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 Quick Fire-Door Safety Checklist

fire door checklist property management guideFire doors are a hidden saviour that often can be forgotten. They’re designed to make sure a doorway is well and truly sealed from smoke and fire passing it through it for at least 30 minutes, and yet at the same time still look and open as a usual doorway.
 
This is essential to stop fire and smoke spreading throughout a property and causing damage to both the building and people. Containing any incident just within one area can save serious harm and damage, and therefore is an important part of any assessment of fire risks and a big issue for parties like insurers with a liability.
 
In addition to there being any main entrance and exit doors at a property, fire doors can be littered throughout the property into separate...

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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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