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.


Demystifying How Defibrillators Can Practically Work at Properties

defibrillator property management guideDefibrillators have been around since the sixties in some shape and form, but more recently have become popular at properties. They’re often a bright-coloured box or pack either inside or just outside a property which people will probably assume is for some emergency use but not realise just exactly what they do and how they we it.

They can literally be lifesaving. When the rhythm of people’s hearts is affected by whatever life-threatening illness, these machines will help produce an electrical impulse through the chest to the heart in order to re-establish regular beats.

Although this is usually for the expertise of the medical services of course, when you’re in a sudden life-and-death situation where there is not enough time for them...

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Twelve Pitfalls When Dealing with Utility Providers & Accounts

pitfalls utility accounts suppliers part 2 property management guideUtility suppliers can unfortunately be a real problem when it comes to managing properties. For what should be a straight forward issue to resolve, for example how much has been used and therefore how much is owed, things can suddenly spiral off into endless tangents and fruitless correspondence.

More often than not, it’s not the staff at the utility provider at fault for this, but the system and bigger company-specific red tape. The main utilities are gas and electricity, but there are of course others such as water supply and drainage, phone and internet, and TV aerials and cables. Ask any good Property Manager about sorting the utilities out at a property and their shoulders will shrug in frustration.

So to try and unpick things and...

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The Daddy of Checklists for Risk Assessing Property Communal Areas

risk assessment property management guideYou mention property 'risk assessments' and most people unfortunately take one of two extreme stances.

The first is just a glazing over of the eyes and attempt to by-pass the whole exercise, perceived to be another over-the-top case of health and safety bureaucracy.

The second goes the other way, and becomes obsessively over-interested in the whole process and loves the challenge of coming up with endless paperwork to fill up everyone’s inboxes.

The answer really lies in between these two extremes. The reality is that there are serious risks associated with properties, and having a sanity check in basic safety issues - and whether we like it or not, tick boxes that are there to be ticked - can literally save lives.

However, let's not...

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