We are pleased to have been appointed to manage this premium development of apartments on The Avenue, Poole. We look forward to a long and happy relationship delivering a first class management service to the residents. Senior Manager, Brian Collins comments “This luxury development of premium apartments is just the latest addition to our well […]
As Managing Agents, we have always been concerned about the health & safety of all contractors and operatives working on our client’s properties. There has always been a legal obligation for contractors to ensure their safety and that of any owners or occupiers of the property and any members of the public. However, since […]
Insurance Premium Tax increase due again from the 1st June 2017, under measures announced in the recent Government Autumn Budget. This is the third IPT increase to be introduced in an eighteen month period. The Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) new standard rate will be due on premiums treated by the legislation as received on or after […]
Security is often a hot topic in leasehold properties so this article aims to provide Leaseholders with ways to prevent your home from being burgled. In the year 2010 – 2011 there were 452,000 recorded burglaries with entry to domestic properties. Even though burglary is becoming less common due to more complex locking systems and […]
Once again an Insurance Premium Tax increase is due to take affect from the 1st October 2016, under measures announced in the recent Government Spring Budget. The Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) new standard rate will be due on premiums treated by the legislation as received on or after 1st October 2016, except where insurers operate a […]
Does Managing Your Own Building Really Save Money? And is it Worth the Risk…. Whilst nobody likes to spend money, efforts to reduce expenditure can sometimes prove to be false economy, especially when the item you are trying to protect is likely to be your largest asset. Undertaking the management of your building may appear […]
The Leasehold Advisory Service (LEASE) in conjunction with Brady Solicitors has launched the first-ever independent national survey of the country’s 4.1 million leaseholders. The survey aims to help shape the future landscape of the leasehold property sector by providing government and regulators with insight into what needs to be done to support the vital role […]
Burns Property Management would like to offer a warm welcome to Clifftops, a superbly attractive development on the clifftops of Bournemouth. We look forward to working with you. We would also like to take the opportunity to wish all of our clients a very happy and prosperous 2016!
With Bournemouth’s skyline continuously changing, one of the new buildings taking centre stage is Taylor Wimpey’s Coast development. Situated on the site of the Bournemouth International Hotel, just behind the BIC, this new development boasts 86 new homes with underground parking and a glass-fronted restaurant overlooking Priory Road. The development has a mixture of one, two and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses with […]
A recent Competition and Markets Authority study of the residential leasehold sector gave rise to several recommendations, which were supported by the Government. These included the publication of an information sheet for prospective leaseholders, to help educate buyers about the nature of leasehold and the rights and obligations of leaseholders. Estate agents selling a leasehold […]
ARMA-Q – Raising the Standards Through Self-Regulation is the title of a recent ARMA blog written by our very own Andrew Hargadon. Having previously gained ARMA-Q accreditation, Burns Property Management is very proud to announce the achievement of receiving “Outstanding” following a recent audit undertaken by the RICS, the highest level achievable for the accreditation. We […]
Burns Property Management is pleased to welcome Brian Collins to the Burns team. Brian has a wealth of experience in the property management field and Burns is very pleased to have a manager of Brian’s caliber joining an already strong team. For more information on Brian’s arrival and to hear the views of Caroline Kelleway […]
Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) is due to increase from 1st November 2015, under measures announced in the recent Summer Budget. The new standard rate will be due on premiums treated by the legislation as received on or after 1st November 2015, except where insurers operate a special accounting scheme, in which case, the new standard rate […]
We are very pleased to offer a warm welcome and introduce our newest member of staff, Holly Tizzard. Holly has joined the Burns Property Management team as an Assistant Property Manager. Having had several years of experience in the lettings industry as a property manager based in London, Holly has already demonstrated a high level […]
Understanding a Residents Management Company and what being a director entails is far from simple and obvious. Our aim in this blog is to give leaseholders an overview of the legal mechanism used when residents/leaseholders have obtained their own Freehold. A Resident’s Management Company (RMC) is essentially a non-profit making company formed to provide a […]
New to the Burns family. Now, some may consider this post a little self indulgent and to be honest you may well have a point. That being said, here at Burns Property Management we get excited about working with new clients, leaseholders and residents, and sometimes that excitement means shouting from the tree tops!! So […]
Burns Property Management Achieves ARMA-Q Accreditation! We are proud to announce that we have achieved accreditation to ARMA-Q, the new regulatory regime for residential leasehold managing agents. This accreditation puts us at the leading edge of best practice in property management. From 2015 flat owners who use ARMA-Q accredited agents to manage […]
Burns Property Management are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website. We believe that visitors will find the new website easy to navigate and user friendly. Leaseholders and clients will have access to all sorts of useful information, such as advice on condensation, guides to property ownership, being an RMC director and […]
Following government guidance and in an attempt to keep our colleagues safe we have moved our staff to homeworking where possible. To ensure safety to our team and the wider community we have taken the decision that our offices should no longer be open to the public and we would request that you do not visit our offices but communicate with us via telephone or email.
It is our intention to keep any disruption to our services to a minimum, however, as colleagues comply with the government directive to self-isolate the inevitability of significant staff and contractor illness and therefore absenteeism means that some disruption is anticipated. It is our considered opinion that delays should be expected and we would therefore ask our clients and leaseholders to be as understanding as possible during these tough times for all.
We will endeavour to ensure as little disruption possible however, during this period, we will be focusing on the essential aspects of the safety, security and running of essential services at your building whilst maintaining a degree of response to lessee queries. We therefore need your assistance in ensuring that communications with our office are limited to matters that require urgent attention during this very stressful and anxious time for the nation.
We do anticipate potential delays and disruption with the postal service, therefore if you have not already opted to receive all correspondence from us by email, we would strongly recommend that you contact us at email@example.com providing your permission to ensure you are safely receiving all critical correspondence.
To ensure your calls continue to come through to us we have made some changes to our phone system. In order to get through to your key contact please note the extension numbers below for our property teams. Simply enter the extension number on your phone when prompted.
For Andrew Hargadon & Imani Robinson use Ext. 554
For Brian Collins & Sebastian Perry-Symes use Ext. 550
For Dave Wheeler & Margaret Vernam use Ext. 556
For Natasha Haisaid & Virginia Contreras use Ext. 558
For Tim Richards & Rafaela Ribeiro use Ext. 559
For Linda Clarke & Rasa Mestre use Ext. 555
For Lizzy Ellis & Imani Robinson use Ext. 554
For Richard Payne & Emma Preston use Ext. 553
For Tim Townsend & Donna Vernam use Ext. 552
For the latest government advice, please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public
We would thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation during this unprecedented period.