Latest News from Burlington Estates

Property insurance market continues to harden

Q4 2021

As we approach the end of the year, this means issuing a new budget for a large proportion of our portfolio. We are seeing premium rates hike with insurers apply more stringent terms across both the residential and commercial market and we are having to reflect this into our service charge budgets. Policyholders with large…

The building safety fund

Q3 2021

Following the tragic events at Grenfell Tower, fire and building safety has become one of the most pressing issues facing leaseholders and the residential property sector. Investigations carried out following the tragedy have revealed numerous buildings have been constructed, using Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) and other unsafe cladding. As a result, hundreds of buildings have…

£2.5 million of funding to replace cladding

Q1 2021

Burlington Estates, alongside specialist consultants, have been working with a number of Clients who have had to review and replace cladding on their buildings. This month we are pleased that a property managed by Burlington in Ladbroke Grove has been award £2.5 million of funding to replace their ACD cladding on a block of 70…

Health and safety standards

Q1 2021

We are pleased to have recently been audited and certified with the ISO 45001, Occupational Health and Safety, standard. We have achieved this by being able to demonstrate our resilience through proactive risk prevention, innovation and continual improvement. It is evidence of our commitment to maintaining a safe, healthy and sustainable workplace. We have used…

Government reforms make it easier for leaseholders to buy their homes

Q1 2021

Robert Jenrick MP, the Housing Communities and Local Government Secretary has today announced sweeping reforms to leasehold, for houses, flats and retirement developments, with legislation coming this Parliamentary session.  Changes are set to include:   Houses and flats can extend their leases by 990 years, at zero ground rent Ground rent ban extended to retirement…

Waking watch relief fund

Q1 2021

This summary, taken from gov.uk, explains the new £30 million fund to pay for the costs of installing an alarm system in buildings with unsafe cladding. Common alarms systems will enable costly Waking Watch measures to be replaced in buildings waiting to have unsafe cladding removed. The fund builds on recently updated guidance published by…

The Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government

Q4 2020

The Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has announced the extension of the non-ACM Building Safety Fund to 30 June 2021.   The key areas to note are;  Once projects are agreed to proceed they must be able to begin by 30 September 2021.  The MHCLG has set out advice on the eligibility of required…

Temporary change to a simultaneous evacuation strategy in purpose-built blocks of flats

Q4 2020

This month the National Fire Chiefs Council (FCC) Led Stakeholder group have updated the guidance on simultaneous evacuations and introduced key changes. Following extensive consultation, the NFCC-led stakeholder group have updated the guidance on simultaneous evacuation and introduced key changes. This guidance provides fire safety advice in respect of purpose-built blocks of flats where a…