Ask the Experts: why do I need a managing agent?

Adam Coombs

Adam Coombs sets out the benefits of using a managing agent

A managing agent is the company appointed by the building owner to manage a building effectively and keep its occupiers safe and comfortable. A managing agent will collect service charges from you to cover the costs for building management services in accordance with the terms of the lease.

A professional property management company should possess extensive knowledge of landlord and tenant law, health and safety regulations and other requirements in areas such as construction, accounting and much more.

It is normal practice to be allocated a property manager who will look after your building and they will be experienced in the day-to-day operations of your residential block. They will keep you informed about matters relating to the management of your building and be your point of contact for your enquiries.

Aside from responding to enquiries, a property manager takes on an extremely important role – they manage the building efficiently to promote comfort and safety for their residents. They will be responsible for a wide range of property management services and make sure that these are carried out in compliance with related regulations and laws.

On top of their repairs and maintenance duties, another important aspect of the property manager’s role is the on-going health and safety and risk management of your building.

With a suitably qualified and regulated managing agent in place, you will be able to relax knowing your building is being managed correctly.

If you would like to know more about what Hillcrest can offer please get in touch.


Adam Coombs, managing director
Hillcrest Estate Management
Contact: | | 0117 973 0600

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