How To Reduce Disputes About Normal Wear And Tear In Rented Properties

Disputes about wear and tear in rented properties are fairly common but quite stressful. Here are a few tips for reducing them.

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If you’ve been involved in managing rented property for any period of time, you already know that you must leave allowance for wear and tear during the move-out inspection. However, determining what is “normal” has always been a source of disagreement in real estate transactions. The immediate effect of this gray area is landlords wanting to hold on to the tenants caution deposit or at least a significant part of it to restore the property to its state before tenancy.

Below we’ll take a look at what normal wear and tear is and what it’s not and how to resolve this Continue reading

7 Unforgettable Facility Management Work Ethics I learned From My Best Bosses Ever

Here are the work ethics of Facility Management that I learned from my best bosses ever.

Facility management is the kind of job that changes you.

Stay in it and practice it long enough and it will mold you. It will affect the way you think, the way you talk, the way you handle life’s ups and downs, and the way you relate with people.

In the course of my career, I believe I was truly blessed to have worked with some of the most intelligent, morally sound, and hard working bosses anyone could wish for. These men and women helped me identify the moral principles I would need to successfully perform my job no matter what position I held.

Whether I was leading a team of 40 or a team of 3, by observing my past bosses at work, they instilled in Continue reading

7 Ways To Ensure Happier Residents In A New Year

Below are a few tips to help you start the New Year on the right foot with your residents.

The beginning of the year is always a good time to make sure that the properties in your care are in their best shape but what about the people that get to live in those buildings? The residents or occupants.

You’ll hardly find a better time to put some things in place that will somewhat determine how the rest of the year will go. Possibly people are still away on holiday and maintenance requests are at a minimum.

So, what better time to fine-tune your resident relationships, to make sure that your properties are Continue reading