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.

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...

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 management...

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 the...

The complete guide to property management

Having an efficient Property Management team and process is key to a successful Letting Agency business. Landlords are won, upsold and lost based on how well their properties are managed, making it a...

How will RICS professional indemnity insurance requirements affect...

While the intentions behind the creation of the EWS1 form were good (it was created as a reaction to the Grenfell fire tragedy in a bid to identify and resolve issues around unsafe materials being...

How has the cladding crisis affected block managers' wellbeing in...

Higher staff turnover and lower mental health and wellbeing are being felt across the property management industry, according to a new survey conducted by industry bodies ARMA and IRPM. And while all...

Cybersecurity checklist for property management companies

Did you know almost half of all cyberattacks are targeted at small businesses, most of whom lack the tools to protect themselves and their clients or have no idea how to respond? All it takes is one...

How to handle a leaseholder's request for a licence to alter

Familiarity breeds contempt. We all know what it’s like. Due to lockdown, we’ve all been spending far more time than usual at home. In between Zoom calls and (Microsoft) team talks, it’s only natural...

Why are tenancy deposit disputes still happening?

Although the number of tenancy disputes settled by tenancy deposit schemes is going down for the first time in over a decade, there are still tens of thousands of disagreements over deposits every...

7 ways to make the most out of your high street office after lockdown

Back in business. At last. Finally, the UK government has announced we can get head back into our offices (while all acting safely, of course). But while it’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for,...