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Home Hacks from around the World

20/05/24

Here are some fascinating examples of how different cultures develop clever ways to enhance their living environments.

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Understanding Freehold vs. Leasehold vs. Flying Freehold

20/05/24

In a world where jargon often replaces plain talking, this article demystifies the terms freehold, leasehold and flying freehold.

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How to Perfectly Price Your Rental Property

20/05/24

Here are five key considerations every landlord should keep in mind when setting the rent for their rental property.

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Celebrate Local History Month by Discovering Our Area’s Past

13/05/24

Here are five tips to help you get started if you’re finding out more about our area’s past.

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How Do First-Time Buyers in the UK Compare with the Rest ...

13/05/24

How does this compare to other countries? Are FTBs in Spain, South Africa or Switzerland older or younger? Let’s take a look.

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Tips for Tackling the Biggest Challenge Facing Landlords ...

13/05/24

Here are some tips to help landlords stay on the right side of the law.

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Step It Up: Top Tips to Help You Walk More

07/05/24

As May is National Walking Month, the charity Living Streets is urging people to #Try20. To participate, just walk for 20 minutes a day in May.

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A Landlord’s Guide to a Dispute-Free Garden

07/05/24

Here are five straightforward strategies to help keep your garden an asset, not a liability.

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The Three Home Improvements That Impress Buyers the Most

07/05/24

Here’s a guide to some of the best-value home improvement projects, including some tips for those on a budget.

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Pouring Positivity

01/05/24

Join Others in Coming Together This Week

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Should You Be Present When Buyers View Your Property?

01/05/24

But based on our years of experience, we’d advise that owners (and their offspring and pets) are not present during viewings. Here’s why.

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Five Things You Should Know about Owning a Buy-to-Let Abroad

01/05/24

Here are five things to consider before investing in an overseas rental.

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How Mortgages Differ around the World

22/04/24

Let’s look at how people in other countries get on the housing ladder.

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How to Boost Your Rental Property’s Value and Appeal

22/04/24

Here are seven ways why, and how, astute property upgrades benefit forward-thinking landlords.

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How NOT to Sell Your Home

22/04/24

Five Mistakes That Deter Buyers

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Get the Best from Your Letting Agent

15/04/24

How can landlords build a strong and successful business relationship with their letting agent?

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Wacky and Weird Marathon Moments 

15/04/24

Let’s look at some of the eyebrow-raising antics of previous London Marathons.

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Home Moving: Through a Dad’s Eyes

15/04/24

In this article, it’s dad’s turn to share his thoughts, fears and advice on moving home with a family.

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Welcome Birds and Bees into Gardens

08/04/24

Six Buzz-Worthy Tips

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Making Tax Digital: A Timeline for Landlords on the Upcom...

08/04/24

If you’re hazy on the details or have buried your head in the sand about it because tax talk bores you silly, here’s a reminder.

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Should You Take Your Kids to Property Viewings?

08/04/24

The Pros and Cons Explained

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Stress Awareness Month: Fresh Ways to Chill Out

02/04/24

April is Stress Awareness Month, a perfect time to discover new relaxation and stress relief techniques. Beyond the usual advice, let’s take a look...

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Boost Your Home’s Sales Appeal in Five Steps

02/04/24

Styling your home can also potentially speed up the sale and even increase the value of offers you receive. Let’s dive into the tips.

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Managing and Reducing Void Periods

02/04/24

Here are some ways you can manage and minimise void periods.

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How Many of These Surprising Easter Celebrations Have You...

26/03/24

Let’s take a look at some of the different ways people around the world mark Easter.

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Tales of the Unexpected: Unusual Questions Home Buyers Mi...

26/03/24

In our experience, those less-asked questions highlight how interested a potential buyer is. It’s the opposite of a ‘tyre kickers’ approach.

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Ten Ways to Protect Your Rental from This Common Cause of...

26/03/24

 What’s the most common reason for landlords finding themselves in hot water and needing to make an insurance claim?

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Homeowner’s Guide to Ethical Estate Agency Practices

18/03/24

Here are some dodgy practices you need to be aware of to protect your interests.

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Inheriting a Rental Property: Options and Responsibilitie...

18/03/24

The first is what you intend to do with the property. Assuming you don’t want to move in yourself, your options are to:

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Spring Cleaning Checklist to Clear the Clutter

18/03/24

Here’s a list of things you should purge from your property this spring.

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How to Reduce Food Waste and Save the Planet

11/03/24

Here are seven practical tips to help you contribute to a more sustainable future.

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Fast-Track Your Property Sale with Spring Selling Tips

11/03/24

Here are six speedy springtime tips.

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Landlords: What Makes a Property a Good Investment?

11/03/24

Here are five points to consider carefully:

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Watch Out for the Latest Home Improvement Scam

05/03/24

Property owners are being warned to be on their guard amid a rise in the number of green home improvement scams across the country.

