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Devastating report on Nottingham City Council financial management published

Nottingham City Council (NCC) has been embroiled in a controversy surrounding the publication of an audit on their financial controls completed in April 2023. NCC resisted publishing the report until instructed to do so by a decision notice from the Information Commissioner’s Office in January of 2024. The council commissioned Ernst and Young (EY) to […]

Jeremy Hunt: Any house to be split into two flats within permitted development

In the Autumn Statement 2023 today (Wed 22nd November), the Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced that the Government “…will consult on a new permitted development right to allow any house to be converted into two flats provided the exterior remains unaffected.” At the time of writing there has been no further information published by the Government […]

Renters Reform Bill: 2nd Reading

The Renters Reform Bill, post its second reading on 23rd October in the House of Commons, has brought forth significant amendments proposed by the government. The progress of the bill can be tracked here. During the second reading, it became evident that MPs and the government are cognizant of the challenges that the proposed legislation […]

Inconsistent: New government guidance on damp and mould in the home

The government has recently unveiled critical new guidelines on damp and mould in residential properties. This update is not just another document to skim through; it’s a must-read for landlords and property management firms, especially in light of the heartbreaking incident that triggered its release. The Catalyst: A Tragic Loss The urgency for this new […]

Birmingham City Council Licensing: Do you know what a section 257 HMO is?

We’re always at the forefront in making sure our properties and clients are compliant which is why we’ve been in contact with Birmingham City Council recently about Section 257 HMOs, which were included in the Additional Licensing scheme, but until today (12 Sept 23), there was no information about how to obtain a licence for […]

Renters Reform Bill Delayed

The Renters (Reform) Bill is, yet again, caught in the legislative waiting room. With the House of Commons entering its summer recess period, the bill won’t be considered until at least September. This delay presents a silver lining: it gives the landlords and agents ample time to influence future decisions. The Legislative Hold-Up MPs have […]

Purple Frog 2.0: Evolving to better help you achieve your property goals

Welcome to Purple Frog 2.0. Our evolution from a letting agency to a full-scale Property Asset Management company marks the beginning of a new chapter for both us and our valued clients. With expanded services and enhanced resources, we’re ready to empower you through every step of your property journey. All property asset types We […]

Pedals, Pools and Peaks Challenge for Birmingham Says No

Purple Frog team member, Abder Mokhbat takes on massive challenges to raise funds for Birmingham Charity “Birmingham Says No”, if you can support his cause in any way, please go to his go fund me page. Purple Frog will be matching Abder’s fundraising up to £1,000. This summer I’m completing 3 physical challenges to fundraise […]

Stay Informed & Connected: Discover Our New Social Media Pages

A large part of our mission is keeping landlords and property investors informed, whether that’s about new property regulations, market news, trends in lettings, or advice about how to make the most of your investments. To that end, we’ve launched two new social media pages, in addition to our existing LinkedIn page. If you follow […]

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