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 ‘Ready, Steady, Go’ of Water Issues With Properties

water issues property management guideThe supply and use of water at a property is key, something we all take for granted unfortunately. If you’re dealing with a property in, say, a developing country, then any form of safe water supply could be a complete luxury, never mind having to worry about issues such as how to correctly treat and remove afterwards.
 
We get used to simply turning taps on, and for example, having heaters and hoses feed from it. The water board supply it, and the property user simply uses it when they need to. Until you come across problems you probably don’t deal with issues, whether it be the supply stopped, or serious health concerns emerging, or whether these are horrible smells or risks of legionella.
 
However without getting to...

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Let’s Learn From the Horrendous Grenfell Tower Fire Incident

grenfell tower fire property management guideThis terrible incident happened in June 2017 where a fire spread from one apartment in a high 24-storey tower block in London, to affect the rest of the block and end in numerous deaths and injuries. Simply horrendous to see, and worrying to contemplate as the story unfolds about what not only caused this, but why the fire spread so seriously throughout the whole property.
 
There are already countless reports of this through the news and investigations, with a focus on looking at similar tower blocks for potentially dangerous materials like external cladding, in addition to a continued investigations into the site and situation. The technicalities will continue to unfold, which will hopefully lead to people being accountable for...

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The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations (CDM) Made Simple From a Property Management Perspective

cdm construction design management property management guideThe Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 are the latest 'CDM' regs you might hear mentioned as being needed for construction works. They originate from back in the early nineties and EU directives, with a re-vamp in the 2007 version of these, and then again in the 2015 ones.
 
In short, they encourage construction and building works to be safe, and reduce the accidents and deaths caused from these works. The emphasis is on all those involved, from the client right down to the actual contractor, to make sure things are done correctly and safely.
 
It's part of the whole 'health and safety' compliance side of things, and one of many specific pieces of ‘H&S’ legislation and angles that need to be...

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