Paint the town green when you redecorate
No matter what type of property you own or its value, there is one piece of advice that’s almost universal – a fresh coat of paint on the interior walls can improve selling prospects.
4 ways to use wood panelling in your property
Fixing wood to our walls is nothing new. There is evidence wood panelling was used in ancient Greece, Rome, Japan and China, mainly to provide insulation and protection.
Latest: February property market report
The first month of a new year is complete, and various statistics and indexes have been compiled. If you’re hoping to move home soon, we’re sure you can pick up some positives among the myriad of reports. We’re starting with the latest round-up from Rightmove.
5 reasons why buy-to-let is getting a boost
Buy-to-let has always been seen as a safe long-term investment strategy but over the last few years, the landscape has changed dramatically. As we move our way through 2024, however, the buy-to-let benefits are once again aligning. Here are five reasons property investment should be on your radar this year.
What’s cooking: kitchen trends for 2024
There are a number of essential components that comprise a kitchen – a sink with running water, oven and fridge freezer being the most vital – therefore, everything else could be considered a ‘nice to have’.
Mortgage rate reductions put a spring in borrowers steps
The new year has started with some bright news from the mortgage lending market. Rates attached to home loans have been steadily falling and in January, some of the most substantial rate cuts were made by leading banks and building societies.
Latest: January Property Market Report
The end of a calendar year gave us a chance to look back at property trends and analyse data to see how the market fared during the last 12 months. December is traditionally a quiet month as people focus on festivities rather than moving home. As such, there was little to report on house prices.
What makes a good tenant in 2024?
On the outside, selecting a good tenant may feel as simple as accepting the person who makes the highest offer, especially if the most recent news is to be believed. A survey undertaken for the New Economics Foundation found tenants were willing to go to extreme financial lengths to secure a rental property. As a result, landlords have had the luxury of waiting for the ‘highest bidder’ to emerge.
How to use Dulux’s Colour of the Year 2024
If you are looking to redecorate, why not consider Sweet Embrace™? Here are some ideas of how to use the current Dulux Colour of the Year.
New electrical check guidance for landlords
The safety of tenants has become of paramount importance in the private rental sector, and rightly so. One of the areas that has been improved immeasurably is electrical safety and now new guidelines have been issued to provide greater consistency when it comes to checks.
Leasehold reform formally confirmed as a Bill
On 7th November 2023, the King’s Speech marked the opening of a new session of Parliament. In his first address of this nature, King Charles III announced the Government’s key priorities for the year ahead and with a General Election expected within the next 12 months, the contents were hotly anticipated.
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