We became accredited members of the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership in 2012 for many reasons, their determined and vociferous stance to improve the standards in Block Management, particularly for Retirement Apartments and their resolute intention to motivate all sectors of the profession to assist them in this challenge.
Since becoming members of LKP Jones Associates have taken on 10 retirement developments and we were the company that took most of them through the Right to Manage process – these developments not only now benefit from a more competitive service charge budget but the thoughts and concerns of the residents are the mainstay of how their developments are run.
Jones Associates do not take commission on any works, whether that is on buildings insurance or costs or on major refurbishments which ultimately makes the running costs more realistic and not only do our residents find themselves having a development run as how they want but it is also costing them less to do so.
It is company policy not to operate anywhere that takes longer than an hour to get to, the same goes for our contractors, local works best for us in every way and if we can utilise the skills of local tradespeople or estate agents then we are always open to using smaller companies where possible – we have a highly trained and committed team of contractors covering all aspects and always willing to go the extra mile.
Company policy also ensures that insurances and electric contracts are sent out to tender to make sure best price is achieved, this whole ethos is in place to make sure that our customers get best value for money, we always insure on a like for like basis, we do not achieve more competitive prices by compromising levels of cover but by comparing prices.
Jones Associates are pleased to be part of the LKP accreditation system, if taking control of your building is something that you might be considering and going truly independent from the multi-nationals is your goal then we would be more than willing to either discuss direct or we can put residents in touch with directors of any of our site directors who can let you know what the whole process is like from their perspective.
Recently we have started to assist developments outside of our catchment area to achieve Right to Manage, there is a growing feeling within the Retirement Industry to achieve better value for money and we are proud to assist partners in other areas of the UK to achieve this.
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Independent Letting Agent covering Macclesfield, Cheshire and surrounding areas
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