10 Things You Shouldn’t Say To Tradespeople

When engaging with tradespeople, what you say matters. Whether it’s a plumber, electrician or carpenter, certain phrases can ruin the interaction and overall job experience. The relationship between you and your tradesperson should be a harmonious and professional one. However, like any other relationship, there’s potential for hiccups if not […]

Are Landlords Responsible For Roof Repair?

Amid widespread yellow weather alerts, homeowners may wonder whether their insurance extends to torrential rain-induced roof repairs. But what responsibilities do landlords have when it comes to roof repairs? In 2023, there were 2,860 Google searches in the UK asking ‘who is responsible for roof repairs in a (leasehold) flat?’. To […]

How To Identify Japanese Knotweed

Japanese Knotweed Identification: The Ultimate Guide to Identifying Japanese Knotweed in Your Garden Welcome to our comprehensive guide on identifying Japanese Knotweed, an invasive plant species that can wreak havoc in your garden if left unchecked. With over 15 years of experience we’ll provide you with all the information you […]

What Are Landlords Required to Do About Mould and Damp in Rented Accommodation?

Mould and damp endanger the health of tenants and pose a particular challenge in rented homes. UK law stipulates that landlords have certain duties to make sure rented properties are both safe and liveable, which often includes dealing with mould or other health hazards. If you’re grappling with this problem, […]

Home Extension Mistakes To Avoid

Building an extension on your property can be an exciting experience, unleashing a world of new potential and opportunity for your home. However, there are many potential pitfalls and mistakes throughout the complex process, especially for first-timers. With this in mind, Bradley Mackenzie, RICS accredited valuer at chartered surveyors Stokemont, has […]

Housing Market Decline? What That Means For Property Renovation?

Towards the end of July, Lloyd’s Banking Group warned the UK that house price valuations are not just going to drop over the remainder of 2023 but that we could find ourselves in a four-year decline. Forecasts predict that the value of homes will drop by 5% between now and the end of […]

EPC Upgrades Can Add £28k To A Property Value

The latest research from Searchland, the development site sourcing specialists, reveals that investing in improving the EPC rating of a property before selling can increase sale profits by more than £28,000. Searchland has analysed the estimated value premiums associated with improving a property’s EPC rating and measured it against the costs […]