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.

 

The 5 Point Water-Leaks and Damp-Stains Checklist

water leak damp stain checklist property management guideIf you come across an unwanted water leak or damp stain, it can be a nightmare trying to find out how on earth it started and how to then stop it. This often all needs to happen straight away in order to stop things getting worse, and the culprit found to then pay for it.
 
This is when you can start asking around for help, but can often come up against blank walls and people passing the buck. Solicitors will just look at the theoretical lease, letting agents will pass onto the clients, and even managing agents can sometimes come up with just a general answer.
 
So you need a quick way to sift through the issues and get to the bottom line. Even if you have someone assisting you to resolve, this is helpful to make sure you...

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5 Little Tricks for Effective Property Redecorations

redecorate tips property management guideRe-decorating parts of a property can seem oh so easy at first sight, with just a quick lick of paint to suddenly transform the look of the whole property. The transforming part of the property can certainly be true, and why people will often be keen to crack on with this to make things look better.
 
But getting this right is not so easy, whether from a compliance perspective and covering any problems, or from the practical perspective of making sure no hiccups cause delays, additional costs, and frustrations.
 
The golden rule is actually good preparation, in all respects. Both literally, and making sure the material you are painting is in the best state possible to take the paint, and in organisation of it on site often...

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How To Deal with Wind Damage on Properties

wind damage property management guideThe other week the severe wind Doris caused all kinds of property problems. If anything is particularly loose at a property, then these weather conditions will unfortunately bring out the worst and cause all kinds of damage. 
 
Often it’s obvious building-fabric elements like parts of the roof or cladding, but also those parts you wouldn’t automatically expect like windows and doors as they are opened or closed. In addition there are external land areas, for example boundary fences and trees and vegetation.
 
As with other extreme weather scenarios, there is a knack to focusing on what is needed during the event in addition to dealing with the aftermath afterwards. Therefore here are a few pointers to bear in mind for...

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