Excellent Results & Reviews

We provide Commercial, Residential and Mixed-use Block Management for a number of clients. For our business clients we manage 45 commercial blocks ranging from entire business parks and industrial sites to standalone commercial offices. For our residential clients we manage 32 apartment blocks ranging from 5-25 units per block. For our mixed-use clients we manage 7 blocks where the ground floor is typically a commercial unit and the upper floors are residential units. Read some of our Case Studies and Testimonials below to find out about the block management services we offer.

Commercial

Block Management for clients

Peel Hall Business Park, Blackpool is made up of 5 office units & 11 industrial units. The owners purchased the park from receivership in May 2017 and instructed Rowan to transform the empty run-down site into a professional fully let business park. After setting up a resident management company and service charge contribution fund, Rowan have managed to improve the landscaping, drainage, internet and security of the site to the point where it is now fully tenanted.

“Chris always picks up the phone to answer any questions and can explain everything in detail if required. He is a really genuine person who I trust to provide a good value and quality block management service.”  Reace Beck

St George’s Court Business Park, Kirkham consists of 22 office units and has been successfully managed by Rowan over ten years.  In this time, Rowan has built up an extremely trustworthy relationship with the owners and managed multiple refurbishment works on their behalf in addition to resolving major issues such as water leaks, power outages and security breaches, whilst consistently maintaining occupancy levels of at least 90%.

 

Friendly and accommodating property management firm that have always got our requests sorted quickly without us having to chase them’.’  Liz Holmes

Residential

Beresford Court, Windermere is a new client, which we started managing in January 2020, and it consists of 12 apartments across 3 separate blocks. We have conducted urgent health and safety works, including installing fire alarms, signage and emergency lighting to ensure the block is fully compliant and the directors are protected from litigation claims.  We have also created a detailed 10-year budget and contingency fund to enable future works to be carried out such as re-rendering and a new roof.  

Chris has listened to what we want, understood well our accounting and building maintenance requirements and acted without delay to speak to contractors, create a budget and make himself available to our owners.’’ RW Buswell

Block Management for clients

St Johns Wood, Lytham is made up of 15 apartments. The building recently underwent major works to upgrade the roof, install new balconies, repair the lift and replace the Tudor mock cladding. By fully complying with the relevant legislation, communicating effectively with contractors and leaseholders, the work has been completed on schedule and significantly enhanced the building’s capital value according to local estate agents.

“Ian and Gillian are the most trustworthy, genuine and hard-working people you could ever meet. They deal with any issue no matter how trivial.’’ Sue Dosett

Mixed-Use

Beck Steps, Grasmere consists of a café, gift shop and 4 holiday lets, with the owners predominantly living outside the local area.  We have modernised the management by moving documentation into an easy to use, shared online system. The owners can instantly access this in real time, making everything fully transparent. We have also setup video and conference calling facilities, so that everyone can stay connected and we can proactively resolve any issues, even during the Coronavirus lockdown.

“I have found Chris very approachable and professional in his dealing with the transfer of the management of our block to Rowan. I would recommend the company to anyone.” Steve Donson  

Westend Buildings, Bowness is made up of two restaurant, one shop and 8 apartments. Since taking over in January 2020, Rowan has compiled a thorough plan for major works under Section 20, including roof and chimney repairs, external re-painting, joinery and new guttering. By fully co-ordinating work everything will be completed more cost effectively and in the minimum time-frame. This approach is also critical in minimising disruption to the businesses in this block. Furthermore, we are collaborating with the local council to reduce impact of any work on the surrounding road and ensure public health & safety. 

Reliable management company. Very helpful and knowledgeable. They really know the intricacies of managing a residential block. Reasonably fair priced too. Trustworthy service.” Grachell