Building Management Nottingham
Walton & Allen Building Management Nottingham have experience in managing numerous buildings across the United Kingdom. View the buildings we manage.
We offer building management services in Nottingham, Derbyshire, Birmingham, Leicester, Conventry, Matlock, Lincoln and further afield.
Our dedicated property managers have a wealth of knowledge and decades of experience working with various buildings to provide a great service all year round.
What is building management Nottingham?
The Walton & Allen building management Nottingham team turn communal areas of a building from just a space into a place you can call a home.
As a building management company we provide:
- Ground rent and service charge collection
- The perpetration of service charge budgets and financial forecasts
- The arranging of all flat management functions and negotiating associated contracts
- Supervision of building works and contracts covering gardening, cleaning and day-to-day management
- Organisation of building insurance, including valuations and claims handling
- Regular site visits
- Constant liaising with residents on all matters
- Dealing with assignments and notices
- Arranging and attending annual/six monthly meetings
- Preparation of year-end accounts and returns
- Regular reports to freeholders
Download our Management Agreement & Fees.
Contact our building management Nottingham team
Do you feel your building requires a new managing agent? Are you in need of a company to manage a building which has just been developed or is currently managed by yourself?
Contact our building management Nottingham team to find out what we can do for you.
Changing building management company
Are you wondering if changing to another building management company is a lengthy and complicated process? Well it’s not! Talk to us today to find out how easy it can be. We may be able to save you money or offer services which your current building management company does not provide, so it could be well worth looking into changing!
Safety and security in blocks of apartments
Living as a community
A big topic in the media at the moment is around security and safety in the places we live. There has never been a better time in life for you and your neighbours to come together to build a community to further improve the safety of the places that you live. We are not asking you to become friends with everyone in your block but just to be more aware and vigilant in relation to reporting and challenging (when you feel it is safe to do so) suspicious behaviour.
W&A have a very good working relationship with the Police forces in the areas we manage blocks in. It is important to note if you have first-hand experience of any crime or witness it directly; that you report this to the police as the first port of call. As primary evidence carries a lot more weight in a court of law than secondary.
As Block managers we can try and make sure front doors automatically lock and gates are working but there are number of community improvements you can make as a resident in a block or complex to make the place you live much more safer:
1) The British way is to be polite and open doors or hold them for people behind you. Please try and stop this. Treat the communal door like it is your front door. Would you hold your door open for a stranger? So please don’t do it at a communal front door. It is ok to ask someone to prove who they are or use their own fob to gain access. If you do see someone suspicious don’t let them in and report them to the police on 101.
2) Please report any suspect parcels or packages left in communal areas to the on-site caretaker or W&A during working hours. Although, If you do feel like an item left on the premises is very suspicious or it is out of office hours, please don’t report it to W&A. Call the police. Do not ever investigate the package or parcel yourself.
3) If there is suspicious behaviour in and around the apartment block whether from residents or people coming onto the site for no reason, please report this to the police, anonymously if you like. Different types of crime usually go hand in hand, for example, in our experience if you have a drug dealer set up camp on a complex you usually see an increase in robberies. Just because you live in a block of apartments it doesn’t mean you can’t build a community.
4) Without reporting crime the police cannot work with ourselves and the council to stop it.
5) Report repairs and security issues to W&A. We want you to report when locks have failed or you are having problems with un-welcome strangers/undesirable visiting the sites to us.
Problems such as replacement locks are easy to repair but sometimes the issues are more difficult to resolve, such as social issues where we have to work with the local council and Police to try and resolve. It may appear sometimes that improvements are not being made or take time but without you reporting these issues (Especially the issues with security that occur outside our office hours) we do not have the evidence and information to work with the Council, Police and security companies to make improvements. These can be issues such as homelessness.
In the past we have addressed issues with homeless people by working with local support groups to find them long term residencies rather than them living on the streets or breaking into our complexes to find somewhere to sleep or stay out of the cold at night.
We manage a number of buildings in city centres with car parks. City Centre living can be so exciting with bars, clubs, shops and easy access to transport links on your doorstep.
One downfall with city centre living is the risk of car crime. The worst part of mine and my teams day is talking to our residents who have been the victim of this type of crime.
There are lots of deterrents Block Management companies can do to try and deter crime at a building, for example CCTV, fob access, electronic gates.
Block Management companies can do all of the above and more but from our experience, the main reason someone’s valuables from a car becomes a target to criminals is one of the following:
- Leaving keys, wallets, Sat Nav’s, mobile phones on view in the car
- Leaving the car unlocked
- Phone charger cables left in cigarette chargers
- Leaving the car park access system fob on show in the car
- Leaving coins and change on show in the car
- Leaving anything on the back seat. Even a sheet covering a back seat can lead criminals to think there is something worth stealing that is being covered
- Leaving items in the foot well
- Not wiping the marks on the window screen from where the Sat nav has been affixed to the window screen
- Not putting your parcel shelf down especially when any items are in the back (Especially sheets or clothes)
- Leaving items in the glove compartments
- Do not leave bags especially laptop bags anywhere in view. Not even pushed under the seat
Most car thieves who operate in city centre car parks want quick sale items like mobile phones and sat navs. They are not usually looking to steal your car. Therefore please be smart. Stealing items from car has a low punishment in relation to the quick sale value that thieves can make. We have seen examples of CCTV footage where thieves have not even covered their faces and stolen items from cars directly under CCTV cameras.
Therefore the best way of making sure you do not have your car broken into in any city centre car park (Private or public) is making it less of a target. If you have nothing on show and its clean and tidy, the thief will think there is nothing of value and move onto the next target.
Also, we cannot further highlight the need to make sure you have the correct insurances in place.
Please make sure you have a read of the crime stoppers website below for more helpful tips.
Please keep yourself and your valuables safe. We don’t want to hear of people being victims of crime so please do everything you can to not be the criminal’s next target.