NO Compromise on Cleanliness

According to the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS), cleaning accounts for 56% of deposit disputes and there has recently been a sharp rise in the number of properties that require professional cleaning services at check-out. Pat Barber, Chair of the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks commented that “there is a general lack of respect for property…

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What Rishi Sunak’s latest pledges mean for landlords in Chelmsford

Chancellor Rishi Sunak made two big announcements about the property market last week and triggered a flurry of activity. Both initiatives represent attractive propositions for savvy landlords. But, as always, it pays to do your homework first. Stamp Duty holiday The Chancellor’s headline-grabbing announcement was a Stamp Duty holiday. He raised the threshold to £500,000,…

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Supporting those who support our community

We’ve recently donated £250 to help the vital work a local charity which supports the homeless and vulnerable is doing.We gave the money to Sanctus, which provides a range of services to people, including free food and drink, counselling and helping people to return to work, as well as improving their literacy skills.It’s been a…

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Working with Tradespeople

When you buy a property that needs work, you usually hope to be able to recoup the cost of renovation by adding significantly to the future selling price. That’s the theory anyway! But getting the builders in can be stressful, and we have all heard stories of extortionate costs, unforeseen extras, no-shows, and poor, even…

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Support your community by backing charities in Chelmsford

Throughout this pandemic, many kind-hearted volunteers have rolled up their sleeves without fuss or faff. They have cooked, sewn, fundraised, collected, and delivered to support those in need. They are members of small neighbourhood groups and charities which make an enormous contribution to life in Chelmsford – and it’s time that contribution was properly recognised….

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