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What are the Penalties of Not Getting an HMO Property Licence?

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Since the new legislation surrounding HMO licensing came into effect in October 2018, councils have increasingly been cracking down on landlords letting homes without the proper licence. Although...

What are the Different Types of HMO?

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The legislation about what constitutes a house of multiple occupancy (HMO) is quite complex, with different councils designating different things and a raft of exclusions and exceptions to the...

A Guide to the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES)

Energy Efficiency Regulations Lettings, minimum energy efficiency standards

The Minimum Energy Efficient Standards, or the MEES, were introduced in April 2015. The standards are designed to ensure that all rented residential and commercial property are suitably...

Do You Need an HMO Property Licence?

law, HMO, house of multiple occupancy

Many landlords could find their properties are falling into the House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) category without even realising it. The traditional idea of an HMO conjures up the image of a...

Defining Your Company Values

Letting Agent Blog, Letting Agent Tips, business growth

Why we do what we do, but more importantly, how we do it.

All About HMOs and Property Licensing

HMO's, HMO, house of multiple occupancy

An HMO, or a house in multiple occupation, is a common form of rental property in the UK. By some estimates, there are between 250,000 - 500,000 properties in the UK that could be classified as...

Tenant Fees Act 2019: The Frequently Asked Questions

Tenant Fee Ban/Bill, Tenants' Fees Ban, tenant fees bill, letting fees ban

With the Tenant Fees Act coming into force in England on 1st June 2019, and the Welsh fee ban due to follow suit in September, there are lots of questions to be answered. We take a look at some of...

The Tenant Fee Bill: A Simple Guide For Tenants

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Government acts and legislation can be hard to follow sometimes, they can be full of jargon and quite frankly, some stuff we have no idea what it means. So, that's where we come in, we’re here to...

Countdown to the Tenant Fee Act: 5 Steps to Get Ready

Tenant Fee Ban/Bill, tenant fees bill

We might be moving into summer but for the lettings industry (and the Game of Thrones fans amongst you) winter is coming. While we can’t help you save Winterfell (don’t worry that wasn’t a...

Delegating to Digital: How to Beat the Tenant Fee Ban with Technology

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Tenant Fee BillThey say you have to spend money to make money but utilising technology (some of which you will already have at your disposal) is a relatively inexpensive way to make sure that the...

How to Define Your Business Mission Statement & Company Values

If you build anything in life, then you need strong foundations. In my last article we looked at how to build a roadmap for your lettings agency business. But one of the most important factors in...

Offering a Personal Service and the Tenant Fee Bill

Tenant Fee Ban/Bill, tenant fees bill, letting fees ban

NOBODY wants to feel just like a number and we all crave the personal touch. For letting agencies, these should be the two takeaways for their business models in the month leading up to the Tenant...

Three-Year Tenancies - Would They Make Any Real Difference?

landlords, tenants, government, legislation

The government’s plans to introduce three-year tenancy durations haven’t been met with overwhelming positivity throughout the private rented sector, but is there any evidence that they would make...

What Makes Fixflo A Different Proptech Startup?

PropTech, property technology, brand values

We know that the proptech industry is full of start-ups all purporting to do the same thing, and it can be difficult for any one company to stand out. We wouldn’t say that we need any help in...

How to plan a roadmap for your lettings business

Letting Agent Blog, Letting Agent Tips, business growth, lettings agents

In last week’s article I introduced you to the concept of the agency roadmap. The roadmap is a business plan with nine modules, that when followed will give you a systemised, profitable and...

10 Facts about the Tenant Fee Bill

Tenant Fee Ban/Bill, tenant fees bill, lettings agents, letting fees ban

The Tenant Fee Bill. We all know it’s coming – and we all know that from 1st June 2019, we can wave goodbye to any fees for credit checks, references and all the other administrative tasks...

What one thing do you need in your agency to be a success?

business growth, lettings agents

Finding success as a letting agent involves a lot of hard work, especially in the face of the many changes currently happening in the industry. We asked John Paul, owner of the award winning...

How to maximise social media to gain more landlords

Social Media Tips For Letting Agents, how to attract new landlords, win landlords, how to get landlords

ONCE upon a time social media was seen as the enemy of productivity, giving us too much time to waste stalking old friends instead of working. But the vast amount of time (135 minutes a day...

Fitness for Human Habitation Act (FFHH) - Silent but deadly

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What you need to know about preventing carbon monoxide and other hazardous gases in your property

The Tenant Fee Bill: What it is & what it means for the lettings industry

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The Tenant Fee Bill is no longer a will they/won't they situation. The fee ban is coming and all lettings agents will need to be ready on deadline day. If you're still not sure how the fee ban...

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