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A bottle of wine or a bad tenant? – What a choice to make!

25 February, 20140 Comments
Last week we heard that the Bank of England was not going to raise interest rates until Mid-2015 and one of the reasons for raising rates was because savers were suffering. I questioned whether those savers were big corporations who had vast swathes of cash or just pensioners that received more money in interest and
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How Safe Is Your Area?

21 February, 20140 Comments
Whether you have lived in the same place for a number of years and intend to stay put, or are looking to up sticks to somewhere new it is always a good idea to get informed about the area in question. Making yourself aware of the crime rates could determine future decisions or simply give
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Five Common Problems with Chimneys

18 February, 20140 Comments
A traditional log burning fireplace is a great focal point in any room in the home. However, they require maintenance to ensure that no problems occur, which can lead to high repair costs or health concerns for people living within the home.   Here are five common issues which can lead to chimney damage and
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BREAKING NEWS: Tenant register and tenant referencing now a legal requirement…

11 December, 20130 Comments
…In 2031! But what if? And why not? What with landlords in Scotland already having a national register of landlords, ongoing debates regarding the introduction of a mandatory registration and licensing scheme in Wales – how long is it going to be before we see this introduced in England? Is this really about fairness and
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When does your friend become your landlord?

25 November, 20130 Comments
The obvious answer is when they let property to you, be it a house, garage, flat or “just” a room. While in all of the above scenarios there is the potential for trouble as business is being mixed with friendship, when actual living space is shared, the problems often multiply by a factor of 10.
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Check your netting for damage and trapped birds

07 November, 20130 Comments
Facilities managers and property managers are being urged to check their bird netting following the recent high winds and stormy weather. Cleankill Environmental Services’ Paul Bates says: “Birds can easily become tangled and trapped in damaged proofing which not only causes them distress but can lead to further damage to the netting. Holes in netting
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