Block Management

Drivers & Norris has been managing blocks and estates since 1852.

Various house builders, freeholders, management companies and individuals ranging from just 10 properties to over 400 have appointed us as their managing agents.

Drivers & Norris believes in a long-term relationship with our clients and an understanding of their requirements to provide the correct service for each unique situation.

All blocks are different, and Drivers & Norris adapt our role and fees to suit the needs and input of each client.

With the latest block and estate management software, Drivers & Norris can deliver all of the important financial data quickly, correctly and efficiently. We provide a secure log-in for directors and owners to view information and provide the ability to pay service charges online.

All staff are qualified in this field with many years of experience in the challenging, complex and unique world of block and estate management.

You can take comfort that Drivers & Norris are members of ARMA, RICS, Property Ombudsman.

We adhere to their strict codes of practice giving peace of mind to all our clients.

Drivers & Norris believe that our specialisation in property management gives us all the necessary tools and knowledge to management any block or estate efficiently and practically.

Standard Management Services

  • Reactive maintenance
  • Management of maintenance contracts (lifts, cleaning, gardening, roof, communal energy systems, estate facilities, playgrounds, etc.)
  • Site visits
  • Ensuring compliance with Health and Safety legislation
  • Tendering for competitive insurance renewals (buildings, lifts, public indemnity, directors and offers insurance)
  • Accounting and financial control (budgets, ground rents, invoices, reconciliations and payroll)
  • Formulating service charge demands
  • Arrears chasing
  • Maintenance of all company records

Additional Management Services

  • Freehold purchases
  • Ground rent collection
  • Company secretarial
  • Major works projects
  • Assisting with leases, licences and planning
  • Insurance reinstatement cost assessment
  • Out of hours emergency service
  • Assisting with lease extensions, rent reviews and enfranchisement