Apartment blocks are all varied and block management companies can face many different problems while managing them.
As property law experts we can support block management firms with all the common issues associated with managing a block in addition to any other related property issues.
- Enforcing breaches of covenant
- Documenting licenses for alterations
- Dealing with assignment formalities such as receipting notices and documenting stock transfers
- Tackling difficult 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 from applications that are made.
What is block management?
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.
I want to set up a right-to-manage company, can you help?
A right-to-manage company can be set up by leaseholder property owners who want to manage their building. This can be done without the agreement of the landlord.
If they are successful the landlord will still own the building but the leaseholders will manage things like:
- collecting and managing the service charge
- upkeep of communal areas (such as communal hallways and stairs)
- upkeep of the structure of the building (such as the roof)
- dealing with complaints about the building from other leaseholders
Qualifying leaseholders can use the right to manage for any reason – they don’t have to prove the building has been badly managed.
There are certain procedures that must be followed to set up an RTM company and Attwells can provide the necessary support and advice.