Mental Block

During the toughest of times of your career in property management, you may reflect on how and why you became a property manager in the first place. In our experience, most property managers fell into their first PM role rather than studying Real Estate at the University of Reading and discovering their block management calling.

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Working From Home: The New Normal

For millions of office workers in the UK, working from home has become the new normal, rather than an exceptional break from the norm. And while many have made the most of it (see Jaffa Cakes), home working isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. But we remind ourselves that we’re fortunate to have a job and

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WFH.

An alien concept 15 years ago, ‘working from home’ has gone from a euphemism for watching Holly & Phil to a productive and (sometimes) encouraged practice. Indeed, some of our managing agent clients have created new business models around homeworking and working from the sites they manage, but most of us commute to the office

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Interviewing for Introverts

Even the most extroverted person is unlikely to go into an interview knowing exactly what the interviewer is looking for in their next recruit, so like most of us, they’ll have some nerves to cope with. Being nervous for an interview is natural and generally a good sign that you care about securing the role.

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BBL Shooting Competition – Day 1

The team here at BBL are always keen to keep a healthy work-life balance and as a result, have set up a regular shooting club. Once a month we head down to one of the many clay shootings grounds on the outskirts of East London and Essex for a half-day of friendly competition. This months

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Block Management: Choosing the Right Company for You

These days, I am not convinced that residential property managers know what they want from an employer. Larger, smaller, traditional, ambitious, new builds, period blocks, office-based, site-based, home working…  There is a vast array of managing agents out there yet property managers don’t necessarily do their due diligence, so they don’t always make the right

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