Block Management

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 at the end of October, leaseholders, block managers and lenders are reminded that the clock is still very much ticking on the Bill becoming law....

Joe Parish
By Joe Parish
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...

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...

Quarterly legal and compliance updates for block managers Q3 2021

On 1 September 2021, Fixflo ran the latest in a series of quarterly legal compliance update webinars with solicitor Cassandra Zanelli, CEO of Property Management Legal Services to discuss the...

Building safety updates and further changes to EWS1 forms

The Building Safety Bill had its second reading at the end of July, signalling big changes for the safety of buildings going forward. But while the second reading demonstrated clear progress on...

How will RICS professional indemnity insurance requirements affect...

While the intentions behind the creation of the EWS1 form were good (it was created as a reaction to the Grenfell fire tragedy in a bid to identify and resolve issues around unsafe materials being...

How has the cladding crisis affected block managers' wellbeing in...

Higher staff turnover and lower mental health and wellbeing are being felt across the property management industry, according to a new survey conducted by industry bodies ARMA and IRPM. And while...

Cybersecurity checklist for property management companies

Did you know almost half of all cyberattacks are targeted at small businesses, most of whom lack the tools to protect themselves and their clients or have no idea how to respond? All it takes is...

How to handle a leaseholder's request for a licence to alter

Familiarity breeds contempt. We all know what it’s like. Due to lockdown, we’ve all been spending far more time than usual at home. In between Zoom calls and (Microsoft) team talks, it’s only...

Resident voice: Rebuilding trust post-Grenfell

As part of our popular webinar series, Fixflo hosted a panel to examine how property managers can rebuild trust, post the Grenfell tower disaster by helping give residents a voice. Andrew Bulmer,...

5 building safety questions block managers like you are asking

Following on from the webinar we hosted about what the upcoming building safety reform will mean for block managers, we’ve put together a quick summary of the building safety questions on block...