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Welcome to yet more new clients!

We are delighted to welcome our latest investor client to the Michael Parkes fold, requiring management and rent collection of 4 retail units in Rainham, Kent.  The previous managing agent decided to increase their fees to a level that was felt to be unsustainable to the owner and following discussion with Michael Parkes. He has …

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Unreasonable Behaviour Policy

Michael Parkes are fortunate that most of their clients and tenants are extremely pleasant to deal with, even when circumstances for them are urgent or pressing, or they have a concern about something that needs to be done.  However, in a small number of cases, there are unfortunately a minority who are unable to communicate …

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We’ve been busy!

Effective property management is essential whether you live in a block of flats or on a housing development.  Michael Parkes have worked hard over the last few months with a number of new clients who have unfortunately found themselves without the service they desired for their assets.  As a result, we have been instructed on …

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Building Surveyor

We’re pleased to announce the recent appointment of Peter Wadhams to the newly formed Building Surveying team at Michael Parkes Chartered Surveyors.   Peter, a RICS Chartered Building Surveyor, will be involved in all aspects of the building surveying work here at Michael Parkes, from building defect reports to party wall advice, refurbishment and repair, …

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Rightmove Insight on the Commercial Sector

We thought you might like to read this insight from Rightmove about the commercial sector. https://hub.rightmove.co.uk/content/uploads/2019/05/Commercial-Audience-Insights.pdf?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=commercial&utm_content=market-survey It certainly echoes what we are seeing as agents. We do get asked how people look for commercial property in this modern age and we really believe that it is becoming as popular to view a commercial property online …

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Royal Baby News!

Royal baby news! Congratulations to Harry and Megan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex. We are expecting too! Michael Parkes Surveyors Ltd have a new surveyor due February 2022. Meet Caprice who started an apprenticeship with us in and has just passed her 6 months’ probation. Caprice went to Fort Pitt Grammar School for Girls in …

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Advice for building owners on replacing flat entrance fire doors

As professional surveyors, we at Michael Parkes Surveyors, undertake regular continuing professional development (CPD) to ensure that we get the most up to date information out to you as our valued customers. We recently received an advice note provided by the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government known as ADVICE NOTE 16 (MHCLG/BSP/Advice Note/16/310718) …

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