Professionalising Property Factoring

What’s the difference between a profession and a job (no Googling!)?   Simply put, a job is what you do to earn money whereas a profession is a career; a job which is defined by both commitment and training. The workplace has ample room for both but I raise this initial point as professionalism and…

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Added Value Services at James Gibb

Trust in the services that your factor provides is fundamental for your peace of mind. At James Gibb, we go above and beyond the necessary services by delivering a number of added value services out-with our normal terms and conditions. So, whether you’re a property owner who doesn’t have a property factor managing the communal…

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The Importance of Having a Factor

In Scotland, owners that reside within a block of flats that have areas with a common ownership, often appoint a property factor. Property factors manage and maintain the common parts of the building and/or the surrounding land and are on hand to administer repairs, arrange communal cleaning and manage the maintenance of communal grounds, to…

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Welcome Aboard, Anchor Mill!

James Gibb residential factors are pleased to announce our recent partnership with Anchor Mill in Paisley! This magnificent industrial site was closed in the 1980s and rapidly fell into dereliction. However, with the help of funding from Historic Scotland and Scottish Enterprise Renfrewshire, restoration was completed in 2005 and we’re thrilled to have been appointed…

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Announcing our 2017 Chosen Charities

At James Gibb we are always looking to continue our charitable efforts, offering suitable local charities the chance to benefit from a donation and coverage in our newsletter. This is something we’ve organised for a number of years, and are delighted to announce that we have chosen our local charities for 2017. Every year, each…

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James Gibb Raise Over £3K At Business Fives

Last week we took part in the Business Fives footballing tournament, an annual event which hopes to raise over £10,000 for charities each year. We entered into the Construction, Housing and Property Heat on 15th August, ready to show off our soccer skills in aid of MND Scotland. All didn’t quite go to plan –…

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What’s in your Factor Fee?

For those new to communal living, understanding the property factoring process may seem a little daunting. From buildings insurance to floats to management fees, there’s lots to learn about property factoring but it’s not as confusing as you may think. Today, we have a look at some common questions regarding property factoring: what’s included within…

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James Gibb Block/Buildings Insurance – Annual Review

Those of you who had their block insurance arranged through us last year will remember that we consolidated our portfolio before the May 2016 renewal and, as a result, extensively searched the market, though various brokers and insurers, to ensure the best value deal for our customers. All owners benefitted from an overall reduction in…

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