How to bleed a radiator

December 4th 2019

As temperatures are dropping, it is very common to find that one radiator is not heating up correctly or as efficiently as other radiators in your property.  Many of our engineers are attending site to bleed the radiators but you can avoid delays by following our simple  step by step guide: Step 1: Turn your heating … Continue reading How to bleed a radiator

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Great Birmingham Run 2019

November 12th 2019

A huge well done to Lyndsey Cannon-Leach and Mark Henry from Pennycuick Collins and to Zainab Khatoon and Ryan Davis of Realty Law who completed the Great Birmingham Run on Sunday 13th October; winning the Small Business Mixed Group! The group finished with a great time of 06:59:29, which was over 10 minutes faster than … Continue reading Great Birmingham Run 2019

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New cladding recommendations

October 22nd 2019

Advice Notice 14 (AN14) was issued by the Government at the end of 2018 outlining post Grenfell recommendations to ensure the highest possible standards are met at buildings more than 18 meters in height.  In the immediate aftermath of the tragedy,  the Government’s initial focus was on buildings where Aluminium Composite Cladding (ACM) is present, … Continue reading New cladding recommendations

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Fire Door Safety Week

September 23rd 2019

Monday 23rd September to Friday 27th September is Fire Door Safety Week. We will be supporting this week by posting information to our social media channels in order to raise awareness of the importance of fire doors. Today is Day 1 of Fire Door Safety Week and we start with an introduction to fire doors … Continue reading Fire Door Safety Week

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Pennycuick Collins gears up for Great Birmingham Run

September 3rd 2019

A few members of our team are gearing up to take part in this year’s Great Birmingham Run, all in aid of our chosen charity for 2019, Sifa Fireside. There are just five weeks to go before Pennycuick Collins take on the 13.1 mile trip around the city for the Great Birmingham Run! Our team … Continue reading Pennycuick Collins gears up for Great Birmingham Run

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Tenant Fees Act – what’s involved and how it could affect you

June 18th 2019

On 1 June, the Government issued a new Act across England which stops agents and landlords charging a number of fees for tenants living in rented accommodation. Neil Randle, one of our Residential Property Managers, discusses what the Tenant Fees Act involves and how it could affect you as a tenant. “The Tenant Fees Act … Continue reading Tenant Fees Act – what’s involved and how it could affect you

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Cladding – Ensuring your building complies with statutory requirements

May 17th 2019

Post Grenfell, cladding has been high on the agenda for many of our clients both in the commercial and residential sectors. We welcome the government’s recent announcement of plans to fully fund ACM (Aluminium Composite Material) cladding remediation works in the private sector, this being a call first made by ARMA, the Association of Residential … Continue reading Cladding – Ensuring your building complies with statutory requirements

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NHBC and what to do if your development hits problems

October 16th 2018

NHBC (The National House Building Council) Buildmark cover has become synonymous with quality, and homebuyers can be confident that homes built by an NHBC registered housebuilder will have met stringent quality levels. But what is the management company’s position if defects are detected and what approach should the directors take to achieve a commensurate outcome … Continue reading NHBC and what to do if your development hits problems

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Landlords – are you up-to-date with the amended gas safety regulations?

June 11th 2018

Gas Safety (Installation and Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 came into force on the 6th April 2018 throughout England and Wales. So what do the amendments to the gas safety regulations actually mean for landlords? In short flexibility! The regulations allow a landlord to organise a gas safety certificate up to two months before the annual … Continue reading Landlords – are you up-to-date with the amended gas safety regulations?

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Midlands Metro extension and HS2 – and potential compulsory purchase

January 12th 2018

The announcement at the end of 2017 of £250m funding for the extension of the Midland Metro to Brierley Hill is fantastic news for the West Midlands, and will open up sites for housing and regeneration, whilst reconnecting Dudley and Brierley Hill to the rail network for the first time in decades. Work has also already … Continue reading Midlands Metro extension and HS2 – and potential compulsory purchase

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