Embracing DIY for Home Improvement Month

IT’S NATIONAL HOME IMPROVEMENT MONTH! At least it was…...and still can be ! The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) has had to postpone their promotion due to the unfolding COVID-19 situation.  Why not now? While we adapt and cope with the ongoing effects, which means for many of us we are staying indoors and avoiding all non-essential travel, why not use this time to improve, fix or arrange parts of your home you have always been meaning to do. 

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Gas Safety Certificates During Lockdown

The restrictions on movement imposed last week were among the strictest ever seen in the UK, and unfortunately they were also quite vague. There has been a good deal of guidance issued, some of it conflicting, and landlords are understandably confused about how their maintenance obligations are affected.

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Looking After Yourself During Self-Isolation

With the inevitable self-isolation now upon us, we are all spending more time in our homes. While for some of us this may be a dream come true, it may cause ‘cabin fever’ for those who aren’t such homebodies. We are all subject to stress and anxiety from time to time, so we decided to put together some handy home-based hints to help you stop climbing the walls.

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March Property News Round Up

As March comes to an end it’s been hard to focus on anything other than the constant Covid-19 reporting. However, there were also some big property stories in the news. Here’s a March 2020 Round Up to refresh your memory:

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A Workspace To Write Home About

As many of you will have seen, Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, last Monday, announced stricter measures for the UK in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus - with possibly more to follow. During his press conference, Johnson reiterated the importance of working from home, where possible, for the foreseeable future.  We can now expect many more companies to join giants such as Google, JP Morgan and Twitter in sending staff home armed with a laptop. For those unused to working from home, the transition can be unsettling and, so, last week we published our guide to getting started.  

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