Property management – is it important?
Graeme King of Smith-Woolley considers the importance of property as an asset, and as a safe and suitable caring environment. Property management and maintenance is a an essential element in the care of individuals in the community. A balanced approach is needed to effectively manage the funds available – this balance needs to be made between creating a safe and attractive environment and the continuing need for a responsible approach to expenditure. First and foremost is the well-being of those being cared for and the standards of the “hands-on” care being provided. Secondly, the environment in which this care is delivered has to be suitable. Chartered surveyors Smith-Woolley has developed an approach to property management which recognises the importance firstly of care and secondly, quality of environment. This approach has been developed over a number of years working in this sector of the surveying market. When considering the quality of the environment required there are three essential considerations: