Different Electrical Safety Tests Explained

Mandatory electrical testing and installation inspections came into force in England for new tenancies from 1 July 2020 (existing tenancies will have until April 2021 to comply). But what format will...

How to Build a Property Management Software Stack

Technological developments worldwide have made a significant impact on all sorts of industries - whether it’s Deliveroo revolutionising takeaway or Uber shaking up the way we use taxis, the effect of...

When is a landlord liable for injuries to a tenant?

By law, anyone responsible for a property owes a duty of care to people who might visit or use the property. This principle imposes a duty on landlords to protect their tenants from harm. The duty...

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...

What's the difference between a PMS and repairs management software?

While PropTech undoubtedly has a lot to offer, for those less comfortable with tech, it can seem like there are almost too many choices. Terms like management systems, PMS, cloud-based are frequently...

What should a repairs report template include?

LET’S talk about repairs. The bane of every landlord’s life – some days it can feel as though the only contact you have with your tenant or managing agent is via one repairs report or another. But...

Lettings & Property Management in the Age of COVID-19

In merely a few months, COVID-19, more widely known as "coronavirus", has already affected many industries. The viral pandemic has put many forms of consumer and business activities to a halt. Major...

Changes in Holding Deposit Requirements for Welsh Agents and Landlords

Legislation stipulating the amount a holding deposit could be (capped at up to one week’s rent) was previously laid out under the Renting Homes (Fees etc) (Wales) Act of 2019 but, although there is a...

Attract More Landlords: Understanding Online Marketing Insights

In the digital age, marketing information revealing customer online footprint and content-consumption behaviour is paramount to the success of any marketing strategy. Letting & sales agencies are not...

The 16 Best Property Management Software Systems In The UK

Property management software is finally getting its due in the lettings industry. Providing letting agents with the opportunity to cut costs, streamline their processes and boost service levels,...

Everything You Need to Know About Management Orders

Let's start with the basics. What is a management order? When might the council use one? Put simply, these are legal devices enabling a council to take over the running of a property. There are a...

HHSRS Guide: Trip & Falls

The Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) is a government standard for conducting risk assessments in rental properties. And, as of 20th March 2019, the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation)...

How to Make Your Rental Property Wheelchair Accessible

In 2018 the Equalities and Human Rights Commission found that 93% of homes in the UK were not wheelchair accessible. As a result, 365,000+ disabled people currently live in buildings that are not...