Category Archives: Home Related

buy-to-let
12 Jul

A guide for buy-to-let landlords

Rental houses are a great way to invest money and generate income, but there are a few things to consider before you go ahead with becoming a buy-to-let landlord. Here’s what you’ll need to do before your tenants pick up the keys. Buying a buy-to-let When you buy a property for the sole purpose of

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mobility
10 Jul

Mobility Adapted Homes

Maintaining your independence is a major concern when you’re faced with the prospect of living with a disability, but the good news is that there’s plenty you can do to make your everyday life more straightforward when you’re around the house. Let’s look at some of the changes you can make so that your home

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unoccupied
19 Jun

How to protect your home while you’re working abroad

While you’re working abroad for an extended period, the last thing you want to be worrying about is whether your home is safe in your absence. Protecting your home is about more than just locking all the doors and windows and leaving a key with a neighbour so that they can pop in from time

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garden
29 May

Bringing the inside outside

Gardens, balconies, decks…whatever the outdoor space you have, you want to make the most of it during the summer and make it feel like an extension of your home. Here are some quick tips to make the most of your outside space: Bring your favourite things into the garden Style up your garden furniture by

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29 May

The UK’s most expensive houses

We’ve probably all daydreamed about the kind of house we’d buy if we won the Lottery, but for a lucky few, owning a lavishly expensive house is a reality. Today we’re fuelling your wildest dreams by ogling over some of the priciest properties on the market in the UK today. Which would you choose? 1.

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first-time home
10 Apr

First-time home buyers’ checklist

Being a first-time home buyer is one of the most exciting milestones of adult life, but with so many things to consider, it can also be one of the most stressful. That’s why we’ve put together this checklist to help first-time home buyers make the most of the time they spend viewing houses. General As

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escape of water
26 Mar

Preventing Escape of Water Claims

Escape of water is one of the most common causes of home insurance claims and can cause a huge inconvenience to tenants and home owners. According to the Association of British Insurers, one in five home insurance claims are as a result of escape of water, with insurers paying out £483 million to help customers in

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06 Mar

2017 Saw Home Burglaries Rise by a Third

There were an estimated 261,965 domestic burglaries last year, according to the Office for National Statistics. This is an increase of 32 per cent over 2016 and highlights the continued importance of home security. To ensure that your home is adequately protected, follow these six tips: Invest in stronger locks fitted on your windows and

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24 Jan

Stamp duty and first time buyers

If buying a house is on your wish list for 2018, the revised stamp duty fee could affect your purchase. Following the budget announcement in Autumn 2017, first time buyers can enjoy a saving of up to £5,000 on stamp duty on first time purchases up to a value of £300,000 which will help first

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16 Jan

Don’t Risk Being Under-insured

Now that the Christmas festivities are over, you might want to think about whether the value of your home contents has increased with any gifts that you have received. Electronic goods, in particular, can soon mount up. • Did you know that an estimated 80% of people in the UK are under-insured? • Typically, an

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