Principle redecorates Lincolnshire apartments as part of new management

An apartment block in Lincolnshire is being smartened up within three months of the appointment of Principle Estate Management.


The company has been managing Willow Court at 18-20 Double Street in Spalding since June and has already arranged the much-needed internal redecoration of the three entrance areas.


Principle has also ordered replacement carpets for the communal hall, stairs and landing areas for half the apartments, with plans to roll this out to all apartments next year.


Brett Williams, managing director of Principle Estate Management, said: “We’ve plenty of experience of managing national portfolios from our central base in Birmingham, and we’re pleased our track record has given the freeholder of Willow Court confidence to appoint us.


“We know we can form good working relationships with all parties and our organised structure means we can quickly get properties brought up to scratch.”


Willow Court is a purpose-built apartment block erected in around 2008 which needed various works as it was starting to look tired.


Principle is now working closely with local letting agent Sedge Homes, with meetings taking place on each site visit.


As well as the internal decorations and carpeting plans, Principle is now reviewing external redecoration quotes and access arrangements to apartment windows to plan more work in the next year or so.


Pete Coupland, director of Sedge Homes, said: “We manage many of the rentals at Willow Court and so are happy to work with Brett and the team at Principle as a link to the freeholder and our leaseholder clients.


“We are working well together on the maintenance side of things and have recommended some reliable contractors.”


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.