Energy savings in the kitchen

July 4th, 2016 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Energy Saving, Top Tips 1 Comment »

The kitchen is the hub of the household. What with preparing and cooking meals, and often eating them too, as well as washing up and popping the kettle on for a cup of tea, it’s where most of the action is, and where a large proportion of household energy goes. Here are a few ways to cut down on energy use in the kitchen without compromising on a cosy, good-looking room, or tasty meals.

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How to survive remodelling your home

June 3rd, 2015 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Home Improvements, Home Maintenace, Top Tips 1 Comment »

Ask anyone who has stayed in their home whilst they are remodelling what their advice is, they will tell you not to stay in your home during the process under any circumstances. However sometime this is not always an option, especially if you are under pressure financially. Sometimes you just have to deal with the dust and grin and bare it.

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Five great things about retirement

November 27th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Top Tips No Comments »

If you’re already looking forward to retirement, this will just be extra encouragement but, if you’re one of those few people having concerns, you might want to take a closer look at just what retirement living can offer.

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How to Stay Gas Safe at Home

July 4th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Home Improvements, Top Tips No Comments »

Gas provides a cost effective energy source that is relied on by many home owners for a range of essentials including warmth, food and long hot baths. When a gas appliance goes wrong it can be extremely disruptive, but it can also prove to be dangerous if you don’t pick up on any issues quickly.

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Moving House? Storage Advice

June 6th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Property Market, Top Tips No Comments »

If you’re currently in the process of trying to sell your home and are looking to move to another property, then space and storage will become a major part in this process. When selling your home you want to make it look as spacious as possible and having things packed away ready can help speed up the moving process. Equally, if you are downsizing, you’ll need to start thinking about just what you do/don’t need in your new home.

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Avoiding Being a Victim of Property Theft

December 20th, 2012 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Legal, Top Tips No Comments »

Unfortunately, these days we are all, through necessity, more security conscious then we have ever been. We always lock our doors and our cars, we don’t leave valuables where they can easily be seen and when out and about we are alert to the risk of pickpockets and, as the now depressing familiar announcement goes, we make sure we “keep our personal belongings with us at all times. We are careful when going online and everyone seasoned web surfer knows how to spot a phishing attempt, so we ought to be pretty well equipped to repel attempts at fraud and theft. But how many of us consider whether we are protecting our houses from being stolen?

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Buffing a wood floor to bring back its brilliance

December 18th, 2012 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Home Improvements, Top Tips 1 Comment »

Maintaining and caring for a wood floor can bring back its brilliance and increase its life span. Whether you’ve just moved into a new house or have an old floor in need of restoration, buffing a wood floor can revitalise the room, without having to replace the boards themselves.

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An Essential Guide to Buildings’ Insurance

December 10th, 2012 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Insurance, Top Tips No Comments »

Have you ever considered what would happen if your home was destroyed in a flood or fire? Would you have enough money to build your home back to its original state? As much as thinking about worst-case scenarios is often something we put to the back of our mind, by being prepared with buildings’ insurance for such disasters it could save you a lot of money and heartache in the future.

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Spotting Signs of Damp in Your Home

November 27th, 2012 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Home Improvements, Top Tips No Comments »

One of the most common problems in households around the UK is damp, and with an average of 25,000 gallons of rain water hitting these homes, there is no wonder why many suffer from this problem. What’s more, once you have damp in your home it can lead to more serious health problems, which is why it is imperative to notice any signs of damp in their early stages and get them treated as quickly as possible.

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Avoid the Downturn: Top Tips for Selling Your House

September 6th, 2012 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Estate Agents, Press Releases, Top Tips 1 Comment »

House sales have plummeted almost 40 per cent since the peak of the boom five years ago,1 while UK property prices dropped 0.6 per cent in July.2 But according to a leading South London estate agent, Wooster & Stock, there are small steps vendors can take to increase the chance of a quick, smooth and profitable sale.

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Selling Your Home – Checklist for Property Sale

May 15th, 2012 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Property Market, Top Tips No Comments »

Just because you have instructed a conveyancer to act for you in a purchase doesn’t mean that you are able to abdicate responsibility altogether. Of course your conveyancer will carry out the legal work however there are still some things you need to be aware of and take responsibility for, after all it is your sale and it is in your interests that it goes smoothly.
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