Monthly Archives: April 2011

Don’t let bank holiday DIY become a recipe for disaster

As another bank holiday weekend approaches, there are a couple of things that are almost certain – rain and DIY – says development director Jackie Scotten, who has spent several years working at Cambridgeshire branches of Harrison Murray estate agents. … Continue reading

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Get your hands dirty!

By Philip Macdonald, managing director of Abbotts Although a return to chillier temperatures in between days of bright sunshine may perhaps make one wonder if we really are back to ‘British summertime’ and the emergence of spring, this is the … Continue reading

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“All Roses in the Garden?”

Landlords often ask us what they should do about their garden and what they can reasonably expect of a tenant in terms of maintenance. Having a well-cared for garden can definitely help to attract good tenants, particularly if they arrive … Continue reading

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Increase of higher value property entering the rental market

The beginning of 2011 saw an influx of higher value property into the Private Rented Sector (PRS), according to the latest research from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA). Research for Q1 2011 shows an 11.6% increase in the … Continue reading

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Whatever the market, there is always room for an auction

 By Peter Hornor, chartered surveyor and auctioneer at Brown & Co in Norwich We do believe that the auction process plays an important role at all times and in all market conditions. Unfortunately, we do get poor markets.  We all … Continue reading

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Forget the sunshine, bring on the rain!

By Frank Davey, a chartered surveyor with Allman Woodcock in Norwich It hasn’t rained much recently, and the trouble with long periods of fry weather is that when it does rain, all the routes for water run-off are blocked with … Continue reading

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Advice for sellers

ONE of the first things a buyer will ask an estate agent when offered a property is “How long has it been on the market?” and with good reason. Buying a property is alarge transaction and it takes courage to … Continue reading

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