Condition & Repairs

blog yellow circle pmgHere are various blog resources related to the condition of a property and any repairs and alterations required. 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.

 

The 7 Tips For Clearing Leaves

7 tips clearing leaves property management guideThis is the time of year when tree-leaves start falling down as we head through the season of autumn into winter. It can look very charming and pretty, with golden-brown leaves blanketing the ground, and trees becoming bare, however from a property management point of view it can be more of a challenge to make sure leaves are cleared properly, not only making things look tidier but also potentially and more importantly safer with a reduced risk of slips on them.

So here are 7 factors to think about when clearing the leaves. 7 little tricks that will help you to do it a whole lot easier and safer.

1. Slippery Leaves

Remember that you could fall over by easily slipping on leaves after it’s been raining and they become slippery, including...

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The 7 Roof Tricks to Remember

roof tricks property management guideOver the last month there we’ve had typical British summer-time weather – lots of sudden rainfall and wind amongst a few moments of sunshine. These turbulent weather conditions had those in property management over-run with phone calls; leaking water from the roof, blocked and bursting drains, and areas of flooding were everywhere. It’s not nice, but is a reminder that this is actually the best time of year to be thinking about any roof repairs needed ready to face the elements over the winter period, and to take advantage of careful planning and longer daylight hours.

However, roofs can be a pain to repair. Not only is it a hassle to have to carry out the work, but correctly diagnosing where the leak and problem is can be a massive task...

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Three Property Problems When It Goes Below Freezing

ice snow property management guideWhen managing property, falling temperatures below freezing in the winter time brings a host of issues that aren’t as obvious or essential in milder times, and these are ones to ideally be aware of ahead of time.

They have to do with the physical fabric of the property as you would expect from the extreme weather conditions; however, you need to check the paperwork to confirm any liabilities. Any lease agreement or insurance obligations are two obvious ones, although others such as terms and conditions with contractors and arrangements with adjacent owners/occupiers should be considered also.

In terms of these physical issues to be aware of, here are three main types:

1. Snow and Ice on the Ground Causing Slips

Any kind of outside...

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