Holiday Top Tips for Peace of Mind for Tenants

With the summer holiday season now upon us and the flurry of shopping, packing and deciding what to take without exceeding the airlines baggage limit, it is easy to forget about taking a few precautionary steps to ensure your property is trouble-free and energy efficient whilst you are away.

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The importance of fire alarms

On 1st October 2015, new legislation relating to smoke and carbon monoxide alarms was put in place to protect the lives of tenants, as well as the properties they live in. It’s now a legal requirement for all rental properties to be fitted with at least one smoke alarm on each floor of a property, as well as carbon monoxide detectors in any rooms which have fuel appliances, such as cookers in the kitchen.

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Should you hold an open house to sell your property?

Whilst holding an open house is not for every seller, when the market is strong and demand is high, it can be a very valuable marketing tool. It provides a great opportunity to showcase the desirability of a property to a larger audience, as well as allowing potential buyers to look around without feeling under pressure.

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