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Rent Collection | Service Charge | Planned Maintenance | Asset Management Header Image

Rent Collection | Service Charge | Planned Maintenance | Asset Management


Through our experienced property team we actively manage industrial estates, retail parades and office schemes for private property investors, pension funds and asset management companies throughout the UK and we are proud that through our services and support clients are able to realise the maximum income stream from their portfolios.


Currently our portfolio has in excess of 300 tenants and is spread over Essex, Suffolk, East Anglia, London and the South East, although instructions further afield are equally serviced. Examples include Edinburgh, Lichfield, Pembroke and Devon.

Our team deal with:

 
• Rent collection and credit control
• Service Charge administration
• Landlord statements
• Issues such as asbestos, fire risk assessments, DDA compliance and insurance
• Minor repairs and maintenance works
• Service contracts
• Managing rent reviews, lease renewals, break options
• Planned maintenance programmes
• Insurance inspections on vacant property

Our Services Include:

 

Planned Maintenance
We have extensive experience in providing Planned Preventative Maintenance programmes (PPM’s) that identify current; and future maintenance, repairs and replacement to the fabric of the building including the services. The schedules are tailor made to suit the client’s requirements and include accurate costs to enable budgeting to be agreed.

We can convert the schedules in to specifications therefore allowing the tendering process and the implementation of the works.

Services Charges
Your property communal areas will generally be subject to a service charge which provides Landlords the ability to recover expenditure. Our experienced team will manage these areas and ensure timely recovery of funds for these works and liaise with contractors to fulfil maintenance requirements.

Insurance Inspections
Most insurance policies will be void if an empty property is not regularly inspected. This can of course be detrimental to potential claims and can result in substantial financial loss.



Key Contacts

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Tom Godfrey joined Whybrow’s Property and Asset Management team as a Graduate Surveyor. Tom has achieved a Master’s degree in Building Surveying, and is now in the process of completing the APC and becoming chartered at Whybrow. Prior to joining the company, Tom's experiences were in Property Management, managing a portfolio of properties throughout the South East of England, but primarily in London. This involved managing properties on behalf of a diverse range of clients; developers and private individuals, commercial property organisations in both, public and private sectors, government agencies, local authorities, and social housing groups. Tom is also experienced in managing commercial properties falling within a wide variety of use classes, including industrial buildings, office space, food and drink establishments, and retail units, as well as residential properties. In addition to the Property & Asset Management role, Tom is a Graduate Surveyor in Whybrow’s Building Surveying department, overseen by a Qualified Surveyor. This involves duties such as; preparing dilapidations reports on behalf of landlords or Schedules of Condition on behalf of tenants, representing landlords or tenants in dilapidations negotiations in order to ensure the client achieves the best possible settlement, Contract Administration and Project Management jobs, preparing specifications for works and tendering these to contractors, and monitoring building works such as alterations/ modifications to properties or new tenants’ fit-out works. One of Tom's most recent work completions in Building Surveying was being the Contract Administrator in the fitting out of a new store for Wilkin & Sons (Tiptree Jam) launching in October 2017. Tom also has a strong interest in sustainability, and completed his MSc thesis on the subject of environmentally-friendly methods of construction and strategies which can be employed to improve the energy efficiency of buildings during their occupational phase. This aspect of the property industry is becoming increasingly important, and occupiers and landlords alike are becoming more engaged with the sustainability agenda. This is particularly true following the introduction of new governmental legislation regarding Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES). These new standards are due to come into effect in April 2018: it will be unlawful to let a property with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating lower than ‘E’ after this date. In addition to these new statutory restrictions, greener properties have improved letting prospects and are more attractive to tenants due to their reduced running costs. It can therefore certainly pay to review the energy performance of a building and consider all the available upgrades which might be cost-effectively installed. Outside of work, when not socialising with friends, Tom loves both playing and watching sport; particularly football, cricket and rugby. Tom also enjoys music, regularly going to concerts or music festivals, and plays guitar (very badly).

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Tom Godfrey

MSc

Graduate Property & Asset Management Surveyor

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