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Investigation into property management sector widens

Investigation into property management sector widens The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has widened its study into the residential property management sector. Tuesday, 15th April 2014 Read more
 

New leasehold law approved

Royal Assent has been given to the Leasehold Reform (Amendment) Act 2014, and the Bill will come into force on 13 May. Tuesday, 15th April 2014 Read more
 

Landmark RTM decision appealed

In the last issue we reported on conjoined appeals in a case known as Ninety Broomfield Road. Tuesday, 15th April 2014 Read more
 

Long RTM battle ends in success for leaseholders

Leaseholders at a retirement development in Plymouth have taken control of the future management of the premises following a three-year Right to Manage battle. Tuesday, 15th April 2014 Read more
 

Chainsaw-wielding landlord tries to collect rent arrears

Chainsaw-wielding landlord tries to collect rent arrears A landlord demanding thousands of euros of rent arrears threatened tenants and police with a whirring chainsaw, in an incident in southern Germany. Tuesday, 15th April 2014 Read more
 

New Technology Boosts Scaffolding Alarms

New Technology Boosts Scaffolding Alarms Scaffolding has long been a way for thieves, vandals and even arsonists to gain access to construction sites or nearby properties. Tuesday, 15th April 2014 Read more
 

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Philips v Francis: A Brief Update

Rajeev Naylor explains why 14th May 2014 is a key date for block & estate managers.  Wednesday, 9th April 2014 Read more
 

A Sign of the Leasehold Times

John Midgley explains how the new Leasehold Reform Act was made.

Monday, 31st March 2014 Read more
 

Shared ownership: A reality check

Shared ownership: A reality check Steve Michaux outlines some of the issues faced by shared owners. Monday, 17th February 2014 Read more
 

Who’s afraid of the UK border agency?

Who’s afraid of the UK border agency? Debra Wetters explains how to avoid getting into trouble over illegal workers. Friday, 7th February 2014 Read more
 

How Major Works Dispensation Is Working

How Major Works Dispensation Is Working
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Prepare for stormy weather ahead

Prepare for stormy weather ahead
<p><o:p></o:p></p> First-tier Tribunal may be awash with insurance disputes over impending flood crisis, says Paul Robertson.  Monday, 17th 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.

 

 
 

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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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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