About Us

How We Run

Embassy Court is owned by a limited company, Bluestorm Ltd., born from a Leaseholders Association which obtained the freehold of the building in 1998.

The shareholders of the company are all leaseholders at Embassy Court, some in residence and some landlords, but the freehold is firmly in the hands of those with a vested interest in the future of the building.

The company is run by a board of elected volunteer directors who undertake the care and maintenance of the building with the aid of local Managing Agents, Harper Stone.

Bluestorm employs a Building Manager and Maintenance Assistant to look after the building.  Please contact the Building Manager if you are moving in or out or employing contractors.

Embassy Court is a grade II* listed building and any works or alterations will almost certainly require Listed Building Consent from Brighton & Hove City Council and permission from the freeholder.  Check before planning any works.

There are special interest groups amongst the residents – Arts, Reading, Environment – and WhatsApp groups to share communications.

Short Term Holiday Lets

Embassy Court leases do not allow flats to be rented out as holiday lets. The former licensing scheme, by which a very small number of leaseholders were granted a licence permitting the terms of the lease to extend to holiday lets, is now closed.  The licences are not transferrable upon sale, future applications will no longer be considered and no further licences will be issued.

Leaseholders found to be letting their properties as holiday lets without a licence may be subject to legal proceedings which could include forfeiture of the lease.

Pets

Residents are not allowed to keep any animal in the premises without the written permission of Bluestorm Ltd which, if given, is to be by way of revocable licence.  Please note that it is most unlikely that permission would be granted for a dog.

Solar Panels

An array of solar panels was installed on the roof at Embassy Court in April 2017. The system comprises 32 panels, generating up to 9kwh of energy, was installed by Aniron Renewables.
Over a period of 20 years of the Feed in Tariff the return on investment should total an income of around £34,000. In addition we will be doing our bit for the environment by offsetting 116 tonnes of Co2 over the same period.

The panels are from Solarworld, a quality German manufacturer with a class leading warranty of 20 years. Every panel is connected to a software programme where individual panels can be monitored for any drop in output or efficiency.

The Arts at Embassy Court

Filming at Embassy Court

Due to its stunning architecture, over the years many films and photoshoots have taken place at Embassy Court.  If you are interested in filming here, please contact us.

 

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