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Grenfell continued – The importance of educating residents on the impact of their actions by Nick Coombe Featured Image

Grenfell continued – The importance of educating residents on the impact of their actions by Nick Coombe

Following on from our article yesterday where Dame Judith Hackitt spoke about Grenfell, we now hear from Nick Coombe, Protection Vice Chair, National Fire Chiefs Council with his thoughts. “I think it was clear after what happened at Grenfell that residents felt they were mistreated and betrayed for a number of reasons. Our role is to try and regain that…

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Where are we two years on from Grenfell

Where are we two years on from Grenfell?

Dame Judith Hackitt, who led the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety in 2017, discussed the importance of resident engagement on fire safety matters at a recent seminar. Dame Judith Hackitt, said:  “Despite the fact the Review is complete and the recommendations are being implemented – all of them – I’m delighted to say by the Government, I think…

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Health and Safety update Featured Image

Health and Safety update!

Health & Safety is the one thing that keeps property managers awake at night. It’s a constant worry and no property manager can be complacent – no matter how pro-active you are, there is always a risk. At BW Residential Ltd we are lucky to have the help and advice of Dom Maree. He is a Property Management Health &…

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How do you deal with Service Charge arrears Featured Image

How do you deal with Service Charge arrears?

Click below to listen to Property Manager, Lewis Hood talk about Service Charge arrears.     “The lease will detail how and when the service charge is due including the time and how frequently this needs to be paid. At BW Residential, we deal with Service Charge arrears promptly and in a professional manner. This means that we can make…

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Can I sublet my flat? Featured Image

Can I sublet my flat?

Click below to listen to BW Residential Property Manager, Lewis Hood talk about subletting your flat and whether you would be in breach of your contract or not.     “Your lease will provide details on whether you are permitted to sublet your flat.  The majority of leases will allow you to sublet but you will often need permission from…

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Unfair leasehold arrangements Featured Image

Unfair leasehold arrangements.

  An interesting article was published recently regarding a government backed pledge to stop leaseholders being trapped in unfair and costly deals.  Companies such as Taylor Wimpey and Barratt Homes have already signed the government-backed pledge, which commits them to doing away with onerous ‘doubling clauses’ that can result in ground rents soaring exponentially over a short period of time.…

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Why do leases need extending? Featured Image

Why do leases need extending?

Listen to Property Manager, Jamie Fisk discuss why leases need extending.     “Your lease is granted for a set period of time and at the end of that period, the property is handed back to the freeholder.  By extending the lease, you are increasing the time you remain the leaseholder of the property before it’s handed back to the…

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Leasehold in London needs changing Featured Image

Leasehold in London needs changing!

  An article in Show House yesterday gave the views of the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, who has launched a new guide to help London leaseholders while at the same time stepping up his calls on ministers to overhaul the system of leasehold for homebuyers in the capital. An estimated third of London’s homes – and over 90% of…

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Why do I need to pay Service Charge and what does it cover Featured Image

Why do I need to pay Service Charge and what does it cover?

Listen to Property Manager, Lewis Hood explain why you need to pay Service Charge and what it covers.  

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What is the difference between Freehold and Leasehold? Featured Image

What is the difference between Freehold and Leasehold?

Listen to Property Manager, Lewis Hood, who in the short video below, will explain the difference between Freehold properties and Leasehold properties.  

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