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 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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Stop! Make Sure Your Fire Alarm is Connected and Monitored

fire alarm monitoring connection property management guideOne of the most wondered things about fire alarms is actually the most common sense. When it’s activated, it’s knowing what on earth happens.

You can have the most trendy, well-maintained, and swish fire alarm system in the world that triggers with even a hint of smoke. But then what happens? Does everyone actually leave the property, and where do they go? And do the fire brigade automatically come out?

This is a classic property management issue, where you need to think more procedurally and practically, and how any operational alarm is actually used by people, after all it’s there to firstly save lives, and secondly where possible to save properties.

And this also refers to false alarms and activations. If you have a handful of people...

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How to Manage Pests and Predators at Properties

pest control protection property management guideProperties are unfortunately not immune to pests affecting them, everything from flies buzzing around, to rodents crawling everywhere, to pigeons flapping around. Conditions like warm spaces, waste food, and hidden areas can make properties a magnet to these.

Although in themselves there may not be a threat with some having important protection for example for bats, from a property management perspective they can be a nightmare. Not only hidden hygiene issues escalating, but frantic people and increased costs can soon emerge.

The simple answer of course is to instruct a pest-control and prevention contractor to save the day as quickly, cheaply, and non-confrontational as possible. They should be geared-up to help resolve, and often the...

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  10. At Last, an Easy Emergency Lighting Guide for Properties
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  12. Back-Handers and Bribes Under the Bribery Act 2010
  13. The Low-Down on Property Electrics – From Testing & Checks, to Certificates & Regulations
  14. The Essential 3-Point ‘CAP’ Steps For Managing Passenger Lifts in Properties
  15. The Basics of Fire Safety & Compliance With Properties
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  19. 3 Lessons from Additional Christmas Rubbish
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  21. The Three ‘P’s of Rock Salt & Gritting for Winter
  22. How to Help Prevent a Break in to Your Property
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  24. The ‘RAG’ Way to Deal With Rubbish and Refuse Removal
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