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Tips to Improve Your Building

A majority of flat owners are unhappy as they struggle to improve or maintain their buildings. Not having enough knowledge means they end up frustrated. So, where do you start? The answer is simple – by looking into the successful buildings’ processes. Seeing how well-maintained buildings are run by their…

How to Deal with an Uncommunicative Managing Agent

After speaking to dozens of block management customers, the first thing often mentioned is the communication issues with their managing agents. Slow replies, poor building maintenance and rude staff are some of the most common complaints that came out of JuxtaBlock’s recent survey. Managers who are overstretched tend to not…

4 Steps to Finding the Best Managing Agent for your Building

Running a block of flats has never been a piece of cake. Maintenance of the building, managing the common parts and placing insurance are just some of the responsibilities that comes with it. These can be too much to handle by one person, that’s why building directors tend to hire…

Where to begin with improving your building

Where to begin with improving your building Many flat owners are unhappy with the state of their buildings, although they have little ability to change things or knowledge on where to start. It can be difficult to see how other buildings are run by other managers or even by your…

Are freeholders decisions effecting the value of your leasehold property

Are freeholders decisions effecting the value of your leasehold property As growth in house and flat prices have leveled off, owners and investors can no longer take automatic and consistent increasing values for granted. Therefore it has become important to understand how the costs of maintaining your flat will affect…

What is service charge and how to reduce it?

What is service charge and how to reduce it? Sections: What is service charge and how it differs from ground rent The typical costs – what are the major expenses? The problems with being inactive Where and how savings can be made How near-future changes will reduce service charge further…

How to find the right managing agent for your building (and avoid the wrong ones)

How to find the right managing agent for your building (and avoid the wrong ones)

Are new leaseholders getting all the information then need from freeholders?

Are new leaseholders getting all the information then need from freeholders? Many leaseholders find that buying a property is more complicated than they thought.The UK system of leaseholds has in part been structured to deal with issues of shared ownership of the land and buildings that constitute a block of…

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