When living in an apartment it’s important to consider those living around you.
If you are subject to noise nuisance it can become very stressful, you can lose sleep and feel frustrated in your home. If you are disturbed by a noisy neighbour make sure you politely speak to them regarding the noise, as they may not be aware they are making any. If you have spoken to your neighbour but the noise continues please feel free to contact us if we are your management company and if they let the property we could inform the landlord who may be able to help. If noise continues-keep a log of the days and times that you are being disturbed and contacting the local council environmental health department can also help.
Living in a leasehold property there will be certain terms of the lease which will help protect you from noise nuisance such as
-No noise after 11pm or before 7am
Any one breaking the terms of their lease could be at risk of losing their home
Please all be considerate to each other for a nice environment to live
Court of appeal overturns Philips V Francis decision on major works
The judgement on Friday restores the common sense approach as to what constitutes qualifying works to which the £250 consultation limit applies.
Saving valuable time so that jobs can be completed without a lengthy delaying process.
The Phillips v Francis case was heard in the Court of Appeal last week, so far no decision has been announced but we understand it might be good news.
It’s worth remembering that the residential leasehold sector is unregulated. Anyone can set up as managing agent and start collecting service charges without the relevant qualifications or experience.
ARMA vet all members before they join. So you can be confident in using an ARMA agent like us because:
We work with ARMA to make sure you get the highest standards for a clean and safe environment, giving you peace of mind and a happy place to live.
We have just had some lovely new gates fitted to a bin stores on one of our sites that was experiencing a little trouble with fly tipping and unwelcome strangers. Thank you for all the lovely feedback we have had.
Earlier in the year the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) conducted a study into the service provided by residential property management companies in England and Wales and have identified some concerns on how the market works.
As a result of the study it is the CMA’s intention to seek remedial action to improve the performance of the market and to provide leaseholders with a better outcome. The main issues that were highlighted were unnecessary or excessive charging for services, poor service quality, poor communication and insufficient transparency. At the moment we understand that the CMA are seeking possible remedies to the problems identified in order to develop recommendations for the industry.
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Did you know that there is an estimate of 2.8 million leasehold flats in England, according to the government.
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It is that time of year again when we put the wheels in motion for the 2015 Service Charge Budgets. Our Property Managers are busy bees identifying items on site that will need attention over the next 12-18 months as well as getting in the final quotes, ready for our Budget Meetings.
I had a reminder the other day that Christmas was on it’s way; won’t be long before the shops stock up with everything festive and your bank card is in need of a rest.
Now is an ideal time for you to plan ahead…
… Start by writing a list of items you need to take with you every time you go shopping. Shops spend a lot of time planning displays and offers to make you think you need them when in fact you don’t.
…. Plan your menu for the week, this will help you create your shopping list and only buy items that you know you will use.