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Are the value and price of your property the same thing?

Tuesday, 17 April, 2018

Well, the two words seem to be synonymous and interchangeable. Even in the thesaurus, they are explained with almost similar words.   It is the reason; people get confused about it when they buy or sell a property. They feel that the price one gets for a house, mall, complex or industry is its value. … Read More »

Whom should you hire, local tenant or international?

Saturday, 14 April, 2018

The statistics of the population in London is amazing. Amongst the total population, almost one-third people are born outside the UK.   It means when you decide to rent your property, it is a significantly high probability that you will get an international tenant.   Though a lot has been talked about the diversity in … Read More »

Do you know why is East London the right place to live?

Monday, 19 March, 2018

Have you always wondered why do people recommend East London whenever you ask which is the right place to buy a property in London?   Well, go through this article, and you know why is it the most-lured area?   Apart from being a warm, welcoming and multicultural part where amazing diversity exists; there are … Read More »

MEES Regulations, what all you need to know?

Saturday, 17 March, 2018

You must have heard a lot about MEES Regulations. Yes, they occupied space in the front page of newspapers and TV news headlines for quite some time.   Though there was a big noise about it, several people do not have absolutely any idea about it.   What is the need for declaring these regulations? … Read More »

Cornish Unit Type 1

Monday, 19 February, 2018

After World War Two there was a need for more housing to be supplied quickly which led to the development of many types of ‘temporary’ non traditional housing throughout the United Kingdom. The Cornish Unit is one of the most recognisable types and there are many located throughout Cornwall and beyond.   There are two … Read More »

Dangerous Building

Wednesday, 14 February, 2018

The vertical timber to the right side of the photograph actually supports a substantial ‘A’ frame truss which is partly visible through the laths in the top centre right of the photo. This is where the end of the ‘A’ frame has rotted away and no longer bears over the wall and the post/prop fitted … Read More »