Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

Communal items

You or your landlord will pay a service charge to Revolution or a company like Revolution. This is to cover the cost of running the building such as lighting, cleaning, etc. It will also cover something to do with your apartment, but this is where things become contentious as it doesn’t cover everything. Pipework A […]

Pets

Furry friends, who doesn’t love them? Pets come with responsibilities but are you even allowed one? What do you mean, am I allowed one? Well, most apartments and some houses are owned by what is called a lease (leasehold) and these leases come with rules to be followed including rules around pets. Some leases will […]

Carbon

There is so much talk every day about carbon, but what actually is carbon? How big is it? What does it look like?  Carbon is everywhere and yet invisible. We are partly carbon. Having researched it, we’re unclear where it originally came from, but one chain of thought is that it came from a collision […]

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 […]

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 […]

Single-use plastic

With single-use plastic very much on everyone’s minds at the moment, we need to all take stock. We are addicted to single-use plastic but we all need to make an effort to stop using it. Now. Only a small percentage is recycled, and it takes hundreds of years to break down. Choose alternatives where you […]

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 […]

White Rose and Aegis Trust

Did you know, it is estimated in the UK that there is around £30 billion pounds worth of unused clothes just sat in people’s wardrobes and each year we send £140 million worth of clothing to the landfill? Did you also know that all of the new clothing your household purchases in a year amounts […]