Everything You Never Knew about Chocolate

Hold on to your waistbands, Easter is here. That festival where no matter your age, clothes size, or BMI, you’re allowed to eat as much chocolate as you want. So, while the kids run around on a sugar high and you polish off yet another egg, here are some facts about the chocolatey goodness no…

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How to Be a Stress-Free First-Time Buyer

Taking that first step on the property ladder is simultaneously exciting and terrifying. No matter how old you are, buying your first property will make you feel like a proper grown-up. Before you even find the right property, there’s lots to learn, so in this quick read, we’ve pulled together our top five tips for…

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Top Tips for Managing Joint Tenancies

Joint tenancies are a great way for friends or couples to live together and share the rental burden. (Think about best buddies and flatmates Joey and Chandler in Friends, they had a ball,right?) And joint tenancies can also be good news for landlords, providing steady long-term income and low tenant turnover. (If your tenants are happy and…

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Mark Stress Awareness Month By Helping Others

Whichever way you look at it, modern life is stressful. And the 2020s? Well so far, this new decade has caused unparalleled levels of stress. Whether it’s the pressure of daily life, the juggling of responsibilities, or the state of the world right now, stress can have physical, mental, and emotional repercussions for people of…

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Want Lower Mortgage Payments? Go Green

If you’re taking out a new mortgage or about to refinance your property, have you considered a green mortgage? No? Never heard of it? Well, that’s what we’re here for. A green mortgage is not actually new. In fact, the concept was first launched about 30 years ago but wasn’t used much. However, in the…

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Would These Five Pranks Fool You?

In one early caper in 1698, an anonymous cheeky wag sent out invitations to watch the ‘Washing of the Lions’ ceremony in the Tower of London moat. When people turned up, no one at the Tower had a clue what they were talking about (but we presume someone shouted gotcha!). Since then, April Fools’ gags…

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A Guide to Reference Checks

When it comes to tenant selection, there’s a saying that all landlords should heed: Go with the right tenant, not the first tenant. Sometimes, landlords are so eager to see rent payments rolling in that they treat the reference checking process as a tick-box exercise rather than an investigative one. But rushing to greenlight the…

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