During this frequently horrible wintry weather, we like to spare
a thought for those unsung heroes of property management - namely
the repair and maintenance contractors that we can rely on if any
of our managed blocks need work. These people often work
unsociable hours and in difficult conditions to make sure our
blocks are kept in tip top condition.
Yes, this army of dedicated tradespeople ensure that the rest of
us are kept as warm, comfortable and as inconvenienced as possible.
Naturally, as block management experts we only draw upon the best,
long-established, professional contractors and service providers.
Sadly, the same cannot be said for all such companies!
Anyone can claim to be a tradesman, have business cards printed
and present themselves in quite a plausible way. Registering with
many so-called trade associations requires no more than paying an
annual fee and displaying a logo. Surprisingly, there is no overall
governing body or even a definitive register of officially
Many attempts have been made, but failed, when trying to
accommodate specialists. And this is not just for
tradespeople within the property field - it includes such
businesses as dental hygienists, manicurists, legal secretaries and
commercial pilots. Trying to source the right help, particularly on
a large scale, can be seriously problematic. Which is why we prefer
the risk-free option of employing trusted, qualified teams to
maintain our blocks' communal areas and gardens.
So, as you relax in your nice centrally heated, dry and well
maintained property, raise a hot cup of tea to a special bunch of
(often undervalued) plumbers, roofers, electricians, heating
engineers and so on, who undoubtedly help make our lives
considerably more bearable - especially at this time of year!
If you'd like to know more about our block management services,
please call us on 0845 456 8775.
Posted on Tuesday, February 02, 2016.