Block management can be referred to as property management or estate management but ultimately means the management of a collective of buildings whether residential, commercial or a mixture of the two.
Managing a block requires time, dedication and experience. Connect UK provides all three of these skills.
Constant communication is required between the management and various entities so by having a specific team of people in charge of the management means that we become experts in the day to day movement and activity of each property whether residential or commercial.
People we will liaise with on a frequent basis will include:
Chosen insurance companies
Our hands-on approach allows us to keep on top of every aspect of the process, from managing communal areas to keeping on top of service and maintenance charges.
Why would you need block management?
Managing a block of residential flats or a mixture of residential and commercial businesses is a full-time job in itself. Not only do the day to day maintenance issues and upkeep of the communal areas have to be kept on top of but to manage the block successfully the managing company must have a great understanding of legislation. This includes property legislation, commercial legislation, landlord and tenant law all while being great at problem solving.
Preparation of budgets and annual accounts goes into the administration side of the management which must be edited and updated on a daily basis.
A major part of our role is to ensure that the landlords and leaseholders get value for money for their service charge payments and that the building is maintained in accordance with the lease terms.
We, as the managing agent, take instruction from the landlords, not the leaseholders. However, we will always maintain awareness and put forward the wishes of the residential and commercial leaseholders.
What is included in block management?
Typically, we offer the following to be included in our service however are happy to supply other services if they are deemed necessary.
Internal cleaning of communal spaces
Gardening and landscaping
Emergency repair works such as plumbing and electricians
Facilities management such as fire alarms, door entry, vehicle gates and lifts
Internal and External Painting and decorating
Why choose us as your managing agent?
We are knowledgeable
We have over 100 years combined experience in property
Our property, landlord and tenant legislation knowledge is extensive
Overcoming issues, problems and obstacles is paramount and from seeing so many we’ve perfected our approach to tasks
We have experience
We currently manage thousands of properties and numerous blocks over the South of the UK
We have 20 years’ experience in block management alone
We are specialists in our field and ensure each client receives the same level of dedication while having a dedication point of contact
We provide transparency
Most of our clients come from word of mouth recommendations
We stay active in the community
We are happy to give value in advance. Our knowledge and expertise are openly shared. By being a trusted agent, we become a valued thought leader
Find out more about our block management service!
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