Estate Agent Blog

We're supporting Gas Safety Week

We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2018, taking place on 17 th – 23 rd September. Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. It is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register, the...


On track to solve knotty problem

We’ve touched on the blight of Japanese knotweed before and the major problems it can pose to homes. The menace can spread quickly, especially from areas such as wasteland and railway embankments. Now householders have new hope in tackling the plant if it has encroached...


What does the interest rate rise mean for you?

As well all now know, the Bank of England has increased interest rates to 0.75 per cent. It has been a long time coming, representing only the second increase in a decade. As a rule of thumb, a rise is often seen as good for the UK's 45 million savers and bad for borrowers &...


Floody hell – don’t forget the insurance!

One couple’s flooding nightmare is a salutary lesson for anyone moving home. James and Daisy Callahan faced a £50,000 bill after a frozen pipe burst in their new house in the period between ‘exchange’ and ‘completion’. The Brighton couple are...


New call to help young on to housing ladder

An influential body has called for the Government to bankroll a pioneering initiative to lift more young people onto the housing ladder. The Housing & Finance Institute (HFI) says loans should be offered to first time buyers to help them pay the deposit on a property. ...


Damping down expectations

Tobacco smells, pet odours, outdated décor, old wiring and poor maintenance – they all feature in a new list of the pet hates which put prospective buyers off a property. Unsurprisingly, damp was top of the list with 69 per cent of those questioned saying stains on...