Category Archives: Moving Home

Remove some of the stress of renting a property

The number of  lettings is still on the increase.  This surge in demand for rental homes has been caused by the instability in the housing market and the difficulty for many of securing a mortgage. With many people becoming landlords for the first time lettings agencies are busy matching the needs of the prospective tenants…

Green Energy – photovoltaic cells

So just to recap: solar panels provide hot water when the sun shines. Photovoltaic cells or PV cells generate electricity when there is daylight. In Rossendale, as you approach the town centre roundabout, you can see the solar panels on the fire station roof. The photovoltaic cells currently benefit from a government backed incentive whereby…

Student lettings – the move to a rental property

You’ve found somewhere to live, now you need to make sure that you are given an EPC and an inventory.  If you are not happy with the quality of your inventory – check out a professional inventory on our website http://www.home-inspectionservices.co.uk/inventories.html – and, if your son / daughter is moving to university in Greater Manchester…

Moving on and finding the right property

So, you’ve got the grades, drunk the celebratory champagne, selected your university course and now you’ve got to find somewhere to live. You need to find somewhere quickly because you’re under pressure, there’s a time deadline.  It might seem a long way off but it’s coming. There are thousands of students all chasing the last…

All properties are unique and different to a surveyor

I