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blog yellow circle pmgHere are a range of blog resources that we've placed into 10 categories to help focus on the type of property-management help you need - Condition & Repairs, Rent Monies, Non-Rent Monies, Insurance, People Interests, Sales & Lettings, Leases & Titles, Taxes, Services & Compliance, and General.

The Ten Key Factors for Enabling Properties Back to Work From Covid-19 Lock-Down

covid 19 coronavirus lock down property management guidecovid19 content blue property management guideAs everyone begins to look at how we come out of lock-down from the Covid-19 pandemic, the way in which you then practically use a property may need to change.

There’s lot of ideas and good principles flying around, from social-distancing signs to whole new cleaning regimes and layout of people and guests. Good practice and guidance is also filtering through, for example the RICS.

But how does this apply to your property?

And which bits are the important ones?

After looking into this, we have ten core factors rattled-down that you need to consider. (Check out our core Covid-19 updates here, and dealing with payments here).

Although these are more office-use focused as this tends to be the main first-wave back to work, they can of...

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How Landlords & Tenants Can Deal with Commercial Lease Rent Payments in Covid-19 Coronavirus Times

rent reduction hoiday property management guidecovid19 content blue property management guideWe have a general resource here on overall property management issues to consider during these unprecedented times of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Tenants of commercial properties being able to pay their rents has been critical, particularly with the popular quarterly-payments being due at the end of March and monthly ones at the beginning of April when lock-down began.

Well here are some tips to help guide you through this process, to see what legally is allowed, and how to pragmatically come to an arrangement.

As a tenant, you will understandably be wanting to arrange rent reductions to ease cash flow, whereas landlords will be eager to still receive these to pay mortgages etc. And if you’re a managing agent or property advisor in between...

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Bottom-Line Basics of Renewing Residential AST Leases

ast renewals leases property management guideAST tenancy agreements are the norm for short-term residential lets, hence there being a mass of information already available on how to deal with these.

From a property management perspective there is no point in simply repeating all this information here – what really helps is to cut-the-chase, and get down to what’s basically required when dealing with such tenancies day-to-day.

So, in addition to the literal agreement itself, there is often an array of other things like additional pieces of information and legislation to be aware of as well.

Renewing AST Agreements

Assuming you already have a form of AST agreement in place, then this resource helps look at the sort of things to look out for when simply looking to renew it, which...

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Rent Monies

blog yellow circle pmgHere are various blog resources related to the rent that is paid at properties, with sub-category information on Rents here. Whether you're a landlord receiving, tenant paying, or middle-man managing. Right through from how to correctly charge and collect to how it needs to change over time, this is often the most important factor to managing let properties, and includes simular variations such as licence fees. 


Non-Rent Monies

blog yellow circle pmgHere are various blog resources related to non-rent monies and payments, with sub-categories of service charges, fees, and other monies and costs/charges. These can be directly charged or hidden away, and are important to know what you may have to pay or might be able to charge another property interest for.



blog yellow circle pmgHere are various blog resources related to the insurance of properties, ranging from the main building cover to ancillary ones like contents, with sub-category insurance ones here. Whether it's the premium to pay or the policy to correctly arrange, these help explain what's needed from the perspective of different property interests.


People Interests

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.


Sales & Lettings

blog yellow circle pmgHere are various blog resources related to the sales & lettings of a property, and all related transactions, with sub-category resources of Sales & Lettings. Whether you're involved in these directly yourself, or you're working with other sales/letting agents and interests, these help highlight important property managemnet factors to consider.


Leases & Titles

blog yellow circle pmgHere are various blog resources related to all forms of leases, titles, and legal documentation involved with property interests, with sub-categories for Leases and Titles resources. Whether a straight forward lease agreement or complicated legal documentation, here is help to understand what you're trying to achieve and then practically how to easily do this.



blog yellow circle pmgHere are various blog resources related to all the taxes involved with property interests, from VAT and SDLT, to income and capital gains, to rates and council tax - chcek out the Tax sub-category. These will help you work alongside other accounting and tax advisors to make sure you cover all bases to reduce your overall tax liabilities.


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.



blog yellow circle pmgHere are various blog resources related to any other general subjects involved with properties and their interests, including sub-categories of Procedures, Principles, and Special Occasions. So whether it's the basics of property management, or more specific property issues and queries that don't naturally fall in the other categories, you'll find them all here.


Condition & Repairs

blog yellow circle pmgHere are various blog resources related to the condition of a property and any repairs and alterations required, with sub categories of Condition and Repairs. Whether it's a reactive roof repair, pro-active maintenance plan, or carefully-chosen contractor - these help explain how to effectively keep properties in the right condition.