Block Management

New minimum EPC rating: why you should engage homeowners now

The UK Government has committed to reaching net zero by 2050 — to achieve this goal, all new flat lettings in England and Wales will need to be EPC-rated C in less than three years (and all current rentals that renew will be similarly affected by...

Jessica Olley
By Jessica Olley
Professionalising block management: How to future-proof your career

Building a career in block management is as challenging as it is rewarding. As a block manager, you enjoy a people-facing role with the freedom to grow and learn over time. But if you want to manage...

HMO property licences: What are the penalties?

Houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) play a central role in meeting the country's housing needs. They offer accommodation that is typically cheaper than other private rental options and is an...

5 signs your boiler is on the blink…

When the weather's cold and the cost of gas is rising, it's more important than ever to keep your boiler well-maintained.

Are block managers really responsible for damp and mould?

Mould and damp is usually considered a problem dealt with by lettings agents and leaseholders rather than block managers, but it can quickly become a major issue for block managers without the right...

Andrew Marshall and AMRP: A Fixflo success story

Embracing the latest technology is one of the more effective ways to get ahead in the property industry. North-Eastern letting agent, AMRP, is a prime example of how the right software can help take...

What is PPM (Planned Preventative Maintenance)?

We know how valuable your property is to you. Letting agents need to keep properties running optimally in order to maintain their value and keep tenants happy. Without proper maintenance, it is easy...

Winning the race to net zero: Top tips on improving the energy...

The UK Government has vowed to reach net zero by 2050. Houses and homes make up 15% of the country's carbon emissions, meaning property professionals must embrace the latest technology to meet this...

Hiring a contractor checklist: 6 things to keep in mind

Whether you’re hiring a contractor for planned property maintenance, or a tenant has reported an emergency repair, the key is to find someone reputable who can efficiently meet the needs of your...

Industry progress: the UK housing sector and net-zero carbon emissions

Despite the doom-and-gloom tone of news about climate change, the UK housing market has made significant progress towards the government's target of achieving net zero by 2050. 

These targets, which...

What's stopping cladding remediation from progressing?

Despite the fifth anniversary of Grenfell passing this year, there is still much uncertainty around the removal of unsafe cladding. While a funding ‘waterfall’, determining who would be responsible...

Landlord responsibility: damp and mould in social housing

The tragic death of 2 year-old Awaab Ishak in his social home in Rochdale Borough has led to a prominent ongoing discussion and reassessment of landlord responsibility in dealing with damp and mould...

How dangerous is your property in snow and ice?

Freezing weather and snowy conditions have come to the UK this week, with a cold front from the Arctic causing temperatures to plummet to -10C in some areas.

Icy conditions can be very dangerous, so...