Animal Welfare Policy

The Labour Party recently unveiled a draft animal welfare policy, including the legal right for tenants to keep a pet in their rented property. With over 12 million pet owners in the UK, this is possibly an opportunity that landlords should have grasped sooner, as there are several benefits to letting a property to a…

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It’s time to feel good again in Chelmsford

Pedal Power The number of Brits cycling has skyrocketed. New official figures reveal a 100% increase in people cycling on weekdays and a whopping 200% rise on weekends during lockdown. The trend has been welcomed by environmentalists, fitness campaigners and bike shops – where sales have gone through the roof. Such is the demand that…

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Why Use a “Proper” Estate Agent? (Part 4 of 5)

This is the fourth instalment in our investigation into why property sellers will always do better using a “traditional” style of agency versus an internet-only approach (not that we regard ourselves as that traditional!) Putting aside issues of mis-valuation and a lack of human empathy required to generate sales, many people overlook the difficulty of…

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Why Use a “Proper” Estate Agent? (Part 3 of 5)

In our third article in the series, we focus on the aspects of Compromise and Involvement – two factors that only a “human” estate agent can deliver. Compromise. Experience shows that, more often than not, people will buy something markedly different to the property they initially envisaged buying. A well-trained agent understands the psychology of…

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Why Use a “Proper” Estate Agent? (Part 2 of 5)

One thing an online agent cannot generally do is provide a local property valuation expert to assess your property and suggest the most appropriate asking price. It may be tempting to simply rely on one of the online “valuation” tools available. These can be hugely misleading. Indeed, as a test, we randomly input a recently…

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