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The role of the principal designer

The role of the principal designer Shaun Harris explains some of the changes brought in under the new CDM regulations.  Wednesday, 24th June 2015 Read more
 

London’s East End - Stratford and Bow  

London’s East End - Stratford and Bow  
<p><o:p></o:p></p> Three years on from the London Olympics, Karl Carrier looks at the regeneration of the East End and what it means for estate agents in the area.   Wednesday, 24th June 2015 Read more
 

Let’s see what the next five years bring

Let’s see what the next five years bring<o:p></o:p> Read LEASE Chairman, Roger Southam’s regular column on the news and issues affecting the leasehold sector exclusively in News on the Block. Monday, 15th June 2015 Read more
 

Landlords predict rent rises to tail off

After a recent spurt of rent growth, landlords anticipate that rent rises will taper off over the next 12 months, according to a survey of more than 1,200 landlords by Your Move and Reeds Rains. Monday, 15th June 2015 Read more
 

UK has more than 300,000 ‘accidental landlords’

UK has more than 300,000 ‘accidental landlords’<o:p></o:p> Nearly a quarter of UK landlords - approximately 360,000 - came into the market accidentally or unintentionally, according to research by the National Landlords Association. Monday, 15th June 2015 Read more
 

A baby born today could pay £3.4 million for first property

A baby born today could pay £3.4 million for first property A baby born today faces the prospect of paying £3.4 million for their first property, new statistics from online estate agent eMoov.co.uk reveal. Monday, 15th June 2015 Read more
 

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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.

 

 
 

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Will you be voting for Ellie today?
So just why have 1st Sure Flats decided to launch a mock election campaign with an eight foot elephant and are using their incident support unit as a campaign battle bus?
 

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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