Build to Rent

How resident engagement and communication help BTR operators stand out

With investment in the UK’s Build to Rent (BTR) sector at an all-time high, there’s never been a better time for tenants searching for places to live, with a wide range of options available. But with the sector heating up, what can BTR operators...

Jonny Wootten
By Jonny Wootten
How will the Internet of Things (IoT) change property management?

Proptech has developed to such an extent that it can solve problems before they even arise. With the cost of data storage and connectivity both falling, it's no longer just a buzzword. Here, we...

7 key insights about the BTR resident journey

As the year draws to a close, we spoke to our BTR (build to rent) Industry Advisor and Operations & Commercial Director at PLATFORM_, Kevin Watson, to get his insights on how BTR operators can...

Fixflo announces Kevin Watson as new industry advisor

Industry-leading repair and maintenance management software provider Fixflo has announced the appointment of Kevin Watson, Operations & Commercial Director at PLATFORM_, as an industry advisor.

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...

7 Key Learnings From Webinar: Unlocking Build to Rent

In June Fixflo hosted a webinar with the UKAA where our MD Rajeev Nayyar and a panel of experts from across the legal and property fields discussed how the Build to Rent (BTR) sector is faring in...

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...

What Are the Latest Rules Around Possession Claims?

Initially, the Coronavirus Act 2020 suspended possession claims for 90 days from 27 March but earlier in June that suspension was extended until 23 August 2020. Only then can landlords notify...

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 Virtual Viewing Mistakes You Should Avoid Right Now

With the country still in partial lockdown, many agents are turning to virtual viewings to showcase the rental properties on their books. Just like in-person viewings, virtual viewings need to...

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...