As May is the month of Mental Health and Wellbeing Awareness, our contributors have covered everything from how you can support happier living environments to the importance of workplace wellbeing.

In the News!

  • The Home Office has published (5 February 2024) 9 national guidelines to the FRS, intended to support operational guidance and operational practices during a full or partial evacuation from high rise residential buildings.
  • The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has today (13th March 2024) announced a risk-pooling Fire Safety Reinsurance Facility, with cover starting from 1st April 2024.
  • As landlords across England brace themselves for the implementation of the Renters (Reform) Bill, Leaders Romans Group (LRG) has unveiled findings from a recent landlord survey, highlighting significant concerns among landlords about pets in rented properties.
  • The Health and Safety Executive has published new guidance today (4 April) on preparing a Building Assessment Certificate (BAC) application for Principal Accountable Persons (PAPs).

Featured Articles

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The team at 4Site Consulting explain the fire door responsibilities outlined in The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 and exploring whether a specialist inspection is required to ensure compliance.

The opening months of 2024 have brought a number of important updates in building safety. In this update, the building safety team at JB Leitch provide a succinct overview of the most notable areas property management professionals should be aware of.

In this article, Chris and Mark from Bishop and Sewell outline the Right to Manage, explaining what it is and how the process works.

The team at Fraser Allen Estate Management explore the concept of Mental Health Crisis Cleaning and how property management companies can partner with cleaning companies to help individuals facing mental health struggles.

As owners of lift equipment that requires regular maintenance from a Lift Contractor, there is a duty to provide a safe and secure environment for operatives as well as users/passengers, as explained in this article from Ardent Lift Consultancy.

Jonny Holmes, Operations Director – Estates at FirstPort, explains the difference a specialist Property Manager can make in engaging diverse communities for a happier home life.

At Earl Kendrick Group, they understand the importance of setting the standard for workplace wellbeing, demonstrating a steadfast commitment to the Mental Health and happiness of our employees, as explained in their article.

The team at Residentsline Insurance, look at the importance of accessible mental health services for residents.

Learn more about what resident management companies can do to improve safety and security in their blocks, brought to you by Flat Living Insurance.

The team at London Flats Insurance discuss the work-arounds residents can use to combat noise disturbances, as well as how resident management companies can support their leaseholders in this area.

In their article, Manage Your Block look at what block managers can do to maintain a sense of community in their buildings; tackling loneliness and mental health issues among residents in the process.

The team at Block in a Box discuss the mental health benefits of green spaces in blocks of flats and apartments and how you can create or enhance these spaces.

Belinda Bagnall, Managing Director of Residentsline explores the significance of Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Insurance for your Residents’ Management Company.

Read all of these articles and more, in the May edition of Flat Living Magazine.