Buy to let: Houses vs Flats
Stepping into the world of buy-to-let commands prospective landlords to ask themselves countless questions before taking the plunge, one of the most pressing being; which type of property works best as an investment?
Winter gardening ideas
While your garden may be largely dormant during the colder months, your work isn’t done, and late autumn and winter are ideal times to take on some key outdoor jobs.
Whether you’re planting hardy cold weather plants to give your garden some winter colour, or spending time preparing your outdoor space for spring, winter gardening is time well spent.
Low stock continues to dictate house prices
This new asking price record shows that once again, the property market exceeds all expectations, even during times of market uncertainty...
What are the new stamp duty rates - September 2022
Thousands of buyers will benefit from the government’s permanent cut to stamp duty, which was announced today in Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s ‘mini-Budget’.
What is conveyancing?
If you're not sure what the conveyancing process involves, this Martin & Co guide reveals everything you need to know.
How to speed up the conveyancing process
How does an EPC rating affect your mortgage?
With sustainability playing an increasingly important role in today’s housing sector, EPC ratings are emerging further to the forefront of concerns for buyers and sellers. And rightly so - your property’s EPC rating has high stakes in whether your property will sell.
How to keep your house warm
When winter approaches in the UK, the thoughts of homeowners and renters turn to switching on the heating.
But with energy prices rising and the government’s energy price guarantee now only lasting until April 2023, those thoughts are switching to saving money while also keeping warm.
Student guide: Moving into university accommodation
Looking for a list of essentials for university? With this printable uni checklist, you’ll find everything you need to pack.
The renters reform bill: What you need to know as a landlord
How to get your house ready for the spookiest season of the year
Halloween is creeping around the corner - it’s time to start hanging up bats and spiders, carving out Jack-o'-lantern smiles, and sprucing up your home for the spookiest season of the year.
How to furnish your home on a budget
For most people, the cost of buying a property stretches the overall moving budget to its limits, and what’s left over doesn’t seem enough to furnish a whole house. Luckily, the modern world is embracing a culture of bargain hunting and re-purposing!
Does a Nice Garden Add Value? Yes! And Here are Five Ways You Can Create One.
Ever wondered if your garden adds any value? Our experts explain how you can add value to your home with these easy gardening tips.
EPC ratings explained – Your guide to understanding EPC certificates
If you’re thinking about either buying or selling, renting or letting, EPC ratings will come up, and you’ll need to know what they mean.
What will the stamp duty extension mean for the property market?
Records show busiest spring property market in 10 years
Top hybrid working locations
The debate on whether hybrid working is here to stay rages on.
Forced upon the UK workforce due to the Covid-19 pandemic, hybrid working remained popular with both employers and employees after government guidance was lifted in February 2022.
The best London commuter towns in 2022
There are whole host of options when choosing a place to live with a short commute into London.
But you’ll also need to factor in property prices, monthly rents, and the price of a rail season ticket, as well as those all-important train times.
Here are 10 great options for you to consider…