Is Your Home Making You Sick?

For most of us, our home is a haven. But what if it is making you ill? Mould and damp Mould and damp are caused by excess moisture in the home – perhaps due to leaking pipes, roof damage, or condensation build-up. They can cause respiratory issues, nausea and vomiting, and general illness, so it’s…

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A Landlord’s Guide to Rent Increases

The uptick in inflation, along with pressure on interest rates, means that many landlords will be considering rent increases right now. Before deciding on a course of action, here are some points to consider. Why would a landlord raise rents? Rising mortgage and maintenance costs. Tax and legislative changes that impact profitability. Changes in the…

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Low-Carbon Living from around the World

With the interest raised by the COP26 summit highlighting the desperate need to cut carbon emissions, housing sustainability has become a hot topic. In the UK, there’s been lots of talk about using new technology to help reduce our carbon footprint. Given the average UK household emits 2.7 tonnes of CO2 a year from heating…

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How to Keep Pets Calm This Fireworks Weekend

At Martin & Co, we love pets. And we get to meet plenty of our clients’ furry friends during our daily work across Chelmsford. According to a 2018 survey by builders, McCarthy Stone, pets made people a lot happier about their everyday lives. 45% of the people they polled said their pet is the main…

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