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Joe Parish

Joe loves to read on property management. He has also recently adopted a Peaky-Blinder-esque fashion sense and a positive attitude to adjectival hyphenated phrases.

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

regulation, law, HMO, house of multiple occupancy

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...

The Ultimate Guide to Property Management Software

Repairs and Maintenance Software, property management software, property technology

Property management is a tricky job, with the property manager often needing to switch between roles to do their job effectively. If you’re a letting agent, or a block manager, you’ll know already...

How Do You Apply for an HMO Property Licence?

HMO, house of multiple occupancy

Applying for an HMO property licence sounds straightforward, but there are a lot of things to bear in mind.  Although the HMO license application is designed so that it can be completed by a...

Service Trends to Watch for in the Future of the Lettings Industry

Letting Agent Blog, Letting Agent Tips, future

AS Bob Dylan once said, the time’s they are a-changin’ – and never is that more true than in today’s lettings industry. Even before this month’s Tenant Fee Act, agencies knew they had to move with...

What are the Different Types of HMO?

HMO, house of multiple occupancy

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...

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...

All About HMO Licences 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...

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

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

They 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 only impact...

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 appreciate the personal touch. For letting agencies, these should be the two takeaways for their business models in the face of the Tenant Fee Act

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...

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

fitness for human habitation bill, hhsrs, law, gas, safety, ffhh, carbon monoxide

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

Tenant Fees Bill: What the ban is & what it means for the lettings industry

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

The Tenant Fees Act 2019 is now very much live and in full effect, and with the fee ban here, lettings agents need to make sure they're ticking all the boxes with regards charging fees correctly....

Have a Nice Stay: What to Include In Your Tenant Welcome Pack

tenants

What to include in your tenant welcome pack

How To Get the Most Out of Your Gas Safety Check

lettings agents, tenants, law, gas, safety, ffhh

WHEN it comes to gas, there’s no such thing as a second chance so it’s imperative that all landlords (and their letting agents) get gas safety right. 
While most landlords are aware that their...

How To Comply with the HHSRS Regulations on Crowding and Space

Letting Agent Tips, lettings industry, lettings agents, hhsrs, regulation, law, crowding

With The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act due to come into force in a matter of weeks (20th March 2019), focus has understandably turned to the 29 Housing Health and Safety System (HHSRS)...

Improving Communication in a Rapidly Changing Lettings Industry

PropTech, Letting Agent Tips, tenant fees bill

In just a few months, the property management landscape in England will change significantly.

Insulate yourself against noise

hhsrs, legislation, noise

WE all lead busy, noisy lives. With the sound of traffic, dogs barking or car alarms a near constant in most cities (and don’t underestimate the sound of the countryside*), it can be hard to...

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