Modern flats near RAF Brize Norton to be looked after by Principle

Residents at a modern block of flats near RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire have appointed Principle Estate Management to look after their property.

Wilkinson Place in Witney, built in 2006, houses a mixture of owner-occupiers and rental tenants, and they have awarded the contract through their own Tower Hill Management Company.

Principle will commence management from December, also delivering administration services for the management company, acting as its company secretary and providing it with a registered office address.

A spokesman for Tower Hill Management Company said: “We wanted a new managing agent that would work closely with us and get items like planned maintenance done quickly and efficiently, and we feel confident that Principle can provide that service.”

Joe Jobson, director of Principle, said that once the full handover from the previous agent had been completed, there would be an assessment of the financial position and a 100-day management plan for the 30-unit property.

He said: “We’re pleased to have been instructed by the residents’ management company as we’re keen to show that we don’t just act for freeholders.

“We’ll be working closely with the residents to ensure that everyone’s views and all outstanding issues are included, as Wilkinson Place needs a proper budget review and a long-term maintenance plan.

“Once that’s done, we will then start work on strategic issues such as external redecoration and replacement of front door area.

“We take great satisfaction in investing time and seeing schemes that have been unloved come back up to standard.

“It’s worth investing time in the site in the early days to show clients and customers that we are proactive and prepared to do all that is required.”

Principle Estate Management was launched a year ago by Brett Williams, the former head of residential property management at CPBigwood in Birmingham.

The company is based at Cornwall House in Lionel Street, Birmingham, and offers a national property management service.