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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.

Top Property-Management Tips For Dealing With Gas & Electricity Contracts

gas electricity contracts property management guideAs everyone knows, utility bills like gas and electricity can be sky-high and seem to be on a continuous upwards trend. For those involved with managing property, you’ll know what an issue this can be to the cash-flow and affordability of a property interest.

If you’re paying the bills direct, like a tenant for their occupied area, then you’ll feel the pinch. But even when you’re paying for indirectly like through a service charge for communal charges, you’ll still get hit with a cost somewhere.

In actual fact, even a landlord who passes all these onto a tenant can’t necessarily sit back and do nothing, as this may affect an occupier’s ability to pay rent and even stay solvent.

The Contractual Goods News

There is a sign of hope though...

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The Wonder of Wall- and Roof-Gardens for Property Mangers

wall roof garden property management guideThey’re becoming increasingly popular; areas of grass and vegetation hung from outside walls of properties or laid on flat roof areas. They kind of soften the look of the building and make a nice attractive feature with a natural touch.

Great news for an end-user, however they can be a pain to manage at a property and rack-up crazy costs.

Worst case scenario, if damage is made to these, for example lack of watering in the summer, and they end up dyieing, then you’re almost in the realms of a second mortgage to pick up the repair or more like replacement tab.

Seven Factors You Need to be Aware of

Therefore whatever interest you have in the property, for example a landlord arranging, an occupier wanting to see, or a property-manager...

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The Main ‘M&E’ Heating & Cooling Issues that Property Managers Need to be Aware of

m and e mechanical engineering property management guideWith larger and more complex properties you will often hear mention of ‘M and E’ issues or equipment that can soon start getting very technical and complicated.

In fact, even in smaller properties you may see these as a general reference in reports and budgets but actually making little sense.
Well the full names are Mechanical & Electrical and basically mean all the fancy electronic kit you see in buildings. This includes the main electrics and distribution boards, and more unusual installations like lifts, however the main bread-and-butter ones are heating and cooling.

So, in short, what kit helps heat the building in winter and cool it in summer. And whether it’s swept under an M&E umbrella or just referred to directly, this...

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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.