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New BPCA pest control rules introduced

New rules have been introduced to promote professional standards within the pest control industry. Members of trade body the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) must now meet strict criteria relating to their professional credentials. Monday, 2nd March 2015 Read more
 

Government crackdown on nuisance calls ‘would save businesses time and money’

Government action to crack down on nuisance calls and aggressive cold-calling would provide a significant boost for small businesses. Monday, 2nd March 2015 Read more
 

Get your articles of association right

Paul Henson explains why this is crucial when incorporating a freehold management company. 

Friday, 27th February 2015 Read more
 

Building Consultants launches new drone service

Chartered building surveying practice, Lc Building Consultants has launched a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) service, which uses drones to survey building elevations in real time. Friday, 20th February 2015 Read more
 

25 Amazing Listed Buildings in the UK 

25 Amazing Listed Buildings in the UK  Britain has a rich history of architecture spanning through the ages with over 374,000 UK listed building entries. Due to the historical interest or special architectural design of these buildings, local planning authorities protect them to ensure they are not demolished, extended, or altered without special permission. Wednesday, 18th February 2015 Read more
 

Inaugural JJ Folio Tennis Shield to take place in Cannes

JJ Homes and Folio UK will be hosting a tennis tournament in the south of France in aid of property industry charity LandAid. Monday, 16th February 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

PropertyCPD Upcoming Webinars: March 2015 
Don't miss our upcoming webinars this month. Top ten tips for leasehold flats, Appointment of a manger and how underinsurance in your block can affect your wealth. 
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.
The ARHM Summer Conference 
The Association of Retirement Housing Managers (ARHM) invites you to it's Annual Summer Conference. Join us in Birmingham on 11th June 2015 for this year's exciting ARHM Summer Conference 2015.
 

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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