Fire Risk Assessment FAQs

April 19th, 2021|0 Comments

Belinda Thorpe, Managing Director of Residentsline explains a number of frequently asked questions regularly asked about fire risk assessments. We’re all aware of the importance of fire safety what with the horrific Grenfell tragedy

Residentsline: A review of 2020

December 13th, 2020|0 Comments

Residentsline: A review of 2020 Belinda Thorpe, Managing Director of Residentsline, gives an overview of the year. This year has, undoubtedly, been full of challenges for us all. Difficulty is a natural part of any

Frequently Asked Questions About Insurance

October 14th, 2020|0 Comments

Frequently Asked Questions About Insurance Belinda Thorpe, Managing Director at Residentsline, covers some of the questions that are regularly posed to her and her team. How can I avoid water damage in my flat? There are

Insurance and your Lease

October 13th, 2020|0 Comments

Insurance and your Lease Belinda Thorpe, Managing Director of Residentsline, advises who is responsible for placing the property insurance and what to do if you aren't happy with the choice. The main purpose of

Insurance Training For Your Team

October 13th, 2020|0 Comments

Insurance Training For Your Team Sinead Campbell from Residentsline provides us with a short quiz to test your team's insurance knowledge. At Residentsline, we are committed to protecting your business and we believe providing useful

Remote Working vs Office Life

October 13th, 2020|0 Comments

Remote Working vs Office Life Julie Sydenham, Virtual Assistant to Rebecca Kelly of Flat Living and Be Original, discusses the pros and cons of working from home vs an office, having worked extensively in both

General Health & Safety in Blocks of Flats

October 13th, 2020|0 Comments

General Health & Safety in Blocks of Flats Belinda Thorpe, Managing Director of Residentsline, outlines the main health and safety regulations that apply to blocks of flats. The duty to comply with the regulations falls

Cladding catastrophe: Problems caused by the EWS1

October 8th, 2020|0 Comments

Belinda Thorpe, Managing Director of Residentsline, discusses the cladding issues affecting the property industry today. Following the tragic events of the Grenfell Tower fire in June 2017, there has been a nationwide reassessment of insufficient

Should I invest in a buy-to-let property?

July 12th, 2020|0 Comments

Should I invest in a buy-to-let property? Belinda Thorpe, Managing Director of Residentsline, discusses what to think about when choosing a buy-to-let property and the difference between mortgages. Buy-to-let properties are properties which are bought

How to handle burst pipe emergencies

June 22nd, 2020|0 Comments

How to handle burst pipe emergencies Belinda Thorpe, Managing Director of Residentsline, discusses how to handle burst or frozen pipe emergencies, plus preventative measures to keep your flat's water supply running smoothly. There is never

Section 20: How does it work?

June 16th, 2020|0 Comments

Belinda Thorpe, Managing Director of Residentsline, discusses the process of a Section 20 consultation.   If any major or ‘qualifying’ works are required for a block of flats, the cost will normally be recoverable from

Retirement Living and your insurance needs

June 15th, 2020|0 Comments

As family members grow older, it can be difficult to find the balance between maintaining their independence and ensuring they have help at hand when necessary. For most, retirement complexes could be the answer.  

Unoccupied Residential Premises

April 27th, 2020|0 Comments

Evidence shows that unoccupied residential properties are more vulnerable to damage than occupied premises, even if vacancy is only temporary. Poor supervision, lack of appropriate security and a misplaced notion that there is nothing

Why should you be saving water?

April 6th, 2020|0 Comments

Belinda Thorpe, Managing Director of Residentsline, discusses why is it important to save water in your household. Saving water is something we should all be doing. As a finite resource, it's important that we