Posted: 30 July 2020 by By Sibel Osman, Operations Manager - PRS
I recently took part in an online conference to discuss development and investment in the private rented sector. It was encouraging to hear how positive the speakers were about the outlook for PRS and build to rent, affirming what I had also experienced about the buoyancy of the market. Our current PRS portfolio of 11 developments is running at around 98% occupancy, and this hasn’t dipped. The portfolio is still growing steadily with 15 further sites in the pipeline.
Posted: 17 July 2020 by Guest Blog – Using an ARMA Agent
It's worth remembering that the residential leasehold sector is unregulated. Anyone can set up as managing agent and start collecting service charges without the relevant qualifications or experience. ARMA Accredited managing agents must meet the ARMA Consumer Charter & Standards, a bespoke set of professional standards aimed at consumer protection and best practice in all areas of residential long leasehold management.
Posted: 15 July 2020 by Duncan Rendall
Rendall and Rittner have long had concerns over the impact which Government Policy relating to Façade Safety is having on the safety as well as the financial and emotional wellbeing of our customers. This resulted in us initiating discussions with other leading managing agents, ultimately resulting in the issuing of an open letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer signed by key stakeholders from across our industry. We were therefore pleased to hear of the £1 Billion Building Safety Fund set aside for remediation of defective External Wall Systems other than ACM cladding announced in this year’s budget.