Attwells specialise in block management. Block management deals with the common areas within residential apartment blocks such as roofing, external walls, gardens, and parking areas that require maintenance. This work is carried out by a block management company and paid for via the service charges applied to each leaseholder.
Typically, leasehold apartments are within purpose-built residential apartment blocks. Common areas such as roofing, external walls, gardens, and parking areas, therefore, require maintenance.
This work is carried out by a block management company and paid for via the service charges applied to each leaseholder.
Residential management companies
Due to the varied nature of purpose-built apartment blocks, the role of a residential management companies (RMC) can be very broad.
As Attwells are property law experts, we are able to support block management firms or managers with all the common issues associated with managing a block in addition to any other related or subsequent property issues.
These include, in addition to broader commercial and business legal matters:
- Help with breaches of covenants
- Documenting licenses for alterations
- Dealing with assignment formalities such as receipting notices and documenting stock transfers
- Tackling nuisance tenants
- Dealing with unauthorised subletting and Airbnb lettings
- Recovering service charge arrears.
We are also experts in the law relating to lease extensions and can assist landlords in procuring the optimum outcomes.
Ground rent portfolio management
Property investment portfolios can be a bountiful investment over a long period of time. However, managing a ground rent portfolio can be time-consuming, especially with ever-changing regulations to comply with.
Our lawyers can provide you with legal support resolving many of the complex issues an administer can face. We offer monthly retainer packages, or you can choose to pay as you go. Where possible Attwells will always try and offer fixed fees.
Your solicitor will be able to offer you jargon-free advice in relation to:
- Collecting ground rent and service charges and debt recovery
- Lease reviews and compliance
- Lease extensions
- Collective enfranchisement
- Resolving Dispute