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Now! That’s What I Call a House Move Playlist

Thursday, February 18th, 2021

Moving can be a famously stressful experience, so you’ll need to do whatever you can to make the process easier. We recommend retaining a sense of humour – sharing jokes pertaining to house moves may help with that. In addition, ease your transition with the aid of music. You can create a playlist to soundtrack […]

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Neighbours from Hell? Dealing with Problems Next Door

Thursday, February 4th, 2021

The popular Small Faces ditty Lazy Sunday famously asked, “wouldn’t it be nice to get on with my neighbours?” Life is certainly easier if we’re on harmonious terms with those that live in proximity to our homes. We don’t need to be the best of friends. Basic courtesy and civility go a long way though, […]

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Buying to Let? How to be a Great Landlord to Your Tenants

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

It’s no secret that purchasing property is beyond the reach of many people, especially in Yorkshire where prices are high. This leaves many individuals and families relying on the rental market to house themselves. Go Premium!(Opens in a new browser tab) If you’re lucky enough to own property that you let out to tenants, you […]

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Moving is a Hassle … but Sometimes That’s Worth it

Monday, December 28th, 2020

The average adult moves home eight times during their life. That’s seven times too many for some – moving is undeniably a stressful experience, and one that involves a great deal of upheaval. Oftentimes, though, that short-term pain leads to long-term gain. Moving can be the start of something new and exciting. What matters is […]

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Feeling Flat – Making the Transition from a House to an Apartment.

Monday, December 14th, 2020

Making the shift from living in a house to a flat can seem daunting. By their very nature, houses typically offer more space and privacy than flats. There will definitely need to be some sacrifices made, and a period of adjustment. Flats and apartments can offer multiple advantage over houses. Their smaller stature often makes […]

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Equity Release – an Option for the Older Homeowner

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Retirement is supposed to be a golden age. It’s time to put your feet up and reap the rewards of everything you worked so hard for over the previous decades. That is assuming that you do not run into financial difficulty, though. Life can become expensive when you’re no longer bringing home a regular wage. […]

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Remote Working – Creating the Ultimate Home Office Environment

Monday, November 9th, 2020

When COVID-19 first started to rage throughout the country, home working felt like something of a novelty. Now, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that this is not a fad. It’s potentially a new way of doing business, at least for the foreseeable future. This means that you’ll need to ensure your home is appropriately set up […]

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Brick by brick – New homes on the increase

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

It’s been touted as the number one reason why so many young first-time home buyers have struggled to purchase a property – decade on decade of governments that have failed to build enough new homes. But could times finally be changing (and could first-time buyers finally have something to smile about?). Let’s find out… The […]

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Dampened Spirits – Dealing with the Scourge of Black Mould

Thursday, October 8th, 2020

Picture the scene. You have moved into a new property and all seems rosy. You have unpacked your essential boxes and made the house cosy, popped the kettle on, and decide to take a well-earned shower. You’re enjoying the feeling of the hot water – and then you spot it. Black mould, infesting the corner […]

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Cash in the Attic? Valuable Items That Could be Uncovered in a House Move

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

When you are packing up your boxes for a house move, you’ll invariably have some choices to make. Some items will make the transition to a new home. Others will have outlived their usefulness and be tossed away or donated to charity. Hold your horses before making any rash decisions, though. You’ll invariably label particular […]

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Cant’ Pay, Won’t Pay? What Happens if You Fail to Pay Your Rent

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Shelter is at the very bottom of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Put bluntly, we all need to maintain a roof over our heads. This can make it feel like your world is caving in if you’re unable to pay your rent. This can be a tough problem to resolve, especially as pride will likely get […]

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