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blog yellow circle pmgHere are various blog resources related to all the different property interests, with sub-categories in Contrators, Managing Agents, Tenants & Occupiers, Landlords & Investors, Residential Properties, Commercial Properties, Property Professionals, and Other Interests. These cover general factors to consider for a particular interest, to more detailed issues to resolve for a particular course of action.


Being Buddies With Building Surveyors When Managing Properties

building surveyor tips property management guideWhen you mention a surveyor of a property then most people will immediately imagine what is known as a building surveyor, namely someone who inspects the literal condition of the property and identifies issues like rising damp, structural cracks, and wonky floorboards. In its purest sense that is actually true, and other forms such as a valuer for mortgage purposes is really focusing on the general market value and using a property inspection to determine this.

A true building surveyor will help get technical with the nitty-gritty construction of a property, whether that’s a detailed survey or then going on to oversee any refurbishment works. Even though you may not technically require such a survey for a property transaction, they can...

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Handy Little Property-Management Tips to get Your Landscape Gardener Blossoming

landscape gardener tips property management guideMaking sure you have a good gardener or landscaper maintaining your property is critical in the sense that your garden is what people see and make easy judgements upon. You might have more important issues to hand like blocked drains, uncompliant fire systems, and even asbestos lurking around – but if the external areas look a mess, then game over.

This can then knock on to values and costs, so a residential block suddenly flourishing in values and rents when people love the garden, or a commercial retail park suddenly having reduced service charges by the largest landscaping cost being under control.

Managing the Right Contractor

So in short, make sure you are using the best possible contractor, providing the most impressive service...

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How to get Rid of a Residential Landlord’s Managing Agent Through the Appointment of a Manager

appointment of manager residential property management guideIf you’re a leaseholder of a residential property with a landlord or management company looking after the communal areas, for example a block of flats, then there’s a neat little remedy to force them to manage things correctly or not at all.

When you’re at the receiving end of escalating service charge demands and poor service, it can seem like the landlord always has the upper hand, whereas in actual fact there are a whole host of legal rights that leaseholders of residential properties can use through their leases and general legislation.

These are generally for long leases where the gist is that you effectively own your property rather than have just short-term lets, and with it being people’s homes then some useful protection for...

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