Property Factors Act 2011

Posted on: August 4th, 2012 by admin No Comments

 

The Property Factors (Scotland) Act 2011 aims to protect homeowners by providing minimum standards for property factors. It will apply to all residential property and land managers whether they are private sector businesses, local authorities or housing associations. All provisions of the Act will come into force by 1 October 2012.

The act has three main parts:

  1. It creates a compulsory register for property factors;
  2. A Code of Conduct outlining minimum standards of practice for factors; and
  3. A new statutory dispute resolution mechanism, to be known as the Homeowner Housing Panel.

Good Neighbours of the four-legged variety

Posted on: August 2nd, 2012 by admin No Comments

 

A recent campaign by Glasgow City Council to highlight the responsibilities of dog owners and the consequences when those responsibilities are not acted upon has filled radio and newspaper advertising.

The enforcement team are encouraging us to call them if we witness owners not cleaning up after their pooch and they will approach the owners with the appropriate penalties. We are thankful to the majority of responsible owners who do see the potential dangers this could cause and who make it a habit to be prepared to clean as they go!

H&P have been in touch with the Dog Fouling department of GCC who are planning an assessment visit to Glasgow Harbour and will assist with signage to hopefully help deter these practices from continuing.

Our CCTV coverage will also be effective in identifying those who continue with acting irresponsibly.

Let's all be good neighbours and do all we can to ensure our environment remains safe and clean for everyone.

 

Dog fouling poster.

We're not going to stand in it anymore.

Committee members urgently required

Posted on: August 2nd, 2012 by admin No Comments

 

We are looking for owners to become active committee members or to work on one of our sub-committees. Please read our leaflet to see how you could make a difference to our community and then get in contact with us by email or drop a note off in the box outside the Development Maintenance Operative's office. We really do need you.

Payment options

Posted on: August 2nd, 2012 by admin No Comments

 

Owners are reminded that when the quarterly account are issued they are due for immediate payment. To discuss the various payment options including paying by direct debit please visit the H&P web site.