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Block Management in Chelmsford

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Block Management in Chelmsford

Red Brick Management are property management agents that specialise in block management in Chelmsford, Essex.

We work with freeholders, leaseholders, developers, landowners, and Residential Management Companies (RMCs) to deliver value for money for both property owners and tenants.

With over 250 properties under management and more than 40 years of combined experience, we have the skills and expertise to manage any type of private property.

In the heart of the commuter belt, Chelmsford has a vibrant, diverse property landscape. With London less than an hour away by train, it is a popular location to live in with a strong local economy to boast.

If you’re looking for a professional block management company in Chelmsford, contact one of our team today!

Contact our team on 01438 303333 or [email protected] for more information on our block management services.

Block management services in Chelmsford

Block management involves overseeing purpose-built or converted blocks of flats on behalf of RMCs, freeholders, landlords, or developers.

Typical block management services can include:

  • Maintenance and cleaning of internal communal areas
  • Maintenance and upkeep of external spaces
  • Gardening and grounds maintenance
  • Emergency repairs to blocks and related buildings
  • Management of facilities such as fire alarms, emergency lighting, and gates
  • Maintenance of access roads, parking, and signage
  • Managing major works such as redecoration, building renovations and large-scale repairs

Block management can also include the preparation of budgets, collection of service charges and ground rent (if applicable) on behalf of the client and freeholder.

At Red Brick Management, our role as Block Managers is to advocate for the RMC, freeholder, or developer while ensuring fair representation of residents.

Why use a specialist block manager?

Most property owners are developers or investors who don’t have the time or resources to manage the legalities and complexities required by a residential block.

Red Brick Management can help with that.

We effectively manage the delicate balance between maintaining property value and meeting residents’ requirements.

We prioritise property owners’ needs by providing well-maintained blocks, addressing emergencies, mediating disputes, and being the primary contact for all areas of property management.

Residents benefit from safe and comfortable surroundings, while clients benefit from the peace of mind of knowing that the block is effectively managed and tenants remain happy.

Understanding the law on block property management in Chelmsford

Red Brick Management are fully versed in relevant legislation and are mindful of all our obligations as block managers on behalf of our clients.

Key areas include:

  • Health and safety obligations: Agents must ensure the wellbeing of leaseholders and visitors in managed blocks.
  • Fire safety measures: Fire safety, alarms, risk assessments, and necessary actions to protect from fire.
  • Right to manage: Allows leaseholders to assume responsibility for block management if necessary (criteria required to be met).
  • Right to receive a summary of rights and obligations with any service charge payment demand: A summary is essential to ensure tenants pay all charges due.
  • Right to notice before demand for ground rent payment: Notices of charges are necessary to inform tenants of their obligations.

Red Brick Management adheres to industry codes of practice recommended for the benefit of leasehold and freehold companies.

Opting for a specialised block management agent like Red Brick Management is the optimal solution for property management needs.

This approach transfers duties and responsibilities to the management agent, eliminating potential communication issues between the management company and residents.

The result should be a financially viable investment for you and a safe, happy place to live.

Why choose Red Brick Management?

Red Brick Management strives to bring value to both clients and residents by offering a professional service that caters to everyone involved.

We currently manage over 250 properties across the Home Counties. 

Our experienced team has over 40 years of combined experience and each of our expert Property Managers has all the training and qualifications necessary to deliver effective block management services to every client.

Choosing Red Brick Management means choosing an established organisation with a local presence and a proven track record in efficiently managing properties similar to yours.

For referrals and to discuss your needs, contact our management experts today!

Our Services

Management of contractors site visits and site inspections.

The primary function of our business is property management services. That is maintaining and enhancing the fabric, amenities and services of the developments forming our portfolio, according to client requirements, and in compliance with leasehold and other statutory provisions.

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Company year end accounts, Service Charge Accounts and Income and Expenditure accounts for clients.

Reports and communication about Service Charge that are simple and easy to understand.

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Arranging reactive and proactive maintenance and repairs on developments under our management.

The most visual aspect of property management is onsite maintenance such as cleaning, gardening, window cleaning as well as general repairs.

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Modern developments may have a range of Mechanical and Electrical and Safety Equipment installed.

Developments of all ages have a range of Mechanical and Electrical, and Safety and Monitoring Equipment installed.

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Advising on leasehold legislation and legal document such as leases and transfers.

Breaches of Lease and Transfer Covenants, can be a tedious task to resolve. Our Legal and Technical team can assist clients by providing clarification as to what can and cannot be done and advise on steps to resolve.

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Overseeing Major Works and Long Term Projects such as redecoration, upgrades and roof works.

From time to time it may be necessary for a client to undertake works over and above usual 'day-to-day' maintenance requirements, for instance perhaps in connection with periodic internal and/or external redecoration, or overhaul/replacement of lift installations.

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Arranging Insurance Cover for risks such as Block Building, Public Liability and Directors and Officers.

Ensuring clients have peace of mind that they are appropriately covered and advised in the case of unforeseen circumstances, and resultant claims are dealt with efficiently.

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Free Management Assessment

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What Clients Say...

Just wanted to say a big thank you to all at Red Brick Management, not only have you been first class in understanding our needs you've also been a pleasure to work with.
We Directors sat and had a meeting about the development last night and the guys are extremely happy with how Red Brick are managing the development. In particular, the lowering of service charges and quick response times which were the two issues we had with our former managing agent!
Well done that is a great result and sets a precedent for any further monies that may be due. thank you very much indeed for a great job on our behalf.
We were unimpressed with our previous management company and decided to give Red Brick a trial period with strict targets to meet - relating to response times, costings, and general maintenance of the development of 238 apartments.

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