Joe Parish

Posts by Joe Parish

Joe loves to read on property management. He has also recently adopted a Peaky-Blinder-esque fashion sense and a positive attitude to adjectival hyphenated phrases.

Data protection: 7 upcoming changes property professionals need to...

The UK’s data protection laws affect all organisations that process the personal data of UK citizens — including property management businesses. In 2021, the UK Government held a public consultation...

Rent Repayment Order case on appeal - how will it impact letting...

Rent Repayment Orders could soon have greater consequences for letting agents as a long-running dispute over to whom they apply will be heard by the Supreme Court. Given the surge of rent-to-rent...

What's stopping block managers and leaseholders from moving to...

In October 2021, the Government set the ambitious goal of net-zero man-made greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, following a recommendation from the Climate Change Committee.

The target will have a...

1 in 10 Landlords will exit the market – how will this affect letting...

In uncertain economic times, a government survey says that 1 in 10 landlords are looking to exit the rental market. With a potential mass exodus on the horizon, we examine the real reasons behind why...

Estate agent's guide to leasehold

Owning a home of one’s own has long been the great British dream. But while successive governments have tried to combat issues with home affordability and the availability of property, none have...

What will be the impact of extending Right to Buy to housing...

They say an Englishman’s home is his castle, and the national obsession with owning our own homes shows no signs of going anywhere. So, with one in three millennials unlikely to ever own their own...

Building Safety Funding: A guide with Nigel Glen

Despite an extended public spotlight being shone on the issue, hundreds of buildings across the country are still covered by unsafe cladding similar to that which cost all the tragic loss of life in...

How is the RICS service charge residential management Code changing?

Industry body RICS (The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) is currently consulting on changes to be made to its ‘Service charge residential management code’ and is inviting industry input and...

How to encourage your occupiers to recycle

As climate change and sustainability become more pressing issues, attention is turning towards recycling and the need to minimise waste. Britain’s recycling rate fell from 45.5% in 2019 to 44% in...

Greener homes: Revisiting the government’s net zero plans for property

The Government’s net-zero plans for housing in England and Wales laid out in the Heat and Buildings Strategy ahead of November 2021’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) received a storm...

Industry experts discuss Lord Greenhalgh’s Building Safety Bill...

As the long-awaited Building Safety Bill passes through the Report stage in the House of Lords (having already been through the House of Commons), some major proposed amendments to its content have...

Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016: How will it affect tenancies?

Landlords, agents and tenants in Wales are soon set to face the biggest change to their housing law for decades. Designed to simplify tenancy legislation and improve conditions in rented homes in...

The Property Institute's Executive Chair shares thoughts on RTM...

Since The Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act of 2002, many leaseholders have acquired the right to manage their block through a right to manage (RTM) company. While this has advantages for...