Essential Guidance on Owning a Flat - Free Event


3rd of July, 2012 Bookmark and Share
The Federation of Private Residents Associations (FPRA) is holding a free event offering essential tips and guidance on all aspects of owning a flat.
The FPRA has teamed up with a leading publisher to hold this event at the Chatsworth Hotel in Worthing on the 25th July 2012.
The management of residential buildings can present an enormity of problems and with residents not always knowing or understanding their rights they can sometimes be left defenceless. Many people who currently own flats don’t realise that they can save a lot of money by increasing their involvement in the management of the building, and thus increase the value of their home by taking pro-active steps to improve their lease.
FPRA Chairman and Worthing Councillor Bob Smytherman will be chairing the event. He says:

“There are over 2 Million flat owners who need proper protection from the loopholes in the present arrangements and we welcome the LVT's decision in Mr Fenwick's case and would look forward to sharing these experiences with flat owners from the Worthing area and encouraging more of them to have an effective Residents Associations to hold their Landlord and Managing Agents to account."

The evening event will provide flat owners with essential guidance regarding their rights, responsibilities and liabilities as leaseholders and landlords of residential blocks. They will also hear keynote speeches and will have the opportunity to attend practical workshops led by some of the leading practitioners in the industry. The government backed Leasehold Advisory Service will also be running a one-to-one advice clinic where flat-owners can seek free individual advice in private.

Bernie Wales offers bespoke hands-on property leasehold advice and property management services in London, Southampton and the South. He says:

“The management of leasehold flats should be ethical and the process as transparent as possible. I support the work being carried out by FPRA in helping leaseholders to achieve these aims and I would encourage flat owners in West Sussex to attend this event.”
Holley Samuel
With over 30 years’ experience, Bernie Wales helps people manage their property more easily and professionally. His company; BW Residential Property Consultancy Ltd provides training workshops, seminars, courses and e-learning programmes, as well as practical hands-on support and management for property professionals. www.berniewales.co.uk