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blog yellow circle pmgHere 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.


The Easy Way to Move From Residential to Commercial Property Investment & Management

residential to commercial investment property management guideIf you’re already an owner of residential property for investment purposes then a natural next step is to look at commercial property as an addition or even replacement in your property portfolio. With increasing pressure in the residential market to make investments like buy-to-let more challenging to say the least, delving into commercial property is a viable option to be seriously considered.
In particular the government seems set on burdening the individual residential property investor with increased tax liabilities, more red-tape with property and tenant compliance, and only slowly addressing the housing crisis and taking pressure off the competition. Although residential property investment is still a good strategy, with...

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Property Concerns for a Coffee Shop

coffee shop principles property management guideCoffee shops are becoming more popular at both ends of the spectrum, whether a full-on corporate operator like Starbucks or Costa Coffee or more community and local grounds with drop-in coffee shops.

From a property perspective, the former ones are more straightforward in that things are easier to arrange. They already have standard fit-outs and procedures that they will be responsible for, and any landlord just needs to agree and documents standard terms and fit-out like any other commercial tenant.

For those at the latter end of the spectrum, whether a start-up wanting to begin a coffee shop, or landlord trying to encourage and work with a small operator, there can be a range of issues behind the scenes that become confusing.

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How to Secure Help From Others Through a ‘Volunteer Agreement’

volunteer agreement property management guideThe world of Human Resources and Personnel is different to the property world, with a different skill set of working with people personally rather than with a property itself. Saying that, these two costs are often the two largest overheads for any business – basically the property and the staff costs.
Sometimes these two worlds do in actual fact coincide, and therefore need to mutually respect each other. So for example, a property’s fire safety systems are actually about how people practically and safely use the property, and likewise some of the people-management issues relate to the property they work or reside in. 
Where you do have direct employment issues, then specialist advice is of course needed, but even...

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