Japanese knotweed: 7 plant points to note
January 17, 2022
Despite its bad reputation, identification and successful treatment of Japanese knotweed almost always result in favourable outcomes for sellers. Here are the 7 most important points you need to know when it comes to the plant.
Your damp & mould questions answered
January 10, 2022
Damp and mould are not glamorous topics but some of our most frequently asked questions involve humidity, condensation and unsightly black patches. Here are the answers to the most common damp and mould questions.
The pros and cons of longer tenancy lengths
January 3, 2022
While the idea of making 3-year tenancies mandatory was abandoned by the Government in 2019, following an extensive consultation, the survey results have highlighted how renters are choosing to stay in the same rental property for extended periods.
4 things you need to know about mortgages & interest rates
December 27, 2021
House prices have long held the property headlines but making a late charge for column inches of late are interest rates and their effect on mortgages. December 2021 was a busy month for the Bank of England, whose actions and intentions will shape the year ahead for property buyers.
The super habits of deposit savers
December 20, 2021
The secret to saving is getting into good habits and despite what the coming months may throw at us, you can squirrel away a tidy sum of money to use as a deposit. If 2022 is the year you’d like to take your first step on the property ladder, here’s what super savers are doing…
New carbon monoxide alarm regulation
December 13, 2021
It has been reiterated that it is the landlord’s responsibility – or that of a managing agent working on their behalf – to ensure a defective carbon monoxide alarm is replaced once they are told it is faulty.
2022: the year of the power buyer
December 6, 2021
As we move into 2022, becoming a power buyer will increase in importance. Expert forecasts for the months ahead are in agreement – moving activity will continue, buyers will face competition from rival purchasers and sellers will prefer offers from those who can proceed without drama and delay.
The ‘grey pound’: why older tenants should be a target
November 29, 2021
Privately rented properties where the tenants were aged between 55 and 64 years old had risen 118% between 2010 and 2020, while rented properties where the tenants were aged over 65 had grown by 93% over the same period.
Storage sells: buyers will pay more for space
November 15, 2021
While it’s common to think purchasers will stretch their budget for a property with a newly-installed bathroom, an all-singing, all-dancing garden room or perhaps off-street parking, lots of storage is actually one of a home’s most valuable aspects.
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