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15 Jobs for the Garden in May
15 Jobs for the Garden in May

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Believe it or not summer is fast approaching, and May is always a busy time for gardeners.  Here are some top tips for jobs to be getting on with this month.

Start planting out tender plants such as cannas, and dahlias.May is also a good time to start sowing outdoor vegetable and salad such as carrots, swedes, spinach, beans and lettuce.Keep an eye on the weather forecast th...

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4 Simple Ways to Update Your Interior
4 Simple Ways to Update Your Interior

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1 Add an accent colour

Using accessories, you can easily and cheaply add an accent colour to any room. You don’t have to spend much – sometimes less is more.  A cushion or two, a vase, candles ... you get the idea.

... to ensure a successful mix, I treat cushions, trimming, lampshades and other accessories as the shoes and handbags of the home. The right shoes can really make...

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9 of the Best Gardening Tips for April
9 of the Best Gardening Tips for April

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April is an exciting month in the garden as everything is growing, and the weather is improving.Here's some jobs to do in the garden this month:

1. Start to prepare and plant hanging baskets with your favourite summer annuals from the end of the month.

2. Carry on removing moss and weeds from your borders, paths and  terraces

3. Keep vulnerable plants and new shoots covered at...

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How to Gazunder Proof Your Property

by Your Move Chris Stonock

It’s the phone call that sellers dread - just days from exchanging contracts the buyer rings to ask for a price reduction or ‘they’ll walk’.  The timing of this demand is usually intended to prevent the seller from rejecting the lower price, as the sale could collapse if they did.  In the current soft market, buyers are more likely to chance their luck.  

So, what steps can y...

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Private Rented Property Licensing
Private Rented Property Licensing

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Newham Council have recently introduced the Licensing of all privately rented properties. This means that if you rent out a residential property in Newham you will need to apply for a license for every property you own.

The leaflet below provides details of how to apply, what information you will need to give, how long it will take, and how much it will cost. Please note you ...

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How to let your property

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Renting out your home is a great way to retain your property if you're relocating as a result of a change of circumstance for a period of time.  It allows you to keep your original property as an investment and of course you benefit from the mortgage being paid by the tenants while you wait for house prices to start rising again.  Here are a few top tips to get your property...

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10 questions you need to ask when viewing a property

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Sometimes, the process of viewing another person’s home can be daunting, and perhaps a little bit awkward. After all, this is the only time when it’s perfectly acceptable to run a strangers taps and showers, have a look in their cupboards and cellars and even try flushing the toilet! May people will leave a viewing with a number of unanswered questions. But remember, this is...

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Wrapping Up for Winter: Preparing your Buy-to-Let Properties for Winter
Wrapping Up for Winter: Preparing your Buy-to-Let Properties for Winter

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With summer behind us and winter rapidly approaching, it's time to ensure that your buy-to-let property maintenance is wrapped up before the cold season arrives.  As a landlord, you have a legal responsibility to ensure that your gas and electrical heating equipment and appliances are safe.  If you fail to comply with your legal duties, you may find yourself uninsured if th...

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How to Protect your Homes from Wind and Rain
How to Protect your Homes from Wind and Rain

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After the most intense September storm in 30 years and more wet weather on the way, it is the right time to inspect your home to prevent any water damage.  It's important that we all know how to protect our homes from the wet/windy weather, especially if your house if up for sale/let and you are showing potential purchasers/tenant around.  

Homes in the Tyne & Wear and Count...

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Tips for choosing the right location when buying a house - Part Two
Tips for choosing the right location when buying a house - Part Two

by Your Move Chris Stonock

When buying a new house, many people view the location as the most important consideration. But, how can you choose the right location for you and your family? 

Privacy, is this important to you?  If so, how close do want your neighbours to be situated?  Many enjoy the interaction of having neighbours nearby, whereas many like the idea of complete privacy. When thinking about...

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