Block Management

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“Myself and my fellow leaseholders were struggling to manage our block of 9 flats when a friend suggested contacting Cosgroves. Well, I have to say that it was the best decision we made as the property management team have been excellent in managing the maintenance of our block for a number of years now. They have been extremely thorough and responsive in organising contractors when necessary and have taken the time to explain the legislation surrounding block management (a particular area of concern for us), which has given us more peace of mind. I have no hesitation in recommending them” – Stephen Ganfield

Contact us regarding Block Management

Managing a block is not an easy task, but living in your home should be – that is why at Cosgroves we go to every length to make our service hassle free and simple for you. We already work with a host of freehold owners and leaseholders who have formed their own management companies, aiding them in the day to day running of their blocks.

We pride ourselves in offering a premium service at affordable costs. With extensive experience managing properties from Southsea to Cosham, Emsworth to Fareham – wherever you live we can offer local experience from a local company; our Southsea based dedicated team are always on hand to help.

We are the only block management company in Portsmouth with a dedicated, independent block management office (located at 32 – 34 Osborne Road) where our experienced team can deal with every aspect of managing your block, be it 3 flats in a converted house or a 40 unit purpose built block. We have dozens of fully vetted, fully insured contractors working on our behalf who provide high quality services at fantastic value for money.

We don’t offer the one size fits all approach you will find elsewhere, instead Cosgroves provide a professional and a personalised approach tailored to your specific needs. If you do not currently employ a block management company, or if you are unhappy with your current management then why not give us a try.

Some of what you can expect from Cosgroves Block Management.

  • Arrange annual accounts and/or statements of expenditure
  • Provide insurance information and assistance with market leading quotes
  • Billing and collection service charges and ground rents
  • Reserve fund preparation
  • Administer major contract work with the use of specialist professionals and contractors
  • Deal with the day to day repairs and maintenance promptly and efficiently
  • ‘Out of hours’ emergency service
  • Administration of insurance claims

Please take a look at our brochure for some more information on what we can provide for you. Please also find our contract here.

If you would like to talk to someone about Block Management, please contact:

blockmanagement@cosgroves.co.uk or ring 023 92 827 827 ext. 3.

We are a member of ARMA – what does this mean?

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What does ARMA do?

1. Set high standards in residential block management

2. Require our members to meet those standards

3. Provide technical advice and guidance to our members

4. Produce information and advice notes for leaseholders

5. Run training courses on the leasehold system

6. Promote professionalism in property management

7. Campaign for improvements in relevant legislation and policy

 

To find out more about ARMA, please follow this link http://arma.org.uk/about/about-us or click on the ARMA logo at the bottom of this page.

Why is this important?

Being a member of ARMA is an achievement which we are extremely proud of. It shows that our working standards are up to their high standards and provides proof of this to our clients. It also allows peace of mind for our clients, with ARMA being an independent external body which regulates our working practices. They provide us with the most up to date information in the industry, which ensures that our training and our advice which we provide is of the highest standard. This membership allows our clients to have the greatest possible confidence in Cosgroves Block Management, which is one of our main aims in this business – to make the client’s life as easy as possible when it comes to living in their own home.

Currently the field which we work in is unregulated, meaning that people can set up a company and start collecting service charges and running your property with no rules in place or experience in this area. By becoming a member of ARMA, we have shown that we are not one of those companies. We are a company who prides itself on clarity, openness, honesty and professionalism to the highest standard. As ARMA state:

Membership of ARMA is voluntary. So if your managing agent is signed up to ARMA-Q, they are showing a clear commitment to offering the best customer service when managing your property.”

For more information, please visit our Block Management FAQs page or contact us at info@cosgroves.co.uk or 02392 827 827. You can also find us in our dedicated block management office at 32-34 Osborne Road, Southsea, PO5 3LT.