Architect in Montenegro

Are dealing with all aspects of design and construction from old stone houses to contemporary modern buildings. The scope of our business brings forward strong roots of Mediterranean landscape with olive trees and fruit groves within a mountainous region and depicts special cases for Architects in Montenegro to specialize in all practical matters of access and hill slopes. The clear message here is for Architects to consider the Montenegro landscape and local materials available for construction. Foreign clients have their ideas of what they consider appropriate but the question is “how does that fit in with the local landscape and climate?

The spread of territory (the size of Wales in the UK) is varied and ranges from a sublime sea coast with sandy beaches to a snow capped mountain vista with skiing resorts all within a matter of two hours driving from one to the other. An Architect in Montenegro must work with what the planning constraints are and that will depend on how seriously the government of Montenegro will consider the impact of sustainable tourism. It is crucial that Montenegro does not follow the path of countries such as Spain who through corruption allowed over development which impacted on tourism. The Architect in Montenegro must take account of all aspects of development as well as the client’s interests  

Project management in Montenegro

To promote our project management service we need to understand what level of management we are talking about. Virtually anyone can say they are a buildings project manager just by being responsible for ordering some bathroom and kitchen equipment. We need to be clear we offer construction Project  Management in Montenegro.For this service we are normally get involved at the tendering stage and analyse the different builders offer. The recommended builder will depend not only on price but time for completion. Variants in pricing occur when the builder chooses a method of construction and can make savings in that respect. It is therefore necessary to agree a programme of works as this will affect any supplies and sub-contract elements being provided by the client. Contractual claims often occur when the clients own contribution to the project, causes delay.

Onsite inspections vary in intensity and frequency depending on how big the project is. In any event Project Management in Montenegro requires compliance with statutory building regulations such as testing crushing strengths of concrete and tensile testing of steel reinforcement. All these are normal practices that is required within the scope of Project Management in Montenegro

 

Real Estate in Montenegro

Has come alive since October 2004, whereas, before this time there was hardly any movement, buying or selling. This occurred because during the summer of 2004 a team from UK’s channel 4’s television series “Place in the Sun” featured Montenegro as an alternative holiday and property investment area just south of the already popular Croatia. Our Property consultant and Real Estate manager in Montenegro was here at the time to witness hundreds, infact, plane loads of investors eager to buy up at comparatively cheap prices came over in October when the programme was aired in the UK.

The local population was taken by surprise and prices went “skywards” nobody could stand still and make a decision incase, on the one hand, the price to the seller would increase or to the buyer of the property was sold under their noses. Real Estate in Montenegro was shrouded in uncertainties gazumping and price hikes that would see no end. This meant the bureaucratic systems were in deadlock. The sudden demand of Real Estate in Montenegro accelerated to an all out panic with buyers and sellers filling the courts every day, Banks unable to cope with cash demands and the Katastar record keeping of transactions unable to cope.

Meet & Greet in Montenegro

This is a term now commonly used to refer to meeting a tenant or guest wishing to be assisted into a holiday accommodation. Meet & Greet in Montenegro usually means a meeting at an airport or appointed place near the agent’s office or the accommodation itself. Greet speaks for itself and is a welcome and friendly attitude. The term also includes showing the tenant or guest into the property, making sure everything is working and answering any questions related to place and intended stay.

The Meet & Greet in Montenegro service also includes checking out the tenant or guest, casting an eye over the condition the accommodation is left in and noting any broken, misplaced or missing items of furniture and fittings. If everything is alright the property owner is informed so the deposit can be returned, or if the deposit is held by the agent, given back.

It is important to remember the tenant or guest will likely comment on their stay in Montenegro and the service they received from the Meet & Greet in Montenegro process. This may have an effect on whether the satisfied or not tenant or guest returns the following year. In other words, sustainable tourism will be hallmark of any holiday destination and to everyone’s benefit.

Car rental in Montenegro

It is only since 2004 Car rental in Montenegro has developed, before then there was very little in the way of property transaction and international foreign tourism. Mostly, tourism was from neighbouring countries such as Serbia, Bosnia and Kosovo, in which case travelling was by the tourists own car.

Since independence in 2007 and the explosion in foreign property investment since 2004 the tourism market changed from the local neighboring countries to Russian, European, British and Irish. This means firstly, the property boom gave an influx of foreign capital (cash) and secondly, the car market expanded. Car rental in Montenegro was thus created to meet the demand from foreign visitors.

