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A guide to building regulations for property investors and developers

Securing planning permission is only the first part of undertaking construction works in a legal manner. The second part is to ensure compliance with the building regulations. These are set out in the “Approved Documents”, which are essential reading for anyone involved in property development. Property investors should also be aware of them since they are a crucial part of the building process and therefore investors are recommended only to part with their cash if they are sure that a…

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How to keep your brain sharp in the trading business?

The trading business mostly requires brainpower. Because the more strategic you are, the more successful you will be. Thus, it is clear that you will have to work on improving your strategy. But, not all the traders can make a good trading strategy. This is because it needs a cool mindset and dedication to your work. For making an effective trading strategy, you will also need a relaxed working environment. It is not that hard for any trader. You just…

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Why Your Washing Machine Isn’t Cleaning Anymore

Got a problem with your washing machine? Washing machines can fail for a variety of reasons, from a tripped circuit breaker to a damaged lid switch, faulty electrical controls or an overly worn agitator. Luckily, most washing machines are easy to fix, either by arranging washing machine repairs or by contacting your appliance’s manufacturer. Not sure why your washing machine isn’t working as it should? Below, we’ve listed some of the most common reasons your washing machine isn’t working properly,…

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Artificial Grass VS Real Grass, the benefits of Real Grass

Technology has affected everyday life in the home, whether its mobile phones, digital showers, Smart TV’s or even Artificial Grass. First discovered in the 1960’s, it was first used in sports stadiums across America - today however, it is making a big impact in the lawns and gardens of people across the UK. Typically, high quality artificial turf uses tire cord the backing, whilst the individual ‘blades’ of grass are used from nylon or polypropylene. If you have a landscaping…

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How to invest in property bonds in a UK hotspot

Where’s the best place in the UK to invest in property bonds? One of the most common answers when we talk to investors interested in property is ‘London’. Overall, the theory is a sound one. It’s one of the economical capitals of the world, not just the UK, after all, and stories in the press consistently tell of foreign investors fighting to be the first to inject tens of billions of pounds into the London property market. It stands to…

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What is the difference between Exchange and Completion in the UK

There’s always plenty of mumbo jumbo and industry terminology used these days, especially in house moving and at Richardson Moving & Storage, we have seen plenty of customers – on move day, may we add – very confused about the moving process, and what happens when. One of the biggest frustrations for many of our customers, is not having the difference between exchange and completion, thoroughly explained to them. Something we will attempt to answer below: What is Exchange (Exchange…

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Stamp Duty Reform – What Next for the UK Market?

Over the last 18 months or so, we've seen the Conservative government work closely with private sector firms to reduce the burden carried by first-time buyers in the UK. This has resulted in a number of measures, even as house price growth began to decline during the second half of 2017. This was characterised by a contraction that is expected to continue throughout 2018, with the annual growth rate expected to fall from 5.1% to between 1.1% and 2.6% by…

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5 worthwhile ways to increase the value of your property

Many people’s ideas about increasing property value revolve around costly endeavours like room extensions, gut renovations, and conversions. Whilst some of these ventures may doubtless succeed in pushing up the price of your home, they are expensive measures that can run the risk of not being to a future buyer’s tastes. However, there are a number of simple ways to increase the value of your property without breaking the bank or alienating potential purchasers. Here’s our top five.  Create a…

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Legalities and requirements for commercial lettings

Commercial letting properties require different, often more, checks and requirements than other properties, because they have to be flexible to more uses. Although exactly what you will be required to do will depend on the lease, here is an overview of getting your property ready. Premises specific health and safety requirements As a landlord for commercial lettings, you need to ensure that the property is compliant with health and safety laws. Some of these responsibilities are likely to be shared…

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Top 5 Home Security Gadgets for Your Property

Choosing what security you want for your home can be a tricky business, with the rise of smart security saturating the market like never before. Still, it may be surprising to learn that only 40% of British homeowners actually have a burglar alarm installed, and a third of those homeowners regularly neglecting to set the alarm. That remaining 60% may have other security measures in place, though, and while a burglar alarm offers the most significant improvements to a property’s…