Monthly Archives: June 2016

10 Reasons to Have a To Let or For Sale Board

1. Advertising your home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even when the agent is closed. Some research suggests you get 50% more enquiries when you have a board. 2. Tenants/buyers tour a wide area, often just driving … Continue reading

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Everything you need to know about extending a long lease

If you own a flat, letting your lease drop too low wipes its value quicker than dodgy stone-cladding. Yet in England and Wales, powerful laws let you extend leases for a fair price. This guide looks at whether you should … Continue reading

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Parts of a House

Ever wondered what the correct terms are for the different parts of a house are? Well read on…. Click on image to make it bigger 1 STOP END (TO GUTTER) 2 VERGE 3 GABLE/GABLE END 4 CEILING JOIST 5 COLLAR … Continue reading

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Who is responsible for servicing and safety checking tenant owned gas appliances?

Any gas appliance that the landlord owns and provides for the tenant’s use is included in the landlord’s legal duties. If a tenant has their own gas appliance that the landlord has not provided, then the landlord has responsibilities for … Continue reading

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Carpet Moths – The Facts and What to Do About Them – Part 2

Part 1 of the article can be found here The Solution One of the main reasons I wrote this article was that I heard many tales from people how difficult they are to get rid of. I believe that in … Continue reading

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Carpet Moths – The Facts and What to Do About Them – Part 1

The Common Clothes Moth (Tineola biselliella) or carpet moth as it is commonly known, has become a major pest in our area over the past few years. I have read many articles, both in print and on the internet and … Continue reading

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Copying Right to Rent Documents: Landlord’s Obligations

It seems that few landlords understand what their obligations are for copying Right to Rent documents. So what exactly does the law and associated guidance state? read on to find out… Landlords must make a clear copy of each document … Continue reading

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How to Rent Guide – What, When and How

What is it? The document How to rent: The checklist for renting in England (more commonly known as the How to Rent Guide) is published by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). The latest version is available free … Continue reading

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