6 End of Tenancy Cleaning Tips

by Rizwan Osman on 4th January 2022

When you moved into your home, do you recall the excitement you felt? Do you remember the freshness of each room? Well, those memories need not be gone forever because now it’s time to move on and leave the place exactly as you found it for the next tenant to start their own memories. It’s time to roll up those sleeves and get end-of-tenancy-cleaning. Of course, it never hurts to call Read more…

4 Reasons Why Tenants Prefer Managed Properties

by Rizwan Osman on 29th November 2021

Surveys conducted by varies agencies in the UK have suggested that as many as 75% of tenants favour managed properties. At first glance, this situation may seem surprising, as you might imagine that both tenants and landlords would prefer to cut out the middle man. So, why are prospective tenants so keen to rent properties which are managed by letting agents? 1. The fear of rogue Read more…

How to Settle a Dispute with Tenants

by Rizwan Osman on 1st November 2021

Conflict does occasionally occur between landlords and their tenants. If this happens, the letting agent can often step in to assist with mediation. Landlords who experience discord with their tenants can benefit from advice and help from a mediator to achieve a peaceful resolution. Mediators are there to facilitate a dialogue between both parties. The following points may help untangle Read more…

How to Speed up the House Selling Process

by Rizwan Osman on 4th October 2021

If you have ever sold a property, you will know that it can be a stressful and drawn-out affair. Numerous factors can cause delays, a large and complex chain, unresponsive buyers and sellers and a solicitor who is overworked are just a few. However, there are things you can do to keep the sale moving. Here are nine tips to speed up your house sale. 1. Get your property ready for Read more…

How to Make Your Home Look Great on a Budget

by Rizwan Osman on 6th September 2021

Interiors experts offer plenty of advice for making home improvements – from loft conversions and new bathrooms to ripping out flooring and other transformational projects. But what happens if your budget doesn’t stretch to major renovations? If that sounds like you, don’t despair. There are affordable things you can do to add value to your home and maximise how you use your living Read more…

A Quick Guide to Stamp Duty

by Rizwan Osman on 2nd August 2021

If you’re buying a house, you need to factor the cost of stamp duty into your budget. There have been many changes to the tax, including the tapered end to the stamp duty holiday, so it is essential to understand how the tax works. Read on for our quick guide to stamp duty. What is stamp duty? Stamp duty is a one-off tax paid by the buyer of residential property in England and Northern Read more…

First Time Renting Guide

by Rizwan Osman on 5th July 2021

Moving into your first rental home is a significant milestone and an exciting adventure. But with a lot to think about and plenty of expenses to budget for, it can be daunting too. The key to avoiding stress is being organised and realistic about your finances. To help you, we’ve pulled together a helpful guide to renting for the first time. Before you start Before you start your property Read more…

Energy Performance Certificates Explained

by Rizwan Osman on 7th June 2021

If you're selling or renting out your home, you need an energy performance certificate. What is an EPC? An Energy Performance Certificate, or EPC for short, is a report that assesses the energy efficiency of a property. It includes an estimation of the energy costs for your home and a breakdown of the energy performance of critical features of your home. An EPC report also including Read more…

What Type of Survey Do I Need When Buying a House?

by Rizwan Osman on 4th May 2021

If you have had an offer accepted on a property, it is advisable to commission a professional survey. Not everyone does so, but having a professional survey carried out is vital to your peace of mind and could save you money later on. In this article, we look at the different types of survey available so you can decide what type of survey is best for the property you're buying. What is a Read more…

Should I Sell My Property to a Cash Buyer?

by Rizwan Osman on 6th April 2021

Moving house is one of the most stressful things you can do. If you speak to those who have moved recently, they will probably tell you that it is not the move itself that causes the most stress but the uncertainty and risk that the purchase could fall through. Some believe that the best way to avoid this stress is to sell to a cash buyer. This article looks at the advantages and Read more…