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.

 

When a Commercial Property Tenant Has to Resolve a Roof Leak

commercial tenant roof leak property management guideI have received another phone call this week on a water leak problem, one of many that appear this time of year. Every case needs looking at carefully to sift out the true facts, the right responsibilities under leases and documentation, and the best practical solution.
 
In this scenario, it is a modern office unit under 10 years old with roof leaks. The commercial tenant has sought quotes from a roofer to resolve, and it’s not cheap – not only might there be re-laying issues of the roof, but even if it is just clearing blocked gutters, access to reach this will be expensive and cumbersome with cherry pickers and maybe even scaffolding.
 
So the tenant has quite rightly asked the question, why can’t the landlord cover this...

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When a Damp Patch Isn’t From the Rain

damp patch wall property management guideThis time of year brings a whole host of water leaks into play, a lot coming of course from rain and the weather elements. This doesn’t stop other leaks still happening though, and must be remembered when diagnosing a problem.

A Sudden Example

A scenario last month brought this all to light. A phone call was received regarding a damp patch on the outside wall of one flat above another in a small block, and a keen letting agent from the flat below wanting the management company of the block ‘to sort’. To make matters worse, they had a new tenant move in a few days later to then spot a serious leak from the ceiling above into the kitchen area, not a great start for a new tenant having to dot saucepans around to catch these...

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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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