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Kerb appeal is the first thing house hunters will notice when they view your property. So, it’s important to get it right. 68% of home buyers have stated that kerb appeal is important when it comes to buying a house, with a well lit exterior being voted as one of the most attractive elements (Home Owners Alliance). And, as warm lighting makes your property feel more homely and desirable, it can help to increase its value

Black mould on curtain

As our minds begin to drift towards Christmas and the nice surprises that lay in store for us, one thing we will all definitely hope to avoid over the festive season is Condensation problems.

Although condensation is generally considered more of a nuisance than a serious property problem, however many underestimate the effects than it can have on our homes - ranging from the relatively benign like water droplets appearing on windows to decaying window frames, damp patches appearing on walls, the germination of black mould, and in extreme cases the growth of wet rot.

Things to Consider Before Renting to Tenants

Guidance for New Landlords: Things to Consider Before Renting to Tenants

The prospect of renting out to tenants for a healthy extra income can be a very attractive and enticing one. Becoming a landlord is a great way to boost your finances or provide your main income stream but it is important to be aware of just how many rules and regulations there are in place on both sides of the equation. 

Dry Rot Floorboard

Tips When Buying or Selling a Property With Dry Rot

Buying or selling a property is an exciting time but the process can be incredibly overwhelming, especially if the property in question has a serious timber condition like dry rot. Dry rot is a wood-attacking fungus that if left untreated can severely impact a building’s structural integrity. Dry rot is arguably the worst thing that can happen to a property so it’s important that homeowners and potential buyers know what causes dry rot, how to identify its different stages and its impact on buying or selling a property. 

How Energy Performance Certificates Can Boost Your Property’s Value

According to the official report released by the UK's Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, in Q4 2018 around 363,000 energy performance certificates (EPCs) were registered in England and Wales; a rise of 41% compared to Q4 2017. So, if you're planning to lease or sell your property, you should obtain an EPC before putting it on the market.