Until recently, most international tourist arrived by air to the closest airport to Montenegro which is Cilipi near Dubrovnik in Croatia. It was convenient to hire a car at the airport and use it in Montenegro. Therefore Car rental in Montenegro became dependant on how and to which country visitors arrived. Some Montenegro car rental firms decided to increase business by offering to drive to Cilipi, collect their customers at the airport and drive with them to Montenegro, then reverse the process for the return journey.

Swimming pools in Montenegro

Swimming pools in Montenegro have become the most popular and visible property utility commodity. As little as ten years ago in a flight over Montenegro you would have been hard put to see a swimming pool from the air. Now, especially along the coast, swimming pools in Montenegro have become a regular feature and hardly an “off plan” development exists without a swimming pool included as part of the amenities.

Swimming pools in Montenegro vary in design, shape and features, as do those in most other developed countries. But here we are different because no other swimming pool in Montenegro features biological and natural filtration. Our pools can look like a natural pond in a landscaped garden and yet offer all the benefits of a clean water swimming experience. Most of our clients who want a swimming pool are sold on the idea of chemical free filtration and a pool that fits well in a natural surrounding.

Swimming pools in Montenegro are expensive to construct and maintain and require a detailed construction license to comply with regulations. We have all the technical expertise including structural, water and electrical engineers and with our new Gunite structure process and marble plaster finish doing away with tiles we can offer a less expensive pool by cubic metre comparison. Our imported special sand and activated carbon filter system is easier and cheaper to maintain and of coarse there is no chlorine additives.

Water Engineers in Montenegro

Water is becoming a rare commodity around the world and even today to buy milk is cheaper than the equivalent bottle of water. The future prospect of wars being fought over the limited water supply most countries are experiencing is a sobering thought. Montenegro has an abundant supply of water from its varied six rivers, 35 lakes and Lake Skadar the largest inland lake in Eastern Europe.

Water engineers in Montenegro are needed because the abundant supply of water is mostly in the wrong place. Where it is needed most is in the coastal and popular tourism areas and that is where we need new infrastructure to bring the supply, especially in the dry summer months.

Remote and now becoming popular areas, for private development, have no mains water supplies at all and rely on harvested rainwater and wells. This is when Water Engineers in Montenegro are needed to design not only a workable system and recycled grey waste water but size of reservoir needed to serve the demand. By calculation of the annual rainfall and site investigation of underground aquifers water Engineers in Montenegro can calculate the size of reservoir capacity to suit the needs of the occupants during the three months of summer when there is hardly any rainfall at all.

Electrical design in Montenegro

Electrical design is becoming one of the most important features of any building both inside and out. With the production of some of the most intricate and modern computerized control equipment, energy saving and mood control is often the highlight of any finished building. Electrical design in Montenegro features to a greater or lesser extent in all buildings. But what is important is the ability to catch the installation of wires and conduit at an early stage so ugly adaption’s and messy plaster chases can be avoided.

It is the electrical designer’s job to include all that is properly required and featured including all equipment such as pumps machines and any heavy power requirements so the building loadings can be calculated. In Montenegro the electrical designer must have official consent for his design as the available power supply is mostly over loaded and unable to cope in high periods of demand. In many instances the project will require a sub-station to sustain the demand.

The process of electrical installation involves a spur system and so the Electrical Design in Montenegro can only include a maximum of 3 power points on each spur. Unlike in the UK where ring mains are used giving up to 15 power points in residential properties. This system uses much more cable and several fuseboards are required on each floor depending on the size of the installation.

Interior design in Montenegro

With the widespread use of computer graphics, ArchiCAD and AutoCAD computer drawing programmes the interior designer has come into his own. For all the time saving abilities of the these computer programmes and the year by year improvements and capabilities there comes a point where the extended benefits such as rendering designs down to the last details of furnishings, lighting and colours has become the norm. The Interior designer in Montenegro has to first consider all aspects of design to give to the graphics designer who will then render them in 3D picture format

Whereas, before the modern computer technology the Interior designer in Montenegro would prepare a product design panel to include matching or enhancing tile, wood, wall colour and fabrics, now it has to be presented as a list of available products listed in the computer programme. The work of the Interior designer in Montenegro has changed as with most of the profession, but that workload has increased as the investors or clients demand the best and realistic pictures to present for their marketing.

Interestingly, over the last five years what was a limited supply of interior products, services and utilities has blossomed out into a major business with new shops and suppliers sprouting up every month. This is due to the sudden and massive increase in property development and building by foreign investors creating a demand for more European style design and interiors.

Structural Engineers in Montenegro

In 1979 there was a major earthquake in Montenegro and surrounding areas. The earthquake destroyed many of the coastal towns such as Herceg Novi, Kotor, Budva, Petrovac and Bar not to mention the intervening villages along the way. After and during the restoration with massive help from foreign counties especially with expert knowledge and equipment, the Structural Engineer in Montenegro had great significance. There was a clear need for new buildings to be structurally sound against earthquake collapse to 10 on the Richter scale.

Many of the buildings in Montenegro both old and new are built on hillsides that require, in some cases, quite substantial reinforced retaining walls so the land is held back in a series of terraces. Structural Engineers in Montenegro are not only required to design the structure to the correct standards but also need to monitor and supervise the construction work. The legal procedure then is that each building is signed off by a qualified and registered Structural Engineer in Montenegro.

We are able to provide both Structural and Civil Engineers to design and supervise construction work at least to the point of the structure. Our other aspects of building include reinforced concrete swimming pools and primary and secondary settlement tanks for larger sewage treatment systems

Property Consultants in Montenegro

As such we offer a wide range of advice based on local knowledge, international expectations and standards. Our Property consultant in Montenegro has been involved in many property related transactions in Montenegro and has experience in all aspect including raising finance, maximizing potential, working with design briefs, valuations, planning matters and many other elements that go into the decision making.

Montenegro is fast changing since independence in 2006 and is hopeful of being accepted in the next wave of accession countries in the EU. As such the government has indicated “fast track” changes in legislation in compliance with EU legislation and planning. This means our Property Consultant in Montenegro must be aware of any future or likely changes in order to advise clients on medium to long term outcomes.

Our Property Consultant in Montenegro monitors carefully existing property development and keeps an eye out for future large scale projects that may affect future demand for sector investments. This means our advice to clients is mostly based on future expectations given the long time scale for most commercial and domestic sector projects. Most recent private development in Montenegro has happened since 2004 and that in itself sets the need for some careful analysing of the state of the property market to separate “hype” from reality.

Borehole drilling in Montenegro

Many of the remote hillside and wilderness homes and buildings are without mains water and in some cases electricity. Usually any old established building finds its location carefully chosen in consideration of a good water supply. Given modern exploratory drilling was not available, location was chosen on the basis of visible evidence of water in both winter and summer.

Some locations in beautiful areas are now becoming sort after private holiday homes and the water supply is therefore essential. Borehole drilling in Montenegro is the most effective way to establish an underground water supply and with modern technology and water testing both the extent of water found under the land and the quality and purity can be established. The borehole drill equipment is light and easy to transport to enable difficult locations to be reached.

Given there can always be a water solution for any area remote or otherwise with the use of stored rainwater and recycled grey waste water the Borehole drilling in Montenegro is useful as a backup supply, or if there is a big demand for water for several buildings, or the water quality found is a pure supply for domestic use.

Surveyor in Montenegro

Our team includes an RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) building surveyor in Montenegro and as far as we know the only firm offering this service in Montenegro. Building Surveyors are a common phenomenon in the UK and act as part Architect and part Structural engineer. This means in Montenegro our surveyor service includes Structural Surveys, schedules of work, Bills of Quantities and site supervision.

There is no equivalent surveyor service in Montenegro so in this respect we are unique. UK visitors to our website will understand what service and level of professionalism to expect from a Building Surveyor in Montenegro. We use the normal RICS “Redbook” system of valuation and keep local records of real estate sales to compile our database of relevant comparables.

Our Surveyor in Montenegro. gives a good indicator of yields/investments, capitalization and demand for offices, shops, warehousing and domestic rentals and sales. By this means we can build up a good reporting database of historic values. We are the only firm in Montenegro to compile such information which can be useful for investors and lending institutions.

Water treatment services in Montenegro

Water that is available through the main supply, harvested rainwater or re-cycled grey waste water has to be of certain quality for domestic use and of very high purity and free of bacteria for drinking purposes. Water treatment services in Montenegro are very relevant and essential for the health of the population and especially visiting tourists. Infections, viruses and fevers can affect many and all people via water.

It is important that a water supply to any domestic, or indeed farm animal and crop irrigation process, has a good quality water supply. And if not that a suitable disinfection, cleansing and filtration system can be provided, installed and maintained. That is why our Water treatment services in Montenegro are popular and available for specific treatment purposes.

The first step is our analysis of the water supply available and to be used. The next step is to agree for what purpose the supply will be used for, such as root irrigation, above ground irrigation domestic use of toilets etc right up to all domestic use. Based on the requirement the water can be divided into its relevant sources such as grey waste water, well water or rain water. Each would require a different level of treatment. With our Water treatment services in Montenegro we can provide the relevant purification disinfectant

Geometer topographical surveys in Montenegro

Land areas and boundaries are one of the most important aspects to any property transaction whether buying or selling or simply resolving a neighbour dispute. The Geometer topographical survey in Montenegro is essential for this and gaining 3D picture of the shape of the land for the building design. The modern method of the digital survey involves the placing of SAT Stick to indentify the position and relevant height of a particular spot. The stick thus moved around will give a measured picture of the land.

For any neighbour dispute of boundaries the Geometer topographical survey in Montenegro will need to be done by two Geometers, one each acting for the neighbor concerned. The two registered Geometers would first try and agree with the neighbours the disputed boundaries. If not, the matter would likely be referred to court for a decision. Many instances boundaries are marked physically and visually in nature by buildings and stone walls. The digital Geometers topographical survey in Montenegro invariably shows distortions; and in those cases usually the physical boundary probably built, in the case of a stone wall many hundreds of years ago, is taken as the actual boundary.

“Off Plan” developments in Montenegro

Now-a-days “off Plan” development has had some bad press and many people have been alarmed and disappointed that having paid deposits and some stage payments the dream apartment has not been built or in some cases not even started. There is no difference in confidence in some “Off Plan” developments in Montenegro. Often the genuine reason is the developer could not sell enough of the apartments to start or complete the work and doesn’t have the resources to complete the work without selling. Being then unable to pay back the deposit and stage payments there is unhappiness all around. This has happened too many times thus giving rise to considerable caution of any “Off Plan” development in Montenegro.

The successful “Off Plan: developments in Montenegro are those that can demonstrate “due diligence”. By this means an independent and respected institution such as a recognized firm of accountants, lawyers, bank of insurance bond company will report, sign or even issue a guarantee as to the bonafide of the developer and his organization. This will give some comfort to the “off Plan” investor.

Alternatively, the “Off Plan” can be built to its shell, frame and roof and sold as an “off Plan” in Montenegro taking only the deposit for the value of what has been built again with guarantees the project will be finished.

An interview

An internationally acknowledged architect and surveyor- by occupation, a presiding member of the Green Building Counsel in Montenegro – by vocation; an actor and artist at heart, a loving father of three and a grandfather of five, a passionate cook and a skilful model shipbuilder… meet Robin Gellately-Smith. A man that has it all.

Robin arrived in Montenegro 16 years ago. The only Englishman in Kotor back then, he witnessed the rise of Montenegro’s real estate and tourism; not only did he witness it, he actively participated in it.

#mnetoday: What brought you to Montenegro?

RGS: I came to Montenegro…. On a basis of a very strong feeling. I was sitting in my office in London looking out on a particular dull rainy autumn day, when a client of mine came into the office, having just come back from a holiday in Montenegro. This was in 2000, just after the NATO bombing stopped. So getting to Montenegro was quite difficult for her. She showed me photos of her visit and something about these photos stirred a strong feeling in me, a feeling that I’ve been to this country before. So strong was this sensation that a month later I jumped on a plane to Montenegro. After spending a week here I decided to close my surveying business down and to make Montenegro my home…

#mnetoday: What was it like when you first arrived here?

RGS: In October 2000 Montenegro was part of Serbia and a poor region with big seasonal unemployment and poor infrastructure. Naturally, there was no property market; as property ownership was only realized in 1972, prior to that all land and properties were owned by the state.  With the help of the British Embassy I decided to create a business club in Kotor with a Montenegrin partner to encourage business between the UK and Montenegro. Yet, it happened to be over-ambitious for that period. In October 2004 English television Channel 4 featured Montenegro in a program called ‘Place in the Sun’. Amazingly, planes loaded with the British and Irish came out to buy property. And that was the real start of the property boom. Followed quickly by the first great 5 of UK estate agents. It was quite natural for me to become an estate agent as well.

#mnetoday: Your English background and knowledge of English standards and criteria must have given you a competitive edge…

RGS: The synergy of my agency had the advantage of not only selling properties, we offered a full-blown architectural service based on English standards and criteria, which meshed in very well with the English and Irish buyers. This allowed me to indulge in my passion of creating and designing a whole range of buildings from stone Venetian-style houses to modern apartment blocks and high-net worth villas.  In the meantime, I was appointed the local Embassy Warden for the Kotor bay region by the newly established British Embassy then based in Podgorica and fulfilled my functions as adviser for UK investors, particularly on the coast.

In 2012 my project of a Venetian house in the UNESCO-listed town of Perast was awarded an International architectural award received in Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

#mnetoday: Taking into consideration the positioning of Montenegro as a ‘Wild Beauty’, have you been guided by the principles of sustainable building in your projects?

RGS: Most certainly so. Sustainability is at the core of all my projects. A few years ago I joined some fellow enthusiasts to create a Montenegro Green Building Counsel which is now recognized and part of the World Green Building Counsel; this has become the hallmark of my time here in Montenegro, allowing me to concentrate on the promotion of sustainable and green building initiatives: from energy saving to waste recycling.

#mnetoday: You’ve been here for over 16 years, you’ve done a lot in many spheres, does the thought of going back to England ever cross your mind?

RGS: I do go back to England every now and then, to visit my children and grandchildren. But I feel at home in Montenegro, I love this country and I have made it my own.

#mnetoday: I hear that you have been quite active on the cultural side too – introducing Scottish festivities to Montenegro.

RGS: You must be referring to Robert Burn’s Night! I thought it was a good enough reason to bring us, expats together and to familiarize the local people with our traditions too. Montenegro’s becoming a melting port of cultures, giving us a wonderful opportunity to exchange traditions and travel in time and space without the actual relocation.

#mnetoday: Architecture, real estate, environmental issues, cultural exchange, is there anything else that you engage in –as it seems that your day has more hours than that of a normal person?

RGS: I have a lot of passions. One is model shipbuilding. We spend weekends with my young son engaged in this meticulous activity – it makes him feel proud to see a proper multi-mast vessel appearing out of a number of wood plates.  I love painting, but I don’t find much time to engage in it…maybe when I retire (laughing)…The other thing I am very passionate about is cooking, you are very welcome to come over and try my scones – you won’t find better once in Cornwall, the place of their origin. I’m not restricting myself to English cuisine though, I love to cook Asian and Italian food too; and I love to have guests to cook for. It feels very gratifying. Dancing has been my passion since I remember myself.

#mnetoday: Do you feel happy?

RGS: I am a very happy and lucky man. I have it all: my work, which I love, my family who are happy and healthy and expanding! And the woman I love who shares all my passions. All I feel is gratitude.

#mnetoday: And the last question, which you might find challenging to answer –being such a multi-faceted personality, could you describe yourself in a few words?

RGS: One of God’s souls doing the best he can with his time on this planet.

Graphic Design in Montenegro

Presentations of projects are all too important now-a-days especially if sales depend on a good realistic image of what the development will look like when it is finished. The problem is often Graphic design in Montenegro oversteps the mark and presentations are too unrealistic so when the project is finished buyers complain the end result looks nothing like the original graphics. Developers have tried many ways of covering themselves with careful wording but at the end of the day misrepresentation can cause many legal problems and claims.

Graphic representation or rendering, as it is sometimes referred, is a business in itself. It involves the digital drawings from the architect, input of products and colours from the interior designer and agreement of the investor or client. The approximate cost of Graphic design in Montenegro is 2,500.00Euros for seven pictures and text made ready for presentation into a pamphlet or brochure.

We have one Graphic designer in Montenegro and one Interior designer on our team and are able to outsource any additional work with outside contractors and designers. This gives us flexibility and at the sometime a dependable service. In other words, we are able to produce quickly designs and graphics using in house professionals and computer knowhow.

