The warmth of the sun on your face. The relaxing sound of the shore and crashing waves. Excited children and happy dogs playing in the sand and surf. You have probably enjoyed family outings to many of North Norfolk’s legendary beaches, but did you know that 26 men lost their lives making them safe for […]
The opportunity to modernise property technology is not new. In fact, there have been three waves of PropTech since the 1980s, and each wave mirrored trends in being able to create efficiencies and bring automation to customers in a developing market. However, systems have rarely been able to reach inside homes until the Covid-19 virus […]
Michael Gove has been named the new Minister for Housing, Communities, and Local Government. The sometimes controversial MP replaces Robert Jenrick, who was removed from the role in Boris Johnson’s recent cabinet reshuffle. As the new housing secretary, Mr. Gove will decide where and how new housing should be approved and oversee a new building […]
With restrictions being extended for at least another month, at Watsons we continue to do everything possible to keep you and our team safe. We have been following the Government’s sector-specific guidance since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and our staff continue to take the safety of our customers and the Watsons team very […]
At Watsons, we have years of experience in all aspects of managing properties. Our objective is to support our freeholders and leaseholders by keeping them in touch with site issues and consulting with them on major works. But how do we do this? It may seem obvious but making sure we have the correct contact […]
Following the Grenfell Tower Tragedy in 2017, there have been many initiatives and procedures implemented to improve building safety, in particular, the assessment of flats in multi-storey buildings. The EWS1 form, or External Wall Fire Review form, is intended to provide a consistent and universally recognised record of what assessments have been carried out on […]
In these times of uncertainty, given the ongoing health situation arising from the COVID-19 virus and potential and largely unknown impacts of Brexit still to hit our economy, financial security is at the top of everyone’s agenda. As a Leaseholder it can be difficult to understand where the money you pay your management […]
A bid to save leaseholders from bills to remove cladding has been defeated in parliament.
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on house building, the government has said.
On 8 March 2021 we mark International Women’s Day. To celebrate today we have been speaking to some of our amazing women, in the Blocks and Estates team for their viewpoints.