What should a repairs report template include?

LET’S talk about repairs. The bane of every landlord’s life – some days it can feel as though the only contact you have with your tenant or managing agent is via one repairs report or another. But...

Novel Coronavirus and Safety Certificates (Updated)

This guest post has been updated with reference to government guidance available on 25 March 2020.

One of the key concerns of landlords and agents during the current situation is how to handle the...

Lettings & Property Management in the Age of COVID-19

In merely a few months, COVID-19, more widely known as "coronavirus", has already affected many industries. The viral pandemic has put many forms of consumer and business activities to a halt....

7 Reasons Why Property Management Will Receive the Most IT Investment

Proptech is big business these days, with the rental property market finally opening its doors and its minds to the power of digital. Nowhere is this more pronounced than on the property...

Fire Safety Recommendations for Block Managers

In the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire, the Grenfell Tower Inquiry has released its phase 1 report, detailing, amongst other things, the shortcomings of the response and what steps can be taken to...

Changes in Holding Deposit Requirements for Welsh Agents and Landlords

Legislation stipulating the amount a holding deposit could be (capped at up to one week’s rent) was previously laid out under the Renting Homes (Fees etc) (Wales) Act of 2019 but, although there...

The Past and Future of Commonhold in the UK

NORMALLY the new year signifies the throwing out of the old and the beginning of the new but for the UK housing industry, it looks like a return to the past as the government investigates...

Attract More Landlords: Understanding Online Marketing Insights

In the digital age, marketing information revealing customer online footprint and content-consumption behaviour is paramount to the success of any marketing strategy. Letting & sales agencies are...

HHSRS Guide: Fire & Burn Hazards

The Fitness for Human Habitation Act (FFHH) was introduced in March 2019. Although it added no new requirements for landlords and agents, it reinforced the importance of the HHSRS (Housing health...

The 15+ Best Property Management Software Systems In The UK

Property management software is finally getting its due in the lettings industry. Providing letting agents with the opportunity to cut costs, streamline their processes and boost service levels,...

Everything You Need to Know About Management Orders

Let's start with the basics. What is a management order? When might the council use one? Put simply, these are legal devices enabling a council to take over the running of a property. There are a...

Key Regulatory Changes Affecting Letting Agents and Landlords

It might be the season of goodwill but landlords and lettings agents need to be prepared for what’s in store for the private rented sector in 2020. While it won’t quite be the winter of discontent...