Lift Inspection and Insurance

Lift Inspection and Insurance Sinead Campbell of London Flats Insurance reminds us of having lift inspection and insurance in place for your block. Looking after a property with a lift brings with it another layer of responsibility to your residents. For some, the lift will be an expected convenience factored into their service charges and

Cladding: The Conversation Continues

Sinead Campbell of London Flats Insurance provides some useful information regarding cladding. Cladding has been a huge topic of conversation throughout 2021 and for very good reason. The post-Grenfell discovery that at least 462 high-rise blocks of flats in England were cladded in the same dangerous materials that were wrapped around the tower has rocked

External Redecoration and Some Quick Tips for Winter

Sinead Campbell, of London Flats Insurance provides some quick tips to protect your block of flats over winter 2021 and plan for a positive 2022. If you’ve just started managing your block, or if things have been bit delayed this year (we can’t think why?!), then you may be looking for some quick, easy ways

Recovering Outstanding Service Charges

Sinead Campbell, of London Flats Insurance, explains how non-payment of service charges is a property manager’s nightmare. Arrears throw the year’s maintenance and service provisions into chaos and can even lead to a decrease in property value if sufficient maintenance can’t be carried out. When leaseholders sign their lease, they are taking on the responsibility

Why have insurance premiums increased?

Why have insurance premiums increased? A tougher attitude to risk and pricing across the insurance market has developed which now sees the flats insurance sector entering what is known as a ‘Hard Market’ for property and commercial insurances. What do we mean by the term ‘Hard Market’? It simply means that demand exceeds supply. More

Section 20 – is it reasonable?

Section 20 – is it reasonable? Sinead Duffy from Residentsline investigates. Please note that for the purposes of this article, any reference to the “landlord” may be substituted for the Freeholder, Head Lessee, Residents’ Management Company (RMC) or Right To Manage (RTM) company – in short, the person or organisation that enforces the service charge payment. Similarly,

Preparation for Buying Your Freehold Through Collective Enfranchisement

Preparation for Buying Your Freehold Through Collective Enfranchisement Sinead Campbell from London Flats Insurance looks at how to prepare to buy your freehold. Collective Enfranchisement provides leaseholders of flats within a building the right to come together to purchase the freehold of the building as per the Leasehold Reform Housing & Urban Development Act 1993.

How to make sure we capture the past

How to make sure we capture the past 3D laser scanned surveys accurately record our historic buildings and heritage sites so that they can be preserved for future generations. The surveys can collect huge amounts of building or landscape data, quickly with incredible accuracy, recording potentially tens of millions of data points. Each data points

London’s Great Estates

London’s Great Estates Sinead Campbell from London Flats Insurance looks at London’s Great Estates. As most are aware London is a wonderfully diverse city characterised as a melting pot of people, cultures, and architecture. But it may be surprising to know that the bulk of it’s high-end leasehold property is owned by just a handful