"Can I just say a huge thank you to everyone at Hurford Salvi Carr Property Management for doing a sensational job since the RTM takeover. It really has been a different league to what we had experienced before."
Director, RTM Company, London SW4
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Responsible for a portfolio of service charge accounts, which includes issuing service charge demands, dealing with lessee queries, ground rent collection, supplier payments, balancing charges, banking and monitoring cash flow. Read more...
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Jim Thornton, HSCPM's Group Managing Director, has written a series of booklets to help leaseholders come to terms with and understand the demands of flat living. Below is an extract from the latest booklet, 'HELP! I don't understand the Service Charge Accounts':
We read a very interesting article in the Financial Times recently on Terrorism Insurance, so we thought we'd share it:
Companies are facing a sharp increase in the cost of protecting themselves against terrorism after George Osborne, the chancellor, demanded a big rise in the fees the Treasury receives from a collective unlimited backstop fund, insurance executives have warned. The Pool Re scheme, established 21 years ago when the IRA was carrying out attacks, is designed to meet the commercial property claims of insurers arising from terrorist incidents. Funds are built up through premiums on the industry. If losses from an attack are so large that they exhaust the funds – which stand at £5.5bn – the Treasury steps in to make up the shortfall. In return for this guarantee, it charges a fee of 10 per cent of Pool Re’s annual premium income, paid by the insurance industry.
In the latest update on the Philips v Francis case on Major works, News On The Block wrote:
The court of appeal has overturned the decision of the High Court in Philips v Francis. For the last two years there has been considerable anxiety amongst landlords, property managers and leaseholders regarding the interpretation of the meaning of 'qualifying works'. Today's ruling provides much needed clarity to the position and will be welcomed by all those involved in major works across the industry.