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Block Management | 02/05/2022

The Building Safety Act receives Royal Assent

In short the Building Safety Act 2022 just received Royal Assent.  This means that it is expected that by September 2022 if not earlier it will be law and limitation periods will be extended retrospectively from 12 to 30 years.  And, better still, the route of making...

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Block Management | 29/04/2022

Building Safety Bill becomes Building Safety Act 2022

The Governments Building Safety Bill is an innovative change to building safety legislation that was introduced in draft form in July 2020. The Bill’s purpose is to create a new outlook for the general public’s view on the construction and maintenance of residential ...

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Block Management | 17/12/2021

Six ways to ensure your Christmas won’t cost the earth!

At Christmas, we generate more waste than any other time. We produce around 300,000 tonnes of cardboard packaging – probably even more this year as we increasingly move to online shopping. With environmental issues now so important, a big question mark hangs over the...

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Block Management | 15/12/2021

Storm damage? Always call in the experts

Last week’s storms caused considerable devastation in parts of the country, with fallen trees and branches a particular problem. Emergency tree work is complex but it may be tempting to have a go at cutting up fallen branches or try to move smaller trees yourself, es...

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Block Management | 07/12/2021

All I want for Christmas... is more cash for cladding

Leaseholders facing big remediation bills for cladding on their blocks could be set for a happier Christmas than expected, following speculation in the press last week that the Government may finally be about to take action to help them.Sources described as “close to...

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Block Management | 09/11/2021

Cladding crisis: can Gove get to grips with the detail?

Finally it looks as though the cladding crisis is getting the attention it deserves. While the Prime Minister fights off accusations of sleaze, his former pro-Brexit campaign-mate Michael Gove seems determined to come up smelling of roses.The new Housing Secretary is...

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New housing

Block Management | 28/10/2021

Why is the government still ignoring the housing crisis?

Yesterday’s Budget was a bit thin when it came to housing policy. There were a few key messages on funding - some of which had already been reported - but nothing to really shake up the sector. In total the Chancellor is pledging to spend “almost £24 billion” on hous...

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Block Management | 26/10/2021

Autumn Budget – will there be any relief for leaseholders?

Leaseholders still living in the shadow of the cladding crisis will be wondering what – if anything – will be in tomorrow’s Budget for them. We can expect further details on the Residential Property Developer Tax, which may provide some relief for flat owners further...

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Block Management | 21/10/2021

Fabric-first says the Government - but is it really committed to environmental change?

 Remember those annoying protesters who have been making people late for work over the last couple of months? Well, against all the odds, it seems the Government has been listening to their demands all along.The new Heat and Buildings Strategy published better-late-t...

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New homes

Block Management | 15/10/2021

House prices hit all-time high – so where will new supply come from?

According to the latest market report from Hamptons, the housing market is showing no real sign of slowing down. In 2022, the agency expects demand to keep price growth above pre-pandemic levels. It is forecasting a 3.5% increase next year, slowing to 3.0% in 2023. W...

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