Repairs & Maintenance

How will UK labour market shortages affect your business?

It’s no secret that the UK labour market has tightened over the past year. Technical skills are in high demand, making it difficult for agents to source reliable contractors for property maintenance and repairs.

Elli Jones
By Elli Jones
Rising repairs this winter: Could video maintenance be the answer?

More maintenance issues were reported through Fixflo in September 2022 than any previous month—and this rise in repairs is expected to continue throughout the winter.

Three ways to communicate better with your social tenants

It’s no secret that tenants are often unhappy with their landlords. With the Regulator of Social Housing introducing tenant satisfaction measures from 1 April 2023, it’s time to assess new avenues...

3 ways to maintain great contractor relationships

As lettings regulations are only set to intensify (for example, the forthcoming extension of smoke and carbon monoxide alarm regulations), agents are relying on their contractors more and more.

As we...

Property Management Software Buyers' Guide: Arthur

Arthur is one of our favourite property management systems. We said so in our Property Management Software Buyer's Guide, but now we've given them their own article, in which they explain their...

How is the RICS service charge residential management Code changing?

Industry body RICS (The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) is currently consulting on changes to be made to its ‘Service charge residential management code’ and is inviting industry input and...

Ex-ARMA chief joins Fixflo as Industry Advisor

Industry-leading maintenance management software provider Fixflo has announced the appointment of Nigel Glen as its latest Industry Advisor. This appointment follows those of Nygel Scourfield and...

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...

The Property Institute's Executive Chair shares thoughts on RTM...

Since The Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act of 2002, many leaseholders have acquired the right to manage their block through a right to manage (RTM) company. While this has advantages for...

What is Build to Rent property management?

In order to look at what Build to Rent (BTR) property management means, it’s important to first examine exactly what Build to Rent is, and how it differs from the traditional lettings model. Build to...

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 management...

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...

5 building safety questions block managers like you are asking

Following on from the webinar we hosted about what the upcoming building safety reform will mean for block managers, we’ve put together a quick summary of the building safety questions on block...