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The true cost of moving 27 September 2017

We all do it at some stage in our lives, whether it is to smaller or larger accommodation or relocation due to work commitments, we all move home from time to time. This article looks at the financial costs involved with moving from one property to another.... Read More

Being a good and legally compliant landlord 20 September 2017

As a landlord, you are in a position of trust and responsibility. You have certain legal duties to meet and certain things you must not do. You must not harass your tenants, you must make sure the heating works and the property meets all the statutory requirements.... Read More

The key to holding a property sale together 13 September 2017

We have all heard too many stories or unnecessary delays, money and time wasted and buyers pulling out of property purchases, in this article we give you the low down on ways to speed up the process and explain some pitfalls to avoid. Under English law, a buyer is only committed to carry on with a purchase once their offer has been accepted, after contracts have been exchanged.... Read More

Why you should talk to your broadband provider before moving home 07 July 2017

One of the main jobs that people forget to do when moving home is to call their broadband provider, most people make an assumption that they will just call the provider once you have moved into your new home and it will be a smooth process; but this can mean that you could be left without broadband for a number of days.... Read More

Japanese Knotweed, what is it? 26 June 2017

Japanese Knotweed, as you may guess, originated in eastern Asia. It"s natural habitat is on the side of volcanoes but it has spread into populated areas and has flourished on waste ground. It was introduced to Britain by the Victorians as an ornamental plant and cattle feed.... Read More

De-Clutter your home and help Cancer Research 22 May 2017

We are pleased to announce that we are working in Partnership with Cancer Research UK to help them raise funds for research and to raise awareness of cancer. We all know someone who is touched by cancer and in the office we wanted to do our bit to help this great cause.... Read More

Renting with pets 03 January 2017

With around 50% of the population owning a pet of some sort and the number of renters increasing on a weekly basis, are landlords losing out by excluding pets? The Dogs Trust advocate the benefits of considering pets which increases the number of potential tenants who will view the property and in turn should reduce any void period.... Read More

What makes the best investment? A House or flat? 18 November 2016

A question we get asked a lot by our investor clients, certainly from those new to investing, is whether to buy a house or a flat as an investment to rent out and which would offer the best return. There are two strands to this question. Are you looking for the maximum rental income each month or growth when you come to sell; or perhaps both.... Read More

The 4 P`s to selling a home 08 November 2016

If you are considering bringing your property to the market shortly, here is a handy article to consider. We use this principle when we take on a property, known as the "4P"s" it helps to achieve the best price for our sellers. 1. Price Perhaps the biggest of the 4P"s is Price.... Read More

Renting to families with pets 28 September 2016

With around 50% of the population owning a pet of some sort and the number of renters increasing on a weekly basis, are landlords losing out by excluding pets? The Dogs Trust advocate the benefits of considering pets which increases the number of potential tenants who will view the property which in turn should reduce any void period and could encourage pet owners to stay longer in a property than families without pets.... Read More

Do you need to obtain probate to sell a property 07 September 2016

Firstly, the question we need to ask is if we need to obtain probate following the death of the homeowner before the property can be sold. Probate can be costly and you may not need to obtain it prior to a sale. If a home is registered with the land registry (All land sold or re mortgaged since 1992 must be registered), a simple check on the title deeds can see who legally owns the property.... Read More

Space saving ideas for the New Year. 04 January 2016

As we get back to "normal" after the Christmas and New Year break, are you struggling where to find space for all those presents you and your family received or is your home naturally short of storage facilities and places to hide your belongings? Below are a few space saving ideas to help you along the way.... Read More