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blog yellow circle pmgHere are a range of blog resources that we've placed into 10 categories to help focus on the type of property-management help you need - Condition & Repairs, Rent Monies, Non-Rent Monies, Insurance, People Interests, Sales & Lettings, Leases & Titles, Taxes, Services & Compliance, and General.

The ‘Chattels & Fixtures’ Predicament With Properties

chattgel fixtures tenants landlords property management guideWhen you talk about how an occupier or owner needs to leave a property for say a change in lease or ownership, it can sound very straight forward at first. They just remove what’s there’s and leave it in an acceptable condition.

However, in reality things can get more complicated, as with a lot of things when managing property interests.

And in particular, knowing what items need to stay or go, which can be a grey area with things that look pretty well part-and-parcel of the property but in actual fact may still need removing (or vice verse).

Introducing Chattels and Fixtures

Hence, let’s introduce two words that have technical legal meanings.

Although you may not come across them all of the time and with straight forward say...

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The ‘Handy’ Way to Pursue Commercial Property Tenant Arrears

commercial tenant arrears property management guideAs a landlord looking to make sure the rent and other monies are paid okay by tenants, it can soon become a nightmare when things don’t go to plan.
Suddenly it starts escalating and promised late-payments never materialise, leading to ever-increasing arrears. Then there’s talk of expensive legal action to try and resolve.

But for commercial property there is some good news – you generally have more options and flexibility as a landlord to deal with things.

Therefore, with this focus in mind, here are five core options that are available to deal with commercial tenant arrears. They’re helping to think bigger-picture and strategy wise in order to see what action can then be concluded in whatever situation you’re in.

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Getting ‘Vacant Possession’ Right at Properties, or Paying the Price

vacant possession property management guideThis is one of those phrases you may hear mentioned around which does have a deeper legal meaning – ‘vacant possession’ of a property.

In short, it means leaving a property empty. Typically, this might be at the end of a lease when a tenant vacates, or a buyer purchasing a property with nothing left there.

If you add a bit more legal technicality to this, the receiving party must be able to immediately exclusively occupy and possess the property at the relevant time in question.

In principle, this all makes sense. Any new tenant or owner will of course want an empty property without anything left from any previous owners or occupiers. And such previous interests will of course try their best to make sure the property is handed back in a...

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Rent Monies

blog yellow circle pmgHere are various blog resources related to the rent that is paid at properties, whether you're a landlord receiving, tenant paying, or middle-man managing. Right through from how to correctly charge and collect to how it needs to change over time, this is often the most important factor to managing let properties, and includes simular variations such as licence fees. 

 

Non-Rent Monies

blog yellow circle pmgHere are various blog resources related to non-rent monies and payments, for example service charges, fees, and other costs and charges. These can be directly charged or hidden away, and are important to know what you may have to pay or might be able to charge another property interest for.

 

Insurance

blog yellow circle pmgHere are various blog resources related to the insurance of properties, ranging from the main building cover to ancillary ones like contents. Whether it's the premium to pay or the policy to correctly arrange, these help explain what's needed from the perspective of different property interests.

 

People Interests

blog yellow circle pmgHere are various blog resources related to all the different property interests, from landlords & tenants, to investors & occupiers, to all other third-party interests. These cover general factors to consider for a particular interest, to more detailed issues to resolve for a particular course of action.

 

Sales & Lettings

blog yellow circle pmgHere are various blog resources related to the sales & lettings of a property, and all related transactions. Whether you're involved in these directly yourself, or you're working with other sales/letting agents and interests, these help highlight important property managemnet factors to consider.

 

Leases & Titles

blog yellow circle pmgHere are various blog resources related to all forms of leases, titles, and legal documentation involved with property interests. Whether a straight forward lease agreement or complicated legal documentation, here is help to understand what you're trying to achieve and then practically how to easily do this.

 

Taxes

blog yellow circle pmgHere are various blog resources related to all the taxes involved with property interests, from VAT and SDLT, to income and capital gains, to rates and council tax. These will help you work alongside other accounting and tax advisors to make sure you cover all bases to reduce your overall tax liabilities.

 

Services & Compliance

blog yellow circle pmgHere are various blog resources related to the services and compliance at a property. These range from say your fire and health and safety compliance, through to services like cleaning and utilitities. These resources help provide an overview of each area without getting too technical, so you can plan it all in at the right time and best cost.

 

General

blog yellow circle pmgHere are various blog resources related to any other general subjects involved with properties and their interests. So whether it's the basics of property management, or more specific property issues and queries that don't naturally fall in the other categories, you'll find them all here.

 

Condition & Repairs

blog yellow circle pmgHere are various blog resources related to the condition of a property and any repairs and alterations required, with sub categories of Condition and Repairs. Whether it's a reactive roof repair, pro-active maintenance plan, or carefully-chosen contractor - these help explain how to effectively keep properties in the right condition.