Block Management

8 key cases in leasehold property management

As laws around property get tighter, we take a look at eight key property management legal cases and their outcomes over the last few months, and what this might mean for block managers.

Joe Parish
By Joe Parish
The importance of soft skills for the property industry

Hiring managers are commonly faced with a dilemma: choosing between two candidates who appear equally as qualified. One solution is to prioritise “soft skills” as a key differentiator. LinkedIn’s...

Making customer experience the heart of your maintenance strategy

According to a survey of 170 Leasehold and Block Management companies in Fixflo’s Leasehold and Block Management Report 2019, 82% said they lost clients because customer expectations were...

EWS1 Requirements: Changes in government guidance

In what might be a major victory for leaseholders, the Government has revised its advice on EWS1 requirements, potentially freeing hundreds of thousands of leaseholders unable to sell or...

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...

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...

Nygel Scourfield joins Fixflo as Industry Advisor

Nygel Scourfield, interim head of property services at ReSI Capital Management Limited, former Managing Director of Firstport and non-executive director of ARMA, has joined Fixflo as an industry...

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...

All You Need to Know About Excess Heat (HHSRS Hazard 3)

Although ‘the great British summer’ is often a laughable prospect (think washed-out BBQs, gusty winds and rain stopping play!) the reality is that the UK is getting hotter and temperatures of 40°C...

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...

What Does a Property Manager Do?

Everyone in the property industry will have met (or been) a Property Manager (PM) at one point or another. Often, the title is taken for granted - there can be an unspoken assumption that everyone...

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...