How to protect a vacant property
National Empty Homes Weeks 2024 runs from 4th to 10th March this year and while the thrust of the event is to shine a light on bringing vacant dwellings back into use, the organisers offer support to all those who may have an empty property.
4 ways to use wood panelling in your property
Fixing wood to our walls is nothing new. There is evidence wood panelling was used in ancient Greece, Rome, Japan and China, mainly to provide insulation and protection.
Latest: February property market report
The first month of a new year is complete, and various statistics and indexes have been compiled. If you’re hoping to move home soon, we’re sure you can pick up some positives among the myriad of reports. We’re starting with the latest round-up from Rightmove.
What’s cooking: kitchen trends for 2024
There are a number of essential components that comprise a kitchen – a sink with running water, oven and fridge freezer being the most vital – therefore, everything else could be considered a ‘nice to have’.
Latest: January Property Market Report
The end of a calendar year gave us a chance to look back at property trends and analyse data to see how the market fared during the last 12 months. December is traditionally a quiet month as people focus on festivities rather than moving home. As such, there was little to report on house prices.
What makes a good tenant in 2024?
On the outside, selecting a good tenant may feel as simple as accepting the person who makes the highest offer, especially if the most recent news is to be believed. A survey undertaken for the New Economics Foundation found tenants were willing to go to extreme financial lengths to secure a rental property. As a result, landlords have had the luxury of waiting for the ‘highest bidder’ to emerge.
8 Fun Christmas Party Games For You And Your Guests
Who needs some fun? You don’t? Oh yes you do. Christmas will soon be here, and it’s a time for fun and family.
So this got us thinking, what sort of games can you play at Christmas that the whole family will enjoy?
Here are our thoughts but of course, if you know of some great family festive games, let us know by emailing email@example.com, and we will share them on our social media.
How to use Dulux’s Colour of the Year 2024
Pink? On every wall in the home? That’s exactly what the colour experts at Dulux say is the shortcut to interior design style. The bold suggestion is actually the announcement of the paint brand’s Colour of the Year 2024. The chosen shade is called Sweet Embrace™, selected for its ability to create a sense […]
Latest: December property market report
Although we are almost at the end of 2023, the news keeps coming. November saw the Chancellor deliver his Autumn Statement. Although there were no major changes for home movers, there were some peripheral announcements to note.
New electrical check guidance for landlords
The safety of tenants has become of paramount importance in the private rental sector, and rightly so. One of the areas that has been improved immeasurably is electrical safety and now new guidelines have been issued to provide greater consistency when it comes to checks.
Latest: November property report
We often talk about seasonality in property and this autumn has been true to form. September saw serious movers enter the market after summer and their intent is already reflected in October’s figures. Firstly, we look at asking prices.
The 3 Most Common Causes Of Landlord Stress – Solved!
There Are Three Key Areas That Cause Landlords The Most Stress
Any landlord in Newport and Cardiff will no doubt say that there are pros and cons to being a landlord! However, at Red Key, we’ve found that there are three key things that the landlords we work with think stress them out more than anything else.
Here, we’ll explore these three causes of landlord stress and look at how they can be dealt with.
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