We have a dedicated team of portfolio property managers, chartered surveyors and building services support, local contractors, a customer service centre and a client finance team – all with a wealth of experience in all aspects of residential property management.
With any estate or development, and with the amount of legislation that you have to comply with, we understand that there will be a number of problems from time to time. However, by involving us in the management of your property we are able to quickly and efficiently deal with any such issues as they arise.
In order to protect your investment and to ensure the smooth and efficient running of your property we provide a dedicated property manager to visit your site regularly and an experienced customer service team to deal with any immediate issues that arise as well as an out hours service. We ensure that you meet all current property legislation including, but not limited to, The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
We put contracts in place from our list of assured contractors to ensure that you are receiving the best possible service at the most affordable cost and we manage the maintenance of your building to the management of major works. We meet with you regularly to review all matters, financial or other, for complete transparency and to take forward your instructions, providing advice from our wealth of experience. We take away your day-to-day issues leaving you to focus on the key management issues and the important decisions.
Do you think Watsons could make a difference to the way your property is cared for and looked after? Why not contact us and take a new look at how a property management service should be operated… When you call us, a mutually convenient time is chosen for Watsons to attend your site. This gives you the perfect opportunity to meet with our management team. As this personal relationship is so important to the continued success of any arrangement, it is vital that you feel our professionals are the right people to work with you.
Key to understanding what you need from your property management service is reviewing the work of your incumbent supplier. What is it that you wanted from them that they failed to provide? How would you like your Managing Agents to behave? And most importantly, can Watsons fulfil your needs?
The Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 provides a right for apartment owners to transfer the management functions to a Right to Manage (“RTM”) Company set up by them.
The right was introduced, not just as a means of wresting control from bad landlords, but also to empower leaseholders, who generally hold the majority of value in the property, to take responsibility for the management of their block.
If you own an apartment in a block of flats and wish to take over the transfer of responsibility and decision making of your block, then you may wish to proceed along the RTM route. There is no need for the apartment owners to prove mismanagement by the Landlord.
The right is exercised by the service of a formal notice on the landlord. After a set period of time, the management transfers to the right to manage company (the RTM company) which has been set up by the leaseholders. Once the right to manage has been acquired, the landlord is also entitled to membership of the company. However, there are important issues to consider and a substantial amount of work to be done before service of the notice, if the takeover of management is to be successful.
We do not charge for administering the process on behalf of the RTM company on the basis that we are instructed to undertake the management of the development on behalf of the new RTM Company. Please note that there are some disbursement costs which will be payable by the Residents in setting up the RTM company and we will advise on these costs before we undertake the procedure on your behalf.