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Buying an apartment

If you’re thinking about buying an apartment in the new year, we have put together 10 questions to help with the process. If at all possible, you should ask to view the apartment with the apartment owner. If you are shown around by the letting agent, they will know very little about the apartment. If […]

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree

Did you know, we buy around six million Christmas trees each year? That’s £300m! In weight terms that’s around 160,000 tonnes with 80% of these being the now popular variety of “non-drop” Nordmann Fir Christmas tree. But what do you do with your sparkly Christmas tree after the fun ends and January begins? Well, on […]

Electric Immersion Tank

Does your apartment have an electric immersion tank to heat the water? If it does then read on as this article could save you a few hundred pounds each year. Often the immersion tanks installed 10 years ago were a permanently on unit, the idea being that the tanks are well insulated and that once […]

Condensation

As autumn and winter approaches, we often find that we get reports of mould and damp patches. Often, we find this is condensation, but we know it’s often one of the hardest things to convince the resident that the mould/damp could be caused by their activities. Condensation is when the air in the apartment has […]

Revolution Ethos

Ethos is the characteristic spirit of a culture, era, or community as manifested in its attitudes. At Revolution, we often speak of our ethos, and to make sure that we never forget it we have it written on our walls. If you ever come to the Revolution office, have a read. Our ethos has always […]

Property Management Company

Sometimes landlords or leaseholders need help to manage a building, and that’s where a property management company (such as Revolution) comes in. This is also known as block management (to be fair, we don’t really have a set title for what we do). What does a property management company do? In order to manage a […]

We’ve answered 5 popular Google searches

How do I find a good property manager? The starting point to finding yourself a property management company is ARMA (Association of Residential Managing Agents). You can search for a member here:   https://arma.org.uk/leaseholders/search-for-a-member ARMA audit their members (of which we are one) and have a new system called ARMA-Q (which again, we have passed). ARMA-Q […]

Questions about property management

Do you have any questions about property management? We try our best to produce a news article each week on different subjects. This does become more difficult as we don’t want to simply re-post old articles, but new subjects in property management can be thin on the ground. Please don’t ask any questions about Brexit […]

Security

Sadly, in January we’ve had some trouble in the area of Castlefield by our office from three people on bikes with their faces covered in balaclavas. They have been mugging people by snatching their phone. We saw them outside a nearby shop so informed the police, but were told that they could not attend for […]

Mobile Phone Signal

We have just taken over a very old building with no mobile phone signal inside for any network. This is due to the thickness of the walls. It got us thinking this can’t be the only building like this, so we’ve written a simple guide to help those with connectivity issues for their phones. Do […]