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Storm Doris!

As you may be aware storm Doris is set to hit the South East of England today and weather warnings have been put in place. If you experience issues at your development due to the adverse weather conditions, please ensure you report these to your managing agent at the earliest opportunity. Some key actions [...]


Improvement costs and the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 (Court of Appeal)

Service charge is an amount payable by a tenant in addition to the rent for services, repairs, maintenance, improvements (if permitted within the lease), insurance or the Landlord’s management costs. The service charge can vary depending on the services permitted within the lease, and the relevant costs that are incurred by the Landlord. Service [...]


Does your property suffer with damp or condensation?

Damp and condensation is a common problem in properties throughout the UK and there is often confusion surrounding the causes and the types of damp being experienced. Condensation is a result of hot air meeting a cold surface such as a window, cold external wall or a mirror resulting in the formation of water droplets, [...]


Urbanlife Expand into London

Due to continued growth Urbanlife have started the new year by expanding into London . See our website for further details and contact information. If you are unhappy with your current managing agent or considering Right To Manage, contact a member of the team at Urbanlife to see how we can help.


Quick Build Homes To Tackle Supply Crisis

Last week it was announced quick build “ready to go” homes could be used to assist in tackling the housing crisis and provide the new homes to achieve the targets set by the Government, the initiative is looking to include custom-made apartment blocks in addition to houses. The method of construction being considered is currently [...]


FREE RTM process launched by Urbanlife Property Management

Is your current managing agent failing to deliver? Do you want to acquire the management of your property? Are you confused about the RTM process? If you have answered yes to any or all of the above, you will be interested to learn Urbanlife Property Management have launched a FREE RTM application process. The in [...]


Happy Holidays From Us!

Urbanlife would like to take this opportunity to send best wishes for the holiday period and the New Year to all our Clients, Leaseholders and Contractors. Please see below our office opening hours for the festive period. Thursday 22nd December – the main office will not be manned in the afternoon, however support staff are [...]


Do you experience excessive noise from your neighbours?

Noise is an issue that can affect residents in all blocks and can be due to many reasons. In the summer months’ windows are open and therefore sound travels more easily. In the winter months’ children are unable to play outside and often complaints relate to hearing young children dropping toys or running around in [...]


Keeping Safe Over The Festive Period

Is your property safe and secure while you are absent over the festive period? There are a few easy steps residents can take to ensure their property is protected while they are away on holiday or visiting relatives particularly after daylight hours or in cold weather conditions. If you have noticed an issue with a [...]