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.

 

How to Secure Help From Others Through a ‘Volunteer Agreement’

volunteer agreement property management guideThe world of Human Resources and Personnel is different to the property world, with a different skill set of working with people personally rather than with a property itself. Saying that, these two costs are often the two largest overheads for any business – basically the property and the staff costs.
 
Sometimes these two worlds do in actual fact coincide, and therefore need to mutually respect each other. So for example, a property’s fire safety systems are actually about how people practically and safely use the property, and likewise some of the people-management issues relate to the property they work or reside in. 
 
Where you do have direct employment issues, then specialist advice is of course needed, but even...

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12 Property Aspects for Childrens Activities

12 childrens factors property management guideFor those involved with children’s and youth activities there is a whole area of compliance to quite rightly consider in order to ensure the safety of both children and adults. If activities are for a more educational purpose then they may involve Ofsted, and there should be a general Safeguarding or Child Protection Policy to clarify exactly what procedures are in place.     
 
For those involved with property interests, it’s important to have an idea of the kinds of factors that need to be considered for any areas being used for this purpose. This is particularly important for properties that aren’t primarily designed for such uses, so in a recent example there was on office block where a charity was holding...

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5 Times When Management Company Involvement for External Areas Goes Wrong

management company issues property management guideAs shown in a recent example where somebody owns an office block and contributes towards a shared rear car park, things can appear straightforward on the surface, but when you dig deeper you find a nasty set of problems. In this scenario, the owner was re-letting to a new commercial tenant and during their enquiries, solicitors were starting to unearth various issues.
 
In particular, there were 5 aspects to this that happened to all converge together in one scenario. They’re best explained as the story unravels about it.

1. The Original Car Park Lease Was Not Transferred 

So whilst they owned their actual property freehold, the ownership of the rear car park was through a long leasehold interest and management company, with...

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