A Guide to Party Wall Procedures

Contrary to what many people believe, the scope of The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 goes much wider than work directly to shared walls – there are in fact 3 distinct types of work that are covered. Section 1 deals with new walls built on or at the line of junction between two properties. The Ad

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Upgrades That Add Style and Value to Any Home

Whether you intend to put your property on the market, you are looking to let it out or you just want to enhance the value of your home, you will find plenty of advice relating to upgrades you can consider. However, while some can make a genuine difference, both to your living space and its value, o

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The Wonders of MDF

It is fair to say that MDF has revolutionised many areas of carpentry and DIY, and at the same time it has polarised opinions. Advocates say that it is the best thing ever, with all the advantages of wood and none of the disadvantages, as it is easy to work with and far cheaper than natural alternat

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Creative Ideas for Your Cool Kids Bedroom

When we have children, one of the things we often look forward to the most is decorating the nursery. Something about getting the baby’s room ready for them makes it all seem real in a way few other things do. Yet, your child doesn’t want a nursery for long. Before you know it, they are

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Six Reasons to Hire a Property Manager

If you have started to venture into the home rental business, you've probably already asked yourself if you should hire a property manager. You probably also know the financial rewards that come with managing a rental. Yet, rentals take a lot of time and effort. You can do it yourself, but this o

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How to Make Your Home Appealing to Tenants

Landlords, how long do your tenancies tend to last? Rentals are, by their nature, fleeting compared with the lifespan of a homeowner and it was reported in 2016 that the average tenure is 18 months. The unsettled nature of renters can be attributed to many factors and isn’t always anything t

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