The Truth about Bad Tenants

In this three-minute read, we look at what can go wrong if you side-step tenant reference checks and wind up with a bad tenant. New landlords often flirt with the idea of ditching traditional tenant selection processes and taking a DIY approach instead. After all, there are so many ways to source tenants these days…

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Easy Tips to Improve Your Outdoor Space

Getting outside in the summer sunshine is one of the loveliest times to be in the UK. If you’ve got your own outdoor space, use one or more of these ideas to make the most of it. This is really important to do if you’re selling your home as it helps buyers picture themselves enjoying…

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Six Top Tips for Camping Trips in Banbury

In this three-minute read, we share six top tips for successful camping trips in Banbury. Friday 2 July sees the start of the UK’s National BBQ Week – one of the Great British public’s favourite pastimes. Whether it’s bangers, halloumi burgers or spicy cauliflower steaks on the menu, BBQs are the number one meal option…

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Help to Buy Scheme in Banbury: Pros and Cons

Three-minute read to help you consider the Help to Buy Scheme from all angles. The Help to Buy scheme is a government-backed equity loan opportunity. It is also referred to as ‘shared equity’. The scheme is currently only available on new build properties. The loan from the government is up to 20% of the purchase…

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The Benefits of Regular Property Inspections for Banbury Landlords

In this three-minute read, we look at why regular inspections should be central to your property management strategy. When you’re a busy landlord juggling a multitude of responsibilities, it’s easy to let a crucial part of managing a property – regular inspections – slide. Landlords usually carry out inspections with clockwork regularity at the start…

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How Homes in the UK Compare to Their European Rivals

A two-minute read looking at the price of property across our continent. The month-long football festival AKA the Euros 2021 kicks off today. And the home nations of England, Scotland, and Wales are all competing to win the crown of the best national side in Europe. A win for England would be priceless, and we thought…

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How Eco-friendly are Banbury Homes?

And how new Gov’t rules will mean draughty low-eco Banbury homes will drop in value ‘It’s Not Easy Being Green’, was the song that Kermit sang on Sesame Street. Yet now being green is a normal way of life for most of us. Walking or cycling places instead of taking the car, recycling and even…

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Five Reasons to Leave Property Viewings to the Experts

In this two-minute read, we look at why it pays to get an experienced estate agent to handle viewings. When it comes to selling a property, many people overlook the important role viewings play in the process. They mistakenly believe that viewings are simply about opening doors and making sure would-be buyers don’t nick any…

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Space Sells So Make the Most of Yours

There are some lovely things about having smaller rooms. They can be cosy, quicker to clean, and cheaper to decorate. However, filling them can happen all too fast. Learn how to make the most of a small space with our handy tips. Use colour Light colours can help create a sense of space. Darker colours…

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Do Banbury Landlords Need to Register with the ICO?

This two-minute read takes a look at the ICO and what Banbury landlords need to do. Back in 2018, the rules around the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and data handling changed. Things like ‘This website uses cookies; do you accept?’ popped up everywhere. The ICO is the Information Commissioner’s Office and covers the whole…

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