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Tag Archives: Property Management

Property Management is key to a well maintained building. Landlords, tenants, lease/freeholders, residents associations or Right-to-Manage companies can of course maintain their properties themselves. Regular tasks to be completed include:

  • Painting communal areas
  • Maintaining roofs and guttering
  • Soffits and fascias
  • Gardening and hard landscaping
  • Cleaning
  • Repairing fixtures and fittings

This, however can be a daunting schedule of tasks to organise and many landlords and tenants are unsure when they should be doing what.

Property Management Solutions

For this reason, many choose to outsource the task to a professional Property Management Company. Essex-based Munday and Cramer manage the process for their clients, not only proactively but also on a  reactive basis which removes the hassle and uncertainty.  In addition, a 24 hour resident helpline is provided should they require urgent assistance.

What is the minimum EPC for letting?

As a landlord, ensuring your properties meet the relevant Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) is of unprecedented importance. After all, residential properties are responsible for between 17% and 21% of annual, global carbon emissions. In an attempt to combat this, the UK government have proposed that the minimum EPC for letting must rise from ‘E’ or above, to ‘C’ or above. But what does this mean for landlords?  What do you need to know about EPC ratings? First introduced in 2007, Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are a way of measuring a property’s energy performance. This includes everything from the type […]

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Spotting Signs of Subsidence

When it comes to owning a home, there are lots of things that can go wrong. Properties are big commitments and no matter their age, you can never truly guarantee safety in your investment. As such, it’s important you can spot the signs of subsidence and other major issues such as damp, asbestos, and flooding, to name a few. Tackling these issues one blog at a time, today, our specialists have put together this post to help you avoid, identify, and rectify subsidence. What is subsidence? Subsidence is a term used to describe vertical, downward movement of the ground. This […]

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House Price Index – May 2017

For the second consecutive month, the annual house price growth in the UK remained at 3.8%, the same level reported in March. The Halifax House Price Index today identified a slowdown in the market; further confirmed by the first quarterly decline in over four years. In the three months to April, prices were 0.2% below those of the previous quarter. This is the first quarterly decline since November 2012. On a month-by-month basis, house prices fell by 0.1%, with the average cost of a property now £219,649. Supply The number of new properties coming on to the market continues to pose […]

House price decrease in Halifax House Price Index

UK Property and Housing Market Review

The UK property market has again today been given a clean bill of health, despite the doom-mongers. According to the Halifax House Price Index, prices have risen by 5.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Against the last quarter, they have risen 2.4%. Month-on-month, a slow-down has been seen of -0.9%. Today the price of the average UK house is £220,260. General consensus of the UK property market is one of underlying strength. The UK has undergone major upheaval in the past twelve months; Stamp Duty changes, Brexit, the global economy but growth is still on an upward curve. […]

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New Year, new starters!

As part of Munday + Cramer’s continued growth, the New Year sees several new faces within the business. New starters Chris Coomber and Amee Fox have joined the business to further enhance the property management offering, supporting residential and commercial properties throughout Essex. Chris Coomber Chris is a qualified property manager and associate member of RICS. He joins Munday + Cramer to bring additional experience across residential and commercial property management in both the private and public sector. Chris’s role will serve to develop our provision to clients in this field, as well as progress our supply chain management activities […]

Gas Safety Week – 19th – 25th September

Munday + Cramer are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2016, taking place 19th – 25th September. Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. It is coordinated by Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are legally allowed to work on gas. Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. Every year thousands of people across the UK are diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning. It is a highly poisonous gas. You […]

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Brexit: today’s housing market

Since the UK’s decision at the Brexit polls on 23rd June, the UK and its housing market has been in a state of flux. Rhetoric has continued to flow from the two camps; the UK will either face total meltdown or prosper way beyond the realms of possibility than when within the EU. The housing market has long been one of the country’s most important economic indicators, and yet it still cannot decide where its future lies. Early indications suggest some cooling of the industry. The Halifax House Price Index has shown continued signs of slowing prior to the vote. House sales (including first time buyers) decreased to […]

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M+C Property Manager Joins Board Of The Eastern Region Of The CIH

Steve Patching; Munday + Cramer’s Property Manager has recently been appointed as a new board member of the Eastern Region of the Chartered Institute of Housing. Steve’s three-year term will begin in May 2016 following the CIH’s main AGM. The CIH is the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards. Formed in 1916, for 100 years the CIH has devoted its work ensuring everyone has a decent, affordable home in a thriving, safe community. As the professional body for housing, their work is rooted in three main objectives – to support the housing sector to learn, improve and influence. The activities they carry out […]

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