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What is the Future of the Block Management Industry? [VIDEO]

block management

Block management is an industry in flux - various legislative and political pressures have been placed on it, and it's difficult to see where it might go in the future.

We were fortunate, therefore,...

5 signs your boiler is on the blink…

boiler maintenance

As winter approaches, it’s more important than ever to keep your boiler well maintained. 

How to Prevent Damp and Mould

damp, mould

They say that prevention is better than a cure and that’s definitely the case when it comes to damp and mould. Although there are many ways to treat damp and mould once it develops, it’s far...

How to Prevent Legionella in Your Property

legionella

Under Section 3(2) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, landlords are legally required to keep their properties free from health hazards and one of these hazards listed is legionella. But...

Fixflo nominated for PropTech Company of the Year!

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 The News on the Block Property Management Awards are back for the seventh year! It’s rapidly become one of the most important dates in the calendar for the block management industry, like...

How To Identify Problem Tenants

tenants, inspections, deposits

When it comes to letting a property, it can be tempting to accept the first prospective tenant who makes an offer. After all, any rental void can mean unwelcome costs for landlords who...

The Fixflo Report 2018 Is Out Now: What Does It Say?

fixflo report 2018

The Fixflo Report is always insightful, regardless of whether the information it reveals is expected or unexpected. When you survey over 400 people, the results clearly have the potential to be...

How To Give Landlords And Tenants The Complete Picture Regarding Your Fees

fees display, compliance

Most agents are aware that, under the Consumer Rights Act of 2015, they’re legally required to display the details of the fees they’re charging landlords and tenants or face a hefty fine, but not...

Why Adequate Response Times Are Key to Repairs and Maintenance Compliance

adequate response, compliance

When it comes to maintenance and repairs, staying compliant (and within the bounds of the law) can be a contentious issue. Most of the rules around repairs are based on the interpretation of laws...

Martyn Gerrard at the ARLA Conference 2018

ARLA propertymark, fixflo, martyn gerrard

In April some of the Fixflo team made the trip from Elephant and Castle to the Excel Centre to attend the annual ARLA Propertymark Conference. In amongst the speeches and the swag, we were able to...

How First-Time Landlords Can Protect Themselves After Tenants Have Moved In

first-time landlords

You've found an agent, marketed your property, filled out all the legal obligations of being a landlord (gas, appliance and tenant reference checks to name just a few) and your tenants have moved...

Pet Detective: Why You Need To Do Your Research When Letting To Pets

pets, tenants with pets, renting to pets

We are a nation of animal lovers. From furry friends to fowls and fish, it’s estimated that around 45% of all households in the UK own a pet of some description - and they’ve all got to live...

Angus Roberts at the ARLA Conference 2018

ARLA propertymark, fixflo, angus roberts

The Fixflo team (and it was a team - there were about 10 of us!) were extremely fortunate to attend April's ARLA Propertymark Conference at the ExCel Centre in London, which attracts the biggest...

The Truth About Cats And Dogs (And Why You Should Be Accepting Their Owners As Tenants)

pets, tenants with pets, renting to pets

Traditionally landlords have been wary of renting properties to pet owners, fearing extra mess, damage and the unwanted animal odours that can linger long after the pet and its owner have gone.

Anthony Pepe at the ARLA Conference 2018

ARLA propertymark, fixflo, anthony pepe

Back in April, well before our Love Island and World Cup-drenched summer, Fixflo joined the cream of the lettings industry at the annual ARLA Propertymark Conference at the ExCel Centre in London....

How Proptech Tools Can Make Your Life Easier

audit trail, compliance, PropTech

In property, time is one of our biggest commodities, and with stagnating rents and the much-feared Tenant Fees Bill threatening to squeeze already slim profit margins, agents have to find ways to...

How Three Little Words Could Represent A Big Opportunity For Letting Agents

fitness for human habitation bill, hhsrs

It’s no secret: lettings is hard and becoming harder. The game has changed. It’s not about winning an instruction from “X down the road”, there’s a collective game in play with all professional...

First-Time Landlords: How to Prep Your Property for Tenants

first-time landlords

Becoming a landlord for the first time can be a daunting business. If you’ve done your sums properly, the rental returns on the property should make it worthwhile - but when you’re just starting...

How An Effective Audit Trail Can Save Your Livelihood

audit trail, compliance

Creating an audit trail might not be a direct compliance requirement, but it is still one of the most valuable things you can do to protect yourself and your business.

The Managing Agent's Guide to Choosing The Right Contractor

choosing the right contractor

When it comes to maintenance and repairs, choosing the right contractors is vital. It’s not just a matter of contractors representing your brand; it’s also a matter of compliance because if things...

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