We Don't Do Problems, Just Solutions
As a property manager in Lancashire, Cumbria and the Lake District we offer the full range of block management services from making sure everything is setup up correctly, getting the financial accounts in order, managing the contractor’s workmanship and prices, assessing the building’s compliance with safety regulations and carrying out all the administrative tasks of a company secretary.
We’re happy to tailor our block management services to suit your exact requirements as we appreciate from our own experience that every block is different. For instance, we also offer a rent invoicing and collection service for commercial clients. Contact us to find out what we can do for you as a building manager Lancashire and Cumbria.
Managing Your Block
Setup with Rowan
We are a property manager in Lancashire and Cumbria who enable developers, freeholders or leaseholders of newly developed blocks to get everything setup quickly and easily. We use a tried and tested hand held approach that includes reviewing the building’s condition and implementing a long-term maintenance plan.
Switch to Rowan
In normal circumstances we use our simple and easy step by step handover process. Under certain conditions, where a simple switch is not possible and you need to prove your current block manager is at fault we can help you make a tribunal application to appoint a new manager.
Right to Manage
Buy the Freehold
As a property manager in Lancashire and Cumbria, we calculate a fair and reasonable annual service charge budget using historical data, cost analysis and our own conservative judgement. We also assess whether any additional reserve fund contributions are required for the building overtime to allow for roof/lift replacements, painting and other works.
Our custom built software produces bespoke financial management reports for clients during the year. At the year end accounts are produced-in house and audited or certified by specialist independent accountants. The accounts are then circulated to all leaseholders in accordance with industry best practice.
Managing Building Works
We ensure appropriate annual service contracts are in place for maintaining the communal and external ares of your block during the year. Service contracts are typically used for gardening, cleaning and pest control. We regularly assess each service contract for its quality and value for money.
Repairs & Maintenance
We manage ongoing repairs and maintenance for your block using a trusted network of locally approved and independent contractors to ensure there is no conflict of interest. In order to ensure clients’ are receiving value for money, contractors are regularly tendered and trade prices on materials negotiated.
Health & Safety
UK buildings account for more CO2 emissions than any other sector and increasing legislation is forcing us to find more renewable methods for powering our homes. With years of experience working in the renewable sector we can conduct an energy audit and advise on the best energy saving measures.
Good communication is a key to successful block management and we aim to respond to all enquiries immediately or within 24 hours. What’s more, we’ve recently invested in an online portal, allowing clients to view real-time accounts, invoices and payment history as a few examples.
We carry much of the responsibility for maintaining the resident management company’s existence as a legal entity. This includes establishing the registered office, maintaining statutory books and records, complying with business stationary rules and ensuring the security of all legal documents.
We take responsibility for summoning director and shareholder meetings, ensuring proceedings are recorded through formal minutes approved and signed by the chairman. For AGMs or EGMs written notice must be sent to the directors and shareholders at least 14 days in advance of the meeting.
We’re responsible for filing all resident management company documents to Companies House, including the confirmation statement, directors report, financial accounts, company register and significant changes in company share capital. Filing is in compliance with legal filing deadlines to avoid late penalties, prosecution and fines.
Our principal responsibility is always to the directors of the resident management company. Other duties we might undertake include acting as a signatory, advising the directors to ensure they comply with the articles of association and business legislation, negotiating with outside advisers such as accounts and solicitors and agreeing company contracts.