Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

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

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

Buying an apartment

If you’re thinking about buying an apartment, we have put together 10 questions that will give you a real insight into what a building is like to live in. 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 […]

Neighbours

It’s true – everybody needs good neighbours! Living in an apartment block is not the same as living in a house. It is communal living and as such, it is important to be considerate of your neighbours. It’s also easy to forget that neighbours are above and below us as well as next to us […]

Artificial Christmas tree

The story of the artificial Christmas tree The artificial Christmas tree first appeared in Germany during the 19th century. These trees were made from wood and goose feathers (dyed green of course). Even then, this was an attempt by the Germans to stop deforestation in Germany. These became very popular in the early part of […]

wrapping paper

What to do with all that Christmas wrapping paper! The materials used for making some wrapping paper mean it’s not always accepted for recycling because it might be dyed or contain glitter which can’t be recycled. As good property management, we endorse recycling and encourage it wherever possible. Before throwing your wrapping paper into a […]

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 […]

Car parks

When Revolution started 12 years ago, parking at apartment buildings was a requirement of nearly everyone. Now we find that car parks are, in some cases, standing half empty. This is more an issue for those buildings inside the city centre. Getting into the city by car becomes more and more difficult given road works […]