Block Management: Easing Your Stress This Christmas

Block Management: Easing Your Stress This Christmas

For many, Christmas is considered the most popular time of the year - a period whereby we can celebrate with friends and family, bring the year to a close and look forward to what the New Year will deliver.


While the festive season is popular, it's amongst the busiest times on the calendar. Therefore, it can be difficult to sit back, relax and enjoy the celebrations if the reassurances provided by an outside agency aren't in place. It’s not unusual for the services of a block management company to be implemented to ensure that the standards within residential blocks don’t decline during the holiday season.


For instance, what happens if you live in an apartment and there is an emergency within the apartment block? Suffice to say, rectifying significant problems such as lift failure, or a potentially damaging water leak can’t always be delayed until the revelries are over and normal business hours have resumed.


Therefore, a reliable block management company will make sure the residents can always contact somebody in the event of such an emergency.


During the Christmas period, residents can call the regular Scanlans number, irrespective of the time, and a company representative will ensure that the client will receive the support that they need, with support even available on Christmas Day.


How Can Scanlans Help This Christmas?


Each of our clients has access to 24-hour emergency telephone cover to ensure that any unforeseen circumstances are dealt with promptly and any inconvenience is abated, with each member of our dedicated out of hours support team equipped with a wealth of knowledge of each development.


Not only will emergencies be covered, but as a reliable block management company, we also make sure that high standards within the blocks we manage are maintained throughout the holiday period.


Scanlans: Accomplished Management Services


With many providers available, it can be difficult to source a reliable block management company with a consummate, in-depth knowledge of the sector.


However, such is our status as a respected, market leader, Scanlans have been entrusted to manage properties in several locations, including Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds and Chester.


In addition to our twenty-five years’ experience, we’re often asked: What else differentiates Scanlans as a leading block management company? 


Scanlans are members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), as well as the Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA) and we impose the highest standards to ensure that our clients are provided with fantastic service.


Moreover, given our association with ARMA-Q, we adhere to the Consumer Charter, promoting a working philosophy based on principles of honesty, transparency and professionalism. Our fully trained team acts with due care and diligence, providing consistent service for each of our clients.


 What Regular Services Do We Provide?


Diverse services are the hallmark of any reputable block management company. Our full range of services includes assistance across a broad range of areas, including:


• Collection and management of service charge funds

• Arrears – chasing and collection with legal action as necessary

• Specification and arrangement of regular and specialist maintenance

• Site Inspections

• Advice on Health & Safety Requirements

• Provision of Service Charge Accounts in compliance with current regulations

• Company Secretarial Services

• Ground Rent collection

• Service of relevant notices in compliance with Section 20 of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1985, in respect of major works

• Chairing Residents Meetings and Annual General Meetings


How Can Scanlans Help This Christmas?


While workers within other sectors are afforded the luxury of a break during the Christmas period, this isn’t the case for a block management company; we offer emergency services for clients to ensure that standards within their property aren’t compromised.


Support from our specialist team gives our clients the reassurance that they can tuck into their Christmas dinner knowing that they can utilise the services of a devoted block management company, in an emergency scenario.


Do Scanlans Offer Management Services on Christmas Day?


Scanlans promote the viewpoint that a high-quality block management company needn’t be constrained to time limitations. Therefore, our services are available for the duration of the holidays, including Christmas Day.


Last, But Not by No Means Least...


Scanlans would like to wish all of our clients a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. It's been a pleasure managing your respective properties in 2019 and we look forward to providing further support in 2020.


Is an experienced block management company top of your Christmas list? Call Scanlans on 0161 236 8888 to discuss your requirements with our team and unwrap a perfect service.










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