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8 steps to selecting the right managing agent for your block

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A thorough lift examination

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Accountants reports What does a Factual Findings report tell us?

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Advice on Staying Adequately Insured

Unsure about the different methods used to protect your insurance policy from inflation? We talk to Managing Director of Residentsline, Belinda...

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All you need to know about Macerators

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Avoiding Water Damage

Have you ever looked at your insurance renewal documents to find your Buildings premium has risen well beyond inflation? Often the increase is due...

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Directors and Officers Insurance

Those who serve on a Residents' Management Company (RMC) committee often do so in a very selfless way. They work with the best interests of the individual...

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Fire Safety - Stay Put and Simultaneous Evacuation

The principle of ‘stay put’ became widely applied in the UK after the British Standards Institution recommended its use in a 1962 version of...

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Floods Again? Lets Hope Not...

If the worst does happen, make sure your block is prepared. Here is some advice from Residentsline on how to get your flood damage claim dealt...

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Getting the Best From Your Broker

As a homeowner, taking out the right level of buildings and contents insurance is important. Therefore, as a director of a Residents’ Management...

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Health & Safety in Property Management: Asbestos

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Health & Safety in Property Management: Contractors

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Health & Safety in Property Management: Fire Safety

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Health & Safety in Property Management: Gas Flue Safety

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Health & Safety in Property Management: Legislation and assessments

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Health & Safety in Property Management: Water Hygiene

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Health & Safety of Communal Areas

Just like employers, Freeholders and Resident Management Companies have many obligations when it comes to health & safety for the protection of their...

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How do we make sure we have the correct sum insured?

The quality of your insurance cover is paramount, but the next most important matter is the accuracy of the buildings sum insured.  

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How Is Your Insurance Premium Calculated?

You probably wonder when you ring around to review your insurance premium why you are given so many different premiums, for the same block. Well...

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How replace your lift

Gareth Lomax offers some expert advice on how to undertake a major works project of your lift.

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How to handle frozen pipe emergencies

A frozen pipe is an emergency, because this will cause it to burst causing thawed water to come pouring from the break. The following steps describe...

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How to: Replace your roof

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Insurance - To VAT or Not To VAT?

All Residents' Management Companies need to ensure that the requirements set out in their Lease are covered by their blocks insurance policy...

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Insurance Speak Explained

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Legal Duties When Employing Contractors

A lack of control of contractors can and does lead to many accidents and injuries not only to contractors employees, but also the other flat owners,...

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Party Walls for Property Managers in Seven Steps

At some point, all property managers have to deal with Party Wall matters, but not all are as familiar with this area as they could be. In fact, not all...

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Questions to ask your managing agent

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Residential Service Charge Disputes

Landlords finance the services carried out at blocks of flats via service charges paid by the tenants.  Where a tenant refuses to pay his or her service...

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Right to Manage - Additional Legal Responsibilities

Your additional legal responsibilities when you choose Right to Manage

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Shopping around in the UK Lift Industry

The UK lift industry is unusual in as much that the major lift manufacturers of Europe, Asia and America that dominate much of the rest of the world do...

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Terrorism Insurance

Damage to your block of flats by an act of terrorism may seem unlikely BUT if it happened who would provide the funds for rebuilding your property?

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The curse of the missing Balancing Statement

The first rule of accountancy is that for every debit there must be a credit and if this rule is taken to its logical conclusion then for every Income...

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The Essential Checklist for Self-Management

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The importance of Health and Safety management

Good Health and Safety management not only protects businesses, owners and their staff from criminal prosecution and personal injury claims,...

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The Insurance Act 2015

The Insurance Act 2015 introduced a number of reforms to the law that governs non-consumer insurance contracts and received Royal Assent on 12...

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The section 21 report

There can be few more pointless, useless and misleading reports in Property Management than the section 21 report. This is a report demanded by a lessee...

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Top tips on how to prepare your block for Winter

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What insurance does a Residentsí Management Company need?

Before the worst happens and you need to make a claim, Residentsline’s essential guide to insurance will help you check that you have the right...

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What is the difference between sum insured and declared value?

Your Policy schedule will often show two values one referred to as the Declared Value and the other as the Sum Insured. The difference between...

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