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Evelyns House OBMS Ltd pride ourselves on providing a bespoke premium service in all aspects of Block Management including open spaces and private highways. No matter the size, or complexity of your development, the age or if working with you to prepare a development 'off plan', we promise to work in partnership with you to ensure the very best delivery of services and Block Management long into the future.

OBMS are a respected and established company with a significant portfolio and strong values, we believe our staff are one of our greatest assets and invest in them to ensure they are prepared and capable of dealing swiftly and effectively with your requirements. We are progressive as an organisation and strive to be ahead of Industry changes, to be sure that your development remains Industry Compliant.

Offering a bespoke and robust service, we provide an experienced property management team focusing on professionalism at the heart of our business. OBMS Ltd had been fully accredited members of ARMA since 2006.
Highlights

read more › Orchard Business Services was established in 1992 and was subsequently purchased by John Socha in 1998. Orchard Block Management Services Ltd (OBMS Ltd) was created in in 2004 to manage all of the developments existing and new business, that were outside of John Socha's portfolio. A result of collaborating initially with a private investor, who owned an independent retirement development, OBMS has since gone from strength to strength and expanded to manage a significant portfolio for Freeholders and management Companies.

read more › OBMS Ltd has over Fifty years of experience within the Property Industry, and to ensure we are always up to date with the latest changes, and how these affect the way we work, we attend regular training events, with all team members either having obtained qualifications, or aiming to become affiliates of the Institute of Residential Property Managers (IRPM). Our Property Team consist of experienced industry professionals, many carrying IRPM membership and qualifications. All of teams work hand in hand under our experienced Operations Director, and whether it's a small site block management or complex estate multi-schedule management, we have the right property manager for you.

read more › OBMS Ltd offer a secure means for remote access to your development's current, real time information, ensuring transparency in all that we do. We understand the need to provide timely updates across your development, wether it be to let you know we are aware and our trusted trades are despatched by us to your breakdown or emergency, that repairs are completed and quality inspected, notification of anticipated development works or future meetings. OBMS are always seeking opportunities to make your customer experience as involved as you wish and as current and relevant as possible.

read more › We not only offer advice and support to Resident Management Companies and Freeholders, but also the Leaseholders. OBMS Ltd ensure all aspects of the property management safe-gaurding the rights and responsibilities of all. We promise to ensure compliance when Managing any type of maintenance or major works.

read more › OBMS have always provided professional and knowledgeable liaison staff, who regularly attend our monthly directors' meetings, providing well-informed and up-to-date advice on any issues arising. The directors at Old School House value the competence of OBMS in the areas of Health and Safety, Insurance, Data Protection, Property Law issues et al. In the day to day management of our site they are efficient, answering any queries we have in a prompt manner. It has also been refreshing to deal with an agent that can always give an up to date analysis of our financial position at any time.

read more › ARMA Accreditation is designed to protect consumers in all areas of leasehold management, setting prescribed standards that agents performance is measured against. By signing up to become a member, we are showing a clear commitment to offering the best customer service when managing your property. As members of ARMA, we wholeheartedly agree to abide by their stringent codes of practice which are over and above the regulations required by law. ARMA's regulations are extensive and comprehensive: they safeguard all leaseholders, resident management associations and freeholders interests.

read more › In addition to the general communal areas of an ordinary site, retirement developments feature communal lounges and kitchen areas. All of the retirement developments currently managed by ourselves have on site House Managers who are paid for through the Service Charges. Each retirement development features a Call Care facility - an essential service that gives elderly residents peace of mind and continued independence. This calling system can summon either family or an ambulance, depending on the severity of the situation.

read more › Our Property Managers carry out regular site visits, we feel this is certainly the best way to get to know our Clients and your block inside and out. We hope to see your development in all kinds of weather conditions, this is how we manage your interests all year round. We pride ourselves on preparing for the future, If we identify a problem developing we will deal with it head on. If you notify us of a problem or maintenance issue, you can be sure we will deal with it swiftly and effectively and keep you updated of progress, you want to know it'll be sorted out quickly and with minimum hassle.

read more › Residents Management Companies (RMC) and Right to manage Companies (RTM) are obligated to file statutory accounts each year to Companies house under current company law. This is the case for all limited companies. OBMS Ltd offer the facility to file company accounts on your behalf, avoiding the associated stresses and possible fines for late filing. Monies held on Trust by either RMC or RTM on behalf of their residents are likely to be service charge monies only, however this still requires a return annually despite service charge not forming part of a companies statutory accounts.

read more › Requirements under Section 20 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 (as amended by S151 of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002). We seek to include our customers at each stage of the process over and above the normal consultation requirements. The consultation process must be used if these works will cost over 250 for any one leaseholder. Thus, in a property with unequal service charge contributions, the landlord must consult all leaseholders if any one of them would have to pay more than 250 (100 in the case of contracts that exceed one year).

read more › OBMS Ltd will ensure that all financial commitment's and expenditure is managed and controlled in a consistent and effective manner and is conducted in a fair, objective and transparent process. Contracts are subject to a service level agreement (SLA) which covers all necessary due diligence requirements. A programme of unannounced audits ensures that the agreed SLA is being achieved by the contractor and poor performance is actively managed. All contractors are asked to provide before and after imagery of works undertaken and where possible obtain a signed note of satisfaction.

read more › Right to Manage gives leaseholders the opportunity to take over the management of their property - but with very real responsibilities. The Right to Manage (RTM) was introduced through the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002, giving leaseholders the statutory right to take over the management of their property from the Landlord. This would allow for more input into communal expenditures, such as insurance, cleaning and works carried out, and for the leaseholders to liaise directly with us as the managing agent to ensure that the property is managed the way the residents wish.

read more › OBMS Ltd will manage the transfer of paperwork, the transfer of any funds and key handover. Moving to us is easy. We aim to have your development fully operating from day one of handover, ensuring as little disruption as possible to you, there to advise you all the way. We have considerable experience in managing transfers including complex and protracted matters requiring the support of our network of industry experts. Contact or visit us to discuss your move so we can walk you through the specifics and current contractual obligations of your switch to OBMS.

read more › If you own the freehold to your property you will not have to pay Ground Rent to a superior landlord. You already own the land your flat is built on and so do not need to rent it from someone else. However, you will still have to pay Service Charges for the upkeep and maintenance of your block and its communal areas. All flat owners will be sent a budget of 'Anticipated Service Charge Expenditure' yearly. This will include a breakdown of both regular charges and expected repairs and renewals for the coming year.

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