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 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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