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...

Stop Anti Social Behaviour or Risk Losing HMO Licences

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 under your...

Agents Resilient to Revenue Loss but Section 21 Changes Risks Driving...

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.

What the Law Says About Risk Assessments: Fire & 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...

Sometimes, change is for the better.

But only if you do it right.

Introducing new processes and software systems into your business or organisation can either be highly disruptive or an impeccably...

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

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...

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

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

The HHSRS, or Housing Health and Safety Rating System to give it its full title, is a system designed to assess potential hazards in a home. Created in 2006 to help improve conditions in rental...