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The Evolution of JFM – 2017 to 2019 – a quick catch-up

By |2019-11-05T12:29:04+00:00November 5th, 2019|Announcements, General News|

JFM – What Have We Been Up To? It’s been a (very long!) while since we last posted to our blog. But we’re back again, and there’s an awful lot to update you on. Frankly, we’ve been so busy working hard for our customers and building up our great team, that less essential marketing tasks

DIY Block & Estate Management – For & Against Self-Management

By |2019-09-06T20:38:42+00:00September 18th, 2015|Discussions|

It is estimated that roughly 50% of residential leasehold properties in the UK are run through a resident management company (RMC). What is harder to tell is how many of these are under self-management. Based on the numbers of self-managed resident management companies that have approached JFM for help, we think this could be more

JFM Achieves Leasehold Knowledge Partnership (LKP) Accreditation

By |2019-09-06T20:38:42+00:00August 10th, 2015|Announcements|

JFM Block & Estate Management have achieved accreditation by the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership (LKP). For us, this is a major milestone. Our stance on developer relationships and a refusal to work for freeholder-investor landlords has struck a chord with the organisation. Overseen by campaigner, Sebastian O’Kelly, LKP are the only charity in the country that

Right-to-Manage (RTM) – The Burning Questions

By |2019-09-06T20:39:13+00:00July 27th, 2015|Discussions|

Below are some of the more immediate questions that one might ask when considering whether to collectively exercise the Right-to-Manage and take control of a block away from the landlord. This list is not exhaustive by any means and is intended as an initial point of reference only. Should you wish to discuss any of

Changing Managing Agents – Top 10 Things to Consider – A Short Series (iii)

By |2019-09-06T20:38:42+00:00July 2nd, 2015|Discussions|

Part 3 - Changing Managing Agents – Top 10 Things to Consider    8. Client Login Personally, if I could not administer and carry out certain fundamental functions online for my banking, utilities, mobile phone and so on, I really would despair having to make the time to have to phone the relevant institution instead. If you

Changing Managing Agents – Top 10 Things to Consider – A Short Series (ii)

By |2019-09-06T20:38:42+00:00June 26th, 2015|Discussions|

Part 2 - Changing Managing Agents - Top 10 Things to Consider   5. The Size of the Property Manager’s Portfolio There are very well-known and successful firms of block management firms out there which seemingly do quite well out of the claims that they restrict their property managers’ portfolio sizes to, let’s say, 10 blocks/estates. This

Changing Managing Agents – Top 10 Things to Consider – A Short Series (i)

By |2019-09-06T20:38:42+00:00June 24th, 2015|Discussions|

Part 1 - Changing Managing Agents - Top 10 Things to Consider - Costs The Standard Management Fee It is not acceptable nowadays for a firm to bill their management fee in any way other than a set fee per unit. If the agent you have or are considering moving to charges a percentage of