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.


The Practicalities of Arranging Outside Lighting at a Property

outside external lights property management guideIf you have a gloomy and dark winter night at a property with issues brewing like break-ins and people tripping over, you’ll soon realise the importance of having the right lighting outside a property covering the external areas.

Or one day you suddenly get a surprise electricity bill for outside lights, or a deal-breaking problem with a property transaction with someone picking up re-charge issues. Again you will begin to understand how important such external lighting is.

Whilst inside ones such as corridors and live or work areas obviously need them, and in actual fact people may focus on them to get the right ambience look as well as basic functionality; outside ones simply don’t get the same limelight, if you excuse the pun.

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A Property Manager’s Quick Guide to Water & Legionella Compliance

water compliance legionella property management guideOne of the nuts-and-bolts issues of practically maintaining a property is ensuring that the water systems are correctly treated and nice and safe. Risks of legionella exist, with some unfortunate cases of legionella bacteria growing and causing Legionnaires disease hitting the public eye, and therefore becoming a more important factor to consider in effective property management.

The problem is that it can seem quite complicated, just like, say, asbestos plans and fire risk assessments. But as a property manager this doesn’t need to be the case.

Once you have the right contractors, procedures, and checks in place then it becomes easier, therefore you must consciously take a step back and see the bigger picture.

Therefore, here are 10 top...

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The ‘RUSTI’ Way to Deal with the Occupier’s Health & Safety Compliance

rusti health safety property management guideWe have come across a great way to summarise a whole spectrum of health & safety compliance for a business or organisation.

This is more from an operational rather than property perspective, so under an entity’s duties as an ‘employer’ and other ‘competent’ or ‘responsible’ person roles.

Property will of course play a part in this, but there will be all kinds of other duties. Saying that, these same principles can be still applicable for a business that is dealing with property interests anyway, for example a managing agent or developer, and could be applied for more general property health & safety issues.

The R.U.S.T.I Acronym

The way to summarise this is a 5-stage acronym where the first letter of each stage together forms...

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