Block Management

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 the Grenfell disaster. With confusion about...

Joe Parish
By Joe Parish
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...

Data protection: 7 proposed changes property professionals need to...

In the first comprehensive review of the UK’s data protection regime since Brexit, the Government held a wide-reaching consultation from 2021 on reforms to create an improved system. The...

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...

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...

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...

Building safety: What is 'proportionality' and why is it important?

With the Building Safety Bill having progressed to a new stage in the House of Commons last October, leaseholders, block managers and lenders are reminded that the clock is still very much ticking on...

Step-by-step: Writing a privacy notice for your UK property business

No matter the type of property business you have, it is a legal requirement to be clear with your clients about what you plan to do with their personal information. The most effective way to do this...

Data protection checklist for UK property businesses

If the rules and regulations around data protection leave you feeling a bit confused, this simple but effective data protection checklist might be just what you need for your property business....

Building safety updates: Proposed competencies for Building Safety...

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has provided further clarification on how it sees the role of Building Safety Managers (BSMs) developing as a part of block management.

“You’ve got to ensure you have the processes and resources in place”:...

Director of Scanlans Property Management, Ian Magenis, managed to launch a successful property career spanning both the public and private sectors all while on his gap year! In an exclusive...