Archive for Category: News

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The Pentagon, Chatham

Chatham’s well known shopping centre, The Pentagon, was built in the 1970’s and contains over 70 shops and 1000 parking spaces. It was remodelled in the 1990’s with modern glass elevators, new ceilings and lighting, although the original flooring is still in place. It was bought by BHL for...

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H&S Documents – a Landlords and Tenants perspective

Health and Safety Documents ~ a Landlord and Tenants perspective   If you are a tenant, acquiring a property, then we advise that you ask the landlord for copies of relevant documents such as the Asbestos Management Plan, the Electrical Condition Report, the Gas Safety Certificate and the Fire...

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Reasons to engage a Property Manager

Properties need to be managed properly in order for the aims of the individual or organisation to be met. This will depend on many factors such as objectives, timescales and the state of the economy.   A good property manager will have skills in organising, directing, control and monitoring....

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Why Michael Parkes Surveyors ?

Why Michael Parkes Surveyors? Resolve the Need We understand that there is a cost to your business of letting a matter such as property management, a lease renewal or rent review go unresolved and that you may not have time to deal with it with other business pressures. We...

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Health and Safety excuses

Do you find it frustrating when people use the words “health and safety” as though it is an excuse?   I recently contacted the HSE challenge panel, following a visit to a hardware store. I asked the shop assistant to explain to me the differences in the various spotlights...

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Post Election News

The five features of the post-election landscape “Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells” might be feeling a little better about things since last Friday, especially if he has a property investment.  This is our take on the most important ramifications for the property market as a result of the Conservatives securing...

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Michael Parkes Surveyors appoints Emma Catterall as Head of property management

Michael Parkes Surveyors is pleased to have appointed Emma Catterall to head up their property management and agency department at their offices in Medway. Emma lives in Kent and is an experienced property manager. She is an associate of the RICS and a member of the IRPM (Institute of...

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What to expect from us when letting your commercial property

With news of the recent failure of Sweet Property Services in Rochester, it’s a good opportunity to reconsider best practice in agency. It’s pretty important and we should all be reminded of our responsibilities to our clients when they are making key financial considerations which may have serious implications...

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