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New Smoke alarm legislation makes property management software a must have

A number of new rules have come into force over the recent months that will affect how landlords manage properties.  The most important of these has arguably been the law that ascertains that landlords must now fit smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. The need for this measure is certainly pressing, a recent article by thisismoney.co.uk claims that you’re at least four times more likely to die in a fire in the home if there’s no working smoke alarm.

The legislation itself states:

(i) a smoke alarm is equipped on each storey of the premises on which there is a room used wholly or partly as living accommodation;

(ii) a carbon monoxide alarm is equipped in any room of the premises which is used wholly or partly as living accommodation and contains a solid fuel burning combustion appliance; and (b) checks are made by or on behalf of the landlord to ensure that each prescribed alarm is in proper working order on the day the tenancy begins if it is a new tenancy.

In order to avoid the great financial and human consequences that can arise from having faulty smoke or carbon monoxide alarms it is of paramount importance for landlords to start using property management software.

The right property management software can make communication between tenants, landlords and tradesemen a swift, efficient and productive process. In the busy, fast pace of modern life many of us can put off repairing our smoke alarm or notifying a landlord of the problem.

Speaking to Michael Rous who runs Curzon a property management company in London, told iproperty log that, “often in my experience because of the beeping sound of smoke alarms many tenants and homeowners bash it or take out the batteries. Never really notifying the landlord or managing agent of the smoke alarm fault. The human consequences of this ignorance have always been present, but the traditional human response of “it wont happen to me” has meant that many smoke or carbon monoxide alarms have been left unattended to.

The right management software such as iproperty log allows landlords and tenants to address important issues in a manner that won’t stop their hectic, crazy lives.  Iproperty log is the UK’s first property logging, mutli device software. It allows all information about a property to be stored on your phone, giving rise to the slogan- your home in your phone.  Landlords, can upload pictures of their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms on to the iproperty log account. The model number, make and documentation related to the smoke alarm can be stored on the app.

However, the real strength of the app in relation to this new legislation lies in the communicative aspect.  Landlords can put their tenants on the iproperty log account. This means whenever a problem occurs in the flat, tenants can upload the problem related to the smoke alarm onto the tasks list. The beauty of the app does not stop there, tradesemen can be put in the contacts list and they will be able to see the problem related to the smoke alarm before they even arrive of the property. This means they can acquire the right battery and parts before they come to the job, fixing the problem in a more efficient and time orderly fashion.

Landlords can set themselves reminders on the iproperty log app to make sure that they don’t forget to do the relevant gas safety checks every year. Michael Rous, emphasised how it’s important to check your smoke alarms every three to six months and thus reminders of this can again be set on the iproperty log app.   Landlords and tenants can really suffer due to poor organization or communication. With the new financial penalties in place, it’s more important than ever for those in property management to have an app like iproperty log, to organize their property maintenance and communicate effectively with tenants.

New Smoke alarm legislation makes property management software a must have

A number of new rules have come into force over the recent months that will affect how landlords manage properties.  The most important of these has arguably been the law that ascertains that landlords must now fit smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. The need for this measure is certainly pressing, a recent article by thisismoney.co.uk claims that you’re at least four times more likely to die in a fire in the home if there’s no working smoke alarm.

The legislation itself states:

(i) a smoke alarm is equipped on each storey of the premises on which there is a room used wholly or partly as living accommodation;

(ii) a carbon monoxide alarm is equipped in any room of the premises which is used wholly or partly as living accommodation and contains a solid fuel burning combustion appliance; and (b) checks are made by or on behalf of the landlord to ensure that each prescribed alarm is in proper working order on the day the tenancy begins if it is a new tenancy.

In order to avoid the great financial and human consequences that can arise from having faulty smoke or carbon monoxide alarms it is of paramount importance for landlords to start using property management software.

The right property management software can make communication between tenants, landlords and tradesemen a swift, efficient and productive process. In the busy, fast pace of modern life many of us can put off repairing our smoke alarm or notifying a landlord of the problem.

Speaking to Michael Rous who runs Curzon a property management company in London, told iproperty log that, “often in my experience because of the beeping sound of smoke alarms many tenants and homeowners bash it or take out the batteries. Never really notifying the landlord or managing agent of the smoke alarm fault. The human consequences of this ignorance have always been present, but the traditional human response of “it wont happen to me” has meant that many smoke or carbon monoxide alarms have been left unattended to.

The right management software such as iproperty log allows landlords and tenants to address important issues in a manner that won’t stop their hectic, crazy lives.  Iproperty log is the UK’s first property logging, mutli device software. It allows all information about a property to be stored on your phone, giving rise to the slogan- your home in your phone.  Landlords, can upload pictures of their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms on to the iproperty log account. The model number, make and documentation related to the smoke alarm can be stored on the app.

However, the real strength of the app in relation to this new legislation lies in the communicative aspect.  Landlords can put their tenants on the iproperty log account. This means whenever a problem occurs in the flat, tenants can upload the problem related to the smoke alarm onto the tasks list. The beauty of the app does not stop there, tradesemen can be put in the contacts list and they will be able to see the problem related to the smoke alarm before they even arrive of the property. This means they can acquire the right battery and parts before they come to the job, fixing the problem in a more efficient and time orderly fashion.

Landlords can set themselves reminders on the iproperty log app to make sure that they don’t forget to do the relevant gas safety checks every year. Michael Rous, emphasised how it’s important to check your smoke alarms every three to six months and thus reminders of this can again be set on the iproperty log app.   Landlords and tenants can really suffer due to poor organization or communication. With the new financial penalties in place, it’s more important than ever for those in property management to have an app like iproperty log, to organize their property maintenance and communicate effectively with tenants.