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What happens if a property is not licensed?


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27 Nov 2017

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Letting a licensable HMO without a license is an offence and can result in a fine of up to £20,000. This applies to any person having control of or managing the property.

Landlords who operate a licensable HMO without a license may also, in certain cases, have to repay rent. This applies to rent paid by tenants or by local authorities in housing benefit....

The average time to sell a home revealed!


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20 Nov 2017

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The survey by Post Office Money and the Centre for Economics and Business Research, examines the average time a property takes to sell in more than 20 major cities across the UK.

The average UK property takes 96 days to sell, according to a new report....

How are home sales affected on the creepiest named roads in the UK?


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30 Oct 2017

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Halloween is right around the corner but for people living on streets such as Vampire Road and Coffin Close, it could be Halloween all year long!

 

There are approximately 30 scary road names in the UK with some not having a single property sale for 10 years....

Protecting your home from Halloween pranks!


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16 Oct 2017

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On the day of Halloween the catastrophes at home reach hair-raising levels, research from an insurance provider showed that malicious damage claims hit 160% in 2016, meaning homeowners should take extra care in 2017.

Halloween egging, spray paint and teepeeing pranks are the Halloween trick stereotypes, but damage and loss that you can’t just wash down can haunt you until Christmas. Things such as fires, broken windows are all serious malicious damage, while there is also the possibility of theft, as often people are out of their homes this means burglars are more likely to strike. Although Halloween is often innocently celebrated there are some who use it as an excuse for some more sinister behavior.
Here are our tips to protecting your home:

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Over a quarter of house buyers chose to buy their property on the first viewing


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2 Oct 2017

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A survey of over 1,700 house buyers who have purchased their home in the last 12 months has revealed that they decided to buy the property based on the strength of their first viewing.

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