Compliance

How will RICS professional indemnity insurance requirements affect EWS1?

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 present in buildings), the confusion around which...

Joe Parish
By Joe Parish
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...

A lettings agent’s lesson on engaging with TPO and handling complaints

On 18 May 2021, Fixflo ran Handling Complaints: A Lettings Agent’s Lesson on Engaging with TPO, a webinar to explore the ways in which agents can protect their business reputation in case a client...

Changes to section 8 notice periods in 2021 explained [flowchart]

1 June 2021 saw the latest changes under the Coronavirus Act to the section 8 and section 21 notice procedures in England. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the grounds of section 8 had differing...

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...

Building safety reform: What does it mean for block managers?

With the building safety reform very much at the forefront of block managers' minds and new regulations en-route, Fixflo put together a panel of residential property management experts including...

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.

Quick guide: NHF Code of Governance 2020

The National Housing Federation (NHF) has recently revitalised its Code of Governance to reflect the changing values and pressures facing the housing sector today. The Code, which was last revised...

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...

Do you have to provide alternative accommodation when a property is...

With more and more extreme weather events occurring across the globe, it’s no longer possible to deny the effects of climate change are causing chaos. We take a look at what this chaos means for...

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...