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How the HHSRS Checklist and Fitness for Human Habitation Bill are Turning Up the Heat on Landlords

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As cross-party and government support for it builds, we expect the Fitness for Human Habitation Bill to be passed relatively quickly. In theory, nobody can argue that the formalisation of...

How Simple Admin Mistakes Can Void Your Right to Evict a Tenant Under Section 21

Section 21

If you’re a landlord looking to end a tenancy, there’s every chance that you’ll need to serve your tenant with a Section 21 notice to do so - after all, 24,000 Section 21 notices were correctly...

5 Things Landlords Must Do at the Beginning of a Tenancy to Serve a Section 21 Notice at its End

Section 21

Section 21 allows landlords to legally and reasonably ask tenants to leave (with two months’ notice) without having to provide a reason, but their ability to serve a valid Section 21 notice rests...

3 Things for Block Managers to Consider When Hiring Contractors

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Every good block manager knows that their fortunes rise and fall with the success and failure of their contractors. In addition to actually managing the block, a large part of block management is...

Why the Fitness for Human Habitation Bill Could Hit Agents Hard

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As the buzz around the Fitness for Human Habitation Bill (likely to be passed later this year) builds, there’s still a huge grey area about what it will mean for landlords – and agents.

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How Did The Beast From The East Affect The Nation's Boilers?

Fixflo Plus, beast from the east

It might have taken until the beginning of March, but the UK finally got its annual dose of winter snow thanks to a combination of the Beast From The East and Storm Emma creating havoc throughout...

Things to Consider if You're Thinking of Selling Your Estate Agency Business

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In this guest blog, we're delighted to welcome back Peter Nicholls, who previously authored the post Establishing Your Reputation as a Lettings Agency off the back of his contribution to our...

How Lettings Agents Can Expand Into Block Management

PropTech, block management software, lettings industry

Expanding into block management is one obvious way that today’s stretched letting agents can utilise their existing skills to diversify their portfolio. But despite the obvious benefits – not only...

How Does Block Management Software Benefit Occupiers and RMCs?

block management software, occupiers, rmcs

One of the key considerations you have to make when investing in block repairs and maintenance management software is promoting its benefit to RMCs. If they don’t see the value in it, then you...

Why Do You Need to Know About the HHSRS Checklist?

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There's so much legislation that lettings agents and landlords need to be aware of now that it's possible the Human Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) hasn't crossed their path. However, with...

Why Lettings Agents Should Care About The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

minimum energy efficiency standards

From April 1st 2018, the new energy efficiency standards that everybody’s been talking about will be rolled out industry wide. The onus for meeting the standards, which call for all rental...

4 Reasons You Need Block Repairs and Maintenance Management Software

block management software

As block managers know, managing multiple blocks across multiple cities can be an administrative nightmare. Combine that with the time demands of the increasing legislation dogging the sector and...

What Does the Fitness for Human Habitation Bill Mean for the Property Market?

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A  Bill with the potential to have a big impact is quietly making its way through Parliament on its way to being enshrined in law. The Homes Bill (presented by Labour MP Karen Buck) was initially...

Appraising the Value of Your Estate Agency Business

estate agency

 this guest blog, we're delighted to welcome back Peter Nicholls, CEO of Ideology Consulting. This time, he discusses a number of things to consider if you're considering selling your estate...

Leasehold Property - What is the Cost?

leasehold property

Financial costs and responsibilites associated with owning a residential leasehold property can be a difficult issue for those who newly own a property to get their heads around. We have covered...

The Case For the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

minimum energy efficiency standards

It's common knowledge that, from 1st April 2018, all properties on the rental market being marketed for new leases or renewals will need to achieve a minimum Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)...

Fixflo Appoints Michael Murphy MBE As Non-Executive Chairman

Fixflo News Blog

PropTech company Fixflo (www.fixflo.com), which provides repairs and maintenance software used in nearly 500,000 properties, has announced the appointment of Michael Murphy MBE as non-executive...

Why is it Important for Lettings Agents to Add More Value to Attract Landlords?

how to attract new landlords, lettings agents

Every business’s main aim is the accumulation of revenue and, for lettings professionals, the amount of revenue they can collect is directly related to the number of landlords, and the number of...

Property Management Software Buyers' Guide: Eurolink

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Eurolink is one of our favourite property management systems. We said so in our Property Management Software Buyer's Guide, but now we've given them their own article, in which they explain their ...

How Proptech Has Changed The Role Of The Property Manager

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As the number of proptech solutions on the market increases (2017 was dubbed "proptech’s breakthrough year" by many) it’s understandable that some property managers might fear that increasingly...

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