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Five Books to Help You Seal Your Dream Property Deal

05/03/24

Here are five property books worth reading.

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Landlord’s Five-Step Inspection Checklist

05/03/24

Here’s the lowdown on the five key areas you need to focus on during your inspections:

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How To Break the Chocolate Addiction

26/02/24

Here are five tips that might help you.

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Top Renovation Tips for Landlords

26/02/24

Here are some tips to help you stay on track.

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Tips to Keep Your Sale on Track

26/02/24

This article shares insights on why these issues arise but, more importantly, how to avoid them.

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National Love Your Pet Day 2024

20/02/24

Celebrating Loyal and Loving Companion Animals

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What Sellers Need to Know about Switching Estate Agents

20/02/24

If your agent has gone from hero to zero in your eyes, here’s a guide to the next steps you should take.

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Top Five Landlord Blunders (and How to Avoid Them)

20/02/24

To help you navigate this complex terrain, here are the five most common mistakes we’ve encountered and how to avoid them, ensuring a more profitab...

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Knowing Your Home’s Admirers This Valentine’s

12/02/24

We look at the five most popular property types and the type of buyers who are often smitten by them.

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What Couples Need to Know before Moving In Together

12/02/24

However, if you decide to co-habit, we have some useful, albeit unromantic, advice for you. It’s based on insights we’ve gained over the years from...

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Small Gestures, Big Impact: It’s Random Acts of Kindness Day

12/02/24

Here are six easy ways to spread a little happiness and strengthen the bonds within our community.

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What’s Driving a Resurgence in Demand in the Property Mar...

05/02/24

So, what’s driving this increased demand? And what does it mean if you plan to buy or sell in 2024?

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Update on the Renters Reform Bill for Landlords

05/02/24

After years in the making, it looks like the Renters Reform Bill – the biggest shake-up of the private rental sector in decades – will become a rea...

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Your Community Needs You

05/02/24

It’s an opportunity to step out of your comfort zone, learn new skills and build invaluable relationships.

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Five Smart Gadgets to Improve Health in Your Home

29/01/24

A Smarter Way to Health and Happiness

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A Mum’s Moving Thoughts

29/01/24

A Mum’s Eye View of Selling and Buying a Family Home

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A Tenant’s Guide – How to Combat Condensation

29/01/24

Seven Simple Steps

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From Mullets to Kylie Minogue

22/01/24

Celebrating All Things Aussie on Australia Day

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Bright Ideas

22/01/24

Boost Your Mood and Your Home’s Appeal with Natural Light

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Saving for a Mortgage Deposit

22/01/24

Tips for First-Time Buyers

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How to Spot the Signs of Illegal Subletting

22/01/24

The Telltale Signs Your Property Is Being Illegally Sublet

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Home-Buying Psychology

15/01/24

The Emotional Factors Shaping Property Choices

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Tenant Trends

15/01/24

What Renters Want Today 

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Energy Saving Week

15/01/24

A Guide for Local Households

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From Blue to Brew: How a Simple Cuppa Can Lift Our Spirits 

08/01/24

Here are four reasons why embracing Brew Monday is a fantastic idea:

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Meet the Guppies: What Landlords Need to Know about This ...

08/01/24

The term ‘Guppies’ refers to tenants in the 18 – 39 age bracket who see themselves staying in the rental market for the long term.

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What Homeowners Can Learn from TV’s Best-Known Property G...

08/01/24

From rotten renovation jobs to disappointing deals, here’s a rundown of some of the biggest blunders made by property experts.

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Interior Design Trends in 2024 

02/01/24

Are you itching to ditch dated décor and breathe new life into your property? 

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Six Steps to Combat Condensation - For Landlords

02/01/24

At this time of year, condensation can be an issue. And it can cause mould in your property if ignored.

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A Child’s Eye View of Moving Home

02/01/24

We spoke with a six-year-old, Olivia, about her family’s recent move.

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Practical Resolutions for a Brighter New Year

18/12/23

Here’s how to set realistic and fulfilling goals if that’s what you’re into.

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Five Ways to Improve the Management of Your Rental Proper...

18/12/23

Here are five resolutions that could save you time and money.

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Market Update: Buy-to-Let Predictions for 2024

18/12/23

Here’s an idea of what forecasters predict for the next 12 months*.

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Merry & Bright – The Magic of Christmas Lights

18/12/23

What do Oxford Street in London’s West End, Salerno in Italy and Dyker Heights in Brooklyn have in common?

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Cut the Carbon This Christmas with These Six Tips

18/12/23

By following a few simple steps, you can eat, drink and be merry – and kinder to the environment.

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How Homeowners Can Realise Their Property Dreams in 2024

18/12/23

Setting some property goals can streamline the process for you. Here are some tips to help you do so.

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Lykke: The Danish Approach to Happiness That Will Bring J...

