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Buying a new Home? Phil Spencer Reveals the Warning Signs to Walk Away from.

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It’s all about Information, Information, Information, says the property guru. Ever moved into a new house and realised that your new neighbour is the drummer for an amateur metal band? Or snapped up a new pad only to discover that the bedroom turns into a swamp every time it rains? We sincerely hope the answer … Read moreBuying a new Home? Phil Spencer Reveals the Warning Signs to Walk Away from.

24/04/2019 | Categories: Financial , house hunting | full article

Everything you need to know about Joe Perkins new Facebook Inspired Chelsea Flower Show Garden

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As a father-of-three, garden designer Joe Perkins is well aware that social media can lure young people away from the great outdoors. Enter Beyond The Screen, Perkins’ Facebook-sponsored show garden at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, within which he’s going to reveal how online and offline worlds can come together. Visitors may think the … Read moreEverything you need to know about Joe Perkins new Facebook Inspired Chelsea Flower Show Garden

24/04/2019 | Categories: garden design , lifestyle , property | full article

Fitness for human habitation – What landlords need to know

The fitness for human habitation act (AKA the Karen Buck Bill) came into force on 20th of March 2019, which is an amendment to the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1985. The act requires that any property let by a landlord (private or social) must remain in a state fit for habitation when a tenancy … Read moreFitness for human habitation – What landlords need to know

18/04/2019 | Categories: Landlords , Rental Property | full article

Maldivians are Planting a Community Spirit by Going Farm to Fork

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On a remote coral island in the Maldives, Hannah Stephenson discovers a rural community which has turned its sandy landscape into a farming haven. Maldivian farmer Ali cuts open a heavy, juicy watermelon from his plot of land, proudly presenting us each with a slice, juice dripping, still warm from the sun. Standing on his … Read moreMaldivians are Planting a Community Spirit by Going Farm to Fork

17/04/2019 | Categories: lifestyle | full article

8 Cracking Ways to Set the Scene for Easter

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Planning some Easter entertaining? Gabrielle Fagan reveals simple decor displays and finishing touches to bring the occasion to life. It’s time to get all your chicks in a row for Easter, with some truly egg-cellent decor! A holiday gathering will be much more memorable with a cheerful springtime table setting, with plenty of seasonal touches … Read more8 Cracking Ways to Set the Scene for Easter

17/04/2019 | Categories: home , Interior Design , lifestyle | full article

About to be a First Time Parent like Meghan and Harry? 5 tips for Baby-Proofing your Home

From stair gates to non-slip mats and locking the oven, there’s lots you can do to make your home more baby-friendly. One can only imagine the challenges involved in baby-proofing a royal residence. Fitting stairwells with the world’s widest baby gates; locking down toilet seats in 78 separate bathrooms – well, Buckingham Palace has 78, … Read moreAbout to be a First Time Parent like Meghan and Harry? 5 tips for Baby-Proofing your Home

04/04/2019 | Categories: House Market , Interior Design | full article

Client Money Protection (CMP) scheme becomes a legal requirement

Membership of a Government Approved Client Money Protection (CMP) scheme becomes a legal requirement for all agents in England dealing with residential lettings across England from Monday 1 April. What is Client Money Protection (CMP)? Client Money Protect is a client money protection membership scheme designed to protect client money held by property agents and … Read moreClient Money Protection (CMP) scheme becomes a legal requirement

02/04/2019 | Categories: Landlords , Rental Property | full article

How to Make your Home an Instagram Hit in 6 Simple Steps

Restoring Landsdowne’s Kristine Hall shares her styling secrets for ‘decor-gramming’ success. If you love your home, you want to show it off – which these days, of course, means posting fab shots on Instagram. Some of us are apparently so keen to win those likes that we’ll even cheat with ‘fake’ posts! In a survey … Read moreHow to Make your Home an Instagram Hit in 6 Simple Steps

28/03/2019 | Categories: lifestyle | full article

Make a Splash for Wildlife: Here’s how to Create your own Mini-Pond

As charities focus this year’s Wild About Gardens challenge on ponds, this step-by-step guide will help you build your own pocket-sized pool. Fancy a pond but don’t have much space? Now’s your chance to make waves with a mini-pond – which will not only look pretty, but will also attract beneficial insects and other wildlife … Read moreMake a Splash for Wildlife: Here’s how to Create your own Mini-Pond

28/03/2019 | Categories: garden design , home | full article

Confused about Retirement Savings? 7 Popular Pension Myths Busted!

With the next phase of automatic enrolment starting from April, Alistair McQueen from Aviva separates facts from fiction. The minimum amounts that can be put into workplace pensions will be stepped up from April, as UK savers are encouraged to put aside more for their retirement. Under automatic enrolment rules, from April 6, the minimum … Read moreConfused about Retirement Savings? 7 Popular Pension Myths Busted!

28/03/2019 | Categories: economy , Financial | full article

Tempted to Renovate your Home? TV’s Kunle Barker shares 4 Top Tips for getting started.

The Renovate Don’t Relocate regular imparts some insider wisdom for tackling a big project. Current weather patterns might be trying to trick us into thinking otherwise, but it is now officially spring – so what better time to cultivate your own little bit of domestic rebirth? With house prices constantly rising, home renovation is an … Read moreTempted to Renovate your Home? TV’s Kunle Barker shares 4 Top Tips for getting started.

20/03/2019 | Categories: home , Interior Design | full article

Contemporary Connections Exhibition In London this March

CONTEMPORARY CONNECTIONS Curated by ArtNoble Tuesday 19 – Saturday 30 March 2019 Following on from 2018’s debut exhibition in November, ArtNoble is proud to present Contemporary Connections, a group exhibition displaying works by seven contemporary European artists. In a world constantly heading towards self-absorption, Contemporary Connections aims to initiate a dialogue among artists, artwork, audience … Read moreContemporary Connections Exhibition In London this March

20/03/2019 | Categories: Art , Financial , home , Interior Design , lifestyle | full article

McCarthy Holden are currently looking for 3 people to join the sales and lettings teams.

Lettings Property Management and Negotiator Role McCarthy Holden Lettings are looking to expand their current team and as such are searching for an independent and hardworking individual who is able to problem solve, take initiative and work well within a team. Role: The new applicants role will include, but not be limited to: Canvassing for … Read moreMcCarthy Holden are currently looking for 3 people to join the sales and lettings teams.

18/03/2019 | Categories: Job Vacancies | full article