Services & Compliance

blog yellow circle pmgHere are various blog resources related to the services and compliance at a property, with sub-categories of Fire Safety, Security, Cleaning & Hygiene, Health & Safety, Utilities & Energy, Maintenance, Other Services, Facilities, and Planning. 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.


The Ten Key Factors for Enabling Properties Back to Work From Covid-19 Lock-Down

covid 19 coronavirus lock down property management guidecovid19 content blue property management guideAs everyone begins to look at how we come out of lock-down from the Covid-19 pandemic, the way in which you then practically use a property may need to change.

There’s lot of ideas and good principles flying around, from social-distancing signs to whole new cleaning regimes and layout of people and guests. Good practice and guidance is also filtering through, for example the RICS.

But how does this apply to your property?

And which bits are the important ones?

After looking into this, we have ten core factors rattled-down that you need to consider. (Check out our core Covid-19 updates here, and dealing with payments here).

Although these are more office-use focused as this tends to be the main first-wave back to work, they can of...

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How to Easily Deal With Property Fire Drills

fire drill property management guideDoing a fire drill at a property can cause people’s eyes to roll in disappointment and having to do a practice-run of leaving the property when the fire alarm goes off – particularly when its cold and wet outside.

Fire Marshall jackets suddenly go on, everyone stops everything, and there is a slow exodus outside to the Fire Assembly Point awaiting for someone to check that everything went okay.

However inconvenient they are, they are still very necessary in order to actually go through how people safely vacate the building in a fire or emergency, after all lives are literally at stake.

And unfortunately, even with all the best theory and preparation in the world, there will always be issues to iron-out in a practice-run, even for the...

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Top Tips for Arranging Fire Marshals & Wardens

fire marshal warden property management guideYou mention a Fire Marshall to most people and they will have an idea of what you mean – a person who puts a bright-coloured jacket on in the event of an emergency and helps people leave a building.

And technically there is a difference between the two names, a Marshall more the day-to-day assessment of areas and helping people leave the building, and a Warden then overseeing everyone leaving and safely being at the Fire Assembly Point.

Without getting into too much technical detail, it’s important to get the basics right and see the bigger-picture. When you’re managing a property interest this is the key, to spot where things are not right and then bringing in fire specialists where necessary to resolve.

Therefore here are seven...

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  1. The Seven Fire Extinguisher Secrets
  2. The Nitty-Gritty of Managing Passenger Lifts at Properties
  3. Making the Most of Visitor Sign-in Sheets at Properties
  4. The Practical Stuff For Dealing With Asbestos at Properties
  5. Top Property-Management Tips For Dealing With Gas & Electricity Contracts
  6. The Wonder of Wall- and Roof-Gardens for Property Mangers
  7. The Main ‘M&E’ Heating & Cooling Issues that Property Managers Need to be Aware of
  8. The Main Points about CCTV, Access Control and Other Security Provisions at Properties
  9. The 4-Prong Approach to Securing a Property Remotely
  10. The Practicalities of Arranging Outside Lighting at a Property
  11. A Property Manager’s Quick Guide to Water & Legionella Compliance
  12. The ‘RUSTI’ Way to Deal with the Occupier’s Health & Safety Compliance
  13. Sorting Out Safety Works to Powered Gates & Doors
  14. Emergency Fire Evacuation Procedures – How to Get Them Right
  15. Top Tips Following a Fire Risk Assessment
  16. 3 Classic Fire Door Types to be Aware of
  17. Top Tips For Getting Properties Properly Secured
  18. Stop! Make Sure Your Fire Alarm is Connected and Monitored
  19. How to Manage Pests and Predators at Properties
  20. Demystifying How Defibrillators Can Practically Work at Properties
  21. Twelve Pitfalls When Dealing with Utility Providers & Accounts
  22. The Daddy of Checklists for Risk Assessing Property Communal Areas
  23. The 10 Basic Fire Alarm Points for Any Property Manager
  24. The Quick Fire-Door Safety Checklist
  25. The ‘Ready, Steady, Go’ of Water Issues With Properties
  26. Let’s Learn From the Horrendous Grenfell Tower Fire Incident
  27. The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations (CDM) Made Simple From a Property Management Perspective
  28. Easily Make Sense of Asbestos Issues With Properties
  29. At Last, an Easy Emergency Lighting Guide for Properties
  30. How Not to Get Stung By MEES & the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards
  31. Back-Handers and Bribes Under the Bribery Act 2010
  32. The Low-Down on Property Electrics – From Testing & Checks, to Certificates & Regulations
  33. The Essential 3-Point ‘CAP’ Steps For Managing Passenger Lifts in Properties
  34. The Basics of Fire Safety & Compliance With Properties
  35. Cleaning From a Property Management Perspective
  36. The Simple Guide To Sussing Out TV Aerial Connection Issues
  37. 4 Ways to Improve a Load of Rubbish in an Alleyway
  38. 3 Lessons from Additional Christmas Rubbish
  39. When Someone’s Taken Your Car Parking Space
  40. The Three ‘P’s of Rock Salt & Gritting for Winter
  41. How to Help Prevent a Break in to Your Property
  42. 14 Window Cleaning Tips From a Property Management Perspective
  43. The ‘RAG’ Way to Deal With Rubbish and Refuse Removal
  44. 10 Hidden Angles to Barriers and Gates

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