World Green Building Council in Montenegro (WGBC)

This is a world-wide respected organization whose aim is to be an independent business-orientated not-for-profit organisation which brings together all firms and agencies involved in the development and construction of buildings and associated activities. World Green building Council in Montenegro promotes and encourages the adoption of sustainable property development based on sound environmental and economic principles. It provides an independent accreditation system for buildings which allows comparison with other buildings both nationally and in time internationally.

World Green building Council in Montenegro raises public awareness about the impact buildings have on Greenhouse Gas emissions and what must be done urgently to reduce this global problem which affects our children and grandchildren. Buildings and communities are responsible for over 40% of greenhouse gas emission world-wide.

Fully accredited GBCs are members of the World Green Building Council. Membership of the World GBC is only granted after an extensive probationary period. There are currently 18 full members, including Australia, Brazil, Germany, Japan, UK and USA with 8 at the halfway ‘emerging’ stage. In Europe, there are 9 at the initial stages of formation, including Croatia and Romania.

Environmentally sound practices are the future for all building development. Not only to satisfy EU requirements but also because clients increasingly will demand buildings fulfil such conditions. This is especially relevant in present market conditions – ‘green’ buildings have a marketing advantage. At present there is no forum for enabling coordination or cooperation between the industry, associated professions and government in Montenegro on achieving sustainable development. It provides a method of encouraging higher professional standards through knowledge transfer.

Architects, engineers, investors, financiers, product manufacturers, cost consultants, energy suppliers, surveyors, developers, contractors, occupiers – anyone involved in the complex process of planning, designing, constructing, maintaining and operating buildings can be members of World Green building Council in Montenegro.

Sustainable building consultants in Montenegro

The first United Nations premises incorporating ecological principles will be built in Montenegro’s capital to a design by Daniel Fügenschuh who is a sustainable building consultant. The City of Podgorica has donated a very attractive site on the banks of the River Moraca for this energetically autonomous building. The special equipment for the ecological technology and building services will be financed by the Austrian Development Agency and implemented by the World University Service Austria. The building itself is being financed by the Montenegrin government and will have a usable surface area of approximately 1400 m².

The project is the result of an invited architecture competition held in 2005.The building, which opens up to the riverbank, is embedded in the landscape and presents itself as the horizontal counterpart to the adjoining Millennium Bridge, Podgorica newest landmark. The various UN agencies operating in Montenegro (UNDP, WHO, UNICEF, UNHCR, IOM and UN consultants) will be brought together under a single roof slab that is perforated with large openings for natural ventilation and lighting purposes. Photovoltaic cells floating above the roof slab act as a shading device while also providing enough energy to meet the building’s estimated annual energy demands. The ventilation system works on the displacement principal, using the heat generated in the interior to drive the movement of air.

Although Montenegro defines itself as an ecologically benign state, owing to its untouched natural beauty, there is a need for action in the area of environmental protection. This project has been seen as a welcome opportunity for the country to ‘put its money where its mouth is’: the building should serve as a prime example of ecological construction in Montenegro.

Other noteworthy and positive impulses emanating from this project are the promotion of sustainable building principles by the NGO Expeditio and the Austrian Development Agency’s financial and academic support to the Faculty of Architecture in Podgorica for the establishment of a course on ecological construct with help from the Montenegro Green Building Council

Security consultants in Montenegro

Everybody would feel safe if they new they would have adequate security, especially if they lived abroad. It follows therefore that specialist advice and recommendation of systems are important. The service ranges from the simple activated intruder alarm to the sophisticated camera operated system connected to the internet so the owner of the property can monitor at anytime his property. Our security systems in Montenegro take account of the fact that most of our customers are away and need a rapid response team and Police callout if an alarm in activated.

Our security consultants in Montenegro advise on burglary prevention as well, which means a “smart house” system of timed switching on of lights and appliances to suit the property owner’s requirements. The overall effect of this is to give the impression to a potential intruder that someone is living at the property. Again our security consultant in Montenegro can connect all systems direct to the individual controlled through the internet and to our control room here in Montenegro.

It is important to remember that crime here in Montenegro is very low compared to other EU countries and America. It would be wrong of us to give the impression  otherwise

Property maintenance in Montenegro

 

This is a little known service that needs to be exploited and with a professional organization. There is a demand especially with foreign owners who live abroad and rely on a reputable organization to not only monitor their property regularly but to be on hand to fix anything that may threaten the integrity and security of the property. Property maintenance in Montenegro needs a team of men who are skilled in most building repairs techniques and to go around in a well equipped van and be responsive within a few hours of a callout.

