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.

Do You Need an HMO Property Licence?

Many landlords could find their properties are falling into the House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) category without even realising it. The traditional idea of an HMO conjures up the image of a...

All About HMO Licences and Property Licensing

An HMO, or a house in multiple occupation, is a common form of rental property in the UK. By some estimates, there are between 250,000 - 500,000 properties in the UK that could be classified as...

Tenant Fees Act 2019: The Frequently Asked Questions

With the Tenant Fees Act coming into force in England on 1st June 2019, and the Welsh fee ban due to follow suit in September, there are lots of questions to be answered. We take a look at some of...

Countdown to the Tenant Fee Act: 5 Steps to Get Ready

We might be moving into summer but for the lettings industry (and the Game of Thrones fans amongst you) winter is coming. While we can’t help you save Winterfell (don’t worry that wasn’t a...

Delegating to Digital: How to Beat the Tenant Fee Ban with Technology

They say you have to spend money to make money. But utilising technology (some of which you will already have at your disposal) is a relatively inexpensive way to make sure that the only impact...

Offering a Personal Service and the Tenant Fee Bill

NOBODY wants to feel just like a number and we all appreciate the personal touch. For letting agencies, these should be the two takeaways for their business models in the face of the Tenant Fee Act

10 Facts about the Tenant Fee Bill

The Tenant Fee Bill. We all know it’s coming – and we all know that from 1st June 2019, we can wave goodbye to any fees for credit checks, references and all the other administrative tasks...

How to maximise social media to gain more landlords

Once upon a time social media was seen as the enemy of productivity, giving us too much time to waste stalking old friends instead of working. But the vast amount of time (135 minutes a day...

Fitness for Human Habitation Act (FFHH) - Silent but deadly

What you need to know about preventing carbon monoxide and other hazardous gases in your property.

Tenant Fees Bill: What the ban is & what it means for the lettings...

The Tenant Fees Act 2019 is now very much live and in full effect, and with the fee ban here, lettings agents need to make sure they're ticking all the boxes with regards charging fees correctly....

Have a Nice Stay: What to Include In Your Tenant Welcome Pack

A tenant welcome pack is your chance to set the tone for the entire tenancy so it’s worth taking the time to get it right. The more information you provide the smoother and less stressful the...

How to get the most out of your gas safety check

When it comes to gas, there’s no such thing as a second chance so it’s imperative that all landlords (and their letting agents) get gas safety right. 

How To Comply with the HHSRS Regulations on Crowding and Space

With The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act due to come into force in a matter of weeks (20th March 2019), focus has understandably turned to the 29 Housing Health and Safety System (HHSRS)...