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The Council’s Power to Request Property Repairs Through the Section 215 of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990

section 215 town country planning act 1990 notice property management guideThis is a clever little trick up the sleeves of a Local Planning Authority to ensure property owners keep on top of their maintenance - that's serving a Section 215 notice under the Town & Country Planning Act 1990.

Although the planning system is mainly about gaining permission for new buildings and changes, this allows a planning authority to also step-in if needs be forcing a property owner to buck-up their ideas and get their property looking ship-shape.

It isn’t that common, but handy to know when it can apply and how to respond if you do ever receive such a formal notice.

In particular, there are three factors to note all beginning with the letter ‘R’:

1. The Receiving Party

They’re technically issued to the property owner...

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Making the Most of Property Measurements, or Paying the Price

ipms measurement property management guideHaving the right measurements for a property is one of those things that people can take for granted, but and not fully realise the consequences if these are wrong.

So, people may say that a flat is a certain size, or a commercial property such-and-such a square footage in area – but don’t know where these came from, and how accurate they are really.

Maybe they’re from latest sales particulars or just picked up from a file – who knows.

Well one property advisor JLL reported a few years ago when new international measuring standards were beginning in the UK that there were differences in reported areas of up to 24%. That’s a staggering difference, that will have a huge knock-on effect with rental values and valuations, plus, all other...

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The 5 P's to Ending Pet Problems at Properties

pets property management guideA cute little doggy might be the pride and joy of one occupier at a property, but a cause of endless frustration for other occupiers and interests.

And if you haven’t come across these sort of problems yet in property management, then brace yourself for when you do, for they can get personal and emotionally-charged.

Ideally, of course, this is all proactive, with everyone knowing what pets and animals are allowed to reside and visit properties, whether it's a regular dog, a series of cats all over the development, or some unusual species of snakes hidden in someone's home. However, the reality is that these things often crop up when you don't expect them to, and therefore you really need to nip them in the bud and deal with them early...

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