A Landlords Guide To EICR & Electrical Safety

Since 1st April this year, all tenancies in England have been covered by the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020. As the name suggests, the regulations set out electrical safety requirements for private sector landlords. The regulations apply to all standard tenancies Schedule 1 of […]

What Property Owners Should Know About This Year’s Japanese Knotweed Rule Changes

It’s been a tumultuous year for buyers and sellers of all assets, including real estate. With the majority of news stories covering Covid-related developments, it’s been all too easy to miss changes in the smaller things. As these smaller things can often be quite significant “gotchas” for sellers (when it’s […]

UK’s home security habits revealed

In October 2019 security experts SafeSite Security Solutions launched an online home security assessment, to mark the start of National Home Security Month, and to help homeowners protect their properties. The assessment, which was backed by former burglar turned security specialist Michael Fraser, contained a series of 12 ‘quiz’ questions […]

The UK’s strangest home maintenance problems

If you’ve ever wondered if your shower was making you ill, why your electrics smell of fish or why your toilet seat was turning purple, you’re not alone. Lots of people have the same questions. While they may sound like odd things to ponder, they’re actually some of the most […]

5 safety considerations for renovating a rental property

Lauren O’Connor works with Zoro, a retailer that stocks all of the tools and personal protective equipment you might need when renovating a property. Here, she outlines five health and safety considerations for when you’re updating a house or flat you’re planning to rent out. There are health and safety […]