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freehold, leasehold & COMMONHOLD

In England and Wales, there are 3 types of homeownerships, or otherwise known as tenure*. These are freehold, leasehold and commonhold (which is in effect a different way of holding freehold property).

Asbestos management

The term ‘Asbestos’ refers to 6 naturally occurring silicate minerals, composed of microscopic fibres. Breathing in these fibres can seriously damage your lungs, causing harmful and potentially terminal diseases. 


The Building Safety Act is a new legislation, concerned with improving the safety within high rise blocks of flats. The Act was introduced in April 2022, with different provisions taking effect in 2022/23.

An update on the Energy Market

As you will have seen in the national press, the energy market is experiencing such extreme volatility and is currently at unprecedented levels, which unfortunately shows no sign of improvement. 

New Laws In Place for Leaseholders

On 28 June 2022, new laws in place sees qualifying leaseholders protected from paying for cladding remediation and limits future liability towards the repair of other historical building defects.

fire safety regulations 2022

The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 are to be introduced as a way of implementing the recommendations from the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. These regulations are intended to come into force on 23 January 2023.

Items In Communal Areas

The communal areas of residential blocks is an area of great importance which contributes towards the overall fire safety of a building. These areas can prove detrimental to the fire safety of a building if they become congested

effective Compartmentation

Effective compartmentation within residential blocks is an essential element of a passive fire protection strategy. It works alongside fire resistant materials, safety equipment and an evacuation plan specific to the building.