Compliance

Building safety: What is 'proportionality' and why is it important?

With the Building Safety Bill having progressed to a new stage in the House of Commons at the end of October, leaseholders, block managers and lenders are reminded that the clock is still very much ticking on the Bill becoming law....

Joe Parish
By Joe Parish
What is Build to Rent property management?

In order to look at what Build to Rent (BTR) property management means, it’s important to first examine exactly what Build to Rent is, and how it differs from the traditional lettings model. Build...

Step-by-step: Writing a privacy notice for your UK property business

No matter the type of property business you have, it is a legal requirement to be clear with your clients about what you plan to do with their personal information. The most effective way to do...

Data protection checklist for UK property businesses

If the rules and regulations around data protection leave you feeling a bit confused, this simple but effective data protection checklist might be just what you need for your property business....

Building safety updates: Proposed competencies for Building Safety...

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has provided further clarification on how it sees the role of Building Safety Managers (BSMs) developing as a part of block management.

“You’ve got to ensure you have the processes and resources in place”:...

Director of Scanlans Property Management, Ian Magenis, managed to launch a successful property career spanning both the public and private sectors all while on his gap year! In an exclusive...

Quarterly legal and compliance updates for block managers Q3 2021

On 1 September 2021, Fixflo ran the latest in a series of quarterly legal compliance update webinars with solicitor Cassandra Zanelli, CEO of Property Management Legal Services to discuss the...

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...

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

Guest blog by Reapit, the UK’s leading supplier for estate agency CRM solutions.