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Do you plan to add Smart Tech to your home?

19th June 2018

You will almost certainly have read about technological advances relating to driverless cars, flying taxis and hyperloops (a mode of transport that propels a pod at speeds of up to 760mph). Whilst these offer the tantalising prospect of alternatives to commuting on congested road networks, the most common futuristic tools you are likely to come across are available as smart upgrades to your home.

Countdown to GDPR – here’s what you need to know

1st May 2018

New legislation is only days away and it’s set to change the data protection landscape and how your personal data will be stored and processed.

It’s National Pet Month – so what do you need to know when moving to your fur-ever home!

2nd April 2018

Moving home is an exciting and often chaotic time. Yet all too often it’s easy to forget our four-legged friends as we get wrapped up in organising, planning and packing!

Does your rental property meet the minimum Energy Efficiency Ratings?

1st March 2018

From the 1st April 2018 new regulations come into force that requires landlords of privately rented domestic and non-domestic property in England or Wales to ensure that their properties reach at least an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E before granting a new tenancy to new or existing tenants. 

Tenant’s Moving Out Checklist

15th February 2018

So, it’s time to move on! You’ve reached the end of your tenancy and are starting to think about what you need to organise before you move out. To minimise the stress, we’ve put together a checklist to help ensure you don’t miss anything important.

Getting snap happy!

24th January 2018

Letting your property? First impressions count. Before you work on improving your property’s ‘curb appeal’ or infusing the air with the aroma of percolating coffee, consider this. For more than 98% of buyers, the first encounter they will have with your property are the listing photographs! So how does yours measure up?

10 tips for letting your property in the winter

15th December 2017

Thinking about selling or renting your property in the winter?  This is probably one of the hardest times of year to promote your property. The skies are grey and the garden never looks its best. But that doesn’t mean you can’t successfully market your property. Follow our top tips for getting the most out of viewings.

Tax misconceptions about letting out a property

2nd November 2017

Do you let out a property? If so, you may not be aware that there are a number of misconceptions when it comes to taxpayers declaring rental earning to HMRC. These are the situations when you will need to declare rental earnings to HMRC: • If you inherit a property and let it out.  • If you buy a property as an investment and let it out...

Don’t Lag Behind – Get Insulated

2nd October 2017

It’s autumn, it’s the UK… and therefore - inevitably and obviously - it’s freezing. So what have you done to winterise your rental property? Or were you just planning to let tenants have the heating on full blast every day (which is both expensive and ecologically unsound)?

How to deal with substandard building work

1st September 2017

There is nothing worse than buying a rental property only to find a few months down the line that you have inherited some dodgy building work. If your property is a new-build, get an independent new build inspection company such as brickkickers.co.uk to do a thorough snagging report for you.

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