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.


Top Tips Following a Fire Risk Assessment

fire risk assessment pointers property management guideWhen a Fire Risk Assessment is completed for a property, there can be a raft of paperwork and reports to then wade through and try to make sense of. Whilst a lot of this may appear generic information, amongst this there will be important action points and guidance.

Some of this will be straightforward things for contractors and the ultimate responsible person to get on with, for example making sure the fire alarm servicing records are up to date, or installing new fire-exit signage. However, there can be more procedural issues, where individual occupiers or interests need to make note of something, or a matter effectively communicated to them.

This is particularly important when assessing communal areas in multi-let properties with many...

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3 Classic Fire Door Types to be Aware of

fire door types property management guideFire doors are often ignored and misunderstood at properties, but have become progressively more important over time. In short, they’re designed to help stop fire and smoke passing through a building for at least 30 minutes, something that is critical to stop a fire spreading at a property whilst, for example, the emergency services attend, preventing further harm to both people and property.
We have a resource here on some of the nuts-and-bolts of checking these which is one of the action points of ongoing property management services. Once they have been correctly installed or assessed, then it’s important to make periodic checks that these still do what they say on the tin - be a door to stop fire (and smoke) getting past.

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Top Tips For Getting Properties Properly Secured

locks security property management guideGetting properties secured is becoming a bigger issue, with potential issues from people wandering around to serious break-ins. And unfortunately people often don’t realise this until it’s too late, and you then have an insurance claim or repair to then resolve.
It’s then that the penny drops. It’s going to take more than a few keys and alarm codes to make sure things are secured correctly.
Plus you then have the possibility of actually making the property over secure. This may sound crazy, but it can be so well done that it and begins restricting others being able to suitably use the property.
This may affect others linked to the property, including authorised visitors and contractors like cleaners, but also any other...

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