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5 Habits of a Successful Property Manager

5 Habits of a Successful Property Manager

There’s no way to truly ‘master’ the real estate market when it’s continuously evolving. However, a great property manager knows that there’s always room for improvement and the opportunity to learn more; here are 5 habits that can help property managers stay on track. 1. Core Competency: Communication It’s not advised that you call your …

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10 Items Every Homeowner Should Have

Owning a house is a big responsibility. Aside from the basics, such as furniture, kitchenware, decor, plants, and cleaning supplies, it’s important to ensure you have everything you need to help keep the house and property in good repair. We could likely make a list of 100 things to keep in your house, but let’s …

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Dilapidation Protocols Explained

The Dilapidations Protocol was formally approved by the Court Rules on 1st January 2012 and is now Law in England & Wales.Dilapidations are violations of leases due to the condition of the property being leased, either during or at the end of the lease period. This may result from mistreatment of the property or inadequate …

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Can a Neighbour Refuse Consent to Party Wall Works?

Party Walls typically separate buildings belonging to different owners but could include garden walls built astride a boundary – known as party fence walls. Since the Party Wall Act 1996 was introduced, homeowners in England and Wales have had a procedure to follow when building work involves a party wall or party fence wall, some excavations …

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What Do You Do If A Contractor Destroys Your Property?

When you hire someone for a building or repairs project in your home, you want the work to be of high quality and for them to treat your property with care and respect.  However, in some cases, a contractor might do subpar work that can cause immediate and lasting damage to your property. Even if …

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How Often Should Rental Units Be Inspected?

Inspections of rental units can be a tricky situation. When letting a property to someone, you want to ensure the property is maintained and in good repair, but you also do not wish to infringe upon your tenant’s privacy.  So, what’s the correct answer? How often should you inspect the property you’re letting? Unfortunately, there …

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Help! What’s Covered Under Home Insurance?

The most expensive purchase you’ll likely ever make is buying a home. Home insurance gives you peace of mind that if something goes wrong, you’ll be able to fix or replace it.  However, it’s essential to understand what your policy will and will not cover.  There are two types of home insurance to consider: Buildings …

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Top 5 Things Every Homeowner Should Know About Their Property

Owning a home comes with a ton of responsibility. That’s why it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with everything on the property so that you can stay on top of essential maintenance and upkeep. When you own a home, it seems like there’s always some expense coming up. Whether it’s a required plumbing repair …

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When Would Party Wall Disputes Go to a Magistrates Court?

Party Wall Surveyors and Magistrates Party Wall Surveyors often talk about Magistrates and Magistrates Courts. There is sometimes confusion as to what a Magistrate is. Our Kingston Surveyors have been asked how this differs from the role of the Judge? In this article, we will look at what a Magistrate is. We will also see …

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