 

We have such an organization in place and a team of workers ready to perform any Property maintenance in Montenegro at short notice. For more difficult and costly repairs it is important the owner of the property is informed of the likely cost. This is presented in a schedule of work format prepared by one of our building surveyors and costed. The owner of the property must agree to the costs before work can commence.

 

Only when works are completed and inspected by our management staff can we be satisfied the job has been done properly. Property maintenance in Montenegro has to be taken more seriously with proper management and accountability in place if the service is to be professional and efficient

Property Rentals in Montenegro

For any serious investor the capitalization of property is an important consideration. By capitalization we refer to the income generated from property investment whether it is from land, commercial warehousing, shops, offices or residential accommodation. The ratio between annual rents received and the cost of the investment is known as the yield. Property rentals in Montenegro should produce an average goss yield of 5% for residential properties and 7% for commercial properties as of today’s date of September 2015.

Commercial rentals and bare land (leasehold land) normally receive an all year round income whereas residential properties generally expect to rent for the three months of summer holiday period. Although domestic Property rentals in Montenegro are being increased by extending the tourism period to the shoulder months of May and September. In popular coastal towns such as Kotor the winter cultural season can bring rentals to nearly all year-round.

Property rentals in Montenegro tend to be more attuned to the domestic market as foreign tenants are those who require a regular change over. Given rental enquiries are through one or two internet sites, it is the property owners who make the arrangement and the agent is required to “Meet & Greet” and organizes the cleaning, laundry, and maintenance.

Security consultants in Montenegro

Everybody would feel safe if they new they would have adequate security, especially if they lived abroad. It follows therefore that specialist advice and recommendation of systems are important. The service ranges from the simple activated intruder alarm to the sophisticated camera operated system connected to the internet so the owner of the property can monitor at anytime his property. Our security systems in Montenegro take account of the fact that most of our customers are away and need a rapid response team and Police callout if an alarm in activated.

Our security consultants in Montenegro advise on burglary prevention as well, which means a “smart house” system of timed switching on of lights and appliances to suit the property owner’s requirements. The overall effect of this is to give the impression to a potential intruder that someone is living at the property. Again our security consultant in Montenegro can connect all systems direct to the individual controlled through the internet and to our control room here in Montenegro.

It is important to remember that crime here in Montenegro is very low compared to other EU countries and America. It would be wrong of us to give the impression  otherwise

Property Rentals in Montenegro

For any serious investor the capitalization of property is an important consideration. By capitalization we refer to the income generated from property investment whether it is from land, commercial warehousing, shops, offices or residential accommodation. The ratio between annual rents received and the cost of the investment is known as the yield. Property rentals in Montenegro should produce an average goss yield of 5% for residential properties and 7% for commercial properties as of today’s date of September 2015.

Commercial rentals and bare land (leasehold land) normally receive an all year round income whereas residential properties generally expect to rent for the three months of summer holiday period. Although domestic Property rentals in Montenegro are being increased by extending the tourism period to the shoulder months of May and September. In popular coastal towns such as Kotor the winter cultural season can bring rentals to nearly all year-round.

Property rentals in Montenegro tend to be more attuned to the domestic market as foreign tenants are those who require a regular change over. Given rental enquiries are through one or two internet sites, it is the property owners who make the arrangement and the agent is required to “Meet & Greet” and organizes the cleaning, laundry, and maintenance.

Property maintenance in Montenegro

 

This is a little known service that needs to be exploited and with a professional organization. There is a demand especially with foreign owners who live abroad and rely on a reputable organization to not only monitor their property regularly but to be on hand to fix anything that may threaten the integrity and security of the property. Property maintenance in Montenegro needs a team of men who are skilled in most building repairs techniques and to go around in a well equipped van and be responsive within a few hours of a callout.

 

We have such an organization in place and a team of workers ready to perform any Property maintenance in Montenegro at short notice. For more difficult and costly repairs it is important the owner of the property is informed of the likely cost. This is presented in a schedule of work format prepared by one of our building surveyors and costed. The owner of the property must agree to the costs before work can commence.

 

Only when works are completed and inspected by our management staff can we be satisfied the job has been done properly. Property maintenance in Montenegro has to be taken more seriously with proper management and accountability in place if the service is to be professional and efficient