SBA Property Management expands services with raft of acquisitions in London

  Specialist block and facilities services provider SBA Property Management (SBA) has acquired three new buildings in central London. Located in Islington, Bloomsbury, and Chelsea, the recently acquired properties are part of SBA’s fast-growing portfolio, as the company continues to expand its services in London and the South East. The first block, located on Liverpool […]

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The Gen Z tenant base: What are young professionals looking for in a place to live in London?

Tim Darwall-Smith, Director, SBA Property Management   In the past few years, a new generation of renters have entered the market. Gen Zers are leaving education, joining the workforce, and moving out of the family home – subsequently creating an entirely new tenant base for the rental property market. Gen Z’s share of the UK’s total rent […]

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The importance of specialisation: understanding what the customer needs

Tim Darwall-Smith, Director, SBA Property Management   In the active and ever-growing property market, it’s near impossible to be all things, to all people. Property managers are an invaluable resource to keep a well-maintained property, retain good tenants, set competitive prices, and provide expertise to building managers and residents. While property management can span across residential, commercial […]

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How will rising interest rates affect you?

Tim Darwall-Smith, Director, SBA Property Management   Earlier this month, the Bank of England raised its Bank Rate to 1% from 0.75%. This follows the inflation rate running at 7% in March 2022 – its highest level for 30 years.  The change follows a recent Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting, in which members consider factors such as […]

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Using technology to enhance property management services

Tim Darwall-Smith, Director, SBA Property Management Digitalisation is transforming the property sector. The take-off of PropTech, the term used to describe the application of digital technology in the real-estate sector, has enabled new solutions to be found, and existing services to be enhanced. Since the pandemic, the real estate industry has adapted to find new […]

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Our approach: exemplifying our health and safety standards

Tim Darwall-Smith, Director, SBA Property Management There’s an increasing amount of compliance regulations when managing residential blocks. This allows us to showcase our strengths in our role as property managers, working with our Health and Safety partners to ensure all our properties are fully compliant and align with our high standards. As a member of […]

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Supporting our residents to a safer future

Following the Grenfell Tower disaster there has been intense conversation and change over the building regulations in place to assess the safety of exterior walls on high-rise residential blocks. The External Wall System Fire Review (EWS1) certificate, launched in 2019, allows building owners to prove that their external wall system has been assessed for safety […]

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