Residential block management
A framework for good housekeeping and dispute avoidance
This section outlines the framework of responsibilities associated with the management of the common parts of privately managed blocks of flats and managed areas of estates of houses and flats in England and Wales (also see Adding a block management portfolio and Stakeholder roles, relationships and main tasks).
This section will define the:
- safety and maintenance obligations of managing blocks of flats and managed areas of estates of houses and flats;
- administrative function;
- importance of stakeholder management; and
- rules and guidance provided by statute and codes of practice.
This framework focuses on the physical components that make up residential communal schemes and provides a practical insight into this sector of the built environment.
RICS standards and guidance: RICS Service charges residential management code, 3rd edition