Cold Comfort - The Landlord’s Guide To Winter Preparation

As Winter approaches, there’s lots to look forward to; from Halloween and bonfires to the magic of Christmas.  Unfortunately, during the Winter, many landlords can also look forward to endless calls from tenants regarding dodgy heating and a lack of hot water.  As a landlord, making sure that your rental properties are Winter ready can save you a lot of time and hassle.  We’ve put together our guide to doing just that.

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Autumn décor for your home

Misty mornings, crunchy leaves and our favourite spiced pumpkin lattes can only mean one thing; autumn is here. But before you start getting cosy, it could be the perfect time to update your interiors for the new season.

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Colour of the year – How it affects design trends

Each year, several interior and design brands announce their colour of the year. Pantone is one of the most notable sources of inspiration for colour, and the sea inspires their shade for 2020 – Bleached Coral. Dulux is another prominent brand that has selected Tranquil Dawn as inspiration for the coming year. This cool green tone is described by Dulux's creative director, Marianne Shillingford 'as the space between the land and sky'. It also shares similar characteristics to Pantone's choice and sparks the conversation to create a calming space in your home.

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Battening Down The Hatches - The Tenants Guide To Getting Your Home Winter Ready

British Summertime - such as it is - officially ended on the 23rd of September and, just over a week later, there’s already a nip in the air as we once again wake up to dark mornings.  As well as signalling an end to open windows, barbecues and long days, this time of year is all about getting ready for winter - and that includes your home.  During the English Winter, cold weather can wreak havoc on your home - and your wallet.  We’ve put together our guide to the things you can do now to get your home ready for the onslaught.

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A landlord’s guide to renewing tenancies

When tenant and landlord sign an assured shorthold tenancy (AST), it normally locks both parties into the agreement for a set period of time, whether that’s a year, two years or even longer. There may be a break clause that allows either party to get out of the contract at an agreed point, but otherwise the tenancy will run for the specified time.

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