Block Management Update - June 2023
Welcome to our periodic update on Block Management News
We aim to regularly update our Leasehold clients with Industry information, activity within our business, and general items which we think you may find beneficial.
Renters Reform Bill
As you may have read in the media lately, the Renters (Reform) Bill had its first reading in Parliament on 17th May. Whilst much of the proposed changes relate to protection from 'no fault evictions', the reform bill also makes reference to pets at properties.
This may have relevance in the leasehold sector, as whilst the reforms would enable tenants a right to request to keep a pet in the property, it is currently our understanding that this does not necessarily mean that in a leasehold apartment block this request must be accepted.
Many blocks have a covenant in the lease prohibiting the keeping of pets, or the requirement of permission from the Freeholder - who may not be obliged to provide consent if it is not in the best interests of the site as a whole.
Please find below two links to articles which may be of interest;
If you have any concerns regarding plants/ vegetation at your site please get in touch with your Block Manager who can arrange an inspection
We have been upgrading lighting and utilising LED bulbs across our portfolio over recent years which has helped not least in the face of the recent uplift in energy costs
Useful information to make best use of available Broadband offers