How to deal with rodents in your home or rental property

May 9th, 2014 Posted in Home Improvements, Home Maintenace | No Comments »

As a landlord, you have many extra responsibilities for the maintenance and smooth running of your properties and this can include dealing with some not-so-welcome visitors. It is your responsibility to follow the correct procedure and deal with rodents in your properties as soon as possible. This blog takes a look at what you need to do in the event of rodents making your home, their home too.

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Conveyancing Referral Fees – Money for old Rope?

May 1st, 2014 Posted in Buying Property, Property Conveyancing, Selling Property | No Comments »

The property market is on the up again and that can only be good news for everyone. Where there is a buoyant market however there will be opportunists swooping in and looking to cream off profits from the unsuspecting general public. The property market is no different. The opportunists we’re referring to here are estate agents and mortgage brokers and the profits are in the form of referral fees.

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How to Boost the Kerb Appeal of Your Property

April 29th, 2014 Posted in Home Improvements, Home Maintenace | No Comments »

They say that first impressions are the most lasting.

Consequently, when it comes to selling your home, it’s important to make sure the outer appearance of your property looks less Skid Row and more Millionaires’ Row.

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New Online Conveyancing Platform

April 24th, 2014 Posted in Press Releases, Property Conveyancing | No Comments »

There’s always a lot of nervousness around buying or selling a house. It often comes during the process known as conveyancing. First time buyers in particular are often left feeling inadequate or bamboozled by such an elaborate process.

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How to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Your Conservatory

April 22nd, 2014 Posted in Energy Saving, Home Improvements | No Comments »

Have you ever given much thought to the energy efficiency of your conservatory?

As you kick back and relax with a glass of wine in hand and the sun streaming through the windows, it’s highly unlikely to be a topic at the forefront of your mind.

After all, you’ve worked hard to afford an enjoyable living space for you and your family without those kinds of concerns sullying your mood, right?

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What is the Party Wall; will it affect my extension?

April 16th, 2014 Posted in Home Improvements, Legal | No Comments »

This is one of those expressions that is not as exciting as it sounds… The Party Wall. It really has nothing to do with a party at all. In fact, it is very misleading with how exciting it actually is as it really is the opposite of exciting. The Party Wall Act is to do with your home and restrictions on your extension. The premise behind it is to protect both you and your neighbours from outrageous extensions in your neighbourhood, but you could also be handed a hefty bill if you don’t follow the correct procedure with your extension.

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What you need to know about the Help to Buy Scheme

April 7th, 2014 Posted in Buying Property, Property Developers, Property Market | No Comments »

The Help to Buy scheme is a new government initiative designed to help first time buyers and existing homeowners move up the property ladder. It is one way the government is trying to boost the economy after the recession and get homeowners moving again. This blog looks into the details of the scheme and how you may be affected by where you live in the country.

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Guide to picking a removal company

March 26th, 2014 Posted in Buying Property, Moving Home | No Comments »

It doesn’t matter whether you are moving down the street or across the country, the fact is, it is much less stressful when you choose the right removal company to move your belongings. Not surprisingly, as with any choice like this, it is not as straight forward as it may seem and you may be faced with options you didn’t even know existed. Read on to find out some of the things you need to consider, how you should prepare and what you should expect.

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The Pros and Cons of House Swaps

March 12th, 2014 Posted in Buying Property, Property Market, Rental Market | No Comments »

In this day and age people are getting very creative with ways to save money, especially when it comes to extra luxuries like a holiday. Many people consider ‘House Swapping’ with other people in their chosen destination as the experience can cut the costs of accommodation from your holiday. Such agreements come with many positive and negatives that you need to be aware of before you embark on such an adventure. Read on to see what the pros and cons are of house swaps.

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How to conduct gas safety check in your home

March 6th, 2014 Posted in Home Maintenace, Rental Market | No Comments »

Gas can pose a serious threat to any home and it is vital that you conduct regular checks on your gas appliances to ensure they are working correctly. Carbon monoxide poisoning can cause serious harm or can even be fatal to you and your family. By ensuring to check your home sufficiently each year you can potentially avoid a serious risk to those in your home.

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Should I Manage My Property or Hire a Manager?

February 24th, 2014 Posted in Landlords, Rental Market | No Comments »

Looking after your property when you don’t actually live in the building can be time-consuming and difficult, especially when you don’t live near the home. Whether you have a beachside home in Cornwall or a townhouse in a city centre that is rented out to businessmen visiting for long term leases, you need to set up a way for the home to be managed. Making the choice as to whether you have the time to commit to managing your home or whether you want to hire a company to do it for you usually comes down to money.

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