In the evolving world of property management, the use of software and technology has rapidly increased. In this edition, our contributors have covered all things software and technology, exploring it’s use in our industry.

In the News!

  • The Property Institute welcomes legislation to raise standards in the property management sector.
  • Early bird tickets for The ACE Awards 2024 in Billingsgate, London are now available! You can get yours here.
  • BSR has published a ‘Safety Case Toolkit’ guide aimed at Accountable Persons to assist them in preparing a safety case report.
  • Cardinus Risk Management, a leading provider of property management services to managing agents, announces the integration of its INDIGO software and the Dwellant system through the INDIGO API.
  • And finally, the Oxford Weekender is back! Taking place next from March 22-24, 2024, it’s one of the most popular events in the property management calendar.

Featured Articles

The team at specialist JB Leitch solicitors highlight some of the most recent and significant updates to Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill and its implications for freeholders, leaseholders and managing agents.

Mark Chick, Senior Partner at Bishop and Sewell, provides an update on an appeal due to be heard concerning whether a failure to serve a claim notice on an intermediate landlord invalidates an RTM claim.

Independent lift consultants, Ardent Lift Consultancy, consider the progress of technology and what this means within the lift industry, specifically flats and apartments.

Gareth Rowlands, IT Director at JB Leitch, looks at the increasing presence and penetration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology in our personal and professional lives, along with the growth in prop-tech and the wider introduction of ever more enhanced block management software and integrated platforms.

Colin Stokes, Managing Director at adiuvo talks about development of AI products and shares his experience of having developed their own both for internal use and sale.

Learn more about how B-hive use technology and software to make communication clearer.

The team at Fraser Allen Estate Management, look at AI as a transformative tool, offering innovative solutions to boost property managers’ confidence when dealing with difficult scenarios.

Scott Masters from 4Site, takes a sneak peek at what 2024 may have in store for the industry from a property technology viewpoint.

Residents of blocks of flats expect the very best security, so the team at Residentsline Flats Insurance have created a comprehensive guide for RMCs and Directors.

In their article, Block in a Box explore ways to improve the energy efficiency in blocks of flats, focussing on insulation, smart thermostats, solar panels, and LED lighting.

The team at Flat Living Insurance discuss some of advantages of property technology and how it can help push energy usage in flats and apartments down.

With all the discussion about the benefits and risks of AI technology, many articles fail to give the reader a clear, concise definition – so the article from London Flats Insurance will definitely correct that trend.

Manage Your Block has been specifically designed to put apartment management in the palm of your hand and in this feature, they walk you through the software features and benefits when it comes to managing your block of flats.

Belinda Bagnall, Managing Director of Residentsline explores the significance of Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Insurance for your Residents’ Management Company.

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