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National Maintenance Week 2017

Posted on Monday 20th of November 2017

The annual National Maintenance Week campaign raises awareness of the importance of regular care to maintain a property. With the week taking place from Friday 17th November to Friday 24th November, it's also a perfect opportunity to give your home a health check before the wet and cold weather over winter causes any problems. Whether you own or rent an old house or modern flat, the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, the charity behind National Maintenance Week, have shared...Read More

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Ask SafeDeposits: Should I tell my landlord if I'm going on holiday?

Posted on Wednesday 29th of November 2017

With Christmas quickly approaching, a lot of tenants will be planning to pack up and go on holiday - whether it's to stay with family or friends, or to head abroad for some winter sunshine - but do you have to tell your landlord or letting agent if you're leaving your home empty? Your tenancy agreement should have a clause which explains your responsibilities if you leave the property empty. For example, your tenancy agreement might say that you need to tell your landlord...Read More

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Inventory best practices

Posted on Wednesday 29th of November 2017

A comprehensive inventory carried out at the start of each tenancy can avoid numerous problems when it comes to the tenant moving out. By recording the property accurately - including any existing damages and giving the tenant(s) the opportunity to review the inventory and make any amendments - all parties should have a clear understanding of how the property should be returned at the end of the tenancy. Below are 10 top tips from Pinstripe Inventories for creating a comprehensive...Read More

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Energy saving tips for the holidays

Posted on Thursday 7th of December 2017

With the festive season getting into full swing, it's a time of celebration and catching up with friends and family. But it can also be very cold outside and an expensive time of year, so we wanted to pass on some simple energy saving tips which landlords and tenants can use to help manage their bills this winter: Christmas lighting If you love Christmas lights, take a moment to think about how much they cost to run. The cost will be influenced by many factors including the size of...Read More

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Ask SafeDeposits - How do I stop my home getting damp this winter?

Posted on Tuesday 12th of December 2017

There are lots of ways that you can help stop condensation and damp appearing in your home. Small changes can make a big difference, and could save you money and health problems further down the line. The impact of damp and condensation on your health can be significant as these issues can cause allergies, respiratory issues and even affect the immune system. Dry clothes outside -not on the radiators During winter, it's natural to want to dry clothes indoors, but doing so creates...Read More