Lettings

6 tips to get your rental property off the market in no time

Re-letting a rental property is one of the biggest pain points landlords face. Every month that a property sits vacant can eat into their profit margin, presenting a security risk and potentially leaving the place open to fall into disrepair....

Joe Parish
By Joe Parish
What is buy-to-let property management?

Buy-to-let refers to a property that has been purchased specifically with a view to letting it out. Buy-to-let properties are usually residential, but the term also encompasses student property...

7 best practices for property management

As we head into the final quarter of the year, what better time to review the best practices for property management? Being at the top of your game and ensuring you have all your property...

Building safety updates and further changes to EWS1 forms

The Building Safety Bill had its second reading at the end of July, signalling big changes for the safety of buildings going forward. But while the second reading demonstrated clear progress on...

2 Rent Repayment Orders cases agents should be aware of

Rent Repayment Orders were originally brought in by the Housing Act 2004. If a landlord did not have a licence for an HMO that needed a licence, or if they had a property in an area of selective...

8 landlord insights agents should be aware of in 2021

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The complete guide to property management

Having an efficient Property Management team and process is key to a successful Letting Agency business. Landlords are won, upsold and lost based on how well their properties are managed, making...

How will RICS professional indemnity insurance requirements affect...

While the intentions behind the creation of the EWS1 form were good (it was created as a reaction to the Grenfell fire tragedy in a bid to identify and resolve issues around unsafe materials being...

How resident engagement and communication help BTR operators stand out

With investment in the UK’s Build to Rent (BTR) sector at an all-time high, there’s never been a better time for tenants searching for places to live, with a wide range of options available. But...

How has the cladding crisis affected block managers' wellbeing in...

Higher staff turnover and lower mental health and wellbeing are being felt across the property management industry, according to a new survey conducted by industry bodies ARMA and IRPM. And while...

Cybersecurity checklist for property management companies

Did you know almost half of all cyberattacks are targeted at small businesses, most of whom lack the tools to protect themselves and their clients or have no idea how to respond? All it takes is...

How to handle a leaseholder's request for a licence to alter

Familiarity breeds contempt. We all know what it’s like. Due to lockdown, we’ve all been spending far more time than usual at home. In between Zoom calls and (Microsoft) team talks, it’s only...

Why are tenancy deposit disputes still happening?

Although the number of tenancy disputes settled by tenancy deposit schemes is going down for the first time in over a decade, there are still tens of thousands of disagreements over deposits every...