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5 Habits of a Successful Property Manager

5 Habits of a Successful Property Manager

There’s no way to truly ‘master’ the real estate market when it’s continuously evolving. However, a great property manager knows that there’s always room for improvement and the opportunity to learn more; here are 5 habits that can help property managers stay on track. 1. Core Competency: Communication It’s not advised that you call your …

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10 Items Every Homeowner Should Have

Owning a house is a big responsibility. Aside from the basics, such as furniture, kitchenware, decor, plants, and cleaning supplies, it’s important to ensure you have everything you need to help keep the house and property in good repair. We could likely make a list of 100 things to keep in your house, but let’s …

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Dilapidation Protocols Explained

The Dilapidations Protocol was formally approved by the Court Rules on 1st January 2012 and is now Law in England & Wales.Dilapidations are violations of leases due to the condition of the property being leased, either during or at the end of the lease period. This may result from mistreatment of the property or inadequate …

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How Often Should Rental Units Be Inspected?

Inspections of rental units can be a tricky situation. When letting a property to someone, you want to ensure the property is maintained and in good repair, but you also do not wish to infringe upon your tenant’s privacy.  So, what’s the correct answer? How often should you inspect the property you’re letting? Unfortunately, there …

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Help! What’s Covered Under Home Insurance?

The most expensive purchase you’ll likely ever make is buying a home. Home insurance gives you peace of mind that if something goes wrong, you’ll be able to fix or replace it.  However, it’s essential to understand what your policy will and will not cover.  There are two types of home insurance to consider: Buildings …

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Top 5 Things Every Homeowner Should Know About Their Property

Owning a home comes with a ton of responsibility. That’s why it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with everything on the property so that you can stay on top of essential maintenance and upkeep. When you own a home, it seems like there’s always some expense coming up. Whether it’s a required plumbing repair …

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What is a party wall?

What is a Party Wall?

Our Party Wall Surveyors are often asked to explain what a party wall is; this is never a simple answer. As with all party wall matters, this can be complex. Role of a Party Wall Surveyor & The Party Wall Act The Act covers new buildings on or at the boundaries of two properties. It also includes …

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Rights of Access for a Building Surveyor Professional

Rights of Access for a Building Surveyor Professional

The Correct Advice from Our Building Surveyor Professionals For matters connected with the Party Wall etc. Act 1996, you will need to know certain information. You will need to be guided on these matters by experts. Our Building Surveyor professionals are here to help you. Party wall matters can be very complicated, and you must understand your …

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What to Do if Your Home Valuation is Less Than an Offer?

Most residential purchases rely on mortgage finance, and therefore a lender’s valuation is usually required to establish that the price being paid for a property represents the ‘market value’. Paying a purchase price over the estimated market value can place the lender and buyer to the sale at additional risk. Therefore, the lender instructs an …

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What is Asbestos? Dangers and UK Regulations

What is Asbestos? Dangers and UK Regulations

Many buildings in the UK that were constructed in the past have used asbestos due to its desirable properties. The Main Benefit of Using Asbestos: Inexpensive Insulation Resilient and durable Asbestos is incredibly great and insulating heat and absorbing sound for insulation purposes alongside being fire resistant. However, only up until relatively recently the effects …

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