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Out of hours emergencies: 0345 606 7660
For all URGENT block communal maintenance issues occurring out of hours (i.e. after 5.30pm Monday-Thursday and after 5.00pm Friday, weekends and Bank Holidays), please contact our emergency service on 0345 606 7660. All non-urgent issues will be dealt with during our normal Monday-Thursday office hours of 9.00am-5.30pm and Friday 9.00am-5.00pm.
Rough Sleepers and Antisocial Behaviour
Please report any rough sleepers or antisocial behaviour immediately to the Police via 101
Your Property Contact is Catherine Fallon
Please report all communal maintenance issues using our online portal. This is monitored between the hours of 9am and 5.30pm from Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays.
Window cleaning is carried out once every 6 months (Jun and Dec).
If you are unsure of your space allocation, please refer to your Lease document or tenancy agreement. If someone is parking in your space, please place this notice on the windscreen of the vehicle.
Compass Block Management does not have the power to clamp or remove vehicles. If you have reason to believe that a vehicle has been abandoned, please report this to the local authority.
Please click here to request a digital copy of the building insurance certificate.
The communal areas are cleaned once a month on Tuesday/Wednesday.
Please click here to request a copy of the Handbook.
Coronavirus Useful Website Links
Please see below useful website links:-
Refuse & Recycling
Click here for details of your waste collection service.
If you would like to dispose of bulky items such as furniture and appliances, please arrange a collection with Leicester City Council.
Please do not leave bulky items in the bin store as they will not be collected.
Replacement Fobs and Keys
This development is code access only.
Please click here to request a share certificate.
Fire alarms and smoke devices are tested to British Standards.
Click here to report a fault within working hours
To report a fault out of hours, please contact our emergency service on 0345 606 7660
Grounds maintenance is carried out once a month from March to November.
Fees and Charges
Please click here to request a copy of the COMPASS BLOCK MANAGEMENT FEES AND CHARGES 2023
Dealing With Conflict & Confrontation From Other Members Of The Public
A reminder that members of staff for Compass Block Management are not police officers or police staff. They do not have any police powers. They are members of public and have the same rights and obligations of any other member of the public.
If any incidents do occur, please contact the police immediately via 999 (for all emergencies) or 101.
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Heading: Various Issues
Details: Contractors have been instructed on the following works at the development:-
- Full clean up of bin store
- Quotation for possible repairs to the bin store
- Issue with external lighting
- Cutting back of shrubbery
Heading: AM Power – Supplier At Risk
Details: In light of recent news about energy providers, please find an announcement received from Ginger Energy in relation to AM Power – AM Power – Supplier At Risk
Details: Please be advised that the cleaning will be carried out by the contractor this week due to his personal circumstances. Cleaning will then return to normal next month. Thank you for your understanding.
Heading: Fire Safety for the Home
Details: Please find a copy of the latest safety advice for the home Fire safety poster ARMA-HFRS
Heading: Insurance Renewal Information
Details: Please find detailed advice we have received from E&J Estates regarding the insurance renewal:-
“We are writing to advise you in advance that your building insurance premium is likely to increase significantly at renewal on 25th March 2021. The residential buildings insurance market is currently very challenging. Where insurance is billed to you by a managing agent, they may already have allowed for premium increases in your latest service charge budget. Insurers have struggled to make profits in the property sector for many years. The greatest concern is sites where flammable cladding and other related fire safety exposures exist. Insurers are also focusing on sites with poor claims histories and other higher risk construction features such as mill conversions. The largest increases will be applied to these categories of building. Premium increases are however being imposed even where fire safety concerns do not exist, such as small blocks of flats and houses.
Unfortunately, premium concessions are generally not available in return for interim safety measures such as waking watch/fire alarms.
Since all insurers are taking a similar approach, there is little competitive pressure and less expensive alternatives are generally not available. We are currently working with our insurance broker, one of the world’s largest property specialists, to secure renewal terms. This includes offering the business to the entire property insurer market. We are doing everything possible to minimise the impact on our leaseholders.
We will not be able to issue invoices 4 weeks before renewal, as we normally do. These are likely to be several weeks later this year. Premiums will remain payable however by the due date stated on your invoice, in order to meet insurer terms of credit.
