Archive for May, 2010

Some questions to ask a potential managing agent.

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Are you a director and looking to hire a new managing agent?  As a Director and as an owner in your development, you want to ensure that the managing agent you select carries out what is expected of them.   A poor choice of managing agent can have a long lasting negative effect on the development which may take years to repair.  As a managing agent, Kennedy Wright have posted a few questions you might want to ask any potential managing agent.  While not exhaustive, it will help in finding out whether an agent has the capability to meet your requirements and minimise any risk to your development and home.  Best of luck with your selection and feel free to ask a question.


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- Please provide all relevant company details, including the names and qualifications of all directors and a list of proprietors if not a quoted company.

- Will your fees carry VAT?

- How close are your offices to our property?

- How many years have you been in the property management business?

- How many staff in your company are involved with management?

- How many blocks do you manage, and how many units therein?

- Please supply three references for blocks you manage. Ideally these should be similar to our own property and in our area.

- Please supply name and telephone number of chairman/secretary of the managing companies in those blocks.

- What is your fee structure?

- How can you convince us that you can offer a quality service at a fair cost?

- How comprehensive a panel of contractors do you have?

- Do you charge a fee for contractor selection and/or a percentage of their charges for:
- Contractors chosen by you?
- Contractors chosen by us?

- What selection criteria do you use for contractors on your panels?

Have a question that hasn’t been answered? Feel free to ask and we will get it answered for you.

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Feel free to ask a question and we will get it answered.  Kennedy Wright Estate and Managing Agents hope you found our blog information or if not we would also like to hear from you.  Looking for some free advice then call 01 2871905 or e mail Kennedy Wright

Useful links from the office of corporate enforcement

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

The office of the Director of corporate enforcement has issued a detailed Company Law Handbook on Residential Property Owners’ Management Companies.  This is a  guide for management company directors and property owners to provide guidance on their responsibilities and obligations.

These pdf documents are available at the following link

or by contacting Kennedy Wright Estate and Managing Agents at 01 287 1905 or

Feel free to contact our office at or call 01 287 1905 for more information or a free budget audit to find out how Kennedy Wright can help you achieve savings without a loss in service.