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By introducing software designed specifically for the property sector (aka PropTech), businesses can streamline their management business, allowing them to scale more easily or simply reduce the cost of their current business.

Streamlining your property portfolio, how PropTech is making management easy

Changes to stamp duty and a lettings fee ban protecting tenants means several new costs have now been placed on property managers by the government. This means that property managers are now looking for ways to reduce costs in other areas. One of the ways to do this is to reduce time (and therefore money) spent on admin. By introducing software designed specifically for the property sector (aka PropTech), businesses can streamline their management business, allowing them to scale more…

Female Leadership in Property Insurance Repairs

Female Leadership in Property Insurance Repairs

Sarrani Ltd, a London based property insurance repairs specialist led by MD and founder Rachel Stockley, believes that being a female led company has been instrumental to its success. In an industry that is so heavily male dominated, only 11% of construction professionals are women and even less hold a leading position. “Property insurance claims are a lot more difficult, time-consuming and stressful to manage than most people realise,” explained Rachel. “In my experience, many of our clients, especially women,…

Keep Your Boiler Warm This Winter

Keep Your Boiler Warm This Winter

This February has been announced to be the coldest one for a century and the last thing you want to happen is your boiler grinding to a frozen halt. Unfortunately, this is exactly what had happened to many landlords and residents in the recent weeks. The question is, what can you do to make sure the same thing doesn’t happen to your boiler as well? Here are a few tips from Direct Line for Business to keep your boiler in…

Millfield Estates Announces a Big Year Ahead

Millfield Estates Announces a Big Year Ahead

Property firm Millfield Estates has announced that their tenant portfolio is set for further grow in 2018, following a record number of lease renewals for last year. The family owned business has managed to secure 13 lease renewals, including those of multi-national companies FMG Consulting, based at Yorkshire House in Liverpool and Edmundson Electrical at Kingfisher Court in Northwich. Furthermore, the firm strengthened its bond with its home town of Bolton through securing an array of returning businesses at their…

Jim Thompson Launches the Concealed Hinge Repair Kit

Jim Thompson Launches the Concealed Hinge Repair Kit

British entrepreneur Jim Thomson has just launched the Concealed Hinge Repair Kit by Gidgit®, which uses patented new technology to replace broken cabinet hinges and helps you avoid costly repairs. Household cabinets are used daily and over time they develop a range of problems, especially with the hinges that are designed to keep the cupboards and cabinets intact. Jim Thomson’s idea came after one of his kitchen cabinet doors was ripped out during a washer installation. When he tried to…

JLC Group Launches New Sliding Doors

JLC Group Launches New Sliding Doors

The JLC Group has developed its own design and manufactured blast enhanced sliding door systems. They are 30% larger than other comparable systems and are intended for higher traffic levels, while providing the same level of protection as smaller door systems. They combine the convenience and functionality of fully automated, glazed sliding doors with fully tested blast proofing for optimum safety. The JLC blast enhanced doors are smart, safe, and secure. They are designed to resist to intentional and accidental…

New Homes Come with Electric Cars Charging Points

New Homes Come with Electric Cars Charging Points

Springfield Properties, a private Scottish housebuilder, has introduced its latest environmental initiative, which includes the installation of cabling for electric car charging points in its new houses. It is one of the first in the UK to make the infrastructure for vehicle charging a standard feature in its future properties. The 7KW cabling will be installed in the most practical point of the new-built home. The first ones to benefit from this green initiative will be the people in Bertha…

MCR Property Group Acquires Lonsdale House in Birmingham

MCR Property Group Acquires Lonsdale House in Birmingham

Lonsdale House, the Birmingham based office complex, was purchased by MCR Property Group at a guide price of £3.5 million. Located at 52 Blucher Street, the 33,000 square feet office space over five floors is situated adjacent to Mailbox Birmingham. Fully let at the moment, it is expected to become available in December 2018. “Lonsdale House adds to our strong commercial portfolio of more than 85 key assets, including over 30 office developments, 3 million sq. ft. of industrial space,…

GTC Scotland Is Moving Its Office

GTC Scotland Is Moving Its Office

The GTC office in Scotland is moving to new premises in Bellshill, North Lanarkshire, due to growing demand. GTC is UK’s largest independent provider of utility networks and infrastructure to the new-build market. Its team from Scotland works together with developers and housebuilders to deliver a full range of utilities required for new homes such as gas, electricity, ultrafast fibre broadband, water, and low-carbon district energy networks. In 2016, the firm expanded itself by establishing its first Scottish office, and…

Abloy UK Improves Its Team with Three New Appointments

Abloy UK Improves Its Team with Three New Appointments

Abloy UK, UK’s leading experts on high quality door locking and functionality, has welcomed three new members to its team – Duncan Rigby as Technical Sales and Specification Manager, Geoff Bowers as Systems Integrator Channel Manager for the North, and James Harvey as CNI Market Development Manager and Transport. Duncan Rigby will be providing technical assistance to the wider team while driving sales through specification. “I am so pleased to be returning to a company that is so committed to…