At the end of January, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) announced that mandatory five-year electrical installation checks on private rented housing in England will be introduced in a phased approach. Whilst they are yet to confirm the date that this will come into force, the Ministry has advised that it will… Read More


Over a third of all homes have a “man’s best friend” as part of the family, with January being ‘walk your dog’ month, we thought it was high time we featured a blog for their benefit. We’re incredibly lucky with the amount of countryside on our doorstep across our branch network; forests and parks, ponds… Read More


A current shift in attitude towards living accommodation means some young adults are deciding to find their independence by sharing with their partner and/or friends, whilst others have increased the length of time they remain at home with their parents, many returning following graduation. Research conducted by Aviva in 2017 showed that over a the… Read More


Christmas is now well and truly over and chances are your home is filled with lovely new gifts. If you have a family, your own gift will no doubt be accompanied by an abundance of children’s toys and games! So, what better action to take now than to clear out any older, unwanted items to… Read More


So you have just agreed on a house sale, you are full of excitement and can’t wait to move out of your old home and into the new, but what’s the process now and how long should you expect the sale to take to exchange and complete? According to Zoopla, it should take six weeks… Read More


December seems to be just flying by! I don’t know about you, but that seems to be the same as the whole year actually… With just 13 days (at the time of writing) until the big day, we’re all running out of time to get everything done in time. However, no need to panic! To… Read More


The Christmas holidays present the perfect opportunity to get your property noticed by buyers, as the UK’s most popular property portal, Rightmove, reveals statistics showing an incredible spike in online viewings.… Read More


Hampshire and Surrey can proudly boast some of the best schools in England, but being the best is not just about good results with parents also asked how happy their children were at school. … Read More


Shopping online can be fun and convenient but are you doing all you can to keep yourself and your family safe on the internet? Do you know how to keep your credit card secure whilst shopping online? Is your card registered for added security measures such as Verified by Visa, MasterCard secure or American Express… Read More


Whilst styles and tastes naturally vary from one person to another, there are 20 features which buyers will favour when looking for a new home… 1) A great location A great location just can’t be topped! If your property is in walking distance of reputable local schools, a fine public house, a leisure centre, beautiful… Read More