Repairs and maintenance: How can landlords improve their standard of service?

Tim Darwall-Smith, Director, SBA Property Management Repairs and maintenance work are the inevitable necessities that come with owning a property. Under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, there is a legal obligation for landlords and property managers to ensure that repairs are carried out once the tenant has reported a...

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...

Smart buildings and the energy crisis: Our guide to smarter living

Tim Darwall-Smith, Director, SBA Property Management   In the current energy crisis, it has never been more important for people to consider how much energy they use, and the ways in which they’re using it. An unprecedented event affecting households across the UK, the energy crisis has caused prices to soar. Since...

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...

A view of a mixed use residential development in London

The rising importance of amenities and mixed-use developments

Tim Darwall-Smith, Director, SBA Property Management   With over 90% of the UK’s population living in cities, it is evident that the demand for high-quality city living is growing and will continue to do so. In the backdrop of city living, since the pandemic there has been a rising demand for convenience...

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...

Our approach: why affordability will always be at the top of our agenda

Tim Darwall-Smith, Director, SBA Property Management   After months of volatility, it’s no surprise the news continues to be dominated by the hike in energy prices and the cost of living in the UK. After households saw the energy price cap rise 54% in April, experts are now predicting that the October...

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...

White and yellow construction helmets for health and safety projects

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...