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6 Cost-Effective Preventive Maintenance Tips for Rental Properties

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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...

3 Things Landlords Should Consider When Choosing Contractors

contractor management, choosing the right contractor

Introduction

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...

Stop Anti Social Behaviour or Risk Losing HMO Licences

HMO, antisocial behaviour, ASB

Introduction

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...

Agents Resilient to Revenue Loss but Section 21 Changes Risks Driving Out Landlords

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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.

The...

What the Law Says About Risk Assessments: Fire & Asbestos

Tips for Block Managers, block management, fire, risk assessment, 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 Software Systems

repairs and maintenance management software, repairs software

Sometimes, change is for the better.

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

tenant fee ban

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...

Does an HMO Licence Stick to a Property and Would it Reduce the Sale Value?

HMO

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

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

HMO

Introduction

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...

Block Management Companies Challenged By Unprofitable Growth

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7 Worst Cases of Pest Infestations in Uk Homes (Warning – Skin-crawling Content Inside)

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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...

3 HMO Key Facts Landlords and Tenants Should Know About

HMO

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...

6 Common Defenses and Counterclaims That Tenants Use to Escape Section 8 Eviction Notices

section 8

With Section 21 potentially on its way out, all eyes are on Section 8 as the best remaining means of evicting a tenant. But thousands of Section 8 eviction notices fail each year because tenants...

4 Common Mistakes You Could Be Making About HMOs

HMO

Do you rent to sharers?  Are any of the sharers unrelated?  Yes?  Your property could be a House in Multiple Occupation - commonly known as an HMO.

10+ Fascinating Statistics On Communications Every Agency Should Know [INFOGRAPHIC]

property technology

Ofcom's Communications Market Report 2018 shows that we’ve reached the point in technology development that the number of phone calls we’re making is falling (figures show they dipped in 2017)...

Provide 24-Hour Emergency Contact for Licensed Properties Or Risk Up to £30k Fines

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Introduction

Not surprisingly, there’s a little-known requirement among all the complicated property licensing regulations. Under section 67 and section 90 of the Housing Act 2004, local...

Maximising Yield in Build to Rent Properties

BTR

Introduction: What is Build to Rent?

The UK build to rent (BTR) sector, comprising purpose-built rental homes that are professionally managed and institutionally owned, is booming. Recent research...

What You Need to Know about Section 20

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What is Section 20 (of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985)?

Covering work done to residential blocks, Section 20 is designed to regulate the financial contribution leaseholders are required to make...

How To Target Landlords: 4 Types of Landlords You Need To Know

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Perhaps the most important aspect of marketing is defining and intimately understanding the market you’re attempting to reach and sell to. Every group of consumers is different in terms of their...

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