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Changes to the private rented sector in Scotland

February 8, 2018

It is interesting to see how the private rental sectors in both Wales and Scotland are becoming increasingly devolved from England. Landlords across the UK already have to be aware of over 160 Government statues and regulations for rental property, and now differing legislation, depending on where your properties are, is being added into the […] View article >

9 Unusual Kitchen Gadgets

February 7, 2018

The kitchen is often seen as the beating heart of the household. It’s the place the entire family congregates. Of course, preparing food is one of the most important tasks of the day and any way that you can find to lighten the load and speed up cooking time is going to be a godsend […] View article >

Struggling to sell a property? There is another option …

January 29, 2018

A new league table produced by the HomeOwners Alliance showing how long it takes homes to sell on average in different postcodes across England and Wales suggests the average time for a property to go under offer is 61 days. However, the longest postcode they investigated had an average time of 108 days before going under […] View article >

Looking For Your Ideal Home

January 29, 2018

Everyone wants their own personal palace, somewhere they can call home. Whether you are looking to buy a house or flat or have decided to rent, finding the ideal property is important. The last thing you want is to end up in a place that doesn’t really fit your needs or your expectations. Finding your […] View article >

5 Ways to Beat the January Blues

January 15, 2018

After all the fun of Christmas, the arrival of January can sometimes leave us feeling a little flat, we get back to the real world and return to work. If you’ve overspent and over-indulged during the festive period, there’s always a period of ‘recovery’ to endure. The weather can make a big difference too – […] View article >

Look Out for your Neighbours

January 10, 2018

With the days darker and colder, we can often forget about those around us. If you have elderly or vulnerable neighbours, there are a few things you can do during the winter months to ensure they keep safe. Older people don’t always need extra help, of course. Many are more than capable of looking after […] View article >

Alternative New Year Resolutions

January 5, 2018

It’s traditional to start the New Year off with a few resolutions. Of course, you’re going to change a few things and lead a better, more fulfilled life. That’s what resolutions are all about. The traditional options are to stop smoking, cut down the drinking, get fit and healthy or lose weight. Most of which […] View article >

Making New Year Resolutions That Stick

January 5, 2018

Most of us find it easy to come up with a New Year resolution or two. We’re going to: get out more, lose some weight, decorate the home or flat or give something up like smoking or drinking. Most of us, however, find it a lot more difficult to carry those resolutions through once the […] View article >

2018 – Forewarned is forearmed for landlords!

January 2, 2018

Forewarned will be forearmed for landlords in 2018. There will be undoubtedly increasing regulation coming into force, as well as other factors that landlords should be aware of. Energy efficiency From April 1st, the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards will come into effect for properties in the private rented sector.  This will make it illegal to […] View article >