Different Electrical Safety Tests Explained

Mandatory electrical testing and installation inspections came into force in England for new tenancies from 1 July 2020 (existing tenancies will have until April 2021 to comply). But what format...

What is PPM (Planned Preventative Maintenance)?

A property is more often than not the most valuable asset an individual, company or organisation will own. Consistent planned preventative maintenance (PPM) is key to ensuring the asset holds its...

5 Virtual Viewing Mistakes You Should Avoid Right Now

With the country still in partial lockdown, many agents are turning to virtual viewings to showcase the rental properties on their books. Just like in-person viewings, virtual viewings need to...

What happens to deposit disputes during a lockdown?

The good news is that all three legally required deposit protection schemes, DPS, mydeposits and TDS are still running their dispute schemes so if a dispute over the deposit occurs at one of your...

How to Build a Property Management Software Stack

Technological developments worldwide have made a significant impact on all sorts of industries - whether it’s Deliveroo revolutionising takeaway or Uber shaking up the way we use taxis, the effect...

The Best Online Tools for Property Management

The Covid-19 pandemic will no doubt have lasting effects on the way property management services are delivered by letting agents in the country. For many who are going to have to operate with a...

ICG: Fast-tracking the Future of Estate Agency

Here at Fixflo, we are delighted to announce that we have teamed up with thirty PropTech and PropService companies in a groundbreaking collaboration of “best-in-class” suppliers.

When is a landlord liable for injuries to a tenant?

By law, anyone responsible for a property owes a duty of care to people who might visit or use the property. This principle imposes a duty on landlords to protect their tenants from harm. The duty...

How to Digitise Your Repairs and Maintenance Process Inclusively

While the Internet plays an increasingly large role in our lives (especially during lockdown when more of us spend most of the day on Zoom calls!), it’s important to remember that not everyone has...

5 Tips to Turn Boring KPIs into Actionable Data

With remote working the primary mode of work for many property managers, the need to monitor performance and present these findings in quantifiable numbers is greater than ever. But in a time of...

8 Things Landlords & Agents Should Know about Universal Credit

Since the COVID-19 crisis began, nearly two million applications (as of 4 May) were made for Universal Credit, which is a payment to help with your living costs if you’re on a low income or out of...

4 Key PRS Changes Caused by COVID-19

As the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak continues to be felt across the world, new rules relating to housing have been put in place, some of which have redefined the UK rental landscape...

The Missing Pieces to Your Lettings Puzzle

As the shock of the last six weeks wears off and we look towards the future, this frozen market presents a unique opportunity - the opportunity to reflect on our companies in detail. With the...