Effective ways to communicate

Effective ways to communicate

How do you communicate effectively with people in apartment buildings? How to communicate effectively is a great question and one which keeps changing rapidly. When we started Revolution 15 years ago the main form of communication was by letter. We were one of the first managing agents to use email

Unwanted furniture

Unwanted furniture

Unwanted furniture What do you do with your unwanted furniture if you are buying a new settee, bed, mattress, washing machine, cooker or fridge but you live in an apartment? First starting point, if you are getting a new large item these are normally delivered to your home by the

Conveyancing process

Conveyancing process

So you’ve bought your property. What does your solicitor have to do? There are a number of things which have to happen during the conveyancing process which we’ve listed below in very simple terms. These are to protect you and also other parties involved in your purchase including the mortgage

Sales pack for selling your property

When selling your property you need a sales pack

Sales Pack You’ve sold your property, but what is the sales pack that you’re told you need and why do you have to pay for it? You’ve decided it’s time to move and have put your property on the market. Once you’ve received an offer and accepted this, you and

Fat balls, what are they?

Fat balls

Fat balls sound revolting, but what are they? Of an evening when you cook your family meal often if you’re cooking meat, you’ll have some fat leak from the meat into the cooking pan. In short, pouring this down the sink drain causes fat balls. We had a recent issue

Property management company

What does a property management company do?

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?

Right to manage

Right to manage

What is right to manage and why do you need it? Right to manage is mainly used in situations where the landlord (normally the company who own the land the building is on or the building itself) of the building manages the building, and the leaseholders (apartment owners) have no

Reserve Funds for future maintenance

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Reserve funds, future maintenance, preventive maintenance are all titles for the same thing, which is saving for a rainy day. Many leases provide for the landlord to collect sums in advance to create one or more reserve or ‘sinking’ funds. The purpose of such funds is to build up a

Lifts and their maintenance

Lifts

Lifts and their maintenance should be a priority area for your management company. As a minimum, we suggest residents should insist on the following: A maintenance agreement At Revolution we have group service contracts with a number of major maintainers. These highly rated lift installers and maintainers. We ensure that

Pets at home

Pets, can you have one?

Pets, can I have one in my house or apartment? Pets in apartments and houses, can I have one is a question that we don’t get asked very often, but we really should be asked every time people think about getting a pet. The lease for the apartment or house