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.


How to Manage Pests and Predators at Properties

pest control protection property management guideProperties are unfortunately not immune to pests affecting them, everything from flies buzzing around, to rodents crawling everywhere, to pigeons flapping around. Conditions like warm spaces, waste food, and hidden areas can make properties a magnet to these.

Although in themselves there may not be a threat with some having important protection for example for bats, from a property management perspective they can be a nightmare. Not only hidden hygiene issues escalating, but frantic people and increased costs can soon emerge.

The simple answer of course is to instruct a pest-control and prevention contractor to save the day as quickly, cheaply, and non-confrontational as possible. They should be geared-up to help resolve, and often the...

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Demystifying How Defibrillators Can Practically Work at Properties

defibrillator property management guideDefibrillators have been around since the sixties in some shape and form, but more recently have become popular at properties. They’re often a bright-coloured box or pack either inside or just outside a property which people will probably assume is for some emergency use but not realise just exactly what they do and how they we it.

They can literally be lifesaving. When the rhythm of people’s hearts is affected by whatever life-threatening illness, these machines will help produce an electrical impulse through the chest to the heart in order to re-establish regular beats.

Although this is usually for the expertise of the medical services of course, when you’re in a sudden life-and-death situation where there is not enough time for them...

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Twelve Pitfalls When Dealing with Utility Providers & Accounts

pitfalls utility accounts suppliers part 2 property management guideUtility suppliers can unfortunately be a real problem when it comes to managing properties. For what should be a straight forward issue to resolve, for example how much has been used and therefore how much is owed, things can suddenly spiral off into endless tangents and fruitless correspondence.

More often than not, it’s not the staff at the utility provider at fault for this, but the system and bigger company-specific red tape. The main utilities are gas and electricity, but there are of course others such as water supply and drainage, phone and internet, and TV aerials and cables. Ask any good Property Manager about sorting the utilities out at a property and their shoulders will shrug in frustration.

So to try and unpick things and...

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