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Moving Home Enters the 21st Century

Monday, 22 June, 2020

Across the last 10 years we have seen phenomenal leaps in technology. We don’t have to look any further than companies we now use every day – Uber, Deliveroo, Tesla and so on. But, when it comes to moving home things have been relatively stagnant. Every time we move home it seems to be the … Read More »

Freehold Versus Leasehold Properties, Knowing The Difference

Monday, 16 March, 2020

Two types of domains and tenures of property law dominate the occupancy and homeownership in the UK, freehold, and leasehold. Though both look similar, the differences get revealed as you delve deeper into the laws, rules, and regulations surrounding them. The complexity of situations can be tricky. Hence, it is essential to know about them. … Read More »

Rentals

Benefits Of Hiring A Mortgage Advisor

Monday, 16 March, 2020

What should you do? Should you try to find out the best mortgage deal or give a buzz to some mortgage advisor in the town? Every potential buyer has this question in mind. The decision is purely personal. If you find yourself confident in dealing with the mortgage agent, then there is no harm in … Read More »

Rentals

The ABC of Market Rental Assessments

Tuesday, 18 February, 2020

After investing price into a property that was a bit steep, you want to recover the cost as soon as possible. The easiest thing that you do is start casting a net for the tenant. However, the real challenge is not in finding a suitable tenant (of course, it is also not a kid’s play). … Read More »

A Look Forward to 2020

Monday, 6 January, 2020

We all know what our new years resolutions are and what we are hoping to do in the new year but what is happening in regards to the county and new developments set for completion in 2020? Here is a snapshot of the year ahead!   Number 1 – The Pig Some of you may … Read More »

The Dangers of Giant Hogweed

Wednesday, 18 December, 2019

GIANT HOGWEED Otherwise known as Heracleum mantegazzianum is a large member of the carrot family and is native to Eastern Europe. The plant was introduced to the UK for ornamental purposes and is typically found near watercourses, damp meadows and on waste ground. The plant is a close relative of cow parsley and can easily … Read More »

A SNAPSHOT ON HIMALAYAN BALSAM

Tuesday, 10 December, 2019

WHAT IS HIMALAYAN BALSAM? Himalayan Balsam, otherwise known as Impatiens glandulifera is a relative of the busy Lizzie, but has a much more aggressive growth rate, reaching heights of up to 3 meters. This invasive plant was introduced into the UK in 1839 from Northern India and has become problematic especially in riverbank locations. The … Read More »

JAPANESE KNOTWEED – THE £20 BILLION PROBLEM

Friday, 15 November, 2019

  Japanese Knotweed has devalued UK real estate by £20 billion according to the Independent (2018). But what is this ornamental plant and how is it affecting the industry in such a big way? Japanese Knotweed is a hardy bamboo-like perennial plant that grows quickly and can spread underground through its roots, appearing in thick … Read More »