Block Management

What You Need to Know About the Draft Building Safety Bill

Born out of the Grenfell Fire Review, there are concerns that the government’s Draft Building Safety Bill could lead to increased bills for leaseholders. The draft bill is intended to make those responsible for the safety of residents within a...

Joe Parish
By Joe Parish
Effective Digital Transformation is Not Just About Technology

We are in an era of digital transformation. Whether we like it or not, the pandemic has changed the way we do business, across every industry, not just property. With business regularly being...

Growing With A Block Management Business

Every manager worth their salt knows that the success or failure of a business comes down to the people employed within it. Good managers will understand that valuing their staff will inspire them...

RoPA Vs. TPO - How Do They Compare?

After calls for more regulation across the property industry the Regulation of Property Agents Working Group has put forward suggestions for a new single, mandatory and legally enforceable...

The Do's and Don’ts of Virtual AGMs

Annual general meetings (AGMs) have been given the green light to go online through the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 which passed at the end of June 2020. In addition to enacting...

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...

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...

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...

Block Management Companies Challenged By Unprofitable Growth

The Fixflo Leasehold and Block Management Market Report has found that although most block management companies have achieved portfolio growth, they are struggling to translate that increase in...

What You Need to Know about Section 20

Covering work done to residential blocks, Section 20 is designed to regulate the financial contribution leaseholders are required to make towards the works being carried out. Section 20 applies to...

The Importance of Fire Risk Assessment in Effective Planned...

In the wake of the Grenfell fire disaster, property managers have become more vigilant at instructing their maintenance firms to carry out fire risk assessments (FRAs), however, there is a...

Fixflo Teams Up with Sector Experts to Survey the Leasehold and Block...

With support from ARMA and MRI Software, Fixflo undertook the task to launch an industry-wide survey in order to remedy the lack of research in the sector. Leading industry publications News On...

Why You Need to Keep Leaseholders Happy with PPM Strategy

Maintenance, or lack thereof, was the biggest bone of contention in the relationship between block managers and leaseholders. According to a recent survey conducted jointly by the Leasehold...