The right to rent policy starts today. This is being trialled firstly in Birmingham, Walsall, Sandwell, Dudley and Wolverhampton.
This means that private landlords need to do immigration checks on new tenants or they could face a fine of up to £3,000
Some key points are
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We manage various leasehold apartment sites across the Midlands. We maintain the communal areas and where possible like to use local contractors. We need-
If you cover the Midlands please email email@example.com to be added to our database.
We like to think of our home as a place of comfort and safety. It is easy to become complacent in our home surroundings, so here are some simple reminders of how to keep you and your family safe in the home-
On 15th October 2014 ARMA held their Annual General Meeting, where they saw Ben Jordan retire and elected Martin Perry in his place.
When you buy a leasehold property you need to comply to the terms of the lease. Each lease can vary for different properties so it is worth while knowing what your lease says.
For example-Many leases won’t allow pets and some won’t allow instruments. If you break the terms of the lease you could be at risk of losing your home.
Also be aware that the lease will be a term of so many years often starting from 99 years when built, be aware of how long you have left of your lease and look into when is best to extend the term.
If we manage your leasehold property and you are unsure and need help feel free to email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Also for free online advice visit www.lease-advice.org
The ARMA 2014 Conference is going to take place on 16th October 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster. If it is anything like last year, we’re expecting good things.
In order for a Service Charge demand to be valid by law, each demand must be made in writing and accompanied by the up to date version of the summary of tenants’ rights and obligations in England.
Residents in apartments have a tendency to leave things in the communal areas, in particular hallways such as shoes and furniture. How often do you see residents in houses leaving their shoes, washing, bikes, prams, children toys and furniture on their front lawn for the public to see, let alone taking them?
Whilst communal areas are for the use residents; they are also a work place for contractors who keep the communal areas clean and tidy…. let alone visitors to the block, whether known or not. Read more
Not long for the long-awaited appeal in the case of Phillips v Francis, scheduled to commence on 14th May.
The earlier decision turned the industry standard practice on its head when carrying out major works. So we’ll all be ready to hear the decision and the impact it will have for the sector.
At this unprecedented time we have made some operational changes and have closed our offices. The team are however still here to support you although for the time-being we will need your co-operation to communicate with us by email please.
Given the volumes we know we will not be able to reply immediately but if you could remain patient for the reply if applicable, you will most certainly receive a response but please resist the temptation to send several other emails, it will not only help us manage enquiries but enable us to identify any priority emails relating to emergencies etc
Rest assured we are doing everything we can, working within Government guidelines, to maintain services while at the same time protecting our staff, clients and contractors.
Finally, if we could ask you not to send any paper correspondence to our offices please, and to arrange for any payments to be submitted electronically it would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your understanding, look after yourselves and please stay safe.