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NEWSFLASH: Good move but not enough

11 March 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has listened and acted. A bit. Mounting pressure from a broad coalition of stakeholders including managing agents, IRPM, ARMA, British Property Federation, FoPRA, LKP, freeholders and more has helped persuade Chancellor Sunak to release up to £1bn of his budget funding t...

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Public Health England - latest coronavirus advice and guidance

02 March 2020

Public Health England: Advice for on-site staff, concierges and teams working in public facing roles As you may have seen in the news over the last 48 hours, the guidance with regards to Coronavirus has changed slightly. Please take the time to read the information below and click on the...

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NEWSFLASH: CMA confirm evidence of mis-selling of leasehold homes

28 February 2020

CMA confirm evidence of mis-selling of leasehold homes The Competition and Markets Authority has today confirmed that it has found “troubling” evidence of mis-selling of leasehold homes and it will be taking enforcement action. The CMA has found extensive evidence that buyers have been ...

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NEWSFLASH: The door stays open for Government’s £200m ACM fund

06 February 2020

The door stays open for Government’s £200m ACM fund  Dorian Lawrence of FRC Consultants met MHCLG on Wednesday 5th February and part of their discussions involved the £200m Remediation Fund. MHCLG confirmed: “Claims for the fund should still be submitted and they will ...

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NEWSFLASH: Property manager fined £60,000 for serious fire safety breaches

04 February 2020

Property managers should take note of a case heard at Leeds Crown Court that highlights the vital importance of ensuring all necessary fire safety precautions are in place in the buildings they manage. Niche Homes Ltd has been heavily fined for breaches of fire safety legislation at Trinity Halls, a...

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NEWSFLASH - Government takes action on building safety

21 January 2020

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced a range of measures to ensure residents living in high rise blocks are safe in their homes. To give effective oversight of the design, construction and occupation of high-risk buildings, a Regulator will be at the heart of a new regime and established ...

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NEWSFLASH - Revised cladding form EWS1 launched today

16 December 2019

Building managers can, from today, use a new edition of the form designed to record what assessment has been carried out for the external wall construction of residential apartment buildings of 18m and over, or buildings where a specific concern exists. A link to the new form and other useful guida...

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ARMA Guidance Note: Best practice advice for fire safety in flats

21 October 2019

Best practice advice for fire safety in flats ARMA (the Association of Residential Managing Agents) has issued a ‘Fire Safety Management in Flats’ Guidance Note to share best practice with professional Fire Safety personnel involved in the residential leasehold sector, including managin...

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Right-to-Rent after Brexit

09 October 2019

Right-to-Rent after Brexit With the planned EU Exit date of 31 October almost upon us, we have received an advice note from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, confirming the Government’s position that there will be no changes to the Right to Rent for EU, EEA and Swiss ...

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Lord Best’s report – Your questions answered by Andrew Bulmer, CEO of IRPM

18 July 2019

I’ll cut to the chase with a bit of myth-busting. Your IRPM qualification will be taken into account by Lord Best’s new regulator. The wild media speculation about everyone having to start over from scratch is wrong. We know this because IRPM were there, working with and part of Lord Bes...

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