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What a Landlord Can Do When Things Go Wrong

What a Landlord Can Do When Things Go Wrong

Landlord Daniel Needes hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons when his buy to let property was trashed by tenants who left him high and dry with rent arrears and a hefty bill for clearing rubbish and refurbishing the house he had let to a family for five years.But How Did It Come to This?Well i...

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Are Town Centres About to Rise Again?

Are Town Centres About to Rise Again

It’s virtually certain that if you open a paper or browse your news online on any particular day, somewhere there will be a story about a major and well-known brand about to hit the rocks as our High Street shops endure their worst ever times.High Streets Worse Than Ever?Hit by a ‘perfect storm...

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Hit the Ground Running in 2020

Hit the Ground Running in 2020

Well he did it. Whatever your thoughts about Boris Johnson, he did not have to pack and leave No 10 and in fact his comfortable majority (the largest Tory win since the 1980's), could bring some long awaited stability to the property market – but will it?Certainly the earliest predictions after th...

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Is December a Good Time for Buyers and Sellers?

Is December a Good Time for Buyers and Sellers?

December and Time for Buyers to Negotiate Hard?Homes are now taking average of over 12 weeks to reach the sale agreed stage with prices nearly 4% below asking price - equating to an average drop of nearly £10,000 – but figures released by Zoopla at the beginning of November reported a mixed recen...

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2019 – the Year of the 'Workington Man'?

2019 – the Year of the 'Workington Man'?

With the next General Election scheduled for 12 December 2019, already the political marketeers are working in overdrive and this time, they have created a political caricature known as 'The Workington Man' who supersedes the Mondeo Man, Sierra Man and Worcester Woman who have gone before.Who Is the...

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Your 1st Viewing – 7 Essentials to Look For

Your 1st Viewing – 7 Essentials to Look For

When you consider it, looking at a property for the first time is an unbelievably complicated experience. There are dozens, perhaps hundreds of different things to take in – the area, the owners, the agent, the property, the garden, the condition, the structure, the aspect – the list could go on...

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The Bank of Mum & Dad and the Property Market

The Bank of Mum & Dad and the Property Market

The 'Bank of Mum & Dad' has long been a great help for children trying to afford their first car or motorbike or helping to fund the 'year off' prior to going to university. Increasingly though, 'Bank of Mum & Dad' or as it is now referred to 'BoMaD' is becoming a significant money lender fo...

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How to Make Your Home Less Appealing to Burglars

How to Make Your Home Less Appealing to Burglars

A burglary happens in the UK every 10 seconds – that's 3.7 million burglaries every year and most take place surprisingly, during the day between 10.00 – 3.00 p.m. and 28% of burglaries take place when there is someone in the house!Have these statistics surprised you? Burglars know when to strik...

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Go down a Shoe Size – Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Go down a Shoe Size – Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Watching a David Attenborough programme clearly brings home the huge catastrophe that is facing our beautiful world and the fact that too few governments, companies and individuals are taking the situation seriously enough and actively trying to reduce their carbon footprint.We owe it to our grandch...

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Why NAPB Are Important Initials for House Sellers

Why NAPB Are Important Initials for House Sellers

The decision to sell your house is definitely not one for the faint-hearted! The mere thought of it could conjure up memories of horror stories told to you by friends and articles in the press about dreadful things that have happened to house owners - including those who have been tricked by quick c...

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