Insurance valuation block management

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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Data Protection

Did you know that in March 2018 there are new rules coming into effect which affect the way companies protect their data and your information? The new regulations are not going to be wildly different to the existing ones but they will aim to tighten up protocol for those who need to protect data. As …

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Fire risk

Fire Risk Assessments

Unfortunately due to the recent Grenfell Tower disaster, Fire Risk Assessments and the issue of compartmentalisation has been a hot topic amongst the leasehold world. Whilst it is highly likely that in due course formal central government guidance will be issued (which will replace the current guidelines) these must be looked at in context of …

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Tribunal Hearings

From time to time in the world of leasehold it is inevitable that tribunal hearings will happen. It will range from the simple non-payment of service charge to disputes over a clause in the lease to far more complicated issues like the right to manage application or a multiple entrance to the building with commercial …

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Property in Brighton

Service Charge Collection

At Charles Cox Ltd, the main task that we do is issuing the service charge demands. Service charge collection can be a time-consuming task especially when collection of arrears is involved. There are usually many reasons why leaseholders do not pay a service charge promptly or choose to dispute it. In summary the main two …

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Sponsorship The View

Charles Cox sponsor The View conference centre and cafe at Seaford Head

Since the 29th of September Charles Cox has been a proud sponsor of The View conference centre and cafe at Seaford Head. Why not pop up and see our signage right outside the main door, take a walk along the cliffs (not too close though) and have a warm or cold drink on us.