All in Property expands with office move

All in Property expands with office move
January 6, 2015
Leading property management company, All in Property, has moved to new offices in Blackpool as its management team anticipates growth in 2015. The company has invested £300,000 into the acquisition and refurbishment of 9,000 sq ft premises at 241 Bristol Avenue, which was previously used to manufacture medicines and healthcare products. It has been completely renovated, including a complete re-design of the ground floor to create a large open plan office, a board room, meeting rooms, kitchen, and staff rooms. The move, from offices at nearby Guild House, will allow further growth for All in Property which specialises in handling

How to make a building secure

How to make a building secure
December 1, 2014
Poor security measures can lead to theft and damage of a building, resulting in unwanted repairs and costs. This can be avoided by making sure necessary safeguarding steps are in place. First of all consider the entry points of the property - windows and doors. They need to be properly secured to prevent intruders from entering and protecting against potential weather damage. Double glazed glass is the best option as it is inevitably more secure. Sturdy locks that are resilient to lock snapping should be fitted and, if necessary, consider security roller shutters. The letter box should be sealed, using

Why is it important to treat customers fairly?

Why is it important to treat customers fairly?
November 17, 2014
The Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) Treating Customers Fairly (TCF) initiative states that companies must “put the well-being of customers at the heart of how they run their business.” The importance of treating customers fairly may seem obvious – customer feedback is fundamental to a company’s reputation, be it positive or negative. But as the FCA points out, customer satisfaction cannot be seen to be entirely indicative of fairness, as noted in its ‘Treating customers fairly – guide to management information’ which states that “customers can be satisfied with unfair treatment yet dissatisfied with fair treatment.”Any two customers could receive the exact

The rising cost of compliance

November 11, 2014
An expert in property management is warning of the importance of understanding regulation and compliance in asset management. Figures from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) show that the number of regulatory disciplinary cases has increased over recent years and fines imposed in 2013 showed a 50 per cent increase on the previous year’s total. The statistics point to the increased regulatory expectations on firms, particularly as new rules continue to be implemented. Amanda Luby, safety, health, environmental and quality (SHEQ) manager at All in Property, is reminding asset managers of the increasing need for compliance to be at the top

Compliance – not just red tape

October 28, 2014
Business leaders often deem the burden of regulatory compliance, or “red tape”, to be impractical or unnecessary.  However, if businesses take a positive approach to compliance it is a chance to professionalise the industry. The majority of compliance measures deliver a benefit, whether that’s ensuring safety, improving quality, protecting consumers or reducing environmental impact, to name just a few. Moreover, a compliant business is usually synonymous with one that is well-run. Businesses can use the regulatory curve to drive improvement and innovation. The most successful companies will see the opportunity to challenge their current procedures and make changes which will

Property management chief calls for greater regulation

October 16, 2014
An expert in property management is calling for greater regulation of third party suppliers to lending institutions and asset management organisations. John Boardman from national property management company, All in Property Services, has stated that greater regulation is needed to ensure transparency and that financial institutions’ reputations are upheld by its suppliers. John said: “Regulatory expectation within the asset management industry is increasing and we are strongly in favour of this. It can only help make our industry more transparent and will eliminate rogue operators. “It is clear from recent reports that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is stepping up