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Looking forward


HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL FLAT LIVING READERS. I HOPE THE UNUSUAL WEATHER PATTERNS HAVE NOT CAUSED YOU TOO MANY PROBLEMS. THE SIGHT OF SPRING AND BETTER WEATHER AHEAD IS SOMETHING FOR US ALL TO LOOK FORWARD TO.


We are pleased to announce the launch of a new section, The Leaseholder – see page


38 of this issue – where we take a look at the lighter side of flat life. We are looking for contributions for future issues, so if you have a ‘flash pad’ or a feature you would like us to consider we would love to hear from you. Important features for this issue include our focus on the LVT on page 16, company formation on pages 22-26 and maintenance and health and safety on pages 34-36. Page 42 takes a look at our recent Leaseholder Roadshow in London, with the next event planned at the Wessex Court Hotel on 7 May in Bournemouth. To join us there, simply call 0845 257 6374 or email info@flat-living.co.uk. In the last issue we launched our Fire Risk Assessment Guide and we have received many thanks from readers who purchased a copy. If you would like one of the new guides, email or call us for details. Compliance with the fire regulations is obviously a concern for many of you – and the same applies to health & safety. We hope you enjoy this issue of Flat Living Magazine – please continue to send in your stories, questions and queries to the usual address or email us at info@flat-living.co.uk www.flat-living.co.uk has recently been re-launched with an array of additional features. However, if there are any subjects you think we should include, please let us know. Don’t forget, there is an offer to subscribe to Flat Living Magazine for only £10. Fill in the reverse of your delivery note to ensure you receive your copy each quarter. Alternatively you can subscribe online at www.flat-living.co.uk or by emailing info@flat-living.co.uk. Editor


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