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...

10 Digitisation Mistakes Property Professionals Like You Are Making

In an increasingly digitised world, it’s encouraging to see more and more block management firms embrace technology. But research obtained from management consultancy firm KPMG suggests that...

Novel Coronavirus and Safety Certificates (Updated)

This guest post has been updated with reference to government guidance available on 25 March 2020.

One of the key concerns of landlords and agents during the current situation is how to handle the...

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...

How to Get Change Management Right When Introducing New Processes and...

Sometimes, change is for the better.

But only if you do it right.

Introducing new processes and software systems into your business or organisation can either be highly disruptive or an impeccably...

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...