How did the Coronavirus Act 2020 affect lettings in the last two...

When the UK Government put the Coronavirus Act into place in March 2020, nobody knew how long the Act – or the pandemic – would last. Now, as the Act passes into its second year, the Government has...

What should letting agents do when a key is lost?

It may not happen often, but most letting agents who’ve been around a bit will know the terrible, gut-wrenching feeling you get when you realise you’ve lost a key to a managed property. This mishap...

How many Fixflo occupiers speak Chinese? [Data]

As we enter the Year of the Tiger, we thought we’d take a look at how many Chinese-speaking occupiers have used Fixflo last year. Thanks to Fixflo’s multilingual capability, our repair reporting...

New LPE1, LPE2 and FME1 forms: What's changed?

Updated versions of the LPE1, LPE2 and FME1 forms are now live with trade groups including ARLA Propertymark, the Association of Residential Managing Agents, the Institute of Residential Property...

Building safety: What is 'proportionality' and why is it important?

With the Building Safety Bill having progressed to a new stage in the House of Commons last October, leaseholders, block managers and lenders are reminded that the clock is still very much ticking on...

What is Build to Rent property management?

In order to look at what Build to Rent (BTR) property management means, it’s important to first examine exactly what Build to Rent is, and how it differs from the traditional lettings model. Build to...

Step-by-step: Writing a privacy notice for your UK property business

No matter the type of property business you have, it is a legal requirement to be clear with your clients about what you plan to do with their personal information. The most effective way to do this...

Data protection checklist for UK property businesses

If the rules and regulations around data protection leave you feeling a bit confused, this simple but effective data protection checklist might be just what you need for your property business....

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...

Quarterly legal and compliance updates for block managers Q3 2021

On 1 September 2021, Fixflo ran the latest in a series of quarterly legal compliance update webinars with solicitor Cassandra Zanelli, CEO of Property Management Legal Services to discuss the latest...

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...