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Five Minutes With… Jackie Carter

We have a sit-down with Building Service Manager, Jackie Carter, about the challenges and highlights of her role at urbanbubble.   Tell us about your role at urbanbubble I’m the Estate Manager, also known as the Building Service Manager: inRead more…

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Five Minutes With… Andrea Thornhill

We have a chat with Business Change Manager, Andrea Thornhill, to learn about how urbanbubble manage growth and change in the organisation.   Tell us about your role at urbanbubble As the Business Change Manager, I lead a small teamRead more…

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What Do Your BSA and BSM Do?

In 2010, we took a careful look at our operations and decided that there must be a better way of managing buildings than assigning cleaners, caretakers, facility managers and property managers to juggle apartment scheme responsibilities. It seemed to usRead more…

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DCLG Consultation On Industry Regulations And Qualifications: Our Response

This October, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) launched a much-anticipated consultation on the regulations and qualifications of residential property and block managers. Announced at the ARMA Conference, the initiative has sweeping implications for regulation of the industry,Read more…

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Five Minutes With… Alma Volk, Assistant Property Manager

We take time out with Assistant Property Manager, Alma Volk, to learn about her journey at urbanbubble so far.   Tell us about your role at urbanbubble As an Assistant Property Manager, I’m the initial point of contact for residents,Read more…

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Maintaining Safety & Security At Our Properties

The safety and security of our buildings and occupants is of utmost priority at urbanbubble, particularly in autumn and winter when seasonal changes can cause a number of issues. One of the most prevalent relates to homelessness in Manchester cityRead more…

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How To Handle A Leak In Your Property

At urbanbubble, we deal with leaks on a daily basis. They are extremely common in apartment schemes, especially older managed builds that have deteriorated over time. There are all sorts of sources from which leaks can occur, from communal pipework,Read more…

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Pitfalls To Avoid When Selling Your Leasehold Property

 When the time comes to sell your leasehold property, the last thing you want is a long, drawn-out process. And yet, all too often, we see leaseholders waiting weeks – or even months – to complete their sale due toRead more…

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Managing insurance on your apartment scheme

In most cases, the freeholder has the authority to place buildings insurance on behalf of all owners within an apartment scheme. This typically includes buildings cover plus terrorism (now mandatory), but not contents for the fixtures, fittings and belongings ofRead more…

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  Leanne Hargreaves  MARLA, NAEA Sales & Lettings Manager Mobile: 07961 595 441  Office: 0161 667 7666  Office: 0161 236 3344 Address: urbanbubble, Sevendale House, 7 Dale Street, Manchester, M1 1JA Email: leanne.hargreaves@urbanbubble.co.uk Web: www.urbanbubble.co.uk This e-mail is for the use of the intendedRead more…

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