I am from a website called 'TheTruthAboutSolitaire' which has been targetting the failings of management companies that are associated to Peverel Property Management Group.
I've read on the SE1 forums that many people are interested in finding out how to remove your management company and we are looking for your support.
We want to hear from residents within the SE1 area or surrounding areas who's properties are managed by Peverel Property Management Group (if you are in doubt as to who these maybe, we have published a comprehensive list on our website).
We are trying to build support for regulation of the property management industry, because the Government (who have previously been supported by the owner of Peverel) do not feel that there is a need for regulation.
Our 'campaign' for want of a better word is to help all of us that have properties that have incredibly high service charges associated to them.
Everyone shares the same views about increasing service charges and the lack of services for them - but we have found that many believe it is just their opinion and no-one else feels the same.
Fighting as one and joining together is the only way of achieving the removal of your property management company.
Apologises to the 'forum admins' for posting this here, in the event that you feel it is spam, but we are looking to drum up support as this week will see media coverage of our plight.
Many thanks for your time and all you have to do is google our username
A competent block management agent should be a member of the RICS (The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) or at the very least ARMA (Association of Residential Management Agents)however those leaseholders making decisions as to which firms to select would do well to take time out to learn more.
In the execution of its professional services, the appointed managing agent, acting on behalf of the freeholder, must never forget that there is a duty of care owed to leaseholders and residents. The block manager requires to strike a Balance and must behave impartially.
Those agents who are regulated by RICS are subject to the most stringent regulation and are the best bet for a professional service. There are a number of RICS residential block management agents who would be pleased to advise. Google : RICS residential block management agent for further information.
RICS firms are required to comply with the RICS Service Charge Residential Management Code as approved by parliament in 2009. But not all - in fact only RICS agents are fully compliant. ARMA members are not as I understand it subject to the same RICS checking procedures and scrutiny.