Lettings

6 tips to get your rental property off the market in no time

Re-letting a rental property is one of the biggest pain points landlords face. Every month that a property sits vacant can eat into their profit margin, presenting a security risk and potentially leaving the place open to fall into disrepair....

Joe Parish
By Joe Parish
What is buy-to-let property management?

Buy-to-let refers to a property that has been purchased specifically with a view to letting it out. Buy-to-let properties are usually residential, but the term also encompasses student property...

7 best practices for property management

As we head into the final quarter of the year, what better time to review the best practices for property management? Being at the top of your game and ensuring you have all your property...

2 Rent Repayment Orders cases agents should be aware of

Rent Repayment Orders were originally brought in by the Housing Act 2004. If a landlord did not have a licence for an HMO that needed a licence, or if they had a property in an area of selective...

8 landlord insights agents should be aware of in 2021

Guest blog by Reapit, the UK’s leading supplier for estate agency CRM solutions.

The complete guide to property management

Having an efficient Property Management team and process is key to a successful Letting Agency business. Landlords are won, upsold and lost based on how well their properties are managed, making...

Cybersecurity checklist for property management companies

Did you know almost half of all cyberattacks are targeted at small businesses, most of whom lack the tools to protect themselves and their clients or have no idea how to respond? All it takes is...

Why are tenancy deposit disputes still happening?

Although the number of tenancy disputes settled by tenancy deposit schemes is going down for the first time in over a decade, there are still tens of thousands of disagreements over deposits every...

7 ways to make the most out of your high street office after lockdown

Back in business. At last. Finally, the UK government has announced we can get head back into our offices (while all acting safely, of course). But while it’s the moment we’ve all been waiting...

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...

Agent's guide to the Housing Possession Mediation Service

As part of its ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the lettings market, the Government has released details of its mediation pilot scheme in England, the Housing Possession...

2021 vs 2020: what’s been happening to the UK’s rental prices?

After a stressful year, the UK’s landlords are definitely due a bit of good news, and the country’s private rental prices have provided just that, with values across the UK increasing by 1.3% in...