Update: Continuing to Support Our Clients During This Difficult Time

8th April 2020: Following the recent updates published on our website regarding how we are providing our services during this crisis, we have summarised some of the key points and measures that are especially relevant to our clients.  If you have any questions regarding our service or your property, please do not hesitate to contact us...

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Update: How Coronavirus (COVID-19) May Affect the Management Services Provided by JCF

March 25th: JCF has been taking action to ensure the safety of our employees and their families, our clients and our contractors in the current situation. In response of the lastest announcements by the UK Government to limit the spread of Coronavirus  (COVID-19), we have implemented measures to continue to provide our services, but with some limitations...

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Update: How Coronavirus (COVID-19) May Affect the Management Services Provided by JCF

23rd March 2020: We have restricted our office reception opening hours to Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10.00-14.00 only. We encourage everyone to contact us by email primarily and not visit the office if at all possible...

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Update: How Coronavirus (COVID-19) May Affect the Management Services Provided by JCF

17th March 2020: Following on our earlier communication on how coronavirus (COVID-19) may affect the management services provided by JCF, we now want to update you about the arrangements currently in place...

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How Coronavirus (COVID-19) May Affect the Management Services Provided by JCF

JCF is closely following the Government guidance to employers and business about COVID-19, which outlines the steps to be undertaken to help prevent people from catching and spreading COVID-19...

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Answered: Everyday Questions About Leases

Every leasehold property has its own unique lease with its own covenants and regulations. However, there are also many similarities across leases that result in us being asked questions about leases that are common from property to property. In this blog post we cover some of those common questions and highlight some of the issues a leaseholder might want to consider...

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Property Management – Proposed Changes to Legislation

Here we summarise some proposed changes that we are likely to see implemented during 2020 as part of a scheduled Building Safety Bill. These changes to legislation in the property and housing industry have been heavily influenced by a report prepared by Dame Hackett following the Grenfell Tower disaster.

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Fully Covered: Terrorism Insurance

The adoption of terrorism insurance for blocks and rented properties has, perhaps unsurprisingly, continued to grow in recent years. Whilst terrorism insurance is not mandatory for all properties (though sometimes the mortgage company will require it, for example), we find that most of our customers, wisely, do opt for the cover. Here we discuss what terrorism insurance is, what it includes and some of the issues to consider.

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Legionnaires’ Disease – A Guide For Residents

In any well-maintained block, the risk of Legionnaires’ Disease is low. However, if a block’s communal water storage tanks and supply pipes are not correctly maintained and monitored, legionella bacteria can find itself in the right conditions to grow. Here we explain what the bacteria is, how it might be allowed to multiply and what steps residents can take to reduce the risks.

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Serving a TORT notice

In properties with communal areas there is always the potential for residents to abandon or wrongfully store items in those areas. If in these circumstances the owner does not remove their items, they can be served a TORT notice that will allow us to arrange for the removal and disposal of the items.

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