PropTech

How will the Internet of Things (IoT) change property management?

Proptech has developed to such an extent that it can solve problems before they even arise. With the cost of data storage and connectivity both falling, it's no longer just a buzzword. Here, we look at the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it...

Joe Parish
By Joe Parish
Why use a third-party inventory service?

More and more lettings agents are starting to use third-party companies to carry out their inventory at check-in. But do you know what's involved?

Key changes in the Government's leasehold reform proposals

This year kicked off with a government announcement that promised the most sweeping housing reforms in forty years - with an estimated 4.5 million leaseholders in the country given the right to...

How to target landlords: 4 types of landlords you need to know

Perhaps the most important aspect of marketing is defining and intimately understanding the market you’re attempting to reach and sell to. Every group of consumers is different in terms of their...

8 key cases in leasehold property management

As laws around property get tighter, we take a look at eight key property management legal cases and their outcomes over the last few months, and what this might mean for block managers.

Why England should follow Wales and help struggling tenants &...

There has long been a rivalry between England and Wales (not just in the rugby), and Wales has taken the lead - in the property world at least - with a comprehensive loan scheme that could be the...

The importance of soft skills for the property industry

Hiring managers are commonly faced with a dilemma: choosing between two candidates who appear equally as qualified. One solution is to prioritise “soft skills” as a key differentiator. LinkedIn’s...

Making customer experience the heart of your maintenance strategy

According to a survey of 170 Leasehold and Block Management companies in Fixflo’s Leasehold and Block Management Report 2019, 82% said they lost clients because customer expectations were...

Quick guide: NHF Code of Governance 2020

The National Housing Federation (NHF) has recently revitalised its Code of Governance to reflect the changing values and pressures facing the housing sector today. The Code, which was last revised...

5 key findings from our Pandemic Impact Survey

Before 2020 ended MRI Software and Fixflo engaged with 37 sales agencies and letting agencies to find out how they had been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, how their businesses responded to the...

7 key insights about the BTR resident journey

As the year draws to a close, we spoke to our BTR (build to rent) Industry Advisor and Operations & Commercial Director at PLATFORM_, Kevin Watson, to get his insights on how BTR operators can...

EWS1 Requirements: Changes in government guidance

In what might be a major victory for leaseholders, the Government has revised its advice on EWS1 requirements, potentially freeing hundreds of thousands of leaseholders unable to sell or...

How is the shared ownership model for housing changing?

What are the key differences between the existing shared ownership structure and the new model being proposed?