11/12/23

Here are some of the key components of lykke.

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Moving Thoughts from a Tweenager’s Perspective

11/12/23

We asked a tweenager, a child between 10 and 12 years old, whose family recently sold and moved to another home, what was on her mind as events unf...

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FAO Landlords – Show Your Tenants You Care This Christmas

11/12/23

Ho, ho, how’s this for five little things that can make a big difference when it comes to building goodwill and rapport?

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Love Them or Hate Them? The Christmas Jumper Debate

05/12/23

Thursday, 7th December, is the official Christmas Jumper Day. Here are some tips to step out in seasonal style.

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Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Hold Off Listing Your Property ...

05/12/23

To help you make up your mind, here are five reasons why you shouldn’t wait to list in spring.

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Get Your Rental Property Ready for Winter by Following Th...

05/12/23

Here’s a list of seven ways to winter-proof your property to avoid expensive repair bills and ensure that you and your tenants can rest easy on col...

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How You Can Make a Big Impact on Small Business Saturday

28/11/23

Here are five ways we can all contribute to making Small Business Saturday a success.

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Energy Performance Certificates: What Sellers Need to Know

27/11/23

If you’re selling your home, then you’ll need a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for the property.

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Ready for Anything: The Landlord’s Emergency Checklist

27/11/23

Let’s dive into five essentials that can save the day.

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Five Ways to Survive the Season without Burning Out

27/11/23

Here are five ways you can enjoy the spirit of the season without burning out.

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Listen Up – Seven Podcasts to Create Your Ideal Home

20/11/23

These seven UK-based shows are the perfect companions for your home improvement journey.

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Is It Time to Think Again about Landlords?

20/11/23

We’ve gathered some inspiring tales that highlight the, more often than not, unpublicised acts of kindness that landlords have done and continue to...

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Selling Your Property? Here Are Five Tips to Help Avoid D...

20/11/23

To avoid unnecessary hold-ups that could make your buyer lose patience, it’s worth getting ahead of the curve and following these five conveyancing...

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The Simple Way to Help Safeguard Your Property from Fraud...

15/11/23

Thanks to the elaborate efforts of a small but growing number of fraudsters, not even property is as safe as you think.

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Why It’s Time to Make a Noise about Bullying

15/11/23

As this week is Anti-Bullying Week, let’s look at how widespread bullying is, the signs to look out for and how best to deal with it.

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FAO Homeowners – Is It Time to Stay or Go?

15/11/23

Are you pondering whether to sell your home? With the property market constantly changing, it’s natural to wonder if now is the right time.

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Eight Ways Social Media Users Can Make a Positive Difference

06/11/23

As it’s Social Media Kindness Day on 9 November, let’s look at how you can make the digital world a happier place.

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What Property Owners Need to Know about Spray Foam Insula...

06/11/23

In this article, we explain why many professionals in the property industry are urging homeowners to be wary of installing SPF and what to do if it...

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Are You Landlord of the Year?

06/11/23

A Quick Quiz to Gauge Your Expertise

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Moving Thoughts from a Teenager’s Perspective

30/10/23

We asked a 16-year-old whose family recently sold and moved to another home what was on his mind during the process. It makes interesting reading.

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Demystifying Rental Myths for Landlords This Halloween

30/10/23

In this Halloween Special, we look at five scary things landlords need to be mindful of to avoid nightmares.

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Fun Ways to Enjoy a Firework-Free Bonfire Night

30/10/23

Here are five ways to have a quieter Bonfire Night this year.

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Why Now, More Than Ever, You Need an Expert Estate Agent

23/10/23

Below are five ways exceptional estate agents can help you sell your home in this challenging market.

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Declaring Details: How Correct Information Can Save Landl...

23/10/23

In the following cautionary tale, we’ll explore a real-life incident involving a landlord who learned this lesson the hard way. 

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Your High Street Needs You: Do Your Bit By Shopping Local

23/10/23

So, the next time you need to buy something, be it an everyday item or a one-off big-ticket purchase, consider whether you can buy it from a local ...

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How to Beat the Blues and Embrace Seasonal Changes

16/10/23

If you’re feeling tired, and grumpy and have an overwhelming urge to hibernate as the autumn days get shorter and cooler, you’re not alone. 

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The Truth behind Property Valuations

16/10/23

In this quick read, we delve into the importance of accurate valuations – and how to price your property with precision. 

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Is Your Rental Being Used for Criminal Activity? Here’s W...

16/10/23

If you notice any of the signs below, don’t ignore them. Dig a little deeper to ensure everything that is going on at your rental is above board.

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How to Find Your Dream Home and Avoid Common Property-Buy...

11/10/23

Here are five property-hunting tips that could save you time and money. 

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Pioneers of Change: Recognising Black British Achievers T...

