Building Safety Funding: A guide with Nigel Glen

Despite an extended public spotlight being shone on the issue, hundreds of buildings across the country are still covered by unsafe cladding similar to that which cost all the tragic loss of life in...

How is the RICS service charge residential management Code changing?

Industry body RICS (The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) is currently consulting on changes to be made to its ‘Service charge residential management code’ and is inviting industry input and...

How to encourage your occupiers to recycle

As climate change and sustainability become more pressing issues, attention is turning towards recycling and the need to minimise waste. Britain’s recycling rate fell from 45.5% in 2019 to 44% in...

Greener homes: Revisiting the Government’s net zero plans for property

The Government’s net-zero plans for housing in England and Wales laid out in the Heat and Buildings Strategy ahead of November 2021’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) received a storm...

Ex-ARMA chief joins Fixflo as Industry Advisor

Industry-leading maintenance management software provider Fixflo has announced the appointment of Nigel Glen as its latest Industry Advisor. This appointment follows those of Nygel Scourfield and...

Industry experts discuss Lord Greenhalgh’s Building Safety Bill...

As the long-awaited Building Safety Bill passes through the Report stage in the House of Lords (having already been through the House of Commons), some major proposed amendments to its content have...

Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016: How will it affect tenancies?

Landlords, agents and tenants in Wales are soon set to face the biggest change to their housing law for decades. Designed to simplify tenancy legislation and improve conditions in rented homes in...

The Property Institute's Executive Chair shares thoughts on RTM...

Since The Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act of 2002, many leaseholders have acquired the right to manage their block through a right to manage (RTM) company. While this has advantages for...

What is IDVT and how will it improve right to rent checks?

In a major shake-up of current identification processes, the Government will be introducing identity document validation technology (IDVT) to allow right to rent checks on UK and Irish passport...

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...