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Your Tenant’s Garden

Your Tenant’s Garden

"Your Tenant's Garden" Landlords often ask us what they should do about their garden and what they can reasonably expect of a Tenant in terms of maintenance.Having a well-cared-for garden can definitely help to attract Tenants, particularly if they arrive on a sunny summer’s day to the sight of flowers in full bloom, a neat hedge and tidy borders!  However, if the garden is just too magnificent and obviously requires lots of work, then it may actually scare some people off.

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What Property Ladder?

What Property Ladder?

"What Property Ladder?" During the boom years, if you were minded to move house you simply got on and did so!  Any delay in moving up in a rising market could prove expensive.  This was because the property you were buying would inevitably have appreciated more in cash terms than the one you were selling.

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Act now for a house move before Christmas

Act now for a house move before Christmas

"A house move before Christmas" Are you one of those people thinking about moving at this time of year who would naturally prefer to be in their new home in time for Christmas?Not only does a house really become a home at that time of year, but with most people taking one or two weeks off work, there’s plenty of time to either enjoy your new surroundings, or put in some hard DIY home improvement graft (in between the mince pies, of course!).

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Lettings Professional?

Lettings Professional?

“Lettings Professional?” Have you noticed the increase in the number of letting agents whilst the number of prosecutions of rogue letting agents is sadly growing at an alarming rate?The industry is largely unregulated.

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Property and Pets

Property and Pets

"Property & Pets"  The British are a pet-loving nation, and our team at Callaways has a variety of dogs amongst them – French Bulldogs, a Labrador, and a Great Dane.Approximately 49% of UK adults own a pet:25% of UK adults have a cat (an estimated population of 11.

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Property Design on a Budget

Property Design on a Budget

"Property Design on a Budget" The better your home is presented, the greater are your chances of securing an early sale. However, during these uncertain times it can be difficult to justify engaging an interior designer in the hope that your property and its value will be transformed.

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Private Property Sale

Private Property Sale

"Private Property Sale" Have you ever considered selling your house yourself?On the surface it might seem reasonable to consider selling your house yourself, yet only the smallest minority of people attempt to do so, even in the face of so-called “DIY online” estate agency platform, usually with disappointing results.

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The Age of Property Experience

The Age of Property Experience

"The Age of Property Experience" Which of the many factors do YOU take into account when choosing the 'right' estate agent to sell your property?Whilst the first one that comes to your mind may revolve around price and fees, most people tend to choose more intelligently than this.

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The “Inheritance” Landlord

The “Inheritance” Landlord

"The Inheritance Landlord" The archetypal multi-property “professional” Landlord probably only accounts for about half of all Landlords. The rest come in all shapes and sizes:The “Accidental” Landlord The “Pension” Landlord The “Parent” Landlord and, in this article The “Inheritance” LandlordThe Inheritance Landlord is someone who has been fortunate enough to inherit a property from a deceased friend or relative.

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