Archive for Category: News

Commercial Agent V Residential Agent

Commercial Estate Agent V Residential Estate Agent   So you have a commercial property that you would like to sell or rent out and you don’t know who to turn to. Maybe you grab the local newspaper or look on Rightmove to see who is advertising properties local to...

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Landlords can keep rent paid in advance of a break date!

The long awaited decision about whether Marks and Spencer were due back a pro-rata amount of rent after they issued a break in their lease has finally been made. A very short recap: – There was a dispute about the law of implied contract terms. M&S believed they were...

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HSE Mythbusters

We have just read in the latest IRPM technical update that a management company advised residents that the odd job person was unable to change light bulbs as he would only be protected from negligence if a competent electrician carried out the job. The residents referred the matter to the...

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Special Christmas Offer on Property Management

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Thank you

We would like to say a very big thank you to everyone who came and spoke to us on our stand at the Landlord Investment Show in Olympia yesterday. We met some really lovely people and we look forward to assisting them with their property needs in the future....

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Can a landlord rent a commercial property in a mess?

When you take on a property and it’s in a mess, what is the landlords responsibility to rent it to you in a good state? We asked our head of Agency and Property Management, Emma Catterall this question and here is what she said:-   This is a good...

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Cardboard boxes against heater cause fire!

On 19 October 2015 around 50 people were evacuated from a block of flats on Maida Hill following a fire. 21 firefighters attended the blaze which damaged around a quarter of a two- bedroomed flat in the block. Thankfully there were no injuries. The fire service Watch who was...

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Rent review

Compton Beauchamp Estates Ltd V Spence 2013 In a recent case about appealing an arbitrator’s decision on a rent review it was held that the arbitrator’s failure to give adequate reasons for his decision did not give rise to a substantial injustice to the landlord. The claimant landlord had...

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Fantastic and flexible serviced offices in Dartford

Fantastic and flexible serviced offices in Dartford The Nucleus Business & Innovation Centre is managed by Oxford Innovation and we are proud to be able to partner with them to offer our clients an alternative office space to rent which supports local businesses. The offices are open to companies...

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Current demand and supply boosting prices

Curent market conditions – demand and supply boosting prices   According to the RICS occupier investment markets continue to tighten and drive rents and prices higher. There is a persisting mismatch between strong demand and lack of supply and rental growth is expected to accelerate while capital values should...

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Smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarm regulations

A quick and simple guide to smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarm regulations The regulation The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 When is it in force from? 1st October 2015 Why is this important? You are at least four times more likely to die in the...

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Dilapidations Considerations

Dilapidations Considerations Marketability Open plan layouts are sometimes better because prospective tenants can see a blank canvas to plan their own layout. Conversely some people have such difficulty visualising things, especially in a large open plan property that plans help people to see what they could do and therefore...

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Electrical Maintenance and Property Management

Electrical Maintenance Introduction Electricity has consistently been the second largest cause of fire in the UK. The risk of fire can be reduced if the installations are properly designed, installed, modified, extended and maintained. Installations can deteriorate due to age, misuse or environmental conditions. The Law The current regulations...

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Job Opportunity

We have a property management system provided to us by T&H Computer Services Ltd which we call PMS (property management system). The features of the system include:- • Rent collection and client accounting • Service Charge budgeting and year end accounting • Insurances • Interest on late payments and...

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Unit 2, Oast Park, Spade Lane, Hartlip, Rainham, Kent ME9 7TT

Unit 2 Oast Park, Hartlip, Rainham, Kent ME9 7TT

DEAL DONE Light Industrial Unit/Warehouse Light Industrial/Warehouse Unit: 2,782 sqft (258.4 sqm) Securely Fenced Yard: 1,576 sqft (146/4 sqm) We have agreed a letting for £9,000pa rising to £10,000pa, for a term of 5 years. There is a mutual break at the third anniversary of the term subject to...

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Two companies fined for serious breaches in the removal of asbestos

A construction management company and a director of a construction company were fined for serious safety failings whilst working on a construction site at Kensington Church Street, London. Work was carried out by three employees of construction firm Cowen Builders Limited, of Chelmsford exposed them to asbestos over several...

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Confidence is up with small businesses

According to the Kent Director publication, the latest information from the Federation of Small Businesses reveals that small businesses are in a robust mood. It reports that confidence is up and nearly two thirds aspire to grow moderately or rapidly in the next three months. Their desire to grow...

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When will interest rates rise? and what will happen to property prices when they do?

When will interest rates rise? And what will happen to property prices when they do?   Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has said he expects a judgement on whether rates must go up from their long-term floor of 0.5% around ‘the turn of the year’. In a speech...

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Commercial Property Management

Commercial Property Management Two core duties The collection of rent and service charges and other sums owed by the tenant to the landlord. The management of the property Client reporting   Developing a positive relationship with the landlord, understanding their objectives and establishing a frequency for reporting Collection of...

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Rent Reviews

Compton Beauchamp Estates Ltd V Spence 2013 In a recent case about appealing an arbitrator’s decision on a rent review it was held that the arbitrator’s failure to give adequate reasons for his decision did not give rise to a substantial injustice to the landlord. The claimant landlord had...

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