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.

The Zero Moment of Truth (ZMOT) for block managers

When it comes to succeeding in business, understanding customer behaviour is key. Arguably, nobody is more clued in about customer behaviour than search engine success story, Google, who...

What is the new Help to Grow scheme?

One of the key parts of the Spring Budget 2021 was Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s focus on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and his £520 million plan to help maximise their productivity and...

The future of the high street – and why property managers need to care

The clouds of doom and gloom have been hovering for years, but now, with COVID-19, reality is really beginning to bite for the traditional high street. Three major chains, including teen clothing...

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...

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...

Budget 2021: What's in store for the housing industry

It was the Budget we’d all been waiting for. With a raft of industries still facing an uncertain future due to COVID-19 (despite the vaccine program being in full roll-out mode) and Britain’s debt...

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...

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...

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?

What you need to know about the Draft Building Safety Bill

Born out of the Grenfell Fire Review, there are concerns that the government’s Draft Building Safety Bill could lead to increased bills for leaseholders. The draft bill is intended to make those...