Property Woman of the Year 2017: September 4, 2017
We are delighted to announce that on Friday 7th July our Head of Property Management, Emily Orner, won the prestigious ARMA Property Woman of the Year award at their inaugural “ACE” Awards at Tobacco Dock in London.
The Awards were introduced to celebrate excellence and exceptional achievement by the UK’s leading residential managing agents, their suppliers and the work of their people in improving the lives of thousands of leaseholders across the country. Candidates were shortlisted by a panel of 15 industry professionals from Companies all over the UK.
Dr Nigel Glen, ARMA CEO, said: “The quality of entries has been outstanding, setting the standard for companies that wish to be recognised for achieving excellence, best practice in their field, and ultimately leading to the improvement in the lives of leaseholders.”
Candidates were shortlisted by a panel of 15 industry professionals from Companies all over the UK and Friday night saw Property Management Companies and Suppliers come together to hear the winners announced. Against 4 other highly regarded women in the property sector, we are pleased to confirm that Emily was announced as the winner and received a lovely glass award which has pride of place in our office next to her IRPM Fellow and AssocRICS Certificates.
This is a major achievement for someone so young, facing competition from nominees from large national companies. Here at SPL Property Management, we are extremely proud of Emily’s achievement and we look forward to seeing her continue to flourish and grow our business.
See all of the winners here:- http://awards.arma.org.uk/home/winners
Dangers of an unregulated agent!: April 11, 2017
With the start of spring and better weather, we are continuing to welcome new blocks of flats to our residential leasehold management portfolio. With our Head of Property Management receiving 2 handovers in the last week, we have been busy reviewing the files and identifying any gaps which need to be filled.
We were particularly concerned to find that one property, which has come from an unregulated agent with no IRPM members employed, was severely lacking in regulatory information and compliance. The fire risk assessment was 5 years old with none of the recommendations actioned, no electrical testing had been carried out at the property and the asbestos survey, which identified a number of areas requiring regular monitoring, was 18 months out of date.
The accounts gave very little clarity over the monies which were held in the service charge, with service charge being mixed in with company monies and assets.
Not only were the Clients paying an extremely high management fee, they were receiving no service for this with complaints of e-mails being unattended to and a lack of any transparency or detail provided to them.
At SPL Property Management, our sole business is residential leasehold management. Our staff are well-trained with plenty of CPD hours under their belts and those directly involved with management are IRPM qualified, or working towards these qualifications. We are members of the Association of Residential Managing Agents and compliant with their industry standards. With this knowledge and experience, we are able to identify issues quickly, advise our Clients, and work to reach an outcome which ensures their interests are protected.
As a freeholder, with a personal liability at stake, it is important that you have an agent in place who will protect your position and reduce any possibility of a claim being brought against you. Contact our residential leasehold management team today to discuss how we may be able to help you.
Fancy a Change of Agent?: September 8, 2016
Here at SPL Property Management LLP we take on new blocks on a regular basis and always ensure we have the capacity to comfortably manage these newcomers. We have recently taken on more staff and would, therefore, welcome any new instructions in the Bournemouth, Poole, Southampton, Portsmouth, Winchester areas, in fact anywhere on the south coast. We…
End of summer update: September 5, 2016
The schools are back and the sun has disappeared but it is anything but quiet at the offices of SPL Property Management. Kasia Luraniec has joined us today as Property Management Administrator and she has already signed up to the IRPM (Institute of Residential Property Managers) and is booked onto the Regional training day in Bristol…
Full corporate ARMA membership: August 22, 2016
We are extremely pleased to confirm that following our recent application to the Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA) our corporate membership has been approved. SPL Property Management have, as part of the application process, achieved ARMA-Q accreditation. ARMA-Q is the new regulatory regime for residential leasehold managing agents. It has been introduced in the…
Prestigious new addition to block management portfolio: July 21, 2016
We are delighted to confirm management instructions on one of the area’s most prestigious projects – Barton Hall and Pavilions in Fordingbridge. This Grade 2 listed property is the latest offering from Landmark Estates Limited. The former Fordingbridge Hospital was originally built in 1885 and has now been tastefully restored to its former glory providing quality accommodation…
View SPL articles in HOUSE Magazine: June 16, 2016
For those of you who regularly pick up HOUSE magazine you may have recently noticed our informative articles on block management. We will be writing every month so be sure to keep an eye out! Our next article will be focusing on the importance of Health and Safety and is a must read for any Resident Management…
Over 60% signed up!: June 1, 2016
Following the introduction of our online portal we are pleased to report that over 65% of our leaseholders have signed up to use this facility. As a result June billing has been completed significantly quicker than usual and payments are being received more promptly. Through the portal leaseholders are able to easily access that latest…
Congratulations Katie!: May 9, 2016
We are pleased to announce that after only 2 months, our Property Management Assistant, Katie Campbell, has passed her IRPM Foundation Exam. Having worked previously for the Crown Prosecution Service in Manchester, Katie easily managed to get to grips with the complexities of leasehold law and has studied hard to build her knowledge. Katie is…
Online Portal for leaseholders now live: January 22, 2016
We are pleased to announce that our Online Portal for leaseholders is being run out over all of the properties under our management over the next few weeks. Leaseholders will receive an invitation e-mail with a temporary password. Please use this to log in to your account where you will be able to access a…
Fellowship of IRPM and results: November 10, 2015
We are delighted to announce that our new Head of Property Management, Emily Ørner, has been elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Residential Property Managers. This position is only afforded to those who have made a significant contribution to the residential property management sector. Through her work locally, and with the Web/IT and Marketing Working…
My Blockman-Coming soon!!: October 23, 2015
We will shortly be offering a free to use leaseholder portal to all of our clients.This will enable you to access your account,details of your payment history, service charge invoices and copies of insurance and accounts.It will also allow better communication between the leaseholder and managing agent.
We are pleased to have received instructions from a local freeholder for the management of their portfolio of 14 properties in and around the Bournemouth and Poole area. If you are looking for a new managing agent why not contact us for a no obligation quotation.
We have moved!: June 16, 2013
We are pleased to announce that due to further expansion we have moved to larger premises. We are now based at the Top Floor, Lorne Park House, 1 Lorne Park Rd, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 1JJ.
Another New instruction: June 12, 2013
We welcome SeaSkeem to our portfolio.This is a newly converted block of 14 flats many with panoramic sea views over Southbourne and Mudeford.
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