways the Property Management sector is trying to attract young job seekers. Wednesday, 10th December 2014 Read more
 

Simplifying service charges

Simplifying service charges<o:p></o:p> Annie McGrandles looks at how a standard set of accounting principles across the residential sector could make life easier for leaseholders.

Wednesday, 10th 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.

 

 
 

Events

ALEP Spring Conference 2015
ALEP’s Spring Conference 2015 took place on Tuesday 24 March at The Royal Institution in  Mayfair. A record 265 delegates attended the event, which was hosted by ALEP’s Honorary President, Damian Greenish of Pemberton Greenish, and sponsored once again by Kerry London Insurance.
PropertyCPD Upcoming Webinars: April 2015 
Don't miss our upcoming webinars this month. Right-to-manage opportunities and risks, the dangers of accepting informal lease extensions and how the length of your lease effects the value of your flat
Social Landlord Leasehold Summit 
The Social Landlord Leasehold Summit provides property managers working for housing associations, local authorities, and ALMO’s with the latest essential information on their responsibilities and liabilities as managers of leasehold property.
 

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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