11/10/23

Five Black Britons making a positive impact

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Market Update for Landlords: The Latest in the Rental Sector

11/10/23

In this market analysis, we look at some facts and figures to give you an accurate update on the private rental sector.

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The Advantages of Selling Your Home in Autumn

02/10/23

But what’s the psychology driving property hunters at this time of year? And how can you, as a seller, capitalise on buyers’ motivations to ensure ...

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Five Great Tips for Landlords on Finding Top Tradespeople

02/10/23

In this article, we share five tried, tested and trustworthy tips on how to find the very best and swerve the unreliable rest.

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Dyslexia in the UK: A Journey from Challenge to Triumph

02/10/23

It’s a week that aims to foster understanding, recognition and support for those living with dyslexia and to recognise the amazing talents and abil...

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The Boring Gift Guide You Never Knew You Needed 

25/09/23

With the kids safely back at school and the days getting a little bit cooler, can you hear those jingling bells? It might be the end of summer, but...

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The Best Time to List Your Home When You’re Looking to Move

25/09/23

If your dreams of buying a new home rely on the sale of your existing property, then there’s one fundamental question you need to answer.

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How to Be a Pet-Friendly Landlord 

25/09/23

If you’re a landlord looking to attract long-term tenants, it’s worth thinking about ways to make your investment property as appealing as possible. 

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Changes to Energy Efficiency Rules and the Impact on Land...

25/09/23

Last week, controversial (and costly plans) for improved EPC targets by 2025 were scrapped by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. 

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Make the Most of Autumn with Our Fun Activity Guide

18/09/23

With the days getting cooler and the leaves turning red and yellow, it’s time to embrace the change in season with these fun autumn activities.

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Six Key Types of Homebuyers and How to Target Them

18/09/23

Want to fast-track your property sale by getting your marketing just right?

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Why It Could Be Better to Rent Out Your Property Rather T...

18/09/23

Here, we explore the dilemma of renting out a property instead of selling. 

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Top Tips for Second-Hand Bargain Hunters in Evesham

11/09/23

As this month is Second-Hand September*, now’s the time to up your game when shopping for ‘pre-loved’ clothes, shoes, furniture and toys.

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Property Negotiations: How to Get the Best Deal for Your ...

11/09/23

Here’s an explainer of what it takes to negotiate a good deal to help you choose the right agent to manage your sale.

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The Golden Rules of Setting Your Monthly Rent

11/09/23

In this quick read, we explore the factors you need to consider before pricing your rental property.

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Find Joy in Your Home 

04/09/23

In this quick read, we look at some ways to bring joy to your home. 

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Why Tenants Might Appreciate Regular Inspections

04/09/23

In this quick read, we look at why property inspections could save you money and time in the long run. 

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Six Must-Ask Questions for Couples Buying a Property Toge...

04/09/23

Some of these questions may seem awkward, but once you’ve got through them, you can get on with the fun of searching for your new home together.

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Tips to Help Your Kids Get Over Back to School Jitters 

29/08/23

In this quick read, we look at some ways to help your child ease back into the start of term.

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Looking for a Buy-to-Let? Decide What’s Right for You 

29/08/23

Both have their pros and cons, and in this quick read, we explore them in more detail. 

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It’s Time to Get Moving if You Want to Sell Your Home by ...

29/08/23

Here are four reasons to market your property now.

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Nine Digital Decluttering Tips

21/08/23

Take the concept of a spring clean (a chance to turf out unwanted items and free up space) and apply it to your virtual world.

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How to Make the End of a Tenancy Run Smoothly

21/08/23

In this quick read, we look at how to ensure your tenant changeover goes smoothly.

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Don’t Let Next-Door Syndrome Stop You Selling Your Home

21/08/23

A ‘for sale’ sign goes up on a property in your street, and within minutes you’re online to find out what it’s on the market for.

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From Sepia to Selfies – How Photography Has Changed Over ...

15/08/23

For World Photography Day (19 August), we look at how the camera and its role in society has changed over the past 200 years.

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Say Cheese! How to Get Your Property Ready for Marketing ...

15/08/23

In this quick read, we look at how to prepare your home for photographs and what to expect.

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Top Rules for a Happy House Share

15/08/23

In this quick read, we look at ways to make your flat share feel like a happy home.

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Why a DIY Tenancy Agreement Could Be Disastrous for Landl...

07/08/23

In this quick read, we look at the dangers of a DIY tenancy agreement.

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What to Consider if You Want to Buy a Property in 2023

07/08/23

Here are some factors to consider if you’re considering buying in 2023.

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How to Protect Your Pet from the Hot Weather

07/08/23

In this quick read, we look at advice from animal experts around how to keep animals safe in the heat.

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Cut the Clutter: Great Storage Tips for Your Home

31/07/23

Here are some tips to help you take your home from cluttered to calm.

