Santa's grotty grotto

Vision Blog 11 Dec 2015 

We had an unusual long-distance call recently from the head of an international toy supplier who runs his business from his leasehold property. He was having sleepless nights because of his very old and poorly maintained premises. There was clearly a problem with his current property management team as they weren't ensuring the property and its communal areas were properly looked after.

Not surprisingly, his specialist workforce wasn't cut out to perform multiple running repairs. Unfortunately, everyone had been so busy battling draughts and leaks, clearing gutters and unblocking drains that they seemed certain to miss a crucial deadline!

Here at Vision we love a challenge and, although the far north is outside our normal territory, we made an exception and sent a crack team of expert contractors in to sort the problems out!

What they found when they arrived was quite extraordinary. The snow-covered buildings were of wooden construction, several centuries old and not in great shape. The boss was a large, jolly fellow with white beard and red suit. The rest of the staff were all quite small and wore green outfits. There was sticky tape, tissue paper, pine needles and half-finished products all over the place. To make matters worse, some local reindeer were running amok in their midst, due to broken fences!

In no time at all they had the place back on track and ready for action. The only problem was that the old fellow wanted to pay us in chocolate money. He must think we're crackers!

Moral of the story? Don't let your Grotto get grotty!  If your block isn't being maintained to the highest standard and you'd like to chat about our management services, call us today on 0845 456 8775.

Posted on Monday, December 14, 2015.