Ivy covered properties have been hitting the news in
recent weeks. An ivy-clad house in Chelmsford, Essex trebled
in value after a major haircut. Named and shamed in last
year's national press as the scruffiest house in Britain, the new
owners were forced to give their bargain priced home a makeover
after they discovered the rambling plant had invaded their internal
electrics, leaving them in darkness. It took a team of
workmen a week to clear the plant that had spent years upsetting
all the neighbours - leaving behind an attractive and clean
property that improved the appearance of the whole
A similar story in Staffordshire has recently seen
the property owner being fined £1000 by his local council.
While these stories may be funny (unless you live next door), the
possibility of a property being neglected to that extent would be a
nightmare for anyone living in a block. Hence the need for a
reliable block property manager to oversee all aspects of its care
and ensure tenants are living in a safe and well maintained
What does a block property manager offer?
Well, for starters, you should expect no less than a fixed
management charge and a planned maintenance programme, with savings
on service charges as the result of using an established and
reliable network of contractors. Contractors who may, or may
not, include killer-ivy-hedge-cutters!
Call us on 0845 456 8775 to find out what we can
Posted on Thursday, March 06, 2014.