Blogs & Stories

Find out how you can impress buyers by making each room in your home look as spacious as possible. A two-minute read. Whether you’re marketing a one-bedroom flat or a seven-bedroom mansion, the same rule usually applies – big is beautiful. We’re talking about big rooms,...

This three-minute read looks at the issues around selling an empty home.   Most estate agents will tell you that to secure a good property sale, it’s best to market a home fully furnished. But to quote the Rolling Stones, ‘You can’t always get what you want’....

Don’t make the rookie mistake of cutting corners with reference checks – it’s a sure-fire way to wind up with a nightmare tenant. A three-minute read.   When it comes to tenant selection, there’s a saying that all landlords should heed: Go with the right tenant, not...

Hold on to your waistbands, Easter is here. That festival where no matter your age, clothes size, or BMI, you’re allowed to eat as much chocolate as you want. So, while the kids run around on a sugar high and you polish off yet another...

This two-minute read looks at parents’ integral role in helping young people get on the property ladder.   There’s one financial institution that never seems to go out of fashion, and that’s the dear old Bank of Mum and Dad (or BOMAD for people who like acronyms). About...

We explore what the rising rate of older renters means for landlords. A two-minute read.  Landlords looking to secure reliable, long-term tenants shouldn’t overlook a growing demographic in the rental sector – the older renter. Recent statistics* show that the proportion of people aged 45 to 54...

Calling all landlords! Have you checked your buy-to-let property’s Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating lately? No? Unfortunately, there have been some legal changes that might mean you’ve got some work to do (and money to spend), so you need to keep reading. An EPC details how energy efficient...