How much should my extension cost?

September 17th, 2014 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Extensions, Home Improvements | No Comments »

When you set of on a new project such as an extension, it is always helpful to have an idea of how much money your project should cost so you don’t get ripped off. Building an extension can be quite a complex project with lots of moving parts that you may want to keep your eye on financially. From the architect to the construction itself, you will deal with several different people. This blog acts as a guideline to how much your extension should cost and some factors that will affect the price of your extension.

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What the Housing Crisis Means for Today’s Youth

September 16th, 2014 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Mortgages, Property Market | No Comments »

For today’s youth, owning a property is becoming increasingly tougher. According to housing charity Shelter, almost two million 20-34-year-olds are choosing to live at home with their parents as they cannot afford to rent or buy their own place, despite being in employment.

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How to increase the rent on your property

August 27th, 2014 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Landlords, Rental Market | No Comments »

It is understandable that over time the rent on your property may need to be increased. With the rise in property prices and inflation, you may have to increase the price of your home even if you have had the same tenants for years. This news can be difficult for any tenant to swallow and it is very important that you follow the rules to ensure a smooth transition to the higher rate. This blog gives you some advice on the steps to take to increase the rent on your property/ies.

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Soaring family debt is ticking time bomb for UK economy

August 14th, 2014 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Mortgages, Property Market | No Comments »

Re property: “If interest rates were to hit 3%, historically an abnormally low level, it could trigger a prolonged and socially damaging recession with collapsing house prices, rising property repossessions…”

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How to Make the Most Out of a Small Bathroom

August 11th, 2014 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Bathrooms, Home Improvements | No Comments »

Not all of us have the ability to enjoy a large and spacious bathroom. Smaller units can feel cramped and stifling and, as we are literally unable to avoid these rooms, it is important to realise that even the tiniest of spaces can be imbued with a style and a class of its own. In fact, there are a handful of novel ideas which can be employed to create a stunning, clean and open environment.

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Have you joined the LED lighting revolution?

August 6th, 2014 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Energy Saving, LED Lighting | No Comments »

You may have heard the new buzzword in the lighting world? So what is so great about LEDs??

Quite simply LEDs are the future for home and business lighting. As traditional light bulbs are gradually phased out, the answer is not to switch to energy saving light bulbs, but to invest in LED technology.

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5 Ways to Improve the Look and Feel of Your Garden

July 1st, 2014 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Gardens, Home Improvements | No Comments »

During the summer we love to spend as much time as we can in our gardens but this may not be the case if your garden lacks that little bit of wow factor. There are many tips and tricks that you can use to help improve the look and feel of your garden ranging from the very big to the small and inexpensive.

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Common problems for landlords

June 25th, 2014 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Landlords | No Comments »

As with anything, when you are prepared for the problem, it is easier to deal with. As a landlord, there will be many occasions when you are faced with a situation that you have to cope with. Preparation can ease the blow of these issues quite significantly.

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Your Guide to 5 of the Most Hardwearing Domestic Flooring Options

June 18th, 2014 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Flooring, Home Improvements | No Comments »

With constant traffic on a day to day basis, it is vitally important to ensure the flooring in your home can stand up to this test. If you are thinking of replacing your existing flooring in any busy area of the home and are considering the hard wearing options, this post is on hand to help.

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10 things you can do to your home with no permission

June 17th, 2014 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Home Improvements | No Comments »

When you decide to start making changes to your home, the first thing that comes to mind is ‘Do I need planning permission?’ Surprisingly there are many things you can do without any planning permission at all. After all, you did buy your property so it does belong to you. This blog looks into the different types of projects you can do on your home with no permission at all; these projects are called permitted developments.

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Are You and Your Family at Risk from Radon?

June 4th, 2014 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Environmental Searches | No Comments »

Responsible for the deaths of more than 1,000 people every single year, radon gas is the silent killer that could be finding its way into your home every second of the day, and yet still so many people fail to recognise or understand the risks of this poisonous gas.

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