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New minimum EPC rating: why you should engage homeowners now

The UK Government has committed to reaching net zero by 2050 — to achieve this goal, all new flat lettings in England and Wales will need to be EPC-rated C in less than three years (and all current rentals that renew will be similarly affected by...

Jessica Olley
By Jessica Olley
Women pioneering property management: an interview with Sam Massey

Becoming an industry leader means changing the way things are done for the better. 

Samantha Massey FRICS FIRPM has been in the property industry since 2003. Having started out as a Property Manager,...

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...

How will the switch to electric vehicles affect block managers?

One of the most vital parts of the Government's net-zero emissions by 2050 target is the transition to electric vehicles. No new petrol and diesel vehicles will be sold in the UK after 2030, while...

Decarbonising our homes: Are heat networks the way forward?

The UK Government has vowed to reach net zero by 2050, but with over 17% of the country’s carbon emissions coming from homes and offices, it’s clear that significant changes to how we heat buildings...

What the new energy price cap means for block managers

The Government has taken urgent action in a bid to tackle the ongoing national energy crisis. The £2,500 average price cap is designed to protect ordinary consumers from the rising wholesale cost of...

How will energy cost increases affect block managers?

The latest energy price cap increase has put pressure on professionals across the property industry. With the new Prime Minister announcing an average cap of £2,500, block managers in the UK are now...

What's stopping block managers and leaseholders from moving to...

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.

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...