Block Management

Efficient property services for apartment blocks of any scale

Our 35+ years in block management goes way beyond just maintaining living spaces - we have built a knowledge bank that covers everything a well-maintained block needs in order to be safe, compliant, expertly maintained and financially overseen. Our apartment block services include scheduled cleaning and general maintenance, redecoration of property entrances and hallways and ensuring machinery and lifts have regular risk assessments. The safety of staff and residents is always high on the list, with residential block H&S services provided by our Group support network.

Apartment blocks have evolved into complex buildings, often with additional and specific considerations such as leisure facilities, function rooms and concierge parcel tracking - and we have the right block property systems and processes in place to deliver whatever is required.

What is a Property Lease?

Crabtree understands what our clients and residents are looking for in terms of maintaining the highest standards of living. Apartments are sold on a Leasehold tenure and come in many shapes, sizes, and locations, from new build blocks to converted warehouses, to commercial properties. When you purchase a leasehold apartment you're purchasing everything internal beyond your front door, including a balcony if you have one.

So who owns the building?

It's the freeholder that usually owns the whole building from top to bottom including the land the building stands on. The freeholder is usually the person responsible for the maintenance and any repair works required for the general upkeep of the property. These costs are recoverable through the service charges that the leaseholders pay annually.