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 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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The Main ‘M&E’ Heating & Cooling Issues that Property Managers Need to be Aware of

m and e mechanical engineering property management guideWith larger and more complex properties you will often hear mention of ‘M and E’ issues or equipment that can soon start getting very technical and complicated.

In fact, even in smaller properties you may see these as a general reference in reports and budgets but actually making little sense.
Well the full names are Mechanical & Electrical and basically mean all the fancy electronic kit you see in buildings. This includes the main electrics and distribution boards, and more unusual installations like lifts, however the main bread-and-butter ones are heating and cooling.

So, in short, what kit helps heat the building in winter and cool it in summer. And whether it’s swept under an M&E umbrella or just referred to directly, this...

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The Main Points about CCTV, Access Control and Other Security Provisions at Properties

security cctv access control provision property management guideKeeping properties nice and secure is of course paramount; after all we live in a day-and-age when things can get easily broken into and damaged. Gone are the days of people being able to leave their property completely open and unlocked - well at least in most of cases.

Sussing out the best way to secure a property can be a minefield and can go beyond just installing a few CCTV cameras. This is where good property-management experience comes in to help steer through the issues and come up with a realistic security provision and procedures to not only keep well secure, but make workable with everyone so that authorised people can of course still actually use the property.

So here are some of the main issues to consider. This assumes a...

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  1. The 4-Prong Approach to Securing a Property Remotely
  2. The Practicalities of Arranging Outside Lighting at a Property
  3. A Property Manager’s Quick Guide to Water & Legionella Compliance
  4. The ‘RUSTI’ Way to Deal with the Occupier’s Health & Safety Compliance
  5. Sorting Out Safety Works to Powered Gates & Doors
  6. Emergency Fire Evacuation Procedures – How to Get Them Right
  7. Top Tips Following a Fire Risk Assessment
  8. 3 Classic Fire Door Types to be Aware of
  9. Top Tips For Getting Properties Properly Secured
  10. Stop! Make Sure Your Fire Alarm is Connected and Monitored
  11. How to Manage Pests and Predators at Properties
  12. Demystifying How Defibrillators Can Practically Work at Properties
  13. Twelve Pitfalls When Dealing with Utility Providers & Accounts
  14. The Daddy of Checklists for Risk Assessing Property Communal Areas
  15. The 10 Basic Fire Alarm Points for Any Property Manager
  16. The Quick Fire-Door Safety Checklist
  17. The ‘Ready, Steady, Go’ of Water Issues With Properties
  18. Let’s Learn From the Horrendous Grenfell Tower Fire Incident
  19. The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations (CDM) Made Simple From a Property Management Perspective
  20. Easily Make Sense of Asbestos Issues With Properties
  21. At Last, an Easy Emergency Lighting Guide for Properties
  22. How Not to Get Stung By MEES & the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards
  23. Back-Handers and Bribes Under the Bribery Act 2010
  24. The Low-Down on Property Electrics – From Testing & Checks, to Certificates & Regulations
  25. The Essential 3-Point ‘CAP’ Steps For Managing Passenger Lifts in Properties
  26. The Basics of Fire Safety & Compliance With Properties
  27. Cleaning From a Property Management Perspective
  28. The Simple Guide To Sussing Out TV Aerial Connection Issues
  29. 4 Ways to Improve a Load of Rubbish in an Alleyway
  30. 3 Lessons from Additional Christmas Rubbish
  31. When Someone’s Taken Your Car Parking Space
  32. The Three ‘P’s of Rock Salt & Gritting for Winter
  33. How to Help Prevent a Break in to Your Property
  34. 14 Window Cleaning Tips From a Property Management Perspective
  35. The ‘RAG’ Way to Deal With Rubbish and Refuse Removal
  36. 10 Hidden Angles to Barriers and Gates

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