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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.

Emergency Fire Evacuation Procedures – How to Get Them Right

emergency fire evacuation procedures property management guideWhen you hear about fire compliance at properties you'll often hear reference to a ‘fire evacuation procedure’, or other similar items like fire drills, fire emergency evacuation plans (FEEP), and fire action signage. These are all about forms of basically communicating to others how to react to a fire at a property and what to do about it.

Although this may sound obvious, the primary way is to just leave the property and get out. Simple.

However one problem is that people deal with this too flippantly. They see it is a chore to do, and want a simple template or standard policy to quickly apply.

Whereas in actual fact the whole thing should indeed boil down to simple and common-sense things like this, and being able to then tweak...

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Popular Niggly Nuisances From Property Occupiers

nuisances property management guideIt’s always going to happen to some degree when you have a mixed group of people together in a building. Each one has their own way of doing things which is bound to irritate others in some fashion.

Whether that’s using a workspace for their business, or being at home at a residential property, these niggly nuisances have a habit of cropping up everywhere. In this modern era of busy lives and properties often cramming more people into smaller places, they are often right at the forefront of everyone’s mind.

And not only are they a pain in themselves for others, but you tend to find that people get easily wound-up by these and begin wanting to prove a point rather than keeping things amicable.

Not an easy situation for those managing...

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Top Tips Following a Fire Risk Assessment

fire risk assessment pointers property management guideWhen a Fire Risk Assessment is completed for a property, there can be a raft of paperwork and reports to then wade through and try to make sense of. Whilst a lot of this may appear generic information, amongst this there will be important action points and guidance.

Some of this will be straightforward things for contractors and the ultimate responsible person to get on with, for example making sure the fire alarm servicing records are up to date, or installing new fire-exit signage. However, there can be more procedural issues, where individual occupiers or interests need to make note of something, or a matter effectively communicated to them.

This is particularly important when assessing communal areas in multi-let properties with many...

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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.