Handling the EWS form with Leaseholders

In recent months we’ve been working our way through Bloq’s portfolio and assessing which buildings require an inspection and an EWS form. We’ve encountered a mixture of emotions and reactions from our customers, ranging from resistance to us carrying out the inspection because, “It’s not compulsory” through to owners looking to sell asking, “Why haven’t…

Running with the changes

We’ve all been massively disrupted by the Coronavirus outbreak and the measures taken to contain it.   Despite the changes that affect our business, our staff, our clients and the way we need to work, Bloq still have an essential job to do in maintaining buildings and keeping our customers homes safe for them. More…

COVID-19 Working From Home

I write this sat at my makeshift desk in my kitchen. I have a “proper” desk in my lounge but the sun doesn’t get there until later in the day and I prefer to work where it’s light and bright. My son is sat beside me doing maths probability homework and I am encouragingly supporting…

KNOWING WHEN WE’RE NOT THE RIGHT SOLUTION

Block Management is a practical and positive solution for any properties that have a communal area. In a block of apartments this is an easy and natural solution to ensure the property is maintained and managed to a standard that protects the leaseholders investment, ensures the standards are kept high for the freeholder and offers…

BLOQ REAPPOINTED AT VESTRY HALL

Bloq are pleased to announce that we have been reappointed as block managers for Vestry Hall in Bristol. Bloq previously managed these 24 apartments in a creative development in Pennywell Road 2 years ago, but a change of freeholder brought an enforced change of agent. At the request of the leaseholders we’ve been invited back…

A day in the life of our Apprentice

Here at Bloq we were delighted to take on an Apprentice last year to help out in our busy office. Dan joined us October 2016 and has already become a real asset. We were looking to increase our team with some help that could offer flexibility and grow with the company and we were also…

When did people stop caring?

Post written by Paula White, Finance and Operations Manager at Bloq Management When did it become unfashionable to care? This is something I have been thinking over this week. Sales Visit I had a meeting organised yesterday with a sales person. This was something that was set up a month ago and I knew the…