Firm renewal pricing is unlikely to be available until mid-February. We cannot speculate accurately in advance on the final outcome for individual buildings, but will confirm pricing as soon as possible. We are not able to answer further queries at this stage.
We have provided further commentary in the FAQ section of our website, eandjestates.co.uk, FAQ’s, Insurance Team.
Heading: Scheduled Visits for Garden Maintenance as provided by Michael Ayres Ltd
Details: Granby House – 8 Scheduled Visits
“This schedule is subject to change due to poor weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Work will be carried out during the week stated. Compass Block Management will be informed the night before planned tasks will be carried out on your site. Our aim is to provide the best seasonal coverage to your gardens. Work will be carried out during the following:-
w/c Monday 15 March 2021
w/c Monday 12 April 2021
w/c Monday 17 May 2021
w/c Monday 14 June 2021
w/c Monday 12 July 2021
w/c Monday 16 August 2021
w/c Monday 13 September 2021
w/c Monday 15 November 2021
Regards Michael Ayres Ltd”
Heading: Fire Safety for the Home
Details: Please find a copy of the latest safety advice for the home – Fire safety poster ARMA-HFRS (1).October 2020
Heading: Coronavirus (COVID19) – ISOLATION
If you are in self-isolation because you have or may have contracted Covid-19 it is vital that you let us know as soon as possible so that we can contact the rest of the residents to let them know that they should take extra precautions and increase their sanitation and so that, as necessary, we can organise a deep clean of the communal areas in accordance with PHE guidance.
When you contact us, please can you also advise how you are organising deliveries, particularly food, to your apartment and how rubbish is to be disposed of. Please remember: –
- rubbish should only be placed outside of your apartment door at a specific time for collection.
- that whoever is picking up the rubbish should be properly protected.
- that all rubbish must be double bagged.
- rubbish which contains personal waste (e.g. tissues) and cleaning cloths must be isolated within the flat for 72 hours before being disposed of in communal bin stores.
We would also ask that you also let us know if you become aware that any of your neighbours have gone into self-isolation.
For further useful guidance regarding isolation and social distancing please go to
Heading: Coronavirus (COVID19) – update
Details: Following government guidelines, all staff for Compass Block Management are working remotely from home until further notice. Please continue to report any block maintenance issues via our online reporting system.
If you wish to speak to a member of staff by phone but are experiencing any problems getting through, please email [email protected]. Please leave your name, phone number, first line of your address and a quick summary of your enquiry in order that we may forward onto the relevant member of staff to respond to you.
Thank you for your patience and understanding while we work to maintain services as much as possible during this period.
Heading: Coronavirus (COVID19)
Details: As you will be aware, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is spreading across the country and is a cause for concern for all of us. It is anticipated that COVID-19 will cause disruption to all businesses and to our day-to-day lives over the coming weeks and months.
As the government’s guidance is likely to change as time passes, we would like to make you aware we have a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) in place to enable us to maintain a level of service during these unprecedented and difficult times.
Our office is currently open, but we have systems in place to allow our staff to work remotely if required. However, in the event that our BCP is put into effect and our office has to close, even with key staff working from home and engineers/contractors in the field, it is highly likely that you will experience some disruption in the services provided due to reduced capability. We will do whatever we can to minimise any such disruption but would ask for your patience and understanding while we work to maintain services during this period.
You will appreciate this is an evolving situation. We will continue to act on the advice provided by Public Health England and will inform you if there is any material change to our business continuity.
For further information and the latest advice regarding COVID-19, please visit: –
As it important that we are all kept up to date about the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you inform us immediately if you or if you know of anyone in your apartment block who has either been diagnosed with COVID-19 or advised to self-isolate. We can then make the other residents and the building service contractors aware of the situation.
We thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.
Important – For Owners & Residents
To help protect the developments and individual properties during this period, we urge owners to ensure that all their electrical appliances, boilers, heaters, water supply, kitchen and bathroom plumbing are checked and maintained to minimise leaks. For all owners & residents, please ensure that the security of the development is maintained by ensuring the communal doors are shut when entering and exiting the premises. Please also be mindful of your neighbours regarding noise, especially during the day with more people having to work from home during this difficult period.
Heading: Biannual Lighting Inspection
Details: The biannual lighting inspections will be carried out this week. All internal and external lights across the developed will be checked and maintained.