May & Co are the local experts in managing Chelsea’s small residential blocks
‘Good block management is about being available and responsive,’ explains John Yianni, owner of May & Co on Fulham Road. ‘People want to be able to pick up the phone, speak to a human being and say: I’ve got a problem with this – it could be the drain, gutter or roof – and know that it will be fixed efficiently and speedily.’
Dealing with everything from service charge collection to major works programmes, John and his team are the Chelsea specialists in residential small block management. ‘From the 1950s to the 1970s many houses were converted into private small blocks and most owners don’t have time to handle the day-to-day running of their properties,’ he says.
May & Co has a long heritage in Chelsea. The company was founded in 1920 and John acquired the business 15 years ago. A Fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents, John has extensive experience in the property industry; he started as a surveyor, moved into estate agency and has managed commercial and residential blocks for over 30 years.