Day to day Block Management
Block Management involves looking after the day to day concerns which accompany owning, or being responsible for, a block of flats or large estate. This includes maintenance work and repair to buildings, gardens, communal areas & handling emergencies (including out of hours). The team arrange building and lift insurance, directors & officers insurance, organise utility suppliers and ensure compliance with health and safety, fire and asbestos legislation. It is important that we are familiar with our clients properties so we make regular routine visits to the blocks as part of our service.
Lewis Phipps Property Management provides support with the financial side of property management. This includes service charge preparation and collection, ground rent collection, as well as the reconciliation and protection of client funds. We also liaise with accountants.
The team provide strategic advice relating to long-term maintenance and improvement that is essential when it comes to protecting the value of your asset. We will organise and project manage major works when required, adhering to Section 20 consultation procedures, and arranging competitive tenders for leaseholder’s consideration. Current projects include external redecorations, new roofs, lift modernisations, balcony upgrades, replacement window programme, historic building window refurbishment and assisting with NHBC claims.
Ensuring that our clients are communicated with regularly is an essential part of our job as property managers. We advocate regular dialogue with our clients and always involve them in the decision making process.
We understand that the choice of managing agent can instil confidence in buyers and reflect the reputation and brand of the developer. Our services to developers are not limited to but include; providing advice on lease content and structure, specifications, preparing a realistic service charge budget to issue to potential purchasers, liaising with solicitors on service charge and maintenance enquiries and providing a company secretary role.
- Grounds & Block maintenance
- Directors insurance
- Collection of service charge and ground rent
- Directors meetings and AGM’s
- Sellers packs
- Fire safety reports