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.


3 Ways to Nurture Local Contractors at Properties

local contractors help property management guideWhen using contractors at a property, whether a handy-man for a small repair, a gardener for regular works, or a builder for bigger jobs, people will understandably tend to focus on more local tradesman and contractors. They’re often seen as good, reliable, and very good value, therefore surly there’s no other reason to look elsewhere.

This is often the view of the end-payers of the services, whether a property owner direct or tenants indirectly through a service charge. Just the sniff of a high cost from a large corporate contractor with no signs of actually successfully completing the job on site can soon cause a property manager to be in the firing line.

After all, prices do tend to be very good from local contractors who have smaller...

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How to Kick a Property Managing Agent Into Shape

property manager dispute property management guideWhen you have a managing agent acting for you, they’re the ones responsible for all the nuts-and-bolts of managing your property interest, whether you’re the owner with a single property and tenant, or you’re part of a separate management company.
If you come across tell-tale signs that the agent is not doing what they’re supposed to, it can actually take a long time to do something about this. Often you need to build up details of these issues, dig a little deeper, and then liaise with them over these.
You can compare it to your bank account, where you might bank with, say, Lloyds but suspect that you’re not getting the right service and interest and therefore look to move to Natwest, for example. Even when you do get this all...

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Establishing a Property Manager’s Job Description

property managers job description property management guideWhen you’re involving a Property Manager to manage a property interest it’s key to make sure this is on the right basis from day one. Whether you’re a direct landlord or a communal management company, and it is either an internal post to fulfil this on an appointed managing agent – the basic duties and responsibilities are the same.

Even between different property types, whether a simple let house or a complex commercial scheme, you will still come across the basics of what a property manager needs to actually do. The detail will of course change, but the basics still count.

Here then are some of these key factors to the right Property Manager’s job description. This is based upon the UK property market and a pure property management...

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