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 Practical Stuff For Dealing With Asbestos at Properties

asbestos pointers property management guideWe have a resource here with an overview of understanding asbestos what asbestos is all about at properties, right from what it is to how to narrow down whether it’s applicable for your own situation.

It’s one of those subjects that can be either far worse or far easier than what you first think; sometimes there are real dangers to be aware of, other times people are panicking over something that’s under control. 

When you’re managing property, you then need to deal with the nitty-gritty issues and not just the theory. Getting hold of the relevant asbestos survey is only the first thing step; knowing what needs checking and doing afterwards is another. 

Therefore here are five key practicalities to be aware of, including a...

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Top Property-Management Tips For Dealing With Gas & Electricity Contracts

gas electricity contracts property management guideAs everyone knows, utility bills like gas and electricity can be sky-high and seem to be on a continuous upwards trend. For those involved with managing property, you’ll know what an issue this can be to the cash-flow and affordability of a property interest.

If you’re paying the bills direct, like a tenant for their occupied area, then you’ll feel the pinch. But even when you’re paying for indirectly like through a service charge for communal charges, you’ll still get hit with a cost somewhere.

In actual fact, even a landlord who passes all these onto a tenant can’t necessarily sit back and do nothing, as this may affect an occupier’s ability to pay rent and even stay solvent.

The Contractual Goods News

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The Wonder of Wall- and Roof-Gardens for Property Mangers

wall roof garden property management guideThey’re becoming increasingly popular; areas of grass and vegetation hung from outside walls of properties or laid on flat roof areas. They kind of soften the look of the building and make a nice attractive feature with a natural touch.

Great news for an end-user, however they can be a pain to manage at a property and rack-up crazy costs.

Worst case scenario, if damage is made to these, for example lack of watering in the summer, and they end up dyieing, then you’re almost in the realms of a second mortgage to pick up the repair or more like replacement tab.

Seven Factors You Need to be Aware of

Therefore whatever interest you have in the property, for example a landlord arranging, an occupier wanting to see, or a property-manager...

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