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5 Practical uses for a Spare Room

September 26, 2017

If you’re lucky enough to have a spare room, transforming it into something new and exciting may well be top of your list of decorating jobs. Too many of us use that room to store the clutter we’ve collected over the years rather than developing a space that is practical and useful. Here are just […] View article >

What to Include in a Furnished Let

September 22, 2017

One of the important decisions for landlords who provide a furnished let to make is what to include. While there are some basic rules such as making sure the safety and condition of the furnishings are up to standard, much will depend on the type of tenant you are looking to rent to and what […] View article >

It pays to be a compliant landlord

September 20, 2017

Did you know, that, as a landlord, in order to be compliant, you have to adhere to over 140 Government statutes and regulations? It’s worth noting that, even if you are employing a lettings agent on a fully managed basis, the buck stops with you. No one can divest a landlord of their responsibilities. So […] View article >

Tips for organising your shed

September 15, 2017

One place where chaos can soon rule is the garden shed. Whether it’s lack of storage space or tangled hose pipes, it’s amazing how quickly such a small space can suddenly become cluttered. As our grandparents were fond of reminding us as kids: Everything in place and a place for everything. Nowhere is this more […] View article >

Expat landlords investing in UK property

September 12, 2017

The fall in the value of the pound against the Euro is making the U.K. property market increasingly attractive to expats. The pound has dropped by almost 15% against the euro over the past year and means that buy-to-let investors based abroad now get more for their money when buying property in Britain. The Skipton […] View article >

Home Office Ideas

September 11, 2017

More and more of us are converting the spare room into a home office. Part of this trend has grown out of the popularity of desktop computers but also the increasing number of people working from home. According to the Daily Mail, a home office is one of the first things that many home buyers […] View article >

Can a garden shed really add value to your home?

September 4, 2017

In Britain, there is nothing we love more than an evening in the garden, perhaps with a glass of wine and a few friends. We’ve increasingly begun to enjoy our gardens in recent years, with 37% of us spending more time in our garden than we did five years ago, but how is this reflected […] View article >

Beautiful Bathrooms: 5 Rules to Stand By

September 1, 2017

For some reason, people find the bathroom a challenging area to plan and design. Perhaps it’s the lack of space you get to play with or some indecision or confusion over what look and feel should be. Whether you want a walk-in shower room, a luxurious bath to while away the evening and reflect on […] View article >