Property factors

Property factors (managers)
Property factors (managers)

Property factors, also known as property managers, are employed by you and your co-owners to manage the common parts of your building. Property factors are governed by the Property Factors…

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Insurance through your factor
Insurance through your factor

Insurance premiums can make up a large part of your factoring fee, so you'll want to check you are getting the best deal. By law, every flat owner must carry adequate…

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Impact of the Property Factors Act
Impact of the Property Factors Act

In the summer of 2017, the Scottish Government carried out a review of the Property Factors (Scotland) Act 2011. This is a summary of what they found. Since the Property…

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Property Factors Code of Conduct
Property Factors Code of Conduct

The Property Factors (Scotland) Act 2011 set up a detailed Code of Conduct which property managers must adhere to. This is a summary. Written Statement of Services A property factor (manager)…

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Factors and in-house trades firms
Factors and in-house trades firms

If your factor uses an in-house trades firm, you may wonder how the factor ensures value for money. There are of course benefits in using an in-house firm. It avoids…

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Resolving problems with factors
Resolving problems with factors

You should start the process of resolving complaints informally and work through the increasingly formal steps if you need. Start informally The first thing to do if you have a…

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Self-factoring
Self-factoring

Many flats are self-factored. To get the best experience from this, you need to be well-organised and prepared to call on professional help when required. Many buildings self-factor as the owners…

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Are landlords factors?
Are landlords factors?

Are you acting as a factor if you are a private landlord who arranges common repairs in blocks where you own a property? this guidance which was issued when the act…

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Your tenement may have a basement, sometimes used for living accommodation or sometimes used for storage, cellars or wash-houses. These buildings will often also have a 'dunny' between the basement…

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Energy efficiency improvements

Adding insulation and draught-proofing can save money and the planet but in…

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Insulating traditional solid walls

Recent research suggests that traditional solid stone or brick walls provide better…

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Flat roofs

Flat roofs can be found on buildings of all ages. They can…

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Asphalt flat roofs

On stone tenements, asphalt roofs are found on: 'high backs' - raised backcourt…

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