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How to Make Your Tenancy a Happy One

31/07/23

So, what’s the best way to deal with issues that arise during a tenancy? In this quick read, we look at ways to deal with such problems.

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Five Things to Think about before You Downsize

31/07/23

Whatever the motivation for making the change, for those thinking about downsizing, here are five factors to consider.

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Making Friends for International Friendship Day

24/07/23

In this quick read, we look at possible ways to meet new people.

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Why Self-Managing Your Rental Could Be a Costly Mistake

24/07/23

Here are some reasons why self-managing your rental might not save you any money at all.

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Bank of Mum and Dad: What Buyers (and Their Parents) Need...

24/07/23

For parents planning to assist their offspring, or children hoping to get a helping hand, there are a few issues to consider first.

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Choosing a Letting Agent: What Evesham Landlords Need to ...

18/07/23

Here are some useful tips to help you weed out the posers from the professionals.

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Why Wabi-Sabi is the Must-Have Interiors Trend of the Year

18/07/23

Here’s how you can incorporate wabi-sabi into your home.

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A First-Time Buyer’s Guide

18/07/23

In this quick read, we take you through some of the initial steps of buying your first home.

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How an Evesham Estate Agent Could Help You Sell Your Home

10/07/23

In this quick read, we look at why staying local and using an independent agent can offer you real value for money. 

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Tenants’ Guide to a Safe and Relaxing Summer

10/07/23

Whatever you’ve lined up, it’s worth taking note of the common concerns that can crop up in rented accommodation during the summer.

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What Football Fans Need to Know about the Women’s World Cup

10/07/23

So, can the Lionesses go one step further and make history down under by winning the Women’s World Cup?

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The Best Online Accounts for DIY Hacks and Help

05/07/23

Ready to get drilling? In this quick read, we look at some of the best DIY tips and tutorials the Internet has to offer.

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Best Ways to Contact Your Landlord

05/07/23

Repairs and maintenance in a rental property are usually a landlord’s responsibility. As a tenant, you’ve got to wait until they sort it out, so wh...

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Should You Renovate Your Property Before Going to Market?

05/07/23

In this quick read, we look at ways to increase value without spending thousands of pounds.

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Guide to Creating a Dog-Friendly Garden

26/06/23

Are there hidden hazards in your garden that could make your pooch ill and leave you with costly vet bills?

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Keep It Formal – Why You Should Maintain a Professional R...

26/06/23

As a landlord, it’s important to build a good relationship with tenants. You want them to feel comfortable in their new home and to care for it, pa...

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Is Self-Building Really Worth It?

26/06/23

In this quick read, we look at why building your own property isn’t for the faint-hearted.

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Your Guide to the Best Value Camping Gadgets

19/06/23

If you’re planning a camping trip this summer, here are some useful gadgets that won’t break the bank.

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Top Tips to Get a Tenancy Off to a Good Start

19/06/23

If you’re a landlord about to settle a new tenant into a property, there’s one phrase that should be your guiding mantra: “Start as you mean to go ...

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Buying a Probate Property: What Buyers Need to Know

19/06/23

While it’s a term that you’ve heard before, you’re not entirely sure what it means and if it could scupper your homebuying plans. Well, let us expl...

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Why It’s Cool to Refill and Recycle

12/06/23

Recycling is part of our everyday lives: at home, in the workplace, at school, in cafés and restaurants. We’re all more aware than ever of the impo...

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Plants that Could Knock Thousands Off Your House Price 

12/06/23

Post-pandemic, having outside space has taken on a whole new level of importance and can add significant value to a property. But what happens when...

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Is Renting Better Than Buying?

12/06/23

The pitfalls of renting are always shouted about: too expensive, dodgy landlords, broken appliances and so on and so on. But what about the positives?

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How to Improve Your Family’s Diet

05/06/23

In this quick read, we explore some easy ways to improve your diet and make eating well more interesting for the whole family.

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The Benefits of Selling to a First-Time Buyer – and How t...

05/06/23

​​​​​​​First-time buyers are key drivers in the property market and could be the ideal candidate to purchase your home. So, are you doing enough to...

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Why Summer Is the Right Time for Landlords to Tackle Ener...

05/06/23

Summer is a good time to get your property ready for winter by making changes that will improve its energy efficiency and reduce heating costs. Her...

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How to Create Gorgeous Window Boxes 

02/06/23

All it takes to create a spectacular display that gives your home instant kerb appeal is a windowsill big enough to accommodate a planter box and a...

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How to Keep Your Rental Property Safe This Summer

02/06/23

How can tenants and landlords stay one step ahead of the crooks and avoid the financial and psychological cost of a break-in? The answer is to be v...

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Should You Sell Your Home to a Loved One?

02/06/23

In this quick read, we look at some of the things that could go (very) wrong if you’re thinking about selling to a family member or friend.

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All You Need to Know about Charging Electric Cars 

22/05/23

If you’re thinking about making a change or just want to find out more about charging an EV, this article is just for you. 

