At Heaven Estate Agents, we have built on over 20 years’ combined property experience in South London to extend our Property Management service to Block Management. We understand that with Block Management, we are managing people’s homes and looking after communities, so we take our responsibilities seriously. From addressing simple maintenance issues quickly to keeping costs to a sustainable and reasonable level, we know how to manage every aspect of your Block expertly, efficiently and to a high standard.
What is Block Management?
Block Management is an extension of Property Management on a larger scale. This mainly covers the communal areas of residential properties and but can also include commercial units where space is shared with other properties. A key aspect of Block Management is managing maintenance and repairs, buildings insurance, heating and cleaning of communal parts, lifts, concierge staff, lighting etc.
Block Management can cover anything from a period conversion property that has more than one leasehold property, all the way through to purpose-built Block Management where there could be anything up to 500+ leasehold properties. This type of management requires excellent attention to detail, organisation, professionalism, good communication skills and dedication.
As a leasehold property owner sharing communal areas, there is nothing more frustrating that maintenance issues not being addressed promptly. The role of a Block Management company is to keep frustration to a minimum and to make sure these issues are dealt with quickly, undertake routine inspections while making sure the balance-sheet remains in the positive.
A key-role in Block Management is balancing the books and making sure that service charge payments are made by leaseholders, as well as ensuring the building is maintained as per lease requirements. To do this effectively, a good understanding of leasehold matters is crucial, as is the preparation of annual accounts in line with the RICS Service Charge Residential Management Code.
Block Management in South London
Heaven Estate Agents can provide a level of Block Management that meets all of these requirements, and we can tailor the approach to meet your needs. From managing day-to-day maintenance issues through to managing leasehold service charge payments, our versatile approach is designed to help you take back control of your property investment.
Block Management services
- Day-to-day maintenance management
- Collection of leasehold ground rent and service charge payments
- Full management and preparation of accounts in line with the RICS Service Charge Residential Management Code
- Dealing with all leasehold enquiries
- Dispute resolution
- Regular leaseholder updates on upcoming works and building improvements
- Management of insurance for communal parts including renewal negotiations
- Health & Safety compliance and inspections
- Property inspections
- Consultation for qualifying works to a building (Section 20 consultation)
- 1 – 5 year long-term maintenance planning
- Commercial lettings and management
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