Communal Post Boxes and the Risk of Identity Theft

Sadly, incidences of identity theft are becoming more regular and as a managing agent we are receiving an increased amount of contact about this type of crime. This is usually connected with theft from communal post-boxes, which gives thieves access to documents they can use to open fraudulent accounts. If you live in a block of flats where your post-box is in a communal area, or outside the property, there are some things you can do to reduce the risk of this crime occurring. Firstly, you should ensure that you empty you post-box on a regular basis, post left in […]

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The Cost of Removing Bulky Waste

Every year we have to spend substantial sums of service charge funds removing bulky items from bin stores. This is a frustrating waste of service charge money. It penalises responsible owners, but we don’t have a choice, unless residents take responsibility for their unwanted items. This waste usually consists of furniture that is abandoned following a resident moving in or out. In one instance we found a whole flat’s worth of furniture left in a bin store but more regularly it is items such as old TVs, bedframes, sofas or white goods. Council rubbish collectors will not take bulky waste […]

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