How to Improve Your EPC Rating

Wondering how to improve your EPC rating? In 2018 EPC regulations changed, making it a legal requirement for rental properties to meet a certain standard of energy efficiency. Read on to learn more about the changes, and find out how to improve your EPC rating. What is an EPC rating? EPC stands for Energy Performance Certificate. An EPC states the energy efficiency rating of a property, taking into account a number of factors: The size of the property The type of construction The property’s heating system, including the type of boiler and how it’s controlled How the wall and loft/roof More ›

The True Cost of Selling a House 

So you’re planning to sell up and move, but have you calculated the true cost of selling a house? It can be a nasty surprise for some, but there are fees for selling your home. You need to plan for these and make sure to include them in your moving budget. To avoid any shocks, read through our handy guide so you know the fees involved in selling a house.   Estate agency fees Your first consideration when selling your house should be estate agency fees. These can vary depending on your property type, market condition and selling schedule. Typical estate More ›

The 10 Best Ways to Add Value to Your Home

The 10 Best Ways to Add Value to Your Home Breathing new life into your home is just the ticket to unleash its full potential and increase the asking price. Here are ten steps you can take to do just that. Add an extension Adding an extension increases floor space, usability, attractiveness and ultimately the value of your home. It’s one of the most expensive undertakings on our list, but with a potential value increase of up to 20 per cent, that initial outlay will be worth it. Fit a fancy kitchen ‘New kitchen’ is still a house buyers’ mantra, More ›

Push Your Home Sale Through Quickly

Push Your Home Sale Quickly Selling your home can be incredibly stressful, and more often than not you’re likely to be looking to sell your home within the quickest possible time. Fortunately there are ways to speed up the sale of your home which are simple and easy to do, in any market. Curb Appeal A buyers first impression is important and what they think when they arrive at the property is everything. To help increase the chances of them instantly falling in love, it’s best to ensure the property is attractive, clean and well-kept. Simple things such as mowing More ›