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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 Main Points about CCTV, Access Control and Other Security Provisions at Properties

security cctv access control provision property management guideKeeping properties nice and secure is of course paramount; after all we live in a day-and-age when things can get easily broken into and damaged. Gone are the days of people being able to leave their property completely open and unlocked - well at least in most of cases.

Sussing out the best way to secure a property can be a minefield and can go beyond just installing a few CCTV cameras. This is where good property-management experience comes in to help steer through the issues and come up with a realistic security provision and procedures to not only keep well secure, but make workable with everyone so that authorised people can of course still actually use the property.

So here are some of the main issues to consider. This assumes a...

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The 4-Prong Approach to Securing a Property Remotely

remote security monitoring property management guideThis is touching on some advanced property-management techniques around providing just the right security of a property by using the power of remote monitoring.

So, picture a large block of flats, or, say, an office block, where you’re dealing with all kinds of people needing to access communal entrance ways and areas. This may be in the night as much as the day, and both visitors as well as authorised occupiers.

Throw in there an allowance for contractors needing access, including for emergencies, and you’re into the complex world of how to secure the property, on the one hand, from unwanted people, yet allowing authorised users normal access on the other hand and special override procedures in case of, for example, fire.

The 4...

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The Practicalities of Arranging Outside Lighting at a Property

outside external lights property management guideIf you have a gloomy and dark winter night at a property with issues brewing like break-ins and people tripping over, you’ll soon realise the importance of having the right lighting outside a property covering the external areas.

Or one day you suddenly get a surprise electricity bill for outside lights, or a deal-breaking problem with a property transaction with someone picking up re-charge issues. Again you will begin to understand how important such external lighting is.

Whilst inside ones such as corridors and live or work areas obviously need them, and in actual fact people may focus on them to get the right ambience look as well as basic functionality; outside ones simply don’t get the same limelight, if you excuse the pun.

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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. 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.