Looking to start your own block management business, or are you an existing business looking to reduce operational costs and responsibilities?
Partnering with B-hive Block Management Partners can give you the peace of mind that you need in an ever changing legislative landscape!
The importance of health and safety in the property management industry has never been greater. In the wake of the Grenfell fire, the past six years have been filled with uncertainty and concern for the safety of residents in high-rise buildings. The cladding crisis has affected a huge number of leaseholders, with many facing significant financial burdens to make their homes safe. However, the fog is starting to clear, and we’re now beginning to see some much-needed clarity.
The Building Safety Act is now in place, and registration of higher-risk buildings is set to begin in April. Secondary legislation is also coming out, bringing a clearer picture to those responsible for ensuring safety under the new regime. Leaseholder protections are in place, preventing leaseholders from being left to bear the financial burden of historic life safety issues that were not their fault. The responsibility has been placed on developers and freeholders to step up and cover the costs.
In addition to the Building Safety Fund which was reopened in 2022 for buildings over 18m, a medium-rise scheme is due to open in spring to fund cladding costs on medium-rise blocks (buildings that measure between 11-18m) where the developer or freeholder is unable to cover the costs. This has been welcomed by those living in affected blocks, particularly where the leaseholders own the building, who until now have faced no solution to the cladding crisis that didn’t cost the flat owners significant sums.
Partnering with B-hive Block Management Partners can give you the peace of mind that you need during this challenging time. Our comprehensive range of services can help you reduce costs, streamline your business, and ensure compliance with the latest fire and building government legislation. B-hive Block Management Partners is committed to supporting our clients during this time of change and uncertainty. We understand the importance of health and safety compliance and are here to help you navigate the new regulations.
B-hive Property Solutions are back-office services designed to support the provision of property management and building surveying. Our services are scalable to cope with the complexity that exists in the property management sector. We have extensive experience in the property management industry, having delivered our back-office services to a client base of 100,000+ estate and block management units.
Our service provision extends to our experienced Health and Safety team of professionals. Our Health and Safety offering is designed to ensure the safety of residents by providing a variety of services such as Health and Safety Risk Assessment, Fire Risk Assessments, Fire Door Inspections, Health and Safety Signage, and Asbestos Surveying and Management. Our dedicated team of assessors are qualified and experienced in completing these assessments and providing detailed and comprehensive reports to help prevent accidents and ensure compliance.
Our Health and Safety team is made up of specialist inspectors with training and experience geared towards safety management in the residential block industry.
Health and Safety legislation surrounding residential properties grows in complexity all the time, making it a critical ongoing issue. With the area of building safety changing all the time and new areas of legislation continuing to be added to the statute books, and policy still remaining unclear, information and data gathering over the coming months is paramount.
We can help support you in response to the upcoming regulatory changes and navigate the challenges ahead. Partnering with B-hive Block Management Partners means you can be confident that your business is in safe hands, and that you are complying with the latest fire and building government legislation.