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Property Maintenance During the Coronavirus Outbreak Featured Image

Property maintenance during the Coronavirus outbreak

Property maintenance during the Coronavirus outbreak – BW Residential Ltd would like to confirm that we are operating as normal, following official guidelines and are continuing to review the situation regularly. Our staff are fully prepared to work from home to continue our support to you, our clients and residents. We are also in touch with our contractors to make sure they have sufficient resources available during this time. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to call us: 02380 84711 or email: admin@bwresidential.co.uk. If you would like to report a repair during the Coronavirus outbreak, please go…

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Grenfell continued – The importance of educating residents on the impact of their actions by Nick Coombe Featured Image

Grenfell continued – The importance of educating residents on the impact of their actions by Nick Coombe

Following on from our article yesterday where Dame Judith Hackitt spoke about Grenfell, we now hear from Nick Coombe, Protection Vice Chair, National Fire Chiefs Council with his thoughts. “I think it was clear after what happened at Grenfell that residents felt they were mistreated and betrayed for a number of reasons. Our role is to try and regain that confidence. Some of you will be thinking, that’s fine, but some people don’t want to be engaged with. And we have to accept that as well, that not every resident wants to know everything.  Some residents only stay for a…

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Where are we two years on from Grenfell

Where are we two years on from Grenfell?

Dame Judith Hackitt, who led the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety in 2017, discussed the importance of resident engagement on fire safety matters at a recent seminar. Dame Judith Hackitt, said:  “Despite the fact the Review is complete and the recommendations are being implemented – all of them – I’m delighted to say by the Government, I think it’s really important we keep this dialogue going because the longer we go post-Grenfell, the more concerned I become that we will allow this to fall away and we will not respond appropriately to change this broken system or ours.…

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Health and Safety update!

Health & Safety is the one thing that keeps property managers awake at night. It’s a constant worry and no property manager can be complacent – no matter how pro-active you are, there is always a risk. At BW Residential Ltd we are lucky to have the help and advice of Dom Maree. He is a Property Management Health & Safety Specialist, with qualifications in all the right areas together with a great understanding of the constraints within which property managers have to work. We find his risk assessments helpful, understandable and practical. Read his latest Bulletin by clicking the…

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Top ten hidden dangers for cats and dogs at Christmas

Top ten hidden dangers for cats and dogs at Christmas

Things to remember when you own pets during Christmas!  

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Moving home with pets

Here are a few reminders for moving home when you have pets.   Firstly, if you are moving into a rented property, check you are allowed to have pets! Some landlords are happy to allow pets with a slightly higher deposit. Make sure you have enough food, bowls, cat litter, toys etc packed separately for the first 24 hours to allow you enough time to unpack. Update your pets microchip with the new address. If you are moving out of the area, register with a new vet in advance. On the day of removal, keep your pet(s) in one room…

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The importance of keeping communal areas clear

If you live in a block of flats, then you may have received a letter or communication regarding the importance of keeping communal areas such as stairs and hallways clear. Why is this important? The main reason is for Health and Safety. Items on staircases, in hallways and entrances can be a trip hazard and can cause serious injury. Should you need to leave the building via the stairs in an emergency, then it is imperative that you and your family can easily exit safely.   Young children and the elderly especially need safe space to pass on stairs and…

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