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.

 

At Last, an Easy Emergency Lighting Guide for Properties

emergency light property management guideEmergency lighting at properties is one of those hidden services that most people won’t even be aware of, but in actual fact plays an essential part of keeping the property and people safe. 
 
Other features like fire alarms and fire extinguishers are more easily seen and heard, whereas emergency lighting is often hidden away other than those sometimes bright illuminated boxes over exit doors with green running men on. Although they may be assumed as bog-standard lighting, they may in actual fact be this special ‘emergency lighting’ service.
 
In short, they exist to come on when there is a power cut to a property and so help people safely leave the property, as well as highlight important equipment and areas. Whether...

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How Not to Get Stung By MEES & the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

mees epc minimum energy efficiency standards property management guideFor many years now, EPCs have been the norm for property sales and lettings. Standing for Energy Performance Certificates they are a form of ‘MOT’ and check of a property interest from a green perspective. 
 
So after lots of information of how energy-efficient the property is, they receive a grade from A to G as to how green the property is. The focus is to enable any new owner or tenant to have this information to hand and encourage works and measures to improve the performance of the property over time.
 
It’s only been a matter of time though before the government gets serious about insisting that property owners and tenants actually do these works, with one particular measure having the ability to cause real...

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Back-Handers and Bribes Under the Bribery Act 2010

bribery act 2010 property management guideUnder a piece of legislation called the Bribery Act 2010 there is a liability for a business if it fails to prevent a person from bribing on its behalf in the interests of obtaining a commercial advantage for the business. In short, there shouldn’t be any bribes and unaccounted for incentives happening, not only for the general principle of fairness but to ensure that everybody has value for money service and transparency.
 
An extreme variation of this is fraud, which has always been illegal, and in the other scenarios there will be general good-practice guidance and sometimes obligations for certain people and organisations under any unique accreditations and authorities. 
 
There are other similar obligations, say...

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