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Guide to Garden Maintenance for Landlords and Tenants

22/05/23

Garden maintenance can be a thorny issue between tenants and landlords, so here’s a useful guide to help avoid confusion.

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You Need a Mortgage Broker – and Here’s Why

22/05/23

In this quick read, we look at why a mortgage broker could help you buy your dream home while saving you time and hassle.

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Update: What the Renters’ Reform Bill Means for Landlords

19/05/23

The bill will now be scrutinised by MPs and members of the House of Lords, so is subject to change. But here’s a brief rundown of the proposals as ...

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What Landlords Need to Know about Condensation and Mould

15/05/23

How can landlords and tenants combat condensation and mould? Read on to find out.

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What Buyers Need to Know about Sales Progression

15/05/23

Here’s a list of how a good agent can help get a deal across the line.

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White Sheets and Scented Candles – The Secrets of a Luxur...

15/05/23

So, if your bedroom needs an overhaul, why not create your own five-star sleep retreat? We’ve looked at some ways to give your bedroom that luxury ...

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Five Ways to Be a Great Landlord

10/05/23

In this three-minute read, we look at five priorities a landlord should consider.

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Ten Weird and Wonderful Facts about Eurovision

10/05/23

We’ve compiled some fun facts from Eurovision’s history to mark the occasion.

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Is Your Property Priced Too High?

10/05/23

Whatever the reason, time and time again, properties are put on the market at an over-inflated price. Sellers are forced to lower the asking price ...

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Get Ready for the Coronation Weekend in Evesham

02/05/23

So, how will you celebrate? In this quick read, we give you some of our ideas.

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How to Stop Vermin Invading Your Property

02/05/23

How can landlords and tenants prevent vermin infestation? Both parties have roles to play.

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Why Staging Your Property Could Help You Sell It

02/05/23

While home staging has always been done in America and is common for new-build show homes, it’s growing in popularity.

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Home Selling Guide for Pet Owners

26/04/23

Don’t let your beloved family pet stop you from achieving top selling price for your property. Follow these tips to ensure buyers don’t get sniffy ...

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Enjoy Your Outside Space with These Top Garden Trends

26/04/23

In this quick read, we look at this year’s top garden trends and how you can make your space a design dream.

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How the Cost-of-Living Crisis Is Impacting Rents

26/04/23

In this two-minute read, we explore three reasons rents are going up and why landlords aren’t just profiting off a volatile rental market.

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Earth Day in Evesham: Make a Planet Positive Impact!

20/04/23

We're encouraging the good people of Evesham to do something small to make a big difference to our planet.

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Feng Shui: Could It Bring Harmony to Your Home?

17/04/23

The ancient Chinese practice of feng shui literally means ‘wind’ and ‘water’. So, is it a valuable guide for harmonious living or a load of hot air? 

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What Landlords Need to Know about Void Periods

17/04/23

Success as a landlord doesn’t just centre around what you do when your property is tenanted. How you manage your rental when it’s empty is also cru...

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Why Your Dingy Bathroom Could Be Putting Buyers Off

17/04/23

If a kitchen is the heart of a home, then the bathroom is the brains. It’s where you get a few minutes of privacy every day (unless you’ve got todd...

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Moving Home Just Got Less Stressful

12/04/23

Just the thought of moving home can make you break out into a cold sweat. So how can you minimise those feelings of panic?

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How Will You Celebrate National Scrabble Day?

12/04/23

Love it or hate it, Scrabble has been around for a long time, and 13 April is National Scrabble Day (yes, this is actually a real thing).

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Ways to Avoid Deposit Disputes When You Leave Your Rental

12/04/23

If you’re nearing the end of a tenancy agreement, there are a few things you can do to ensure your check-out inspection goes well and (upon moving ...

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Cheap and Cheerful Ways to Have Family Fun This Easter

04/04/23

If you’re looking for ways to keep your children entertained this Easter, here are some fun activities that won’t break the bank.

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Four Ways to Reduce the Stress of Being a Landlord

04/04/23

Being a landlord is one of those jobs where there’s no middle ground. It’s either low stress with great tenants and affordable mortgage rates, or i...

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Estate Agent Costs: Fixed Fees Vs Commission

04/04/23

​​​​​​​So, you’re selling up and don’t know whether to instruct a traditional estate agent or a DIY fixed-fee agency. Let’s look at the pros and co...

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Is Your Home a Hazard Zone?

27/03/23

While everyone wants a home that is safe and hazard-free, sometimes little mishaps can cause a whole lot of bother. So, how can we make our homes s...

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A Guide to Adapting Your Rental for Older Tenants 

27/03/23

A third of renters are now over 45. And due to high property prices and the challenges of getting a mortgage later in life, many in this group will...

