Compliance

Estate agent's guide to leasehold

Owning a home of one’s own has long been the great British dream. But while successive governments have tried to combat issues with home affordability and the availability of property, none have dealt with the elephant in the room; most flats in the...

Joe Parish
By Joe Parish
How to encourage your occupiers to recycle

As climate change and sustainability become more pressing issues, attention is turning towards recycling and the need to minimise waste. Britain’s recycling rate fell from 45.5% in 2019 to 44% in...

Greener homes: Revisiting the government’s net zero plans for property

The Government’s net-zero plans for housing in England and Wales laid out in the Heat and Buildings Strategy ahead of November 2021’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) received a storm...

Data protection: 7 proposed changes property professionals need to...

In the first comprehensive review of the UK’s data protection regime since Brexit, the Government held a wide-reaching consultation from 2021 on reforms to create an improved system. The...

Industry experts discuss Lord Greenhalgh’s Building Safety Bill...

As the long-awaited Building Safety Bill passes through the Report stage in the House of Lords (having already been through the House of Commons), some major proposed amendments to its content have...

Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016: How will it affect tenancies?

Landlords, agents and tenants in Wales are soon set to face the biggest change to their housing law for decades. Designed to simplify tenancy legislation and improve conditions in rented homes in...

What is IDVT and how will it improve right to rent checks?

In a major shake-up of current identification processes, the Government will be introducing identity document validation technology (IDVT) to allow right to rent checks on UK and Irish passport...

New LPE1, LPE2 and FME1 forms: What's changed?

Updated versions of the LPE1, LPE2 and FME1 forms are now live with trade groups including ARLA Propertymark, the Association of Residential Managing Agents, the Institute of Residential Property...

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 last October, leaseholders, block managers and lenders are reminded that the clock is still very much ticking on...

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.

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 all...