Refurbishments

Making the Most of a Large Plot

If you’re a seasoned investor or accustomed to buying property at auction, you will likely have come across an opportunity to buy an older property that comes with a very generous plot. Of course, there’s a reason such large plots come with older properties, which is simply that modern-day developers like to maximise every possible

February 26th, 2020 by
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Preparing to Move: How to De-Clutter

As you’ve probably heard, if not experienced, moving house is one of the most stressful things that you will likely have to do in life, so it pays to give yourself a head start. It’s amazing how quickly personal effects can build up over short periods of time, especially if you have a family. De-cluttering

September 30th, 2019 by
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Which Type of Survey Do I Need?

We know the feeling, you’re up to your neck in paperwork, and money is flowing out of your bank account from every direction. Then, the question of which survey comes around. You might even be tempted not to have a survey at all. After all, your mortgage lender will be doing one anyway. The problem

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15 Warning Signs to Look Out for When Viewing Property

Buying property can be exhilarating. It can be easy to overlook what are likely to be minor issues when you’re keen to seal the deal. But as we’ll explain here, it’s important to take a slow, calculated and considered approach to avoid the ‘money pits’ out there and protect your hard-earned ready-to-invest pounds. Here’s what

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How to Handle Disputes with Tradespeople

Of course, the best way to handle problematic tradespeople is to avoid them in the first place. We published an article recently to help you do just that: The Top 5 Things to Look for When Finding a Builder Despite your best efforts though, you can still find yourself in a position where things just

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The Top 5 Things to Look for When Finding a Builder

When looking for a builder for your project, whether for your home or an investment property, it can be a minefield… Who can you trust to do a great job for a fair price? Who can you trust to complete the job on time and be reliable throughout the process? Sometimes it’s not that easy

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