Property Management Guide: Winter Tips

Property Management Guide: Winter Tips

Property Management Guide: Winter Tips

As the mercury begins to drop, signalling the start of Winter proper, it’s a perfect opportunity to remind renters that the cold weather can cause all manner of issues in your home, especially if no action is taken to counter the effects of the adverse weather.

To provide a lending hand the Young London Property Management team put our heads together and came up with some top tips that can help renters protect their home as the cold winter months close in.

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The Importance of an Inventory

The Importance of an Inventory

The Importance of an Inventory

As an award-winning property management agency we realise how important it is to compile a comprehensive and clear inventory at the start of every tenancy.

A detailed inventory will make sure the resident is aware of the condition that the property is expected to be in when they vacate (after taking into account fair wear and tear incurred during the tenancy).

What goes in to an inventory?

An inventory is a full and detailed report which outlines the contents of a property including all furniture, fixtures and fittings, crockery and kitchenware. There will also be a record of the condition of each room that will detail the location and extent of any visible knocks, marks, chips, stains, scratches or damage.

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Young London’s tips for a perfect spring clean

Young London’s tips for a perfect spring clean

Young London’s tips for a perfect spring clean

Spring has sprung and that means it is time to get the cleaning equipment out.

The Young London Property Management team have gathered some of the top tips we provide to our residents throughout the year to help them in their obligation to look after their home.

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Instructing contractors

How to deal with contractors

How to deal with contractors

Contractors, and any supplier who provides services on your behalf, will be seen as a representative of your company in the eyes of your customers. As such it is very important to make sure that they have been appropriately vetted and fully understand what is expected of them.

When instructing a contractor it is always best that they:

  • Have a clear idea of your company vision, standards and ethos
  • Have clear service-level agreements, turnaround times and a feedback processes
  • Have internal methods for checking quality of the works/services carried out
  • Know the penalties for non-delivery or substandard work
  • Attend regular meetings with you to review the relationship
  • Have established a robust payment procedure

A contractor should be willing to meet the above criteria as, after all, it’s not good business to employ someone who is unable or unwilling to meet the needs and standards of your business.

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The importance of a professional inventory & check-in report

Some landlords feel that the cost of instructing a professional inventory provider, to compile an inventory and check-in report, is not worth the cost. Some feel that they are better off drawing up a list of items in the property themselves and leaving it at that.

It is to these landlords that I urge to rethink as the benefits of having a professional inventory and check-in far outweigh the nominal cost involved.

Inventory

This itemises and details the property (fixtures, fittings, furnishings, etc.) and therefore, the inventory should not change much from tenancy to tenancy, unless the property has been refurbished/re-decorated.

Check-in report

This details the condition of the property, fixtures, fittings and furnishing on the date that a tenancy starts. It will include a schedule of condition that provides the landlord with a general overview of the property i.e. cleanliness, decorative condition etc.
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Property Management Guide: General tips for maintaining your home all year round!

Property Management Guide

Property Management Guide

Everyone at Young London wants our residents to enjoy their home, which is why I like to produce handy guides.

This entry of my Property Management Guide series (which includes Proactive Home Care & Basic Fault Finding) will provide you with a host of general tips to help maintain your home all year round.

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Property Management Guide: Proactive home care

Sometimes it is the simplest of things that we forget to do that can lead to larger issues later on.

So, as head of Young London’s Property Management team, I thought it would be a good idea to put together a proactive home care guide. This is a list of things that sometimes get overlooked when people live in a property.

Even if there is only one new piece of information from this list, it will still have been a success.

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Property Management Guide: Spring Clean 2013

Spring Clean 2013

Spring Clean 2013

At some point in the coming months the majority of people will partake in the annual ritual known as the “Spring Clean”. This, for the uninitiated, is the time of year when a property is cleaned from top to toe.

There are many tasks that should be completed regularly all year round to ensure that your home stays in tip top condition such as vacuuming, cleaning the facilities and other minor things. During a spring clean you should clean things that you normally overlook or put off due to time constraints.

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Property Management Guide: Basic fault finding

Property Management Guide

Property Management Guide

The Young London Property Management team are there to help our residents when the need arises and we believe that the fantastic service they provide gives our residents, and landlords,  peace of mind.

In the post are some hints and pointers to help assist residents in identifying potential faults which assist the Property Management department in being able to help effectively resolve any issues. Effective fault finding at this stage can help a tenant remedy issues.

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Property Management Guide: How to clean an oven

How to clean an oven

How to clean an oven

Cleaning the oven.

Possibly the most hated combination of words in the English language!  It is a thankless task and daunting for the uninitiated. It’s dirty, messy and can involve hours of scrubbing. It’s not all bad news though. There are a number of ways to make the job easier and all you need are the right tools, the right products and some insider know-how (which we’ll provide you with now).

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