Covid-19

Why use a third-party inventory service?

More and more lettings agents are starting to use third-party companies to carry out their inventory at check-in. But do you know what's involved?

Christian Ciraolo
By Christian Ciraolo
Why England should follow Wales and help struggling tenants &...

There has long been a rivalry between England and Wales (not just in the rugby), and Wales has taken the lead - in the property world at least - with a comprehensive loan scheme that could be the...

5 key findings from our Pandemic Impact Survey

Before 2020 ended MRI Software and Fixflo engaged with 37 sales agencies and letting agencies to find out how they had been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, how their businesses responded to the...

Key Steps to Make Your Lettings Business Covid-Secure for Lockdown

With England about to enter another lockdown period from Thursday 5 November, agents across the country are wondering how the restrictions will affect them and what they should do to protect their...

What Should Letting Agents Do When There's a Local Virus Outbreak?

As various areas of the UK go into localised lockdowns with barely a moment’s notice, we take a look at what letting agents should be doing if there’s a local virus outbreak, and what they can...

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...

What happens to deposit disputes during a lockdown?

The good news is that all three legally required deposit protection schemes, DPS, mydeposits and TDS are still running their dispute schemes so if a dispute over the deposit occurs at one of your...

How to Digitise Your Repairs and Maintenance Process Inclusively

While the Internet plays an increasingly large role in our lives (especially during lockdown when more of us spend most of the day on Zoom calls!), it’s important to remember that not everyone has...

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...

8 Things Landlords & Agents Should Know about Universal Credit

Since the COVID-19 crisis began, nearly two million applications (as of 4 May) were made for Universal Credit, which is a payment to help with your living costs if you’re on a low income or out of...

4 Key PRS Changes Caused by COVID-19

As the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak continues to be felt across the world, new rules relating to housing have been put in place, some of which have redefined the UK rental landscape...

The Missing Pieces to Your Lettings Puzzle

As the shock of the last six weeks wears off and we look towards the future, this frozen market presents a unique opportunity - the opportunity to reflect on our companies in detail. With the...

Coronavirus: Repairs & Maintenance Should Carry On, Says Government

This is an unprecedented time for most if not all of us. Since the government's call for self-isolation and shielding began earlier in March, many business and personal activities have come to a...