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What to Expect from a Property Management Service.

Tuesday, 26th March 2019

Categories: Property Management
Although the letting team may accompany the prospective tenants to view the property, once an offer is made it’s the property managers who are generally responsible for screening the tenants. Liaising with the referencing company and the tenants to ensure all necessary information is available to complete a thorough check. Drafting an Assured Shorthold Tenancy contract which will include any additional clauses the landlord may request, such as no pets or children. The property manager will ensure a break clause is also included in the AST unless both parties agree to remove it.

Peter Barry

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Common Property Management Maintenance Issues.

Tuesday, 26th March 2019

Categories: Property Management
Running a busy Property Management department gives us an insight into some of the more common issue that can be dealt with easily and effectively. Listed below are a few of the most common. If, like many households, you haven’t had cause to crank up the central heating over the long hot summers we are seeing more of, early Autumn is a good time to bleed all the radiators and heated towel rails in your property. Air can build up in the system and this can restrict the flow of hot water around the pipes. Don’t wait for that Arctic cold snap to realise there’s a problem – check them now and you’ll be toasty all winter. You might also consider a boiler service by a Gas Safe registered engineer.

Peter Barry

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Should I Let my Tenants Redecorate?

Thursday, 29th September 2011

Categories: Property Management
Some people completely distance themselves from their rental property. They’re happy to keep the cash rolling in and let the tenants take control. On the other hand, there are landlords who view their rental property as their baby and want to know if the tenants so much as mount a picture on the wall. It can be especially difficult to view your property as an investment if you previously lived there, or if you spent months and a serious amount of money doing up the property to a high standard before putting it on the rental market. However, there comes a time when you need to let go and distance yourself from the property.

Peter Barry

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