An article in News On The Block Magazine recently stated: PROVIDING ACCESS to communal digital TV and broadband is one of the most important roles of a managing agent, a nationwide survey has revealed.
In the online survey, commissioned by Sky, block residents were asked to rate the importance of managing agent services. Managing and arranging all repairs and enhancements on the block; making sure the block is safe and secure, and acting on residents' behalf with the landlord on any issues were rated as the most important tasks.
A recent article in News on the Block magazine said: The government has no plans to carry out a formal review of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002, Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, Lord Faulks, confirmed in the House of Lords in response to a question from fellow Conservative Baroness Gardener, a long-time advocate of commonhold, said: “It is 12 years since this law was passed and 11 sections are still listed as not in force.” These included, she added, sections that provide for the protection of tenants and leaseholders’ deposits.
Hurford Salvi Carr are now recruiting for Sales and Letting managers in London.
The successful candidates will be based in a new flagship office with a 20 meter glass frontage that is due to open in Q4 2014. Located in a prominent position on City Road the office is ideally situated to take advantage of the numerous residential schemes that front the Regents Canal and the high specification towers that are currently being built or in the planning pipeline.
Following the success of HSCPM's original 'HELP! They want me to be a Director', we have decided to produce an updated second edition in which we have a made a few changes following feedback from the first edition.
You can download the latest addition to our HELP! Series by clicking the link in the ‘Free Downloads’ section on the right hand side of our Home page.
Hurford Salvi Carr Property Management have just published a second booklet in their HELP! series of issues facing flat owners. This one is called HELP! I don't understand the Service Charge Accounts and sets out seven key questions that need to be asked. Although we call this an ‘Introductory Guide’ we believe the 48-page booklet will contain some useful information for anybody who wants to understand how their service charge payments are used.
What should you be looking out for? What warning signs might there be?
Hurford Salvi Carr started in Clerkenwell in 1996, and now has four offices in Central London. The Company is divided into six divisions specialising in Residential Sales, New Homes, Residential Lettings, Residential Investment, Commercial Agency, and Property Management.
The Management Office is in Hertford, in buildings we own adjoining the Castle grounds in the centre of the town. Nearly forty people, full-time or part-time, work in the Hertford office.
We are pleased to welcome our new Building Surveyor; Sue Davis MRICS. Sue has written a short passage about her journey to becoming a Surveyor at Ashby Building Surveyors Ltd:
Born in Nottingham, my working life began in 1984 when I joined the Royal Navy as a Radio Operator in the Communications Branch. I was based in North London, so as well as a new home, the Navy provided me with a good grounding in life and team working.
Five members of Hurford Salvi Carr Property Management Ltd attended the 18th Annual ARMA Conference on 10 October 2013. The theme was ‘Raising the Bar’ which will be music to the ears of some residential leaseholders! With the introduction of ARMA-Q in 2015 managing agents will have self-regulation if they want to be ARMA members. For the first time members will have to comply with a Consumer Charter and bespoke Standards overseen by an independent Regulatory Panel. By choosing an ARMA agent you get higher standards, greater confidence and more openness.
What constitutes value for money in service charges? One of the interesting points to come out of the recent survey in News on the Block magazine is that people find it hard to assess. Two of the questions asked related to the value for money of service charges and management fees, and the responses were spread right across the spectrum.