Buying a House in a School Catchment Area

August 28th, 2012 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Guest Articles, Home Improvements, Property Market No Comments »

We all want the best for our children and their choice of schooling continues to be one of the biggest decisions that parents face – to the extent that families are prepared to buy a new home just to get within a particular school catchment area. In some respects the options available have always been more or less the same, do you send your child to the nearest comprehensive school or to the rather more expensive option of a private school?

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Considering a Move to Kent?

August 23rd, 2012 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Guest Articles, Property Developers 2 Comments »

As Home Counties go, Kent is definitely one of the prettier ones and is often referred to as the Garden of England – with good reason. The coastline is absolutely stunning and it’s the ideal place to live if you and your family are fans of long walks in the countryside, cycling or horse riding. Wherever you live in the county, you’re never too far from a green field or some woodland where you can go tramping about at the weekend to get some fresh air and exercise.

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What’s the Olympic legacy for London’s property market?

August 16th, 2012 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Guest Articles, Property Market 4 Comments »

Has the rental market superseded the property ladder?

The official London2012 website states that ‘the Olympic and Paralympic Games have been the catalyst for the physical transformation of East London’ raising the profile of the area and bringing it to the attention of the world.

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Ecovate Your Home and Reduce Your Fuel Bills

August 8th, 2012 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Energy Saving, Green Deal, Press Releases No Comments »

With some details of the Government’s Green Deal still to be unveiled, The National Home Improvement Show spokesperson, Michael Holmes explains how taking sustainability and energy-efficiency into account when renovating or extending can make an immediate and significant difference to your energy bills and reduce your home’s carbon footprint.

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Downsizers Driving Sales of Reasonably Priced Homes in London

May 29th, 2012 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Press Releases, Property Market No Comments »

Families have the opportunity to purchase large family homes close to central London at reasonable prices due to an increasing number of downsizers putting their properties on the market. According to Rightmove, downsizers are the driving force in today’s market, with trading down now the single biggest reason given for selling

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Top Tips to Save Energy and Reduce Your Utility Bills

September 2nd, 2011 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Energy Saving, Guest Articles 2 Comments »

In today’s society, using up a great deal of energy is considered common and even expected. However, the more energy we use, the more expensive the utility bill is. Some consumers choose to save money by finding the cheapest utility supplier they can. While signing on with the cheapest utility company is a good start, this is not enough to change things if the homeowner continues to use a great deal of energy.

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How landlords can make the most of the market in 2011

January 26th, 2011 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Guest Articles, Landlords 2 Comments »

Professional property landlords can look forward to seeing solid returns from their investments in 2011.The state of the housing market is pushing increasing numbers of people into renting while supply remains tight.

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Home owners can add thousands in value to their home

July 1st, 2010 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Home Improvements, Press Releases, Top Tips 2 Comments »

A recent survey of over 200 of the UK’s leading estate agents across the UK, carried out by leading property specialists movewithus, has revealed the top 14 ways in which home owners can add value to their property ahead of a sale.

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Property Professionals – Open letter to Barclays Partner Finance

June 3rd, 2010 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Energy Assessors, EPC, Press Releases 46 Comments »

To the Directors and Shareholders of Barclays PLC and HSBC Holdings PLC

In the Matter of Property Professionals + Ltd (in administration)

This letter is addressed to Barclays PLC in its capacity as the owners of Barclays Partner Finance, a company which had a trading arrangement with Property Professionals + Ltd (PP+) by which finance packages were sold to candidates for training at the four centres operated by PP+.

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Using Energy Performance Certificates to attract tenants

June 2nd, 2010 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in EPC, Guest Articles, Landlords 9 Comments »

Many landlords have an issue with getting the right type of tenants.  Quite naturally, Landlords want tenants who will pay on time, take good care of the property, and keep open lines of communication with both the letting agent and the landlord.

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Are Residential Sales Shaping up for 2010?

May 28th, 2010 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Guest Articles, News, Property Market 2 Comments »

After a tough couple of years for the UK property sales market, it has been reported healthy figures so far for 2010. They are seeing residential properties for sale remain on a steady footing and in some cases even return to peak levels last seen in 2007 which results in a confident outlook for the rest of the year.

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