This estate is made up of three buildings which have formed a Right to Manage (RTM) company and in 2013 approached Bruton Street Management in need of a higher level of service and advice than their existing managing agent were able to provide. Fitzrovia has experienced a strong amount of growth recently, and has some exciting developments and transport infrastructure advancements, such as Crossrail, to look forward to.
The issues with the previous managing agent included:
- Lack of property inspections - Unresponsive to problems and enquiries - No forward planning - Slow response to urgent works - Remote from property - No Partner level service - Directors had to spend their time managing the block
Since being appointed, Bruton Street Management have successfully completed the following:
- Iron railings fully restored (previously a rusted and broken eyesore) - New shrubs and planters installed in front of each entrance providing a smart entrance to each building - Cleaning program was intensified - A 10 year maintenance program was agreed alongside appropriate reserve fund collection - CCTV was installed on site and quickly aided in resolving an issue with fly tipping on the estate. - External entrance lobby refurbishment and new entrance hall lighting
Bruton Street Management was appointed despite much higher fees based on a well conducted proposal to address the property issues and provide a high level of service to RTM board and leaseholders.
The property is undoubtedly a much more pleasant and desirable residence and accordingly values are now expected to rise sharply.