“Lets with Pets”… It’s Time to Paws for Thought…

Tenants with pets are often dismissed out of hand by landlords who are worried about potential damage to their property. This is very understandable. However, opening up your property to tenants with pets will maximise its rental potential and by excluding pet owners, you are missing out on a huge part of the rental market. […]

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How a Kitchen can Affect the Value of Your Home

When buying a new home, most buyers are looking for somewhere that requires little or no work at all. If your home isn’t perfect and you want to sell it quickly, you need to be prepared to put in a little time and money before going to market, especially if there is high competition in […]

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Beware Online Fraudsters

Online fraudster activity seems to be on the increase with both landlords and potential tenants being targeted. Several reports shown on ‘Property Industry Eye’ have highlighted the problem and two Professional Properties landlords have also been targeted. Fraudsters Posing as Landlords An estate and letting agency has warned that online fraudsters are targeting would-be tenants […]

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A Guide to Planning Permission

With a continuing housing shortage in the UK, the Government is under increasing pressure to revisit planning permission regulations and increase the pressure on housebuilders to speed up the building process. But what about local planning permission rules? I read a great article written by Sophie Bayliss at www.propertypriceadvice.co.uk all about planning permission. You can […]

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The Population of the UK in a Single Street…

If the population of the UK were condensed into just a single street, a third of us would live in a semi-detached house worth £207,000. A quarter of the population would live in a detached home worth almost £333,000 More than a quarter would live in a terraced house, at an average price of £177,000 […]

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Social Media can Help Burglars Target your Home

A THIRD OF PEOPLE (34%) REGULARLY POST UPDATES THROUGHOUT THEIR TIME OFF ON HOLIDAY Whether it’s that #nofilter shot of a sunset, the “hot dogs or legs” photo, or checking in to an intimate beach-side dinner, many of us love to show the world what we’ve been up to on our holidays. Aviva’s Travel Report […]

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Clutter maybe Bad for your Health!

We’ve all got clutter.. haven’t we? We’ve taken a couple of articles from ‘House Beautiful’ to illustrate why clutter is bad for our health and how to go about decluttering…   ‘It’s not easy to relax at the end of the day in a cluttered home because signals are being sent to the brain that there are a […]

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10 Facts about Britain’s Homeowners..

How many properties does the average UK homeowner live in? How many different cities do they live in? Another interesting article from ‘House Beautiful’ offers 10 strange facts about us homeowning Brits… This is according to new research commissioned by Origin, manufacturer of bespoke aluminium bi-folding doors, residential doors, windows and blinds. The survey looked at 2,000 […]

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Cash under the Mattress and Forgotten Pennies!

People use various types of Investment and Savings methods… Property, Building Society, Stocks & Shares and their mattresses… yes, really, their mattresses! A great article in ‘House Beautiful’ suggests that the mattress is still a hiding place for cash… “Brits are still hiding money under their mattress, a new survey has found. The research, undertaken by […]

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Paws for Thought… Should Landlords Accept Pets?

Tenants with pets are often dismissed out of hand by landlords who are worried about potential damage to their property. This is very understandable. However, opening up your property to tenants with pets will maximise its rental potential and by excluding pet owners, you are missing out on a huge part of the rental market. […]

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