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Spotlight: Advice for freehold homeowners on private estates

Spotlight: Advice for freehold homeowners on private estates

Private estates are increasingly more common throughout the country, largely because local authorities lack the resources to adopt and maintain new amenities. Our free Gateway customer guide explains more.

On some private estates, you’ll find freehold houses or a mix of freehold houses and leasehold flats. Here, each homeowner contributes to the upkeep of the communal areas, so everyone on the estate can continue to enjoy them. For freehold homeowners, this will be through an estate rentcharge.

Our latest factsheet covers:

– where to look in your deed of transfer for rentcharge details
– what is meant by communal areas (or parts)
– the role of a managing agent, such as ourselves
– some typical freeholder restrictions
– health and safety, accounting and insurance matters.

If we’re managing your private estate and you have any questions, just get in touch.

See our social side on Instagram

See our social side on Instagram

Our properties. Our services. Our people and culture. Get a glimpse into the Gateway Group on Instagram.

We’re proud of the properties we manage nationwide, the specialist services we’ve developed over decades and our expert teams. Gateway people are all different, but share an ethos, putting their clients and customers first daily. Thanks to the calibre of our people, we’re a thoroughly individual group of companies that’s honest, friendly and professional. Given all that, it’s time for us to be more social about who we are on Instagram.

Visit us @gatewayltd for all matters property related, group announcements and an inside look at our open, supportive culture. From managing properties to arranging insurance cover – conducting building surveys to giving lease advice and fundraising – you’ll be surprised what we do.

The Great Gateway Bake off (GGBO): Whipping up heaps of support for Macmillan

The Great Gateway Bake off (GGBO): Whipping up heaps of support for Macmillan

Whisked. Folded. Drizzled. Sprinkled. Glazed and dusted. Our Head Office once again got baking and fundraising for an exceedingly good cause.

As you can see, our Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday 27 September was a feast for the eyes too. The event couldn’t have been more tempting with dozens (baker’s dozens) of fine fancies. A big thank you to our organisers, star bakers and cake connoisseurs for the little get-together, which followed on from the success of last year’s efforts.

Over coffee, tea, cake, donuts and biscuits, the team could meet up, catch up, take five (treats, that is) and together raise £500 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Mmmagnificent, indeed.