Monthly Archives: May 2012

May
28th

HAUNTED HOUSES AFFECT VALUE?

  Unusual happenings, such as hauntings or reported crimes, can dramatically affect the saleability of a property, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Occurrences such as a high-profile murder, which has attracted a lot of media attention, … Continue reading

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May
28th

WILL WALES LEAD THE WAY TO LICENSED LETTING AGENTS?

  This is one of the questions on everyone’s mind when Huw Lewis AM – Minister for Housing, regeneration and Heritage – is expected to present Wales’ first Housing Bill to the National Assembly, in the 2012-13 session of the … Continue reading

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May
21st

EARN MONEY FROM YOUR HOME AND DRIVEWAY

  In these difficult economic times, one way of introducing an income from your home, is to consider having a lodger.  You can receive up to £4,250 a year, tax free (£2,125 if letting jointly), under the Government’s ‘Rent a … Continue reading

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May
8th

SCHOOL CATCHMENT AREA AFFECTS HOUSE VALUES

  The most important factor, in any family with young children, The Buyer’s ‘wish list’ before viewing properties, in their particular area, is good state schools. With the average cost of sending a child to a private school, at almost … Continue reading

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