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Four Signs You’ve Found Yourself a Committed Buyer

27/03/23

While no sale comes with an ironclad guarantee, here are four signs that your buyer means business.

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Springtime Tips to Spruce Up Your Garden

20/03/23

Remember lockdown when we had nothing to do? Gardening became a fun pastime, and having outside space was a luxury. Well, now that the spring sunsh...

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How to Make Sure Your Rental Property Is Safe

20/03/23

Unless you’re lucky enough to have long-term tenants, every time a new lot of renters move in, there are lots of checks to be made, forms to sign, ...

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Price Drop or Agent Swap? What to Do if Your Home Isn’t S...

20/03/23

If your dreams of a speedy property sale have hit the skids, it’s time to change strategies. Read on to discover the best way to get your sale back...

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Mothering Sunday: How to Cope If It’s a Difficult Day for...

14/03/23

If you’re looking forward to doing something special for Mother’s Day on Sunday, we wish you all the best – but this article isn’t for you. 

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Four Reasons Why Spring Is a Great Time to Sell Your Home

14/03/23

Traditionally, spring is the busiest season for property sales (pre-pandemic data shows that properties listed in March sell the fastest*).

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Keep Calm: Your Landlord is Selling Your Rental

14/03/23

What if your landlord tells you they’re planning to sell the property where you live?

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International Women’s Day – The Women Who Inspire Us

07/03/23

International Women’s Day is an event marked around the world – in the news, all over social media and in most schools. And so it should be.

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Refurbing Your Buy-to-Let: Eight Ways Landlords Can Benefit

07/03/23

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” That’s the view some landlords take on the question of renovating a buy-to-let.

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A Landlord’s Guide to Selling a Rental Property

07/03/23

Over the last 12 months, it’s been reported that many landlords have decided enough is enough and are exiting the buy-to-let game in their droves.

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Want to Live Happily Ever After? Don’t Fall for This Comm...

27/02/23

Let’s look at the most common property fairy tale and how falling for it can cost you time and money.

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How to Find a Letting Agent in Evesham: Six Questions to ...

27/02/23

​​​​​​​Fed up with self-managing your buy-to-let and want a top-notch professional to do it for you instead? Here’s how to find the best letting ag...

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Quick Tips for Tidying Up before a House Viewing

27/02/23

As the old saying goes, first impressions matter. And when it comes to showing off your property, the way it looks will go a long way to impress po...

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The Ultimate 2023 Guide to a Fashionable Kitchen

27/02/23

The kitchen is the heart of the home, so does it really matter what it looks like? Well, according to interior design trendsetters, it definitely d...

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Including Bills in Your Rent

27/02/23

So how can you make your rental property as attractive to tenants as possible?

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Sellers Beware: What to Look for in the Fine Print When C...

27/02/23

When hunting for a professional to sell your home, you’ll probably compile a list of property-related questions to fire off at prospective estate a...

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How to Sell Your Home after a Divorce or Separation

13/02/23

Research shows that moving house and getting divorced are two of the most stressful things you can do.

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Turn Your Rental Property into Somewhere You Love

13/02/23

Whether your rental property is a blank space you just sleep in, or it’s a new family property, it’s important to make it feel like home.

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How Baby Banks Are Helping Struggling Families

13/02/23

You’ve no doubt heard of food banks, but do you know what a baby bank is?

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Buying a Property in 2023? Here’s What You Need to Know

06/02/23

If 2023 was the year you would buy a new home, it’s fair to say that the gloomy news headlines might have you rethinking things a bit.

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Managing a Property Portfolio: Tips to Save You Time and ...

06/02/23

How do portfolio landlords deal with the multitude of tasks and mountains of red tape that come with managing several properties? Read on to find out.

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The Anti-Valentine’s Day Guide

06/02/23

If you’re a hopeless romantic, look away now. In this three-minute read, we look at why Valentine’s Day isn’t romantic at all and how you should sp...

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Petition Calls for Tax Change to Stop Landlords Exiting t...

03/02/23

Property industry figures are calling for action to prevent a critical shortage of rental stock in the buy-to-let sector.

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Need to Sell Your Home in an Uncertain Market? 

30/01/23

One minute, the housing market is at an all-time high, the next, newspapers are warning it will plunge faster than a block of concrete in a swimmin...

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When Can You Deduct Money from a Tenant’s Deposit?

30/01/23

The end of a tenancy agreement can be stressful for landlords. You need to make sure the property isn’t vacant for long and there may be a need for...

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​​​​​​​Four Ways to Make Maths Fun for Your Kids

30/01/23

Helping your child understand basic maths concepts doesn’t have to be a chore or a bore. Follow these four tips to discover how it can be child’s p...

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Interior Design Trends of 2023

23/01/23

If you’re thinking of freshening up the interior of your home this year, here’s a list of what’s trending on the design front.

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Common Tricks Used to Swindle Landlords – and How to Avoi...

