When a property is in our care, we provide much more than just security.
We can support the landlord or asset manager with a wide range of planned and responsive / emergency services – nationwide. We take the headache out of managing property portfolios by providing a one-stop-shop for all maintenance, repairs and facilities management. As part of our property asset management services we also ensure compliance with your property insurers policy conditions for vacant property.
Catering for both ‘hard and ‘soft’ FM property services we can deliver:
- Lock changes & keyholding
- Cleaning & clearance
- Pest Control
- Call handling property enquiries
- Safe-start certification for new tenants including:
- Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)
- Gas Safe Certification
- Legionella Testing
- PAT Testing
We are among the leading and most trusted property asset management companies in the UK. With our help, asset managers can benefit from our proven supply-chain and economies of scale on a project-by-project or contract basis.
Bespoke service programmes
We can tailor works packages to meet any requirement for residential or commercial property. Example packages are below:
1. Lock Change & Services Isolation – To comply with unoccupied property insurance policy conditions
|Lock change up to 3No locks – BS standard, like for like or 5-lever sash. If Padlocks used minimum of 50mm Combi-locks. Drain-down and isolation of utilities||Ensure all locks which are fitted are to a British Standard for security and insurance|
|Change the patio door locks wherever possible – if not fit top and bottom bolts|
|Change locks to garages and outbuildings where possible or alternatively fit hasp padlock|
|All letterflaps screwed shut|
|All domestic water & central heating systems are fully drained down|
|All ball valves are propped/tied up thereby preventing refilling of tanks|
|All internal and external taps remain open.|
|All systems clearly labelled indicating drain down and stating that the systems should not be reinstated|
|All gas, water, electricity, oil feed stop taps switched off|
|Meter readings taken|
|Quotation for major clearance to be submitted|
|Room-by-room photographs of property|
|Full report submitted|
2. Statutory gas and electrical testing
|Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) – 5-year Test & Inspect||Initial distribution board inspection – Commercial property – Frequency – Every 5-years or at beginning of each new tenancy C1 – Danger present. Risk of injury. Immediate remedial action required
C2 – Potentially dangerous, urgent remedial action required
C3 – Improvement recommended
FI – Further investigation
|Attend site and certify electrical distribution board.|
|C1 & C2 rating to provide quote for remedial work|
|Upload certificate on client portal within 5-working days|
|Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)||Up to 15 appliances at same time as EICR|
|Gas Safe Certification – per boiler||Frequency – Every 12-months or at beginning of each new tenancy||Upload certificate on client portal within 5-working days. Cost for replacement parts etc to be agreed on site|
|Legionella testing||Frequency – Every 12-months or at beginning of each new tenancy||Upload certificate on client portal within 5-working days|
|Gas Safe and Legionella – conducted as the same time||As above||As above|
3. Pest control – Emergency response & planned preventative visits
|PEST||FREQUENCY OF VISIT||SERVICES INCLUDED|
|Rats||3||Recommended number of treatments. Fourth attendance may be required dependant upon infestation|
|Stored Product Pests||TBC||As above|
|Casual Intruders||1||As above|
|Bees||1||SEP carry out treatment as a last resort. Refer to BPCA guidelines on bee treatment & contact Bee keeper where necessary|
|Feral Pigeon Shoot||1||Two man team|
Frequently Asked Questions
What does property asset management entail?
Secure Empty Property provide a complete service to ensure compliance with unoccupied property insurance policy conditions and legislative requirements. This might entail lock changes and isolation of utilities together with statutory gas, electrical and legionella testing and pest control.
Minor emergency work can be instructed such as roofing or fence repairs following storms or vandalism.
How much does it cost to hire you as a property manager?
Secure Empty Property only charges on services delivered either on a planned cyclical basis like pest control or one-off emergency responsive works.
Can you help with commercial ground clearance?
Clearance and recycling of waste or fly-tipping can be provided on a quote-and-order basis depending upon the materials and presence of hazardous waste.