Zahraa Valu

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What Was The Impact Of The Fees Ban In Scotland?

In this post, we take a look at the effects of the fees ban in Scotland. Advocates of the proposed English letting fees ban have pointed to the 'successes' that have surmounted north of the...

5 Reasons Why Landlords Still Need Letting Agents

In today’s cautious market, landlords may be tempted to reduce their overheads and let their letting agents go in favour of managing their property (or properties) alone.

How Can Letflo Help Letting Agents Comply With Section 21 Changes?

Recent statistics released by legal firm Kirwans state that a staggering 70% of eviction notices issued by landlords to tenants have been deemed invalid. [1]

How Can Agents Mitigate the Risk Associated With Section 21?

To mitigate the risk associated with Section 21, letting agents must be able to evidence that they have taken the appropriate measures to be compliant at the beginning of the tenancy.

What Is A Section 21 Notice?

Update: The government has announced their intention to abolish Section 21 in early 2019. It is unlikely that the government will remove the law without another legislation to fill some of the...

How Can Property Managers Benefit From Repairs And Maintenance...

Suitable for letting agents of all shapes and sizes, repairs and maintenance software is one of the most cost-effective and efficient ways of growing and enhancing your business. Streamlining your...

6 Summer Maintenance Tips

They say ‘make hay while the sun shines’ – an adage that definitely applies to the rental property game. Summertime is the perfect time for landlords to focus on maintenance issues, both big and...

What Do Millennial Tenants Want From A Rental Property?

With generation rent now making up a significant portion of the rental market, landlords should be prioritising the things that millennials prize when it comes to home hunting.  Focusing on the...

How Can PropTech Help Agents Deal with A Rental Surge?

One in four households will be privately rented by 2021, according to new research by Knight Frank. But despite a surge of activity in the sector, it’s unlikely letting agents will be able to...

What Are The 5 Most Common Tenant Repairs?

When it comes to tenant repairs, the same pain points keep cropping up. These are often complicated by confusion about who bears responsibility for their resolution; the tenant or the landlord. We...

Fixflo MD Rajeev Nayyar Nominated For Estate Gazette’s Rising Star...

 Fixflo’s Managing Director, Rajeev Nayyar, has been shortlisted in the Rising Stars Category at this year’s Estate Gazette Awards. Hosted annually, the Estate Gazette Awards celebrate the best in...

What ‘When the Landlords Move In’ Can Teach Us About Repair Reporting

TV show ‘When the Landlords Move In’ makes for some carcrash viewing, but it also has some valuable lessons to teach landlords and letting agents about repairs reporting too.

4 Ways To Minimise The Impact Of The Tenant Fee Ban

Now is the time for agents to critically evaluate their business and make the necessary changes. Even though many agencies intend to pass the cost of the letting fees ban onto the landlord, in...