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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 Practical Stuff For Dealing With Asbestos at Properties

asbestos pointers property management guideWe have a resource here with an overview of understanding asbestos what asbestos is all about at properties, right from what it is to how to narrow down whether it’s applicable for your own situation.

It’s one of those subjects that can be either far worse or far easier than what you first think; sometimes there are real dangers to be aware of, other times people are panicking over something that’s under control. 

When you’re managing property, you then need to deal with the nitty-gritty issues and not just the theory. Getting hold of the relevant asbestos survey is only the first thing step; knowing what needs checking and doing afterwards is another. 

Therefore here are five key practicalities to be aware of, including a...

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Getting a Residential Property Handover Just Right

handover checklist residential property management guideWhen people buy residential properties, there can be a lot of emotional attachment connected to the transaction, after all this is a place where people will live with all their hopes and dreams.

Even an investor just renting out can be swung this way, through swanky-looking sales particulars and ideas of fast money.

Which is why you need to look at some black-and-white practical issues so the detail doesn’t get missed. And in the frenzy of the deal going through and keys being handed over, then taking care ofn all the little extras.

An Example Flat

A good example of this is when you take a long leasehold interest of a flat in a block of other similar interests. You’ve not only got the usual buyer and seller -, or landlord and tenant -...

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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

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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.



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.



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.



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.