2. The information that we collect and where we get it from
We collect or obtain your information:
- When you provide it to us (e.g. by contacting us or completing a form on this web-site);
We do not collect personally identifiable information about you unless you choose to fill the contact form or to email us directly.
The personal information that we process includes:
- Basic information, such as your name (including name prefix or title), the property you are relating to.
- Contact information, such as your postal address, email address and phone number;
- Any other information relating to you which you may provide to us.
We do automatically collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit our site – such as the type of browser you are using, the type of operating system you are using, and the domain name of your Internet service provider.
3. How we use the information we collect
We use non-personally identifiable information to analyse site usage (such as aggregated information on the pages visited by our users), which allows us to improve the design and content of our site.
We may do the following with your personal information:
- To respond to your enquiry or form you have completed on our Website;
- Use it to provide property management services.
- Use it to engage in marketing and business development activity in relation to our property management services. This may include sending you newsletters, marketing communications and other information that may be of interest to you;
- To comply with legal and regulatory obligations that we have to discharge; and
- Use it for our legitimate business interests, such as undertaking business research and analysis, managing the operation of our websites and our business.
4. Grounds for using your personal information
We rely on the following legal grounds to process your personal information, namely:
- Consent– we may (but usually do not) need you consent to use your personal information. You can withdraw your consent by contacting us (see below).
- Performance of a contract– we may need to collect and use your personal information to enter into a contract with you or to perform our obligations under a contract with you.
- Legitimate interest– we may use your personal information for our legitimate interests, some examples of which are given above.
- Compliance with law or regulation– we may use your personal information as necessary to comply with applicable law/regulation.
5. How we share information with third parties
We do not sell or rent your personal information to third-parties.
We may share your personal information with third parties, only to the extent necessary to run our business, provide a service to you, comply with the law, enforce our legal rights or because you have provided consent.
This may include the following.
- Third party agents/suppliers or contractors, in connection with the processing of your personal information for the purposes described in this Policy. This may include, but is not limited to, website hosting, IT and communications service providers.
- Third parties relevant to the services that we provide.
- To the extent required by law, regulation or court order, for example, if we are under a duty to disclose your personal information in order to comply with any legal obligation.
6. Links to other websites
In addition, if you linked to our website from a third-party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.
7. Website forms
Any forms which are available on our website are powered by RS Joomla who are also bound by the EU General Data Protection Regulations.
The data that you submit via the form will not be stored within this website’s own database or in any of our internal computer systems.
8. Keeping your information and information security
How long we hold your personal information for will vary and will depend principally on:
- the purpose for which we are using your personal information – we will need to keep the information for as long as is necessary for the relevant purpose, and
- legal obligations – laws or regulation may set a minimum period for which we have to keep your personal information.
We will ensure that the personal information that we hold is subject to appropriate security measures.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on a user’s hard drive containing information about the user. The information below explains the cookies we use on our website and why we use them:
- Google Analytics cookies: we use these cookies to collect information about how visitors use our website, including details of the site where the visitor has come from and the total number of times a visitor has been to our website. We use the information to improve our website and enhance the experience of its visitors.
You can enable or disable cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. You can find out how to do this, and find more information on cookies, at: www.allaboutcookies.org.
10. Your choices and rights
You have a number of legal rights in relation to the personal information that we hold about you and you can exercise your rights by contacting us using the details set out below.
These rights include:
- Obtaining information regarding the processing of your personal information and access to the personal information which we hold about you. Please note that there may be circumstances in which we are entitled to refuse requests for access to copies of personal information.
- Requesting that we correct your personal information if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
- Requesting that we erase your personal information in certain circumstances. Please note that there may be circumstances where you ask us to erase your personal information but we are legally entitled to retain it.
- Objecting to, and requesting that we restrict, our processing of your personal information in certain circumstances. Again, there may be circumstances where you object to, or ask us to restrict, our processing of your personal information but we are legally entitled to refuse that request.
- In some circumstances, receiving some personal information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and/or requesting that we transmit those information to a third party where this is technically feasible. Please note that this right only applies to personal information which you have provided to us.
- Withdrawing your consent, although in certain circumstances it may be lawful for us to continue processing without your consent if we have another legitimate reason (other than consent) for doing so.
- Lodging a complaint with the relevant data protection authority, if you think that any of your rights have been infringed by us. We can, on request, tell you which data protection authority is relevant to the processing of your personal information.
12. How to contact us and other important information
Freehold Management Services Ltd welcomes RTM Companies and we would be delighted to be appointed as your manager / managing agent.
For those leaseholders who are contemplating forming an RTM company, then Freehold Management Services Ltd can assist and advise you accordingly with regard to this somewhat complex provision.
If you are a lessee or resident in a block of flats and are frustrated or concerned about the current management of your block, the law empowers you and your fellow residents to take control of the management of your block from the current Freeholder or managing agents by instigating the Right to Manage (RTM) Process.
One of the key features and successes of the Right to Manage brought in by the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002, is that it is not necessary for you or your fellow leaseholders to prove any fault on the part of the current management in order to take control over your block. In simple terms, you as a lessee have an absolute right to decide who should manage your block and care for your home.
As a general overview there are three key requirements that need to be fulfilled in order for the Right to Manage procedure to be commenced:
1. At least 50% of the flat owners need to be in agreement.
2. At least 75% of the block must be residential.
3. At least two thirds of the residential units must be let on long leases (at least 21 years).
It is recommended to obtain support for the Right to Manage process informally, and only where enough lessees display an interest are matters progressed to the next stage.
At Freehold Management Services Ltd, we can assist you in the Right to Manage process from start to finish. Why not call us today on 01752 603900 to see how we can help.
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Welcome to Freehold Management Services Ltd
Freehold Management Services Ltd is Devon and Cornwall's Premiere Residential Block and Freehold Management Company. With over 30 years experience. Why would you even consider the inferior alternatives, of which, there are many !
Freehold Management Services Ltd is a privately owned independent Residential Block and Freehold Management Company specialising in Block and Estate Management throughout the South West Counties. We have built our expertise in all aspects of property management and our professional team will be delighted to give you the required expert advice on such matters.
Freehold Management Services Ltd is supported by experienced Property Lawyers, Accountants and RIC Qualified Surveyors. If you are a Freeholder, Leaseholder, or looking to Right to Manage your property, give the professionals a call on 01752 603900. You won't be disappointed by the services we have to offer you. That is our guarantee !
We provide management services for properties with a minimum of 4 apartments up to large estates in the Devon and Cornwall areas. Therefore, we are perfectly situated to be on hand for all your management and maintenance requirements.
If you are enquiring from a small property, please don't be perturbed by the prospect (associated costs) of employing a managing agent, as we will have a suitable package, competitively priced that will cater for your exact needs.
Please be assured that we take pride in all our properties and provide a bespoke service to ALL our clients.
Over the recent years there has been dramatic growth in developing blocks of flats throughout the South West, most of these developments have had agents forced upon them by commercial freeholders. Many leaseholders have had enough of this situation and are looking to change to a company such as Freehold Management Services Ltd.
You will find our property management service both professional and cost effective. As we are specialists, we know how to manage your property for optimum performance.
Please contact us today to discuss your Residential Block and Freehold Management requirements !!!
Remember we are the Experts !!!