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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.

How to Easily Deal With Property Fire Drills

fire drill property management guideDoing a fire drill at a property can cause people’s eyes to roll in disappointment and having to do a practice-run of leaving the property when the fire alarm goes off – particularly when its cold and wet outside.

Fire Marshall jackets suddenly go on, everyone stops everything, and there is a slow exodus outside to the Fire Assembly Point awaiting for someone to check that everything went okay.

However inconvenient they are, they are still very necessary in order to actually go through how people safely vacate the building in a fire or emergency, after all lives are literally at stake.

And unfortunately, even with all the best theory and preparation in the world, there will always be issues to iron-out in a practice-run, even for the...

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Top Tips for Arranging Fire Marshals & Wardens

fire marshal warden property management guideYou mention a Fire Marshall to most people and they will have an idea of what you mean – a person who puts a bright-coloured jacket on in the event of an emergency and helps people leave a building.

And technically there is a difference between the two names, a Marshall more the day-to-day assessment of areas and helping people leave the building, and a Warden then overseeing everyone leaving and safely being at the Fire Assembly Point.

Without getting into too much technical detail, it’s important to get the basics right and see the bigger-picture. When you’re managing a property interest this is the key, to spot where things are not right and then bringing in fire specialists where necessary to resolve.

Therefore here are seven...

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The Seven Fire Extinguisher Secrets

fire extinguishers property management guideFire extinguishers are common at a lot of properties nowadays, particularly the larger and multi-occupied ones. Often, they’re not noticed day-to-day, but people understand that these can be used if there was a fire to defend.

However, reality is often different, with most people not even being aware of how and when to use them, never mind checking that they’re the correct ones and regularly serviced.

In actual fact, they may be more useful as a door-stop for people.

Well managing property means you do have to correctly deal with them, without getting bogged-down in all the techie detail.

Therefore, here are our top seven pointers to get to grips with. These deliberately take a bigger-picture look on things to ensure everything is...

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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, 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.