What are the Penalties of Not Getting an HMO Property Licence?

Since the new legislation surrounding HMO licensing came into effect in October 2018, councils have increasingly been cracking down on landlords letting homes without the proper licence. Although...

3 Reasons Why You Need to Know the Landlord & Tenant Act 1985

If you're a property manager working in lettings, chances are, you've heard of the Tenant Fees Act 2019, the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) and even its younger cousin Homes...

What is the TPO Code of Practice and Why is It Important for Letting...

Did you know that (as of 1st June 2019) you need to offer your tenant the right to be present when you access their property? Or that you now need to make a provision for non-native speakers?...

Preventing Fall and Trip Hazards in Rental Properties

Traditionally seen as something that only affects the elderly, trips and falls around the home cost the NHS an estimated £425 million per year - and the reality is that missing a step or tripping...

Is the End of Section 21 Good or Bad?

It’s been a busy year for the lettings industry, with changes to legislation aplenty. We’ve already had the Tenant Fees Act 2019 (aka the fees ban), as well as the introduction of the Fitness for...

The Ultimate Guide to Property Management Software

Property management is a tricky job, with the property manager often needing to switch between roles to do their job effectively. If you’re a letting agent, or a block manager, you’ll know already...

Secrets of the Most Successful Letting Agents Revealed

Why is it that some letting agents seem more successful than others? Is it down to their sales techniques, or perhaps it’s the CEO’s contacts? Although sometimes it might seem that one agent has...

Service Trends to Watch for in the Future of the Lettings Industry

AS Bob Dylan once said, the time’s they are a-changin’ – and never is that more true than in today’s lettings industry. Even before this month’s Tenant Fee Act, agencies knew they had to move with...

What are the Different Types of HMO?

The legislation about what constitutes a house of multiple occupancy (HMO) is quite complex, with different councils designating different things and a raft of exclusions and exceptions to the...

A Guide to the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES)

The Minimum Energy Efficient Standards, or the MEES, were introduced in April 2015. The standards are designed to ensure that all rented residential and commercial property are suitably...

Defining Your Company Values

Why we do what we do, but more importantly, how we do it.

As business owners, we generally have, dare I say it, a higher level of emotional intelligence than others. This means we are (or should...

All About HMO Licences and Property Licensing

https://www.fixflo.com/blog/all-about-hmos-and-property-licensingAn HMO, or a house in multiple occupation, is a common form of rental property in the UK. By some estimates, there are between...

How To Target Landlords To Your Lettings Agency

Chris Watkin from Landlord Farming discusses the future of lettings and winning landlords.

Most lettings agents will say, "Just get a landlord sat in front of me, let me talk to them and I will...