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What Is a Home Buyers Survey? Exploring the Benefits and Process

In Blog by Mark Trett

Are you in the process of buying a new home? If so, you may have heard about a home buyers survey or homebuyer report. But which survey should you get, and how can it benefit you as a buyer? In this article, we will explore the definition, process, benefits, and costs associated with a house survey. Understanding House Surveys Definition …

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For what reasons can a landlord keep my deposit UK?

In Blog by John Antill

Understanding Tenancy Deposits When you rent a property, it is common for the landlord or letting agent to request a deposit as a form of security against any potential damages or unpaid rent. Before delving into the reasons why a landlord or letting agent may retain your deposit, it is important to understand what a tenancy deposit is. It is …

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Tips for Landscaping Your Home for Maximum Curb Appeal

In Blog by John Antill

As the saying goes, “you never get a second chance to make a first impression.” The same holds true for your home. This article will give you essential ‘tips for landscaping your home for maximum curb appeal’. In this article, we’ll explore how to improve curb appeal, starting with why it matters. Understanding the Importance of Curb Appeal When it …

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Mould in Rented Property: What Tenants Need to Know

In Blog by John Antill

Introduction Mould is common in rental properties and can cause significant health issues for tenants. Unfortunately, many tenants do not know how to address the issue or what their rights are when it comes to dealing with mould in their rented homes (whether that is through the local authority, housing associations, or private landlords). In this ‘Mould in Rented Property: …

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A Comprehensive Rental Inspection Checklist for Landlords

In Blog by Mark Trett

If you’re a landlord, one of the most critical tasks you need to undertake is the rental inspection. Regular and thorough inspections allow you to keep key things about your property in top shape, ensure tenant safety, and maximise property value. Without a proper checklist, however, it’s easy to forget essential items or miss critical maintenance requirements. That’s why we’ve …

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Legionella Risk Factors and Assessment

In Blog by Mark Trett

Legionella Risk Factors and Assessment The Importance of Legionnaires Risk Assessment for Health and Safety Legionnaires’ disease can be found naturally in hot and cold water systems. There is a certain risk level for anyone that uses water, whether in a domestic, commercial, or industrial setting. As a result, health and safety regulators require regular Legionella risk assessments to be …

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The Best Software Solutions for Home Inspections

In Blog by John Antill

Why Are Home Inspections Important? Home inspections are a necessary part of real estate management and any real estate transaction. Reports help home buyers and real estate professionals understand the condition of the property and identify any issues that need to be resolved. In this article about ‘The Best Software Solutions For Home Inspections’ we’ll address: Home inspection pain points. …

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Planned Preventive Maintenance Should You Do It For Your Home

In Blog by Mark Trett

Planned Preventive Maintenance Should You Do It For Your Home? As the old saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” In the world of maintenance and property management, this couldn’t be more true. Conducting planned preventive maintenance for your property may seem like an inconvenience or an unnecessary expense, but the benefits far outweigh the …

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Which Fire Extinguisher is Best for Electrical Fires?

In Blog by Mark Trett

When it comes to workplace and home safety, fire safety is a critical aspect that should not be taken lightly. Whether you are a landlord, facility manager, or business owner, it’s imperative to have the right type of extinguisher in place to prevent and tackle fire outbreaks. Choosing the right fire extinguisher for your workplace or property can be daunting. …

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When Should Risk Assessment Be Done?

In Blog by Mark Trett

Risk assessment is an essential process that helps us identify hazards, evaluate the likelihood of their occurrence, and assess their potential impact on people, property, and the environment. Risk assessments are necessary for ensuring safety and minimising harm from various sources, including hazardous materials, dangerous activities, and natural disasters. In this article, we will delve into risk assessment details, its …