U.K. letting agents save landlords nearly £2k every year

December 15th, 2016 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in News, Press Releases, Property Market | No Comments »

UK landlords surveyed who use a letting agent estimate that they save £1910 a year more than if they marketed directly to tenants, according to research by Endsleigh, one of the country’s leading specialist insurance providers for letting agents, landlords and young professionals.

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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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The truth about remodeling with solar

June 3rd, 2016 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Energy Saving, Home Improvements, Property Market | No Comments »

Previously, we talked about how to survive remodeling your home. We gave advice on what you should do during remodeling, what to expect when you decide to stay at home during the renovation period, and what to see in your kitchen in the early hours of the morning. Today, we’re also going to talk about remodeling but not the usual overhaul that most families undertake after living in the same house for several decades. This time, it’s about remodeling your house before installing solar panels.

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Lords committee calls for government to refocus the planning system

February 19th, 2016 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Housing Policy | No Comments »

Lords committee calls for government to refocus the planning system on high quality homes, not just housing numbers

  • TCPA welcomes report from Lords Committee on Built Environment which calls for government to consider development corporations and review compulsory purchase
  • Report stresses need for sustainable communities and environmental measures

A report published today by the House of Lords Built Environment Committee has stressed the importance of ensuring that the planning system creates good places for people, as well as tackles the housing crisis.

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Government housing policy short sighted and will not meet objectives

February 19th, 2016 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Housing Policy | 2 Comments »

The House of Lords Committee on National Policy for the Built Environment has today asserted the importance of delivering a better built environment and criticised current government policy as unlikely to meet demand for either the quantity or quality of houses we need.

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Another nail in the coffin for social housing

January 5th, 2016 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Landlords, Property Developers, Property Market | 1 Comment »

Caroline Lucas, the Green Party’s MP for Brighton Pavilion, will vote against the Housing and Planning Bill later today.

Lucas, who tabled a reasoned amendment to the Bill at Second Reading, has labelled the legislation as ‘another nail in the coffin for British social housing’. She will speak later today at a rally organised by Defend Council Housing.

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House Prices – The Commuter Effect

October 14th, 2015 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Buying Property, Property Market, Selling Property | No Comments »

As you know when it comes to whether a property sells fast or languishes for months on an estate agents list there are a lot of factors at play. One of those factors is transport links.

People, in the UK, are always on the move. They are some of the most mobile people in Europe. Brits go abroad more and they are more likely to work outside of their hometown or city than those who live in Southern Europe.

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Home to the Future

September 21st, 2015 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

A month from now on 21st October Marty McFly will land in Hill Valley, a small town in California, after travelling from the past via Doc Brown’s seriously modified DeLorean.
Having previously travelled back to 1955, Marty may have been in awe at the house of the future presented in 2015, but it would seem those that created it weren’t too far off the mark. What may have surprised him more however, is the amount that the house of the future costs, even before you kit it out with all the mod-cons.

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What it means when you serve an eviction notice

July 3rd, 2015 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Landlords, Rental Market | No Comments »


The life of a landlord is not just collecting the rent at the end of every month with no problems. Sometimes you can run into difficulties with your tenants that are unresolvable and you are faced with having to serve them an eviction notice. There are many rules that you must follow as a landlord to avoid being accused of an illegal eviction or harassment. The last thing you want is to step out of line and have to deal with a legal battle. Let us help you reclaim your property within the rules of the law.

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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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How do I find out the boundaries of my property and obligations?

April 15th, 2015 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Land Registry, Legal | 1 Comment »

There may be some instances whilst you are living in your home that you want to know the boundaries of your property. You may be looking into an extension on your home or you may have some extravagant landscape gardening in mind. It is important that you understand the rules behind property boundaries in the UK to avoid any property boundary disputes.

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