Property Blog

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BEWARE A VISIT FROM JACK FROST!

How to protect your home this winter. In recent years I’ve witnessed numerous disasters from home owners taking insufficient measures to protect their property from frost damage. One of the most disastrous I’ve seen was a bungalow in Cheddon Road where my clients were...

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Landlords boycott M&S and B&Q

Claims of anti-private landlord agenda. Disaffected landlords are to launch a mass boycott of the businesses that support Shelter, starting with B&Q and moving on to Marks & Spencer, with others to come. Last night Shelter paid tribute to the two named...

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Save the planet!

- with eco-friendly household products. A new life for plastics. Despite increasing numbers of us taking the time to sort through everyday waste, around two thirds of used pieces of plastic still end up heading for landfills or incineration. One ‘Green thinking’ firm...

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How would I value YOUR house?

I advise – YOU decide! There is no exact science – a property is only worth what a buyer is prepared to pay. It’s my responsibility to assess all relevant factors to enable me to offer my opinion. No two properties are the same and every sellers’ plans are different...

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Surge of Autumn activity

At last - More to sell following an unusually quiet spell. As a rule, and without the scourge of Brexit, as soon as the kids go back to school in early September, the phones start ringing with sellers wanting to sell and buyers keen to buy. Not this year. It’s been...

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Falling out with the neighbours

- can prove costly! A retired West Country couple face losing their home of 20 years after fighting a bitter boundary row with a neighbour over a privet hedge and a tiny strip of land. Ronnie Long, 72, and his wife Wendy, 60, say they will be forced to sell their...

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