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What's stopping block managers and leaseholders from moving to renewable energy?

In October 2021, the Government set the ambitious goal of net-zero man-made greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, following a recommendation from the Climate Change Committee.

The target will have a particular impact on the UK’s property industry....

Joe Parish
By Joe Parish
1 in 10 Landlords will exit the market – how will this affect letting...

In uncertain economic times, a government survey says that 1 in 10 landlords are looking to exit the rental market. With a potential mass exodus on the horizon, we examine the real reasons behind why...

How many Fixflo occupiers speak Chinese? [Data]

As we enter the Year of the Tiger, we thought we’d take a look at how many Chinese-speaking occupiers have used Fixflo last year. Thanks to Fixflo’s multilingual capability, our repair reporting...

How resident engagement and communication help BTR operators stand out

With investment in the UK’s Build to Rent (BTR) sector at an all-time high, there’s never been a better time for tenants searching for places to live, with a wide range of options available. But with...

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 for,...

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...

Building safety reform: What does it mean for block managers?

With the building safety reform very much at the forefront of block managers' minds and new regulations en-route, Fixflo put together a panel of residential property management experts including...

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 the...

The future of the high street – and why property managers need to care

The clouds of doom and gloom have been hovering for years, but now, with COVID-19, reality is really beginning to bite for the traditional high street. Three major chains, including teen clothing...

How will the Internet of Things (IoT) change property management?

Proptech has developed to such an extent that it can solve problems before they even arise. With the cost of data storage and connectivity both falling, it's no longer just a buzzword. Here, we look...

Key changes in the Government's leasehold reform proposals

This year kicked off with a government announcement that promised the most sweeping housing reforms in forty years - with an estimated 4.5 million leaseholders in the country given the right to...

Budget 2021: What's in store for the housing industry

It was the Budget we’d all been waiting for. With a raft of industries still facing an uncertain future due to COVID-19 (despite the vaccine program being in full roll-out mode) and Britain’s debt...

Making customer experience the heart of your maintenance strategy

According to a survey of 170 Leasehold and Block Management companies in Fixflo’s Leasehold and Block Management Report 2019, 82% said they lost clients because customer expectations were misaligned...