23 August 2022
Property management is a big responsibility to undertake, one that requires commitment and specialist knowledge. Here, we take a look at the benefits of hiring a professional property management company and the services offered.
What is a property manager?
Property managers are appointed by either the landlord, developer, Resident Management Company (RMC), or Right to Manage company (RTM), to oversee and maintain a residential development, such as a block of flats or a housing estate.
A professional property manager is responsible for preserving all communal areas and facilities and has the expertise to help the landlord, developer, RMC, or RTM meet their management and legal requirements.
To find out more about the different roles and responsibilities at a residential development, read our blog: How Property Managers, Resident Management Companies and Right to Manage Companies look after a development
What services does a property manager provide?
Whether you have a property manager visiting regularly or based on-site, FirstPort provides a range of property management services to help your development run successfully.
No job is too big, or too small
From day-to-day maintenance to major works projects, our property managers will look after the communal areas and space you share with your neighbours – keeping your development clean, tidy, and safe.
We have a list of trusted contractors – independently accredited – to ensure any work carried out on your development is of high quality and meets ethical and safety standards.
A strong team of experts
From ensuring your development is compliant with industry standards to meeting your financial management obligations, we have a team of in-house specialists that can help you with all your property management needs, including, but not limited to:
- Human resources
- Health and safety
We also provide emergency out-of-hours services, so if you have a problem, we are available to speak to you 24/7.
Bringing your community together
We work hard to build a strong community and make sure residents feel involved. Our on-site staff work with residents’ associations to help them plan activities that bring people together.
Benefits of hiring a property manager like FirstPort
With over 40 years’ property management experience, we’re here to provide expert support to landlords, developers, RMCs, and RTM companies.
Preserve the value of your property
By ensuring the building and communal areas are kept safe, clean and comfortable for your residents, professional property management companies can maintain and add value to your property.
Peace of mind
Our award winning legal team are experts in landlord and tenant law as well as property and safety legislation – so we know exactly what you need to do to stay compliant.
We put health and safety at the heart of what we do. Maintaining a 5-star rating from the British Safety Council and being awarded the prestigious Sword of Honour, our expert knowledge is unmatched.
Our property managers are proactive, they like to spot and resolve issues before they become a big problem, helping to reduce the chances of big repair projects.
Point of contact for residents
Our property managers are the main contact point for all residents. Residents also get access to our My Home customer portal where they can view communications and development information and raise service requests.
Getting your time back
With our property managers handling everything at the development, our clients have more time to focus on their core business.
Need a property manager? Choose FirstPort
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