Receiving your post and mail at a property should be a straightforward exercise; simply have a letter box for the postman to send items through. In a world of more multi-let scenarios though, such as communal apartments or office blocks, and with additional deliveries at all times of the day, it can become more complicated in reality. And when it doesn’t work out, you know about it, and there can be a mad rush to come up with a quick-fix solution.
So from a property management perspective, here are nine little tricks to help you out. In no particular order, preference, or type; just handy tips that have been picked up over the years and which can hopefully help you receive all your mail quickly and easily.
1. Have a Spare Key For Any...
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Category: Leases & Titles
This is probably the most important piece of legislation for commercial properties in the UK, as it’s the bedrock on how to deal with lease renewals. It originates from just after the Second World War when properties were scarce from bomb damage, and there were issues with landlords being selective on what business tenants stay on in light of better alternatives.
For an occupier though who will have essential business interests linked with that particular property and location, this can be a nightmare, with your whole business potentially at risk from difficult landlords trying to negotiate unfair rents and terms at renewal.
Therefore where residential property has similar protection for their occupiers, this 1954 act does the same...
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Category: Leases & Titles
With most property transactions you will come across what are known as replies to enquires or pre-contract and conveyancing enquiries. When buying or letting land and property, you will have the process of providing and receiving replies from standard or unique enquiries from the other side; a kind of opportunity for one side to formally ask the other questions about the property in order to gain all the facts and information on it.
For those in the property industry dealing with these on a regular basis, such as solicitors and surveyors, enquiries are run-of-the-mill and often met with standard answers like “not as far as the seller is aware” or “the buyer should reply on its own enquiries”, along with generic pieces of information in an...
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Here are various blog resources related to the rent that is paid at properties, whether you're a landlord receiving, tenant paying, or middle-man managing. Right through from how to correctly charge and collect to how it needs to change over time, this is often the most important factor to managing let properties, and includes simular variations such as licence fees.
Here are various blog resources related to non-rent monies and payments, for example service charges, fees, and other costs and charges. These can be directly charged or hidden away, and are important to know what you may have to pay or might be able to charge another property interest for.
Here are various blog resources related to the insurance of properties, ranging from the main building cover to ancillary ones like contents. Whether it's the premium to pay or the policy to correctly arrange, these help explain what's needed from the perspective of different property interests.
Here are various blog resources related to all the different property interests, from landlords & tenants, to investors & occupiers, to all other third-party interests. These cover general factors to consider for a particular interest, to more detailed issues to resolve for a particular course of action.
Sales & Lettings
Here are various blog resources related to the sales & lettings of a property, and all related transactions. Whether you're involved in these directly yourself, or you're working with other sales/letting agents and interests, these help highlight important property managemnet factors to consider.
Leases & Titles
Here are various blog resources related to all forms of leases, titles, and legal documentation involved with property interests. Whether a straight forward lease agreement or complicated legal documentation, here is help to understand what you're trying to achieve and then practically how to easily do this.
Here are various blog resources related to all the taxes involved with property interests, from VAT and SDLT, to income and capital gains, to rates and council tax. These will help you work alongside other accounting and tax advisors to make sure you cover all bases to reduce your overall tax liabilities.
Services & Compliance
Here 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.
Here are various blog resources related to any other general subjects involved with properties and their interests. So whether it's the basics of property management, or more specific property issues and queries that don't naturally fall in the other categories, you'll find them all here.
Condition & Repairs
Here are various blog resources related to the condition of a property and any repairs and alterations required, with sub categories of Condition and Repairs. Whether it's a reactive roof repair, pro-active maintenance plan, or carefully-chosen contractor - these help explain how to effectively keep properties in the right condition.