Principle appointed to bring management of seaside apartments up to scratch

A seaside property that was converted into residential apartments is undergoing improvement works after the appointment of Principle Estate Management.

The company has won the contract to look after Dales View on the seafront at 340 Queens Promenade in the Bispham area of Blackpool.

Principle’s contract only began in August, but the company had worked closely with the freeholder and previous managing agent before the handover so that leaseholders had already received the S20 documents informing them of the urgent works needed.

Joe Jobson, director at Principle Estate Management, said: “Properties such as Dales View will always be labour intensive at the beginning and we are adequately resourced to deal with that.

“A previous lack of regular maintenance meant that the freeholder was looking for experienced and professional chartered surveyors to review requirements and outline an active schedule of works.

“Our careful pre-contract planning ensured that we were able to hit the ground running with works and ensured prompt communication from the outset.”

Once they were managing Dales View, Principle met with residents and the freeholder to explain how they could work together to improve the property. Future service charge levels and the priority of works that need planning are now being discussed.

Mr Jobson added: “We get great satisfaction investing time in sites such as Dales View to show clients and customers that we are proactive and prepared to do all that is required.

“It’s great that freehold clients are continuing to appoint us on properties around the country as we have a wide range of experience of managing national portfolios from our central base.”

Principle Estate Management was launched earlier this year by Brett Williams, the former head of residential property management at CPBigwood in Birmingham. Joe Jobson joined as a Director in June.

The company is based at Cornwall House in Lionel Street, Birmingham, and offers a national property management service, predominantly to modern residential apartment buildings and traditional blocks of flats.