Safety tips

Property managers’ 9 safety tips

As summer approaches, the Charles Cox Property Group want to provide you with vital information to help safeguard your property. It is crucial to understand and be familiar with standard safety measures and protocols in areas such as fire safety, asbestos management and storage of electronic motorised vehicles.   One of the most important fire …

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Fire door inspection surveys

How often does your block management company inspect your fire doors? It is a legal requirement for responsible persons, for all multi-occupied residential buildings in England, over 11m in height to carry out annual checks of all flat entrance doors, including self-closing doors, that lead to common areas of a building. There should be quarterly …

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Flat leaseholders and high service charges

Flat leaseholders and their concerns regarding high service charges Flat leaseholders are becoming increasingly worried about their service charges and in many cases, people are feeling trapped as they are struggling to sell their properties. Why have service charges increased so much? Matthew Cox, who heads up Charles Cox Property Group talks to Andrew Marsh …

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Check on subsidence and use a professional RICS surveyor

Do you have a problem with subsidence? Following a very wet spring in the UK, some property owners are finding cracks appearing. When water leaks into the soil, it can soften or wash away foundations – this is often noticed when the foundations are on chalk or a mix of sand and gravel. You can …

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Fire safety information and tips for residential blocks 

At the Charles Cox Property Group, the safety and well-being of residents are of utmost importance. We understand the critical significance of fire safety in residential blocks and are dedicated to providing exceptional block management services while strictly adhering to regulatory compliance standards. Here are some key fire safety tips and best practices tailored for …

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8 signs of a poor block management company 

If you own or reside in an apartment block, you know how crucial it is to have a reliable and efficient block management company. The quality of your property management can make or break your experience as a landlord or tenant. However, not all companies are created equal. Some may fall short of meeting your …

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Charles Cox joins the Wellbeing at Work Programme

Charles Cox is proud to announce our participation and commitment to the Wellbeing at Work Programme. The Wellbeing at Work Programme is funded and delivered by Public Health at East Sussex County Council. This initiative aims to foster a positive working environment that will benefit our staff and aims to improve productivity and workplace contentment. …

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New offices open in Eastbourne

New offices and 13th birthday celebration The Charles Cox Group celebrated the opening of our new offices in Eastbourne, and the companies 13th birthday on October 31st. This was the perfect celebration and staff dressed for the occasion and welcomed local people and businesses for refreshments and trick-or-treats. An added attraction for the children was …

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Landlords energy efficiency

Landlords relief as EPC proposals dropped

Landlords breathe a sigh of relief as the Energy Efficiency requirements deadline is dropped. Landlords were expecting bills of around £10K per property to meet the new energy efficiency ratings of C by 2025. The proposed targets would have meant that all new rental properties had to be compliant by 2025 and existing properties by …

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landlord compliance

A Comprehensive Guide to Landlord Compliance

Here are some valuable insights on landlord compliance in the UK in 2023. In the ever-evolving landscape of property management, it is crucial for landlords and property management companies to stay on top of changing laws and regulations. Compliance is not only a legal obligation but also a means of building trust and fostering positive …

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