Category Archives: Useful information

Useful-information

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 […]

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 […]

Follow the script

Well, at Revolution we are going to trial this exact statement. We are testing a piece of software that links into our customer system. The idea with this software is that when people call in with a specific issue, you select that issue on their account and it will then run you through a diagnostic […]

Electricity

Do you think your building is paying too much for electricity? If this is the case, there can be a number of reasons: Your contract is not on the best possible value. You’re paying 20% VAT when you should only be paying 5% VAT. You need to do an energy review and possibly change light […]