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Understanding your lease

Understanding your lease The Leasehold Advisory Service have produced this helpful quiz.  Monday, 15th December 2014 Read more
 

CMA study identifies areas of concern in property management sector

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published the findings and recommendations from its market study into the residential property management services sector in England and Wales. Monday, 15th December 2014 Read more
 

Property Management Awards 2014-15 - The Winners

The winners of the Property Management Awards 2014-15 were announced on the 4th December 2014 at a prestigious ceremony and dinner in London. Friday, 12th December 2014 Read more
 

Should all long leaseholds convert to freehold?

Should all long leaseholds convert to freehold?
<p><o:p></o:p></p> Christopher Sykes considers whether the rest of UK should follow Scotland. Wednesday, 10th December 2014 Read more
 

Warwick Estates buys Cotswold Property Management Services

Warwick Estates buys Cotswold Property Management Services Managing agent Warwick Estates has completed its purchase of Cotswold Property Management Services. This acquisition strengthens Warwick’s Cheltenham office and its presence in the wider West Country market. Wednesday, 10th December 2014 Read more
 

Government passes new ruling over tenancy deposits

Government passes new ruling over tenancy deposits The Government has decided to remove the need for residential landlords to comply with deposit protection laws for a second time if a fixed period tenancy rolls on past its end date. Wednesday, 10th December 2014 Read more
 

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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

 

Philips v Francis - Major Works in Blocks of Flats Webinar 

This webinar will consider the recent court of appeal decision in Philips v Francis and its impact on major works in blocks of flats for residents, landlords and leaseholders.  Wednesday, 5th November 2014 Read more
 

Under-takings overboard

Under-takings overboard<o:p></o:p> Amanda Gourlay looks at a recent case involving service charges. Wednesday, 29th October 2014 Read more
 

Who pays the price?

Who pays the price? Yashmin Mistry discusses liability of service charge when a flat is sold. Monday, 27th October 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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15th ALEP Conference
THE 15TH ALEP Conference took place on October 21 at the Royal Institution in Mayfair.
Property Management Awards 2014-15 Winners Announced 
News on the Block are proud to announce the winners for this years Property Management Awards.
Philips v Francis - Major Works in Blocks of Flats Webinar 
This webinar will consider the recent court of appeal decision in Philips v Francis and its impact on major works in blocks of flats for residents, landlords and leaseholders. 
 

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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