"Hurford Salvi Carr Property Management took over management of our building, and the first thing they did was to sort out the service charge accounts. Previously we had little information, and we worried that cash had gone missing. Now we get regular reports and Balance Sheets emailed to us, the Property Manager brings it all on a laptop to Board Meetings, and we have confidence that our money is being looked after properly."
Director, Residents Management Company, London SE1
Congratulations to all those who have their results today, and especially to students in families in our buildings. Also to Tim Hardy, who is working with us on electronic filing for the summer, who won his place at Newcastle.
On the 11th of July Hurford Salvi Carr London & Hurford Salvi Carr Hertford went head to head in an enthralling 5-a-side football match at Shoreditch’s Lucozade Power League venue.
In a 40 minute (20 minutes each way) game there were a staggering 24 goals scored between both teams, amongst those some blinding strikes. London took the lead after a slow first five minutes which seemed to give the game a boost with goals flying in at both ends from then on. The teams reached a stalemate at half-time with 6 goals apiece.
This decision has caused huge confusion because, on the face of it, all works to a building or premises will require consultation if the statutory cap of £250 per leaseholder will be exceeded for that year. This is simply unworkable for property managers and landlords and will result in confusion, an increased burden on the LVT and increased costs which, of course, will ultimately be borne by leaseholders.
New figures released last week by the London Fire Brigade show that young professionals are having two fewer fires a week since the Brigade started using social media to share vital fire safety advice with the public.
The Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA) has launched ARMA-Q, a new self-regulatory regime for managing agents, in the House of Lords. The Press Release says that this "marks the culmination of over three years’ dedicated work to develop a regime that is robust, meaningful and consumer focused. The result is a regime that represents a milestone for consumer protection and professional integrity in the residential leasehold sector."