With the arrival of 2022, there is no sign that the worldwide coronavirus pandemic is receding, and therefore commercial premises owners and managers still need to ensure they are complying with all the additional legal requirements and protocols associated with the new measures.
Additionally, as the world of business is constantly changing and evolving, there are always extra duties and responsibilities associated with the role so, with that in mind, continue reading to discover important areas that you must be fully versed in.
Always Maintain Open Communication With Your Tenants
As in any area of business, communication is one of the most important tools in ensuring a smooth and trouble-free relationship between commercial building managers and their tenants.
Open communication will allow you to better cater to the needs of your tenants, and simultaneously will make you aware of issues in good time so as to avoid unnecessary expenditure.
Have Equipment Serviced Regularly And Thoroughly
Any and all equipment, fixtures, and fittings present in your property and available to use by the tenants should be thoroughly serviced at least once a year.
For all your vertical transportation systems, outsourcing to a professional, renowned, and reputable elevator consultant will ensure the systems are operating safely and correctly, and within the terms of your contract.
Always Update Your Property Maintenance Plan
A property maintenance plan is one of, if not the, most important documents a commercial property owner or manager can produce, yet it will be rendered practically worthless over time if it is not consistently and thoroughly updated.
A concise and comprehensive property maintenance plan should include the following key components:
- Roofing maintenance
- HVAC maintenance
- Lighting maintenance
- Electrical maintenance
- Exterior and interior maintenance
Be Personally Familiar With The Entire Space
As the owner or manager of the property, it makes sense for you to know the basic layout of the space for which you are in charge of.
However, familiarizing yourself with the entirety of the space is much more effective and means that you can easily handle issues and problems with both accuracy and speed. If time and your schedule allows, a walk-round of your building both when closed for the evening and when in full daily operation should be conducted by yourself at least once every four months.
Ensure Tenants Are Fully Aware Of Fire Safety
Fire safety is one of the most pertinent aspects of the proper running of a commercial property, and as well as maintenance of equipment and doors, it is also important to brief your tenants fully on what they should do if a fire occurs within the building.
Adhere To Individual States’ Covid-19 Safety Rules
Unfortunately, it appears that Covid-19 has no intention of disappearing anytime soon and as a result, it is absolutely imperative to familiarize yourself with your own state rules and regulations regarding any changes and temporary additions to your current contract that may have been applied.
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