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 Property-Management Tips For Dealing With Gas & Electricity Contracts

gas electricity contracts property management guideAs everyone knows, utility bills like gas and electricity can be sky-high and seem to be on a continuous upwards trend. For those involved with managing property, you’ll know what an issue this can be to the cash-flow and affordability of a property interest.

If you’re paying the bills direct, like a tenant for their occupied area, then you’ll feel the pinch. But even when you’re paying for indirectly like through a service charge for communal charges, you’ll still get hit with a cost somewhere.

In actual fact, even a landlord who passes all these onto a tenant can’t necessarily sit back and do nothing, as this may affect an occupier’s ability to pay rent and even stay solvent.

The Contractual Goods News

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The Wonder of Wall- and Roof-Gardens for Property Mangers

wall roof garden property management guideThey’re becoming increasingly popular; areas of grass and vegetation hung from outside walls of properties or laid on flat roof areas. They kind of soften the look of the building and make a nice attractive feature with a natural touch.

Great news for an end-user, however they can be a pain to manage at a property and rack-up crazy costs.

Worst case scenario, if damage is made to these, for example lack of watering in the summer, and they end up dyieing, then you’re almost in the realms of a second mortgage to pick up the repair or more like replacement tab.

Seven Factors You Need to be Aware of

Therefore whatever interest you have in the property, for example a landlord arranging, an occupier wanting to see, or a property-manager...

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The Main ‘M&E’ Heating & Cooling Issues that Property Managers Need to be Aware of

m and e mechanical engineering property management guideWith larger and more complex properties you will often hear mention of ‘M and E’ issues or equipment that can soon start getting very technical and complicated.

In fact, even in smaller properties you may see these as a general reference in reports and budgets but actually making little sense.
Well the full names are Mechanical & Electrical and basically mean all the fancy electronic kit you see in buildings. This includes the main electrics and distribution boards, and more unusual installations like lifts, however the main bread-and-butter ones are heating and cooling.

So, in short, what kit helps heat the building in winter and cool it in summer. And whether it’s swept under an M&E umbrella or just referred to directly, this...

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  7. Emergency Fire Evacuation Procedures – How to Get Them Right
  8. Top Tips Following a Fire Risk Assessment
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  12. How to Manage Pests and Predators at Properties
  13. Demystifying How Defibrillators Can Practically Work at Properties
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  15. The Daddy of Checklists for Risk Assessing Property Communal Areas
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