Having the expertise to design a home or an addition to one, must be one of the most needed skills these days. In this uncertain business world, there is much interest in buying and selling houses and for those who don’t want to go that route, many are opting to add rooms on or in an existing house. This will obviously cost quite a lot and very careful thought has to be given up front as to what the family wants, how the additional room will be used etc.
A property management team can bring benefits to a project from their experience built up over years in the industry. They generall have first hand knowledge of the construction industry together with knowledge of building regulations, how to handle the local planning authorities, how to build or refurbish a property to – come in on time and under budget.
If you are new to hiring a property management company, you might be unsure as to what to expect when they come to your property. It is clearly an important aspect of running a business, to make sure that the building you are using is safe and secure! Here are our main things to expect when hiring a property management company:
- Security: all staff from the company should be able to product a form of ID to show that they are a part of the company. Seems obvious, but just think of how many strangers could easily wander around your building unchecked!
- Trustworthy: Expect all the management staff to be honest and trustworthy. They should definitely seem like good people, after all, you are trusting them to take care of you!
- Offer a range of services: your company should be able to undertake as many of the tasks as you require. If you have outside space, they should offer to look after it, cut any grass etc. They should definitely maintain bathrooms and washrooms and should provide security service for nighttime and the front desk.
- Connections. Your company should be able to list off a number of other companies they work with to provide services. We can’t expect one company to be experts in all areas, thus you’d expect them to have a few friends ready and available to help out when things get tough!
Take this advice and we guarantee you’ll be on your way to finding a brilliant property management company!