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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...

Fixflo Teams Up with Sector Experts to Survey the Leasehold and Block Management Industry

Tips for Block Managers, Block Management Blog, block managers, Block Survey 2019

  • The Fixflo Leasehold and Block Management Market Survey is now open. Block and leasehold management companies and industry suppliers are encouraged to respond to the survey before 31 August, 2019

3 Reasons Why You Need to Know the Landlord & Tenant Act 1985

Letting Agent Tips, Landlord Tips, law, Landlord and Tenant Act 1985

If you're a property manager working in lettings, chances are, you've heard of the Tenant Fees Act 2019, the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) and even its younger cousin Homes...

A Brief Introduction to Section 8

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With the anticipated end of Section 21, Section 8 of the Housing Act 1988 is another way for a landlord to terminate a tenancy. And while it might look easy on paper (unlike Section 21, a Section...

What is the TPO Code of Practice and Why is It Important for Letting Agents?

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Did you know that (as of 1st June 2019) you need to offer your tenant the right to be present when you access their property? Or that you now need to make a provision for non-native speakers?...

Preventing Fall and Trip Hazards in Rental Properties

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Is the End of Section 21 Good or Bad?

Section 21 Legislation, Section 21, lettings agents, legislation

It’s been a busy year for the lettings industry, with changes to legislation aplenty. We’ve already had the Tenant Fees Act 2019 (aka the fees ban), as well as the introduction of the Fitness for...

Property Management Software Buyers Guide: AgentOS

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We love AgentOS, formerly known as LetMC, - it's one of our favourite property management systems, as cited in our blog and in our Property Management Software Buyer's Guide. Here's a brief guide...

Property Management Software Buyers Guide: MRI SLM

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We love MRI SLM, formerly known as Qube Global Software, - it's one of our favourite property management systems, as cited in our blog and in our Property Management Software Buyer's Guide....

Property Management Software Buyers Guide: MRI Qube SLM

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We love MRI Software - it's one of our favourite property management systems, as cited in our blog and in our Property Management Software Buyer's Guide. Here's a brief guide to its features and...

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...

Secrets of the Most Successful Letting Agents Revealed

Attracting Landlords, business growth, how to attract new landlords, lettings agents, tenants

Why is it that some letting agents seem more successful than others? Is it down to their sales techniques, or perhaps it’s the CEO’s contacts? Although sometimes it might seem that one agent has...

Co-op Homes & Fixflo Partner Up to Improve Repairs Management for Social Housing Tenants

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Co-op Homes (part of the RHP Group) has become one of the first not-for-profit housing associations to use Fixflo, the market leading repairs and maintenance management software. This will help...

10 Completion Tips for the House Buyer and Seller

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Why You Need to Keep Leaseholders Happy with PPM Strategy

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How Do You Apply for an HMO Property Licence?

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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?

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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)

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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?

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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...

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