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Bristol property management business BNS Management Services has reported a successful 2012 so far with more block residents opting to hand over control to the building and management specialists.

Directors at the Downend-based company have noticed a steep increase in the number of self-managed blocks wanting support with care of communal areas and external open spaces as well as the financial and legal side of block management.

Managing Director Andrew Simmonds said: “2012 has been fantastic for us as a business so far; we have had 20 new blocks sign up for our services and the majority of these were previously self-managed.

“Everybody’s lives are so busy nowadays and there’s so much to think about and organise that people are looking to avoid the stress of building management as much as possible. The best way to do that is to hand over to a managing agent like us which handles everything for one monthly fee.

“Not only does it save residents time and effort, we also save them money on services and contractors, so it’s a win-win.

“In many cases it’s when nobody is taking responsibility for a building that problems are only dealt with when they arise. Good pro-active management of an apartment block can cut running costs and save hassle.”

Due to the rise in demand, BNS is now looking to build its contractor list and also employ another full-time property manager and other support staff.

Andrew said: “The new business has meant we are now looking for another property manager with lots of experience in the local area and we would also like to bolster our contractor list to ensure we can still offer the personal, reliable and fast service we are known for.

“It’s fantastic that our growing business means we can help to support local contractors and employing another person in these times is a really good sign.”

BNS’ strong local connections, rapid response times and reliability has established its reputation as one of the region’s leading property management agents.

Now managing over 160 buildings in the city and surrounding areas, BNS offers different levels of service for both large and small properties. The bespoke service can be tailored to suit the varied buildings, management companies and leaseholders involved.

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