6 Cost-Effective Preventive Maintenance Tips for Rental Properties

Many homeowners moving out of their starter home and upgrading to a bigger house may consider becoming a landlord and renting out their old home for residual income rather than selling it. If this is...

3 Things Landlords Should Consider When Choosing Contractors

The recently published Fixflo Lettings Report 2019 found that more and more private landlords prefer to use their own contractors: 70% of landlords said they only used their own contractors, up from ...

Stop Anti Social Behaviour or Risk Losing HMO Licences

Effective management of anti-social behaviour (ASB) is a common license condition for houses in multiple occupation (HMO). You may question why your tenants’ behaviour should come under your remit....

Agents Resilient to Revenue Loss but Section 21 Changes Risks Driving...

The Fixflo Lettings Report 2019 has found that in spite of revenue loss affecting almost every letting agent, many are more optimistic about the future compared to the year before.

What the Law Says About Risk Assessments: Fire & Asbestos

When it comes to the health and safety of a block, carrying out regular risk assessments is a vital part of any Block Manager’s role. While Block Managers are obliged to carry out regular risk...

How to Get Change Management Right When Introducing New Processes and...

Sometimes, change is for the better.

But only if you do it right.

Introducing new processes and software systems into your business or organisation can either be highly disruptive or an impeccably...

5 Things You Should Know About Penalties For Breaching Tenant Fees Act

The impact of the Tenant Fees Ban to the rental market in England and Wales cannot be ignored. But while everybody knows what it prohibits (fees for supplementary services to tenants) how many of us...

Does an HMO licence stick to a property and would it reduce the sale...

HMO licencing is a complicated matter. From the application process to complying with licencing conditions to passing inspections throughout the licensed period, the licence holder has many...

A Complete Guide to HHSRS Assessment and Hazards

The HHSRS, or Housing Health and Safety Rating System to give it its full title, is a system designed to assess potential hazards in a home. Created in 2006 to help improve conditions in rental...

You Don’t Have to Accept All HMO Licence Requirements the Council...

Even the most experienced of Landlords could find it difficult to master all the steps in their application for an HMO licence. The HMO and selective licensing regime is one of the most convoluted...

Block Management Companies Challenged By Unprofitable Growth

The Fixflo Leasehold and Block Management Market Report has found that although most block management companies have achieved portfolio growth, they are struggling to translate that increase in...

7 Worst Cases of Pest Infestations in Uk Homes (Warning –...

WE’VE all been there with unwanted houseguests – the friends who promised they’d only crash on your sofa for a couple of nights; the in-laws who just won’t go away. But what about when those unwanted...

3 HMO Key Facts Landlords and Tenants Should Know About

A CASE in which four tenants were able to claim £15,000 (the equivalent of almost a year’s rent) from their landlord has sent alarm bells ringing through the industry. By the tenants’ own admission,...