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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FAQs For Managing Gyms & Pools In Residential Blocks

It’s now relatively common for blocks or estates in London to have a gym and in some cases a pool as well. Many new developments incorporate them as part of the build whilst older properties are often adapted to accommodate them. Here we have compiled a list of rapid-fire FAQs to provide guidelines for managing your gym and pool.

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Japanese Knotweed: Your Questions Answered

Japanese Knotweed has received nothing but bad press over the years – and with good reason. Its ability to dominate local species and undermine buildings and other underground structures is well known. Here we tackle some of the common questions relating to Japanese Knotweed, its treatment and the financial implications.

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Unauthorised Parking – Your Questions Answered

Unauthorised parking is one of the more frustrating issues for residents of blocks or other larger properties with car parks. Here we answer some of the questions that relate to unauthorised parking, how it is policed and how the problem is dealt with.

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Noisy Neighbours: How Should A Dispute Be Handled?

Noise between neighbours is one of the more common issues between residents and especially between flats where of course people are living in relatively close proximity. Here we discuss the options for a neighbour to resolve a dispute regarding noise...

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I own a leasehold flat. Can I let it on Airbnb?

Here we address the common scenario of a leaseholder who would like to rent out their property through Airbnb. We discuss the pitfalls that any leaseholder in this situation would want to bear in mind...

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Is Your Block’s Lift Being Managed Correctly? 7 Issues To Consider.

Is your block’s lift being managed correctly? Here we discuss seven issues that any building with a lift could encounter - and would be wise to plan to avoid.

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