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. 

 

Zoning, ITZA & Zone A Rate Explained for Retail Property Rents

itza zoning zone a principles property management guideWhen you calculate the rental value of a retail property you tend to use a specific form of measurement called ‘Zoning’, which uses an 'ITZA' rate in order to formally acknowledge the unique way in which a retail property’s shop floor works for a retailer. 
 
checklist small property management guideBefore we go into what this actually means, here is a quick video summary of what's included (with slides available here). Also, click here to immediately download a Fact Sheet on what Zoning and ITZA is for retail properties.
 

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It originated in the 1950s, and a now a mainstream reference used by property surveyors when talking about how valuable a retail shop is and what rent a tenant should pay, particularly for those on...

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Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR), the Low Down

crar commercial rent arrears recovery property management guideThe current CRAR (Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery) system came into force in 2014 as a way to collect rent arrears from commercial property tenants, taking over from the previous principle of distain.

Previously a landlord was able to ‘send in the bailiff’ who could then begin noting actual items of the tenant to seize and sell in order to pay the arrears. This was a very crude way of collecting arrears, and although under CRAR there is this still this principle of a commercial landlord being able to seize and sell a tenant’s own items to pay the debt, there are now procedures and time frames involved in order to ensure it isn’t misused.

In terms of understanding how this works out in reality, here are the 10 most important issues...

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