Repairs that managing agents spot

Why use a managing agent?

You have just moved into a block of flats, and as one of the leaseholders, it’s time to take an interest in who manages your building. You may well have found a few things that need attention around the environment and would like to see some improvements made, after all, it will have an impact …

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Understanding leasehold properties

Do you live in a leasehold property, or are you thinking of buying a leasehold property?  If you purchase or live in a freehold property, you own both the building and the land the building stands on.  Buying a leasehold property means that you only own the building and own it for a certain amount …

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Fresh new website

The new layout is already providing our visitors with an easier access to navigation on mobiles, iPads and desktops. We improved the structure of our content making it easier to find our services and to learn about Charles Cox Ltd. You will get a better experience and find it easier to read about managed leasehold …

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What is Bungaroosh?

Why Bungaroosh is almost exclusive to our Sussex seaside towns around Brighton?  Bungaroosh, sometimes spelt bungerouche or bungeroosh, is a composite material used for building. It is generally found in the Brighton, Newhaven and Seaford areas and can incorporate a variety of substances and materials from coastal locations, some taken from the sea but also …

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Block Management Company

7 Tips for choosing a Block Management Company

Finding a good, reliable block management company is incredibly important and will give you and your tenants peace of mind. Unfortunately, not every managing agent is sufficiently qualified to do their job efficiently, so how do you know who to hire? No two block property management companies are the same, so we thought we would …

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Insurance Valuation

The Importance of an Insurance Valuation Insurance valuations of buildings are highly recommended by ARMA, RICS, insurers and other bodies, however the topic does come up quite a lot because they are not cheap as a singular item, although they do generally last five years. It is crucial for clients to be mindful of the …

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Right To Manage blocks of flats

Right to Manage – Are you in control of your block?

The right to manage enables the long-leasehold tenants of qualifying blocks of flats to take over the management of their property, without having to prove fault on the part of the landlord or existing agent. You will need a minimum of 50% of those qualifying long-leasehold owners to join in. Qualifying blocks must be self-contained, …

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ARMA Audit

As a member of ARMA we are distinguishing ourselves from competitors through a commitment to delivering high-quality work for consumers. As part of our membership we are required to undergo an audit check once every three years. The overall aim of the audit is to provide an assurance that we, at Charles Cox Ltd are …

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Small blocks of managed properties

Debt collection for smaller blocks

Unpaid service charges can really jeopardise good block management and the debt collection process can be challenging and time-consuming for landlords and managing agents, putting a huge dent in cash flow. When it comes to smaller blocks where there is a community, it is often important to use methods which not only get the cash …

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Eco Friendly

In our efforts to be more eco friendly and help protect the environment we are working towards using as minimum paper as possible. From the outset we have used low energy usage pc’s, printers and other such equipment. So this is just the latest move in helping to protect the environment.   To find out more …

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