23/01/23

Scammers are using increasingly sophisticated tactics to make a fast buck, often leaving landlords out of pocket or caught up in messy legal disputes.

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How to Earn Extra Income from Your Home

23/01/23

In a cost of living crisis, it’s not a bad idea to think of ways to make (or save) extra cash. Some people take on part-time jobs or start up a sid...

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How to Choose the Right Buyer for Your Home

16/01/23

Accept an offer from a fast-talker or a faffer, and your hopes for a speedy property deal could be scuppered. Here’s how to choose the right buyer.

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How to Manage Joint Tenancies: Tips for Landlords

16/01/23

Joint tenancies can be a great way for friends and couples to share costs and a steady source of income for landlords – but they’re not without the...

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How to Be More Productive in 2023

16/01/23

If you’re feeling sluggish after a few weeks back at work post-Christmas, here are some tips to boost your productivity and give you more of that m...

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Why Overvaluing Your Property Could Spell Disaster

09/01/23

So, your home is on the market, you’ve decluttered, the sink is sparkling, and you’re patiently waiting for potential buyers to come and view your ...

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How to Find a Good Contractor for Your Rental

09/01/23

If you’re a seasoned landlord, chances are you’ve experienced at least one out-of-hours call from a panicked tenant about a leaky toilet or boiler ...

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How to Avoid Feeling Blue in This January

09/01/23

We’re three weeks into January. Have you stuck to those New Year’s resolutions? Are your jeans still feeling a bit snug after overindulging on Chri...

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Make Your January Dog Walks More Fun

06/01/23

Whether you’ve got a pooch who wears fancy jumpers, a big blonde Labrador or a tiny handbag-sized companion, this month is all about them. If you d...

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How to Work Out the Value of Your Property

06/01/23

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What Your Tenants Need to Know on Moving-In Day

06/01/23

Want to get your new tenancy off to a good start and safeguard against future disputes? Then here are some important things you should tell your te...

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Why the Highest Offer Isn’t Always the Best Offer

23/12/22

So, you’re selling your home. You’re looking for the highest price and crossing your fingers for a smooth sale. But is the greatest offer always th...

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Weird and Wonderful Ways the World Celebrates NYE

23/12/22

Whether you’re planning a big night out, popping open the champers in front of the TV or having an early night, New Year’s Eve is all about having ...

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What the New Year Will Bring for Landlords

23/12/22

It’s safe to say, 2022 has been a year full of change for landlords. The last 12 months have seen more buy-to-let landlords selling up than ever be...

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Step-by-Step Guide to Preparing Your Home for Sale

19/12/22

Whatever your goal, the best way to turn your dream into reality is to secure a good price for your current home. And to help you achieve this, we’...

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What Are Mortgage Overpayments?

13/12/22

Putting rising interest rates to one side (easier said than done) and ignoring the doom and gloom news we’ve been exposed to over the last few mont...

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How To Winter-Proof Your Rental Property

06/12/22

How to make sure your property is ready for the cold winter months and protect your tenants from mould and other harmful effects of the season.

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Reduce Energy Bills and Boost Property Value

28/11/22

How improving the energy efficiency of your home can help increase the value of the property.

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Top Tax Tips for Landlords

24/11/22

A significant shift in how landlords file tax returns is looming on the horizon. Here’s what landlords need to know about the changes. If you’re a ...

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The Top Ten Things Landlords in Evesham Can Do to Prosper...

21/01/21

In this two-minute speed read we look at 10 things you can do as a landlord to make 2021 a year to remember for all the right reasons.

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How leasehold reforms could impact homeowners in Evesham

14/01/21

What will the new leasehold reforms, announced last week, deliver for leasehold property owners in Evesham? Here’s what we know so far.

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The latest data shows it's full steam ahead in the Evesha...

25/05/19

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Why buyers love Evesham so much, and why it matters to you

05/05/19

Since 2000, the average Evesham home has increased in price by 144.3 per cent. The best performing property type has been...

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What do homebuyers in Evesham really look for?

10/08/18

If you have ever sold your home, you will be all too familiar with the pressure to make the property look tip-top in time for a viewing. Your home ...

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What would more rate rises mean for Evesham?

06/02/18

In the residential property world, the most important macroeconomic indicator we're obsessed with is interest rates. Interest rates are the main to...

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Why it’s a good idea to make your move in Evesham befor...

10/01/18

The benefits of owning a home in Evesham are huge. While it’s true that across the country homeowners are benefitting from steady and reliable ca...

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Evesham home values rise by 7.19% as town mortgage debt t...

09/08/17

It could be said that the political events of the past 18 months should have caused significant unpredictability in the UK property market, but the...

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Common myths about the Evesham property market

10/07/17

Has someone who has just sold their home ever told you about the ‘golden rules’ you should abide by to get a quick sale? Perhaps you have heard...

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