Guest Blog: The Top 5 Causes of Damp

Guest Blog: The Top 5 Causes of Damp
A guest blog by Tapco Homedry. One of the most damaging and common problems found in the home is damp. The issue is caused by the build-up of excess moisture within a building, from either internal condensation or intrusion outside, and can often be blamed on shoddy build quality, inadequate building maintenance or the deterioration of building fabric. Dampness that is left untreated can evoke other problems such as wet or dry rot. Rising Damp Rising da

Guest blog: Property Trends 2016

Guest blog: Property Trends 2016
According to Savills UK, the residential property market is supposed to grow by 18%-25% on a five-year period. Although the government’s vision is to build a million new homes by 2020, there are various internal & external factors that risk undermining this goal. On the other hand, commercial property prices in UK are constantly on the rise because of strong demands in all sectors (industrial, offices & retail). Some of the major trends highligh...

Japanese Knotweed – What are the dangers?

Japanese Knotweed – What are the dangers?
Japanese Knotweed might not be something which you have heard of before. For the people that don’t know, it is a pretty, red stemmed plant which has deep green leaves. It may look pretty but unfortunately it can cause you a lot of trouble. The reason it can cause a threat is because it grows so rapidly. Each plant can grow up to an inch a day and has the ability to mature rapidly across a large surface area. So you are probably thinking “Why does this c...

Guest Blog – 12 Ways to Protect Your Home From Damp

Guest Blog – 12 Ways to Protect Your Home From Damp
Restoration UK explains how to minimise your risk of damp in their blog which they have kindly shared with us. Many homes suffer from damp, particularly as the weather gets colder.  Condensation is one of the most common causes of damp, but many people are unaware of how much lifestyle factors can affect levels of moisture in their home. However, with a little care and attention, you can fight back against damp and protect your property 1 It may s

Guest Blog – Noise and Your New Home

Guest Blog – Noise and Your New Home
Nearly half a million noise complaints are made to local authorities per year. THIS is how to avoid noise pollution at your new home The good people over at Noise Info have put together this information piece to introduce their services, which may be useful for home buyers just beginning their conveyancing journey… At present, despite its capacity to cause real distress there are no questions about noise being asked by most solicitors at any point in t