From distraction burglaries to forced break-ins, securing your home has never been more important. With the bustle of everyday life and busy schedules taking priority, sometimes making the time to keep security up to date is at the bottom of the to-do list. Celebrating its fifth anniversary, National Security Month is back this October raising awareness and offering advice on the importance of securing your home and personal possessions.
Keeping yourself, your family and to a lesser extent your personal property safe is really what homes were invented for.
With Christmas just a few weeks away, your focus will turn to spending time with your family and friends over the festive period. For some, this means hopping in the car or jetting off for a few days to visit your nearest and dearest.
The home can be a dangerous place. Every week, a child under 5 is killed in a home accident, the vast majority of which are preventable. Knowing how to make your home a safer place is crucial for any parent, and is easy to do. Very few of the changes you need to make are expensive, and can usually be fitted quickly and easily to bring a real improvement to your family’s safety. For Family Safety Week 2019 we’ll be highlighting what you can do to improve safety around the home; here are our top tips.
Home security is always a high priority, but when you’re renting privately it can be hard to feel protected. Many “how-to” guides advise improving security by installing new locks, repairing damaged windows and taking other precautions that most tenants simply aren’t able to. As a landlord there are a few sensible things you can do to improve the security of your property on behalf of your tenants.
Last week we covered the steps that need to be taken before you begin to make any changes to your rental property. Now, we will cover the changes you can make once you have the necessary permission from your Landlord.
With eight bank holidays a year, the next of which is in less than a week's time, whether you're jetting abroad or to the coast, home security is an essential consideration. While we would all like to think that we still live in a world where leaving your doors unlocked isn't a problem, sadly, that isn't the case. Whether you're popping over the road or across the ocean, your house should be on lockdown.
Ensuring your home is secure is a top priority for many property owners, as a break-in can not only lead to loss of belongings, but it can also have a huge impact both emotionally and psychologically. There are many things you can do to deter unwanted guests from entering your property, from installing security systems to small things such as storing gadgets or keys away from direct view. Securing your home is also very affordable and offers you extra peace of mind should the worst happen.
One of the biggest selling points people look for when buying a house is outside space. Especially for families or those with pets, a garden can make or break their decision to buy a property. However, there are also some pitfalls you need to avoid.
In a world where the focus always seems to be on technology and the younger generation that are using it, it can be easy to forget about the older generation and their needs. It’s easy to focus on rental properties for those moving into their first home or growing families, but those who are ready to enjoy their retirement also need to be remembered.
Living in a rented home is becoming a much more popular long-term solution for millions of people up and down the country. It’s no longer being seen as just an alternative to home ownership, and instead is becoming the norm. We’ve helped plenty of tenants find a perfect home, and we want to share some of our top tips for finding a rental property in the UK.