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...

Will Tenants With Pets Be Better Off in 2020?

It's well documented that the UK is a nation full of animal lovers, with 40% of people owning a pet of some description. Despite this, statistics show that just 7% of landlords advertise rental...

Product Care Gives Their Advice for Keeping Your Appliances in Good...

Product Care are always on hand for landlords and letting agents with their unique Repair or Replace service enabling them to easily repair a tenant’s broken appliance cost-effectively or indeed...

HHSRS Guide: Trip & Falls

The Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) is a government standard for conducting risk assessments in rental properties. And, as of 20th March 2019, the Homes (Fitness for Human...

How to Make Your Rental Property Wheelchair Accessible

In 2018 the Equalities and Human Rights Commission found that 93% of homes in the UK were not wheelchair accessible. As a result, 365,000+ disabled people currently live in buildings that are not...

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...

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...