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Fixflo's 10 Essential Letter Templates for Property Managers Released

Letting Agent Blog, property managers, letter templates

Writing a letter was once the only way for most people to communicate without being in the same room, and it was as normal as breathing. One of the most famous epistolary novels of all time, for...

5 Reasons Why Landlords Still Need Letting Agents

Letting Agent Blog, Repairs and Maintenance Software

In today’s cautious market, landlords may be tempted to reduce their overheads and let their letting agents go in favour of managing their property (or properties) alone.

What Do Customers Want From A Letting Agent?

Tips for Tenants, Letting Agent Blog, Repairs and Maintenance Software

More than 200 estate agents have opened in London in the past year, and with the emergence of online agents, competition is at its peak. Improving customer service should be a priority for every...

How Can Property Managers Benefit From Repairs And Maintenance Software?

Letting Agent Blog, Repairs and Maintenance Software

Suitable for letting agents of all shapes and sizes, repairs and maintenance software is one of the most cost-effective and efficient ways of growing and enhancing your business. Streamlining your...

6 Summer Maintenance Tips

Tips for Tenants, Letting Agent Blog, Repairs and Maintenance Software

They say ‘make hay while the sun shines’ – an adage that definitely applies to the rental property game. Summertime is the perfect time for landlords to focus on maintenance issues, both big and...

What Do Millennial Tenants Want From A Rental Property?

Tips for Tenants, Letting Agent Blog, Repairs and Maintenance Software

With generation rent now making up a significant portion of the rental market, landlords should be prioritising the things that millennials prize when it comes to home hunting.  Focusing on the...

How Can PropTech Help Agents Deal with A Rental Surge?

PropTech, Letting Agent Blog, Repairs and Maintenance Software

One in four households will be privately rented by 2021, according to new research by Knight Frank. But despite a surge of activity in the sector, it’s unlikely letting agents will be able to...

What Are The 5 Most Common Tenant Repairs?

Letting Agent Blog, Letting Agent Tips, Repairs and Maintenance Software

When it comes to tenant repairs, the same pain points keep cropping up. These are often complicated by confusion about who bears responsibility for their resolution; the tenant or the landlord. We...

What ‘When the Landlords Move In’ Can Teach Us About Repair Reporting

Letting Agent Blog, Repairs and Maintenance Software

TV show ‘When the Landlords Move In’ makes for some carcrash viewing, but it also has some valuable lessons to teach landlords and letting agents about repairs reporting too.

4 Ways To Minimise The Impact Of The Fees Ban

Letting Agent Blog, Tenant Fee Ban/Bill

Now is the time for agents to critically evaluate their business and make the necessary changes. Even though many agencies intend to pass the cost of the letting fees ban onto the landlord, in...

What Are Tenants Responsible For During Their Tenancy?

Letting Agent Blog, Repairs and Maintenance Software

Everyone has heard the story about the tenant who called in maintenance to change a lightbulb. But while it might be humorous, this tall tenant tale is part of a wider problem. Namely that tenants...

What Are The Likely Outcomes Of The Fees Ban?

Letting Agent Blog, Tenant Fee Ban/Bill

Although it’s unclear as to what format the lettings fee ban will take, or when it will be put into effect,it is clear that there are  two likely scenarios emerging and from these, three possible...

The 15 Best Property Management Software Systems In The UK

Letting Agent Blog, Repairs and Maintenance Software

Property management software is finally getting its due in the lettings industry. Providing letting agents with the opportunity to cut costs, streamline their processes and boost service levels,...

What Was The Impact Of The Fees Ban In Scotland?

Letting Agent Blog, Tenant Fee Ban/Bill

In this post, we take a look at the effects of the fees ban in Scotland. Advocates of the proposed English letting fees ban have pointed to the 'sucesses' that have surmonted north of the border....

How Can Technology Help You Stand Out From Your Competitors?

Letting Agent Blog, Repairs and Maintenance Software

In today’s crowded marketplace, smaller agencies (and their larger counterparts) need to be able to differentiate themselves from their competitors and stand out from the crowd.

What Impact Will The Fees Ban Have On Letting Agents?

Letting Agent Blog, Tenant Fee Ban/Bill

First, let’s take a look at the Government’s argumen for the fee ban in greater detail. They believe that the proposed letting fees ban will create a “strong, private rented sector, which provides...

The 2017 Rental Repairs Survey Is Here

Rental Repairs Survey, The Fixflo Report, Letting Agent Blog

Agents, it's time for you to have your say and participate in the largest survey of its kind. Fixflo's annual Rental Repairs Survey aims to provide agents with an insight into repairs and...

What Does The Draft Tenants’ Fees Bill Propose And When Will It Come Into Effect?

Letting Agent Blog, Tenant Fee Ban/Bill

On the 23rd November 2016 the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, announced that a government ban on all letting fees charged to tenants would be rolled out across England (a similar ban already exists in...

What Are The Benefits Of Online Repair Reporting For Letting Agents?

Letting Agent Blog, Repairs and Maintenance Software

How do you manage your repairs and maintenance management process? With the days of answering the phone and taking notes numbered, it’s time to look further afield at alternative methods such as...

Letting Agents: Don't Lose Landlords With Poor Repairs

Letting Agent Blog

To win new landlords, one thing is clear: letting agents must be apt at providing immediate value, particularly when it comes to protecting a landlord’s key asset – their property. After all, it...

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