When it comes to maintaining and ensuring the smooth running of freeholds and leaseholds for blocks of flats or apartments, few things are more essential than professional property block managing agent services.

Using our wealth of experience we are able to deal efficiently and effectively with the various issues and problems that might arise in carrying out our property management services.

Our property services have proven immensely popular with time pressed landlords, directors, leaseholders and members of leasehold and freehold property management companies.

We guarantee you and your property management company, the highest service standards in compliance with the RICS Residential Service Charge Management Code.


Just some of the advantages that can come from our services, will depend on the size and type of your property, and include:

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Service Charges

Service Charges Management and Property Financial Accounts Professionally prepared service charge accounts, forecast budget and planned financial expenditure are underpinned by transparent financial reporting and controls. Service charges are calculated and agreed with the freehold landlord or leasehold management company on the basis of an approved budget forecast. The agreed service charge is collected from…

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Insurance

Buildings Insurance and Management Company Liability Cover An important part of our managing agent duties involves procuring buildings insurance on behalf of the freeholder, leaseholders or property management company. In conjunction with specialist insurance brokers we will obtain quotations from suitable suppliers for your consideration and approval. Adequate buildings cover must be maintained in accordance…

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Health and Safety

Health and safety requirements in your block of flats must be given priority. Aside from the obvious dangers, failure to comply with the law is a criminal offence and carries hefty penalties for those in breach Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 New fire safety rules affecting all non-domestic premises in England and Wales came…

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Lease Management

It is unfortunate that leaseholders or residents may experience nuisance or excessive noise from neighbouring flats from time to time. Such problems can easily escalate if they are not addressed promptly, particularly if the problem is of a continuing nature. A professional from your managing agent’s lease management team can help and will step in…

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Maintenance & Repairs

Property and estate maintenance and repairs. Planned maintenance is an important feature of our block management service giving you access to competent, independent contractors at competitive rates. We will endeavor to maintain your building and estate in a good state of repair at all times taking account of its general age and overall condition. VFM…

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Section 20

Statute Requires that Leaseholders Must Be Consulted Regarding Landlord Works Under Section 20 of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002, Qualifying Works to be funded by the service charge account are subject to stringent consultation procedures with Leaseholders. As a result of changes to legislation, major works consultation procedures which were previously covered under Section 20…

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Major Works

As project managers and RICS chartered quantity surveyors, VFM is well qualified and experienced to manage your major works programmes. Proven professional advice from seasoned experts will help save you money by guiding you through what can often be a fraught and complex process There are many different aspects to the managing agent services

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Company Secretarial Services

Where required, specialist company secretary services are offered to assist you with running your property management companies. Our company secretary duties typically include dealing with all associated company legal requirements, liaison with officers and accountants on the company’s behalf, and filing and completion of the annual return to Companies House. Please ask for further details.

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Planned Maintenance

Is an important feature of our block management service. By carrying out regular building condition surveys and taking account of the requirements of the lease your team can arrange practical, realistic, planned works helping you avoid potentially expensive emergency call outs.

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Dedicated Emergency ‘Out of Hours’ Helpline

We realise there is a demand for a professionally managed, out of hours facility which will guarantee you access to bona fide tradesman to attend to emergencies at any time of the day or night. Our helpline provides you with all of the benefits of your own dedicated helpline facility for emergency call outs when…

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