The Importance of Fire Risk Assessment in Effective Planned...

In the wake of the Grenfell fire disaster, property managers have become more vigilant at instructing their maintenance firms to carry out fire risk assessments (FRAs), however, there is a...

Fixflo Teams Up with Sector Experts to Survey the Leasehold and Block...

With support from ARMA and MRI Software, Fixflo undertook the task to launch an industry-wide survey in order to remedy the lack of research in the sector. Leading industry publications News On...

Why You Need to Keep Leaseholders Happy with PPM Strategy

Maintenance, or lack thereof, was the biggest bone of contention in the relationship between block managers and leaseholders. According to a recent survey conducted jointly by the Leasehold...

What Will Block Management Look Like in 2025?

With block management changing and developing all the time, we were fortunate to have the opportunity to host some of its most knowledgeable people in a dinner and debate in London recently. The...

Is Regulation Needed in the Block Industry?

As far as senior people in the block management industry are concerned, there are a few things that could be improved and tweaked to make it a better industry to work in. Several of them were...

What is the Future of the Block Management Industry? [VIDEO]

Block management is an industry in flux - various legislative and political pressures have been placed on it, and it's difficult to see where it might go in the future.

How to Prevent Damp and Mould

 

They say that prevention is better than a cure and that’s definitely the case when it comes to damp and mould. Although there are many ways to treat damp and mould once it develops, it’s far...

Harnessing Concierge Customer Service in Block Management

As build-to-rent properties become ever more popular, the line between a block manager and a residential concierge is becoming increasingly blurred. And it’s not just in the build-to-rent sector...

Why Adequate Response Times Are Key to Repairs and Maintenance...

When it comes to maintenance and repairs, staying compliant (and within the bounds of the law) can be a contentious issue. Most of the rules around repairs are based on the interpretation of laws...

The Four Cs of Effective Contractor Communication

Did you know that even the smallest repairs job can generate up to 15 back-and-forth exchanges between contractors, landlords and tenants? By the time you’ve sifted through every last phone call,...

What is the Housing Disrepair Protocol?

In the vast majority of leases, the landlord is tasked with repairing and maintaining the exterior, structure and common parts of a building which has been divided into flats. The leaseholder for...

What Are Pre-Qualification Schemes?

When procuring a contractor for block work, there are a lot of factors to take into consideration as you ensure that the contractor and their employees can work to a high standard without...

3 Things for Block Managers to Consider When Hiring Contractors

Every good block manager knows that their fortunes rise and fall with the success and failure of their contractors. In addition to actually managing the block, a large part of block management is...