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.

Agent's guide to the Housing Possession Mediation Service

As part of its ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the lettings market, the Government has released details of its mediation pilot scheme in England, the Housing Possession...

Building safety reform: What does it mean for block managers?

With the building safety reform very much at the forefront of block managers' minds and new regulations en-route, Fixflo put together a panel of residential property management experts including...

2021 vs 2020: what’s been happening to the UK’s rental prices?

After a stressful year, the UK’s landlords are definitely due a bit of good news, and the country’s private rental prices have provided just that, with values across the UK increasing by 1.3% in...

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...