Services & Compliance

blog yellow circle pmgHere are various blog resources related to the services and compliance at a property, with sub-categories of Fire Safety, Security, Cleaning & Hygiene, Health & Safety, Utilities & Energy, Maintenance, Other Services, Facilities, and Planning. 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 4-Prong Approach to Securing a Property Remotely

remote security monitoring property management guideThis is touching on some advanced property-management techniques around providing just the right security of a property by using the power of remote monitoring.

So, picture a large block of flats, or, say, an office block, where you’re dealing with all kinds of people needing to access communal entrance ways and areas. This may be in the night as much as the day, and both visitors as well as authorised occupiers.

Throw in there an allowance for contractors needing access, including for emergencies, and you’re into the complex world of how to secure the property, on the one hand, from unwanted people, yet allowing authorised users normal access on the other hand and special override procedures in case of, for example, fire.

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The Practicalities of Arranging Outside Lighting at a Property

outside external lights property management guideIf you have a gloomy and dark winter night at a property with issues brewing like break-ins and people tripping over, you’ll soon realise the importance of having the right lighting outside a property covering the external areas.

Or one day you suddenly get a surprise electricity bill for outside lights, or a deal-breaking problem with a property transaction with someone picking up re-charge issues. Again you will begin to understand how important such external lighting is.

Whilst inside ones such as corridors and live or work areas obviously need them, and in actual fact people may focus on them to get the right ambience look as well as basic functionality; outside ones simply don’t get the same limelight, if you excuse the pun.

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A Property Manager’s Quick Guide to Water & Legionella Compliance

water compliance legionella property management guideOne of the nuts-and-bolts issues of practically maintaining a property is ensuring that the water systems are correctly treated and nice and safe. Risks of legionella exist, with some unfortunate cases of legionella bacteria growing and causing Legionnaires disease hitting the public eye, and therefore becoming a more important factor to consider in effective property management.

The problem is that it can seem quite complicated, just like, say, asbestos plans and fire risk assessments. But as a property manager this doesn’t need to be the case.

Once you have the right contractors, procedures, and checks in place then it becomes easier, therefore you must consciously take a step back and see the bigger picture.

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  10. Twelve Pitfalls When Dealing with Utility Providers & Accounts
  11. The Daddy of Checklists for Risk Assessing Property Communal Areas
  12. The 10 Basic Fire Alarm Points for Any Property Manager
  13. The Quick Fire-Door Safety Checklist
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  17. Easily Make Sense of Asbestos Issues With Properties
  18. At Last, an Easy Emergency Lighting Guide for Properties
  19. How Not to Get Stung By MEES & the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards
  20. Back-Handers and Bribes Under the Bribery Act 2010
  21. The Low-Down on Property Electrics – From Testing & Checks, to Certificates & Regulations
  22. The Essential 3-Point ‘CAP’ Steps For Managing Passenger Lifts in Properties
  23. The Basics of Fire Safety & Compliance With Properties
  24. Cleaning From a Property Management Perspective
  25. The Simple Guide To Sussing Out TV Aerial Connection Issues
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  27. 3 Lessons from Additional Christmas Rubbish
  28. When Someone’s Taken Your Car Parking Space
  29. The Three ‘P’s of Rock Salt & Gritting for Winter
  30. How to Help Prevent a Break in to Your Property
  31. 14 Window Cleaning Tips From a Property Management Perspective
  32. The ‘RAG’ Way to Deal With Rubbish and Refuse Removal
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