Principle wins Florence House contract

Principle Estate Management has won another contract in Birmingham to manage a suburban development of 19 apartments.

Principle won the contract after conducting a full audit of the development for  Heritage (West Midlands) Ltd, who had been managing Florence House, 31-33 Park Road in Moseley since it was purpose-built in 2008.

Brett Williams, managing director of Principle, said: “It is becoming increasingly harder for the private landlord to keep up with changes in legislation and best practice.

“We were invited by our client to undertake a full review of the property and have put in place a planned preventative maintenance plan, reviewed and put out to tender all current services and advised on compliance issues covering electrical installations including the lift, and electric gates.

“We also made suggestions concerning accounting issues, and potential improvements to replace the damaged post boxes and redecorate the entrance lobby with some follow up works externally for repainting, signage and refuse arrangements.”

A spokesman for Heritage (West Midlands) Ltd said: “It was time to pass Florence House on to a professional firm of managing agents and who better than Brett Williams as a chartered surveyor and past chairman of the Association of Residential Managing Agents to take the weight off my shoulders.”

Brett Williams said: “Florence House is a good example of a development that can benefit positively from proactive management and it is the kind of project where we can make a real difference for clients and customers alike.”

Principle Estate Management was launched in Birmingham in April 2018 to provide a nationwide property management service. In June, the founder Brett Williams was joined by director Joe Jobson.