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How to Get Change Management Right When Introducing New Processes and Software Systems

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Sometimes, change is for the better.

5 Things You Should Know About Penalties For Breaching Tenant Fees Act

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The impact of the Tenant Fees Ban to the rental market in England and Wales cannot be ignored. But while everybody knows what it prohibits (fees for supplementary services to tenants) how many of...

Does an HMO Licence Stick to a Property and Would it Reduce the Sale Value?


HMO licencing is a complicated matter. From the application process to complying with licencing conditions to passing inspections throughout the licensed period, the licence holder has many...

A Complete Guide to HHSRS Assessment and Hazards

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You Don’t Have to Accept All HMO Licence Requirements the Council Asks for

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Even the most experienced of Landlords could find it difficult to master all the steps in their application for an HMO licence. The HMO and selective licensing regime is one of the...

Block Management Companies Challenged By Unprofitable Growth

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7 Worst Cases of Pest Infestations in Uk Homes (Warning – Skin-crawling Content Inside)


WE’VE all been there with unwanted houseguests – the friends who promised they’d only crash on your sofa for a couple of nights; the in-laws who just won’t go away. But what about when those...

3 HMO Key Facts Landlords and Tenants Should Know About


A CASE in which four tenants were able to claim £15,000 (the equivalent of almost a year’s rent) from their landlord has sent alarm bells ringing through the industry. By the tenants’ own...

6 Common Defenses and Counterclaims That Tenants Use to Escape Section 8 Eviction Notices

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With Section 21 potentially on its way out, all eyes are on Section 8 as the best remaining means of evicting a tenant. But thousands of Section 8 eviction notices fail each year because tenants...

4 Common Mistakes You Could Be Making About HMOs


Do you rent to sharers?  Are any of the sharers unrelated?  Yes?  Your property could be a House in Multiple Occupation - commonly known as an HMO.

10+ Fascinating Statistics On Communications Every Agency Should Know [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Ofcom's Communications Market Report 2018 shows that we’ve reached the point in technology development that the number of phone calls we’re making is falling (figures show they dipped in 2017)...

Provide 24-Hour Emergency Contact for Licensed Properties Or Risk Up to £30k Fines

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Not surprisingly, there’s a little-known requirement among all the complicated property licensing regulations. Under section 67 and section 90 of the Housing Act 2004, local...

Maximising Yield in Build to Rent Properties


Introduction: What is Build to Rent?

The UK build to rent (BTR) sector, comprising purpose-built rental homes that are professionally managed and institutionally owned, is booming. Recent research...

What You Need to Know about Section 20

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What is Section 20 (of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985)?

Covering work done to residential blocks, Section 20 is designed to regulate the financial contribution leaseholders are required to make...

How To Target Landlords: 4 Types of Landlords You Need To Know

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Perhaps the most important aspect of marketing is defining and intimately understanding the market you’re attempting to reach and sell to. Every group of consumers is different in terms of their...

Is branding important for finding landlords?

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You might have a brand which has been in place for years, but is it actually doing your business any good? Is it making it stand out? Has it helped your agency become well-known throughout your...

New to RoPA? Here's What You Need to Know



Everything You Should Know About Section 21

Section 21 Legislation, Section 21


A Rent Repayment Order Can Make You Pay 1 Year's Rent to Your Tenants


Many landlords are unaware of a significant change in legislation change on the Rent Repayment Order (RRO). It was originally introduced in 2006, under the Housing Act 2004, to enable...

What Has Angus Roberts Got To Say About Fixflo?

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