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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?

ARLA propertymark, fixflo, angus roberts


See why David loves Fixflo-1


How to Reduce The Impact of The Tenant Fee Ban on Your Bottom Line

Tenants' Fees Ban, letting fees ban, Wales

The ban on tenant fees is fast approaching in Wales and, as in England, is set to have a major impact on agency revenues. 

How to Increase The Rent

Letting Agent Blog, section 13


How a Gen Z Letting Agent Wins Landlords

Letting Agent Blog, how to win new landlords

We spoke with Josh Walshe, of Walshe’s Property and Letting Agency in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. We wanted to find out what his secret was behind the success of both being a new business and being...

Top Tips for Handling Bad Tenants

Letting Agent Blog

In the majority of cases, tenants are great. They are usually the law-abiding guardians of the landlord's property, which is often the biggest investment the landlord would make in their lifetime....

How to Win More Landlords: A Business Strategy

Letting Agent Blog, Letting Agent Tips

In property, the need to progress and attain more resources and as strong a market position as possible is just as important as it is in every other industry. The resource you need to ensure that...

How to Win More Landlords

Attracting Landlords, how to attract new landlords

With the Tenant Fees Act passing into law, we know that it's important for you to keep your revenue streams as high as possible. One of the surest ways of doing that is in finding new landlords to...

Comply With TPO Code of Practice Changes: You Need to Have This Checklist for Repairs and Maintenance

Lettings Industry Regulation, Letting Agent Blog, repairs and maintenance management software, regulation, TPO, TPO Code of Practice


3 Reasons Why Having Clear Processes Will Help You Win Private Landlords

Letting Agent Blog, Letting Agent Tips, lettings industry, lettings agents

Although they are not the easiest things to do, establishing and following robust work processes is important for any business.  This is especially so with letting agencies. They not only help win...

HMO Law Changes Explained in 4 Minutes

Lettings Industry Regulation, Letting Agent Blog, HMO's, lettings industry, HMO

As it's been months since the extension of mandatory HMO licensing in England, we wanted to reflect on the impact of the changes and look to what the future may hold.

The Importance of Fire Risk Assessment in Effective Planned Preventative Management

PPM, Tips for Block Managers, Block Management Blog, block management, block managers

In the wake of the Grenfell fire disaster, property managers have become more vigilant at instructing their maintenance firms to carry out fire risk assessments (FRAs), however, there is a...

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...

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

Section 21 Legislation, Section 21, legislation, section 8, s8

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?

code of practice, TPO, TPO Code of Practice

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

hhsrs, tripping, falling, hazards, fall and trip


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...

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