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.

 

3 Classic Fire Door Types to be Aware of

fire door types property management guideFire doors are often ignored and misunderstood at properties, but have become progressively more important over time. In short, they’re designed to help stop fire and smoke passing through a building for at least 30 minutes, something that is critical to stop a fire spreading at a property whilst, for example, the emergency services attend, preventing further harm to both people and property.
 
We have a resource here on some of the nuts-and-bolts of checking these which is one of the action points of ongoing property management services. Once they have been correctly installed or assessed, then it’s important to make periodic checks that these still do what they say on the tin - be a door to stop fire (and smoke) getting past.
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Top Tips For Getting Properties Properly Secured

locks security property management guideGetting properties secured is becoming a bigger issue, with potential issues from people wandering around to serious break-ins. And unfortunately people often don’t realise this until it’s too late, and you then have an insurance claim or repair to then resolve.
 
It’s then that the penny drops. It’s going to take more than a few keys and alarm codes to make sure things are secured correctly.
 
Plus you then have the possibility of actually making the property over secure. This may sound crazy, but it can be so well done that it and begins restricting others being able to suitably use the property.
 
This may affect others linked to the property, including authorised visitors and contractors like cleaners, but also any other...

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Stop! Make Sure Your Fire Alarm is Connected and Monitored

fire alarm monitoring connection property management guideOne of the most wondered things about fire alarms is actually the most common sense. When it’s activated, it’s knowing what on earth happens.

You can have the most trendy, well-maintained, and swish fire alarm system in the world that triggers with even a hint of smoke. But then what happens? Does everyone actually leave the property, and where do they go? And do the fire brigade automatically come out?

This is a classic property management issue, where you need to think more procedurally and practically, and how any operational alarm is actually used by people, after all it’s there to firstly save lives, and secondly where possible to save properties.

And this also refers to false alarms and activations. If you have a handful of people...

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