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Women pioneering property management: an interview with Sam Massey

Becoming an industry leader means changing the way things are done for the better. 

Samantha Massey FRICS FIRPM has been in the property industry since 2003. Having started out as a Property Manager, she has since risen through the ranks, becoming a...

Jessica Olley
By Jessica Olley
How will UK labour market shortages affect your business?

It’s no secret that the UK labour market has tightened over the past year. Technical skills are in high demand, making it difficult for agents to source reliable contractors for property maintenance...

How will the switch to electric vehicles affect block managers?

One of the most vital parts of the Government's net zero emissions by 2050 target is the transition to electric vehicles. No new petrol and diesel vehicles will be sold in the UK after 2030, while...

Heat pumps: Help or hindrance towards net zero?

As part of its goal to reach net zero emissions by 2050, the UK Government's Boiler Upgrade Scheme provides money to encourage households in England and Wales to switch from gas boilers to heat...

Decarbonising our homes: Are heat networks the way forward?

The UK Government has vowed to reach net zero by 2050, but with over 17% of the country’s carbon emissions coming from homes and offices, it’s clear that significant changes to how we heat buildings...

What the new energy price cap means for block managers

The Government has taken urgent action in a bid to tackle the ongoing national energy crisis. The £2,500 average price cap is designed to protect ordinary consumers from the rising wholesale cost of...

Rising repairs this winter: Could video maintenance be the answer?

More maintenance issues were reported through Fixflo in September 2022 than any previous month—and this rise in repairs is expected to continue throughout the winter.

Have you protected your properties from power cuts this winter?

The government has ruled out the possibility of power cuts this winter as a response to the growing energy crisis in Europe. But the National Grid has suggested a possible worst-case scenario where...

Preparing for the worst: Blackouts and your occupiers

The UK government has ruled out power cuts, but the National Grid has warned that in an energy crisis worst-case scenario they may be necessary on winter evenings.

Energy cap increase: How to help your residents this winter

The latest rise in energy prices has put increased pressure on renters across the UK. Combining astronomical energy bills with a nationwide cost of living crisis has made for a precarious situation...

Section 20: Is it fit for purpose?

The Section 20 process for major works was first introduced into legislation as part of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985. However, much has changed since then, including interest rates and the cost...

Three ways to communicate better with your social tenants

It’s no secret that tenants are often unhappy with their landlords. With the Regulator of Social Housing introducing tenant satisfaction measures from 1 April 2023, it’s time to assess new avenues...

How will energy cost increases affect block managers?

The latest energy price cap increase has put pressure on professionals across the property industry. With the new Prime Minister announcing an average cap of £2,500, block managers in the UK are now...