In UK property, it’s necessary to understand what is freehold and leasehold property. This PMMS article describes these two types of property ownership, and also the typical obligations in the lease of freeholders and leaseholders.
In block management, there is often confusion about the role of the freeholder, residents management company and the managing agent in leasehold property. This PMMS article describes these roles, and also how they may work together, which varies depending upon the arrangements that are in place.
In the past setting-up a managing agents was easy, however, managing agents face a shake-up of Regulations, Qualifications and Licensing in the wake of leaseholder complaints and Lord Best’s report. This PMMS article highlights the changes that RMC directors need to be aware of when evaluating managing agents.
PMMS is moving Due to circumstances beyond our control, and after 17 years at our current location, we are moving into new offices. From Monday 18th June 2018 our new address will be: 5th Floor Melrose House, 42 Dingwall Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 2NE All other contact information remains unchanged (ie. phone numbers and email…
Following the recent tragedy in West London and a number of smaller incidents, many people’s thoughts have turned to fire safety in purpose built blocks of flats and conversions.
While we all know we carry an element of personal responsibility for our own safety, we still expect those in authority to be “more” responsible. In a block of flats, this extends to the Directors of the Residents Management or Right to Manage Company. Directors, leaseholders, freeholders and managing agents must work together to ensure fire safety in purpose built blocks of flats, it’s not a job any one of these parties can do alone.