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Wishing you a safe Christmas

Posted on December 9, 2014 by Nikki Palmer in Blog

At this time of year we all want to have a good time,  putting up the decorations and enjoying good company. Here are just a few tips to stay safe at Christmas with more  information available from the Fire Service‘s website. 1.  If you have an open fire, please make sure you have had your […]

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Preparing your property for Autumn

Posted on November 20, 2014 by Nikki Palmer in Blog

It’s now that time of year to start making sure your property is as ready for Winter as possible, with temperatures dropping and the weather taking a turn for the worse. A small amount of maintenance now can reduce the risks of problems throughout the Winter months when a minor outstanding job can turn into […]

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Carbon Monoxide

Posted on November 12, 2014 by Nikki Palmer in Blog

Do you have a Carbon Monoxide Detector fitted in your home? Are you aware of the dangers of Carbon Monoxide poisoning from gas appliances or how to spot the symptoms? On the 5th December 2014 it is likely that  a bill will be passed by Parliament to make it legislation that all new build and rental […]

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Top tips for buy-to-let

Posted on October 29, 2014 by Nikki Palmer in Blog

For many,  buy-to-let looks an attractive income investment in a time of low interest rates. But if you are considering investing in property – or improving your returns on a buy-to-let you already own – it’s important to do things right. Do some research Property investing has paid off  for many people, both in terms […]

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Declaring tax on your rental property

Posted on March 19, 2014 by Nikki Palmer in Blog

LANDLORDS if you have used a knowledgeable Letting Agent you should be aware that any income received from your rental property has to be declared to HMRC . Landlords who have failed to declare their rental earnings are being warned to pay up or face harsher penalties. HMRC’s Let Property Campaign is targeting widespread tax evasion on property […]

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Business Women Awards 2014

Posted on March 12, 2014 by Nikki Palmer in Blog

For anyone starting their own small business, we understand and fully appreciate how difficult it can be sometimes. However, we are pleased to report that our hard work is paying off and are very proud to have been nominated for the Dorset Venus Awards recognising Women in Business. The fact that we have received nominations means so much […]

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How to avoid a burst pipe

Posted on January 18, 2014 by Nikki Palmer in Blog

We have all experienced the constant heavy rainfall and flooding in the area recently, but please remember that flooding can also be caused by burst pipes internally. If you are planning a New Year break it could easily coincide with a severe cold spell, and with energy prices at their record levels it will be […]

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Can we help?

Posted on November 30, 2013 by Nikki Palmer in Blog

We recently met a really nice chap at a networking breakfast who had built his own house ! Without going into too much detail with him about the financial implications involved, we will have to assume that this self employed person put probably a year of his own time and thousands of pounds of his […]

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Fire safety in the home

Posted on November 4, 2013 by Nikki Palmer in Blog

Over the past few weeks The Fire Service has had a lot of media coverage regarding their recent strike action, receiving mixed feelings from the public. But did you know that they carry out a FREE Home Safety Check? At a convenient time they will visit you in the property to see what can be done […]

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Know your responsibilities

Posted on October 17, 2013 by Nikki Palmer in Blog

When it comes to renting out properties, you as a Landlord face a host of legal responsibilities. These can range from gas safety, maintaining safe electrical appliances and, if furnished, ensuring furniture meets the required safety standards. There are also a number of recommended activities a landlord should undertake as best practice. Are you aware […]

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