Principle helps developer with swift management plans for new property

Principle Estate Management has won the contract to manage a new block of apartments in Berkshire.

Aragon House is on Hollow Lane in Shinfield village, near Reading, and was a part new-build and part-conversion of an existing residential building.

Initially, the developer self-managed the property until selling the freehold, and Principle has now won the contract to manage the apartments.

Brett Williams, managing director at Principle Estate Management, said: “It’s encouraging that freeholders are continuing to appoint us on properties throughout the country.

“We have quickly caught up on a few things, including finding contractors to undertake cleaning, window cleaning and grounds maintenance at short notice.

“These new properties are always labour-intensive at the beginning and we are resourced to deal with that before settling into more routine management.”

He added: “It is always worth us investing time in the sites 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 earlier this year by Mr 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, predominantly to modern residential apartment buildings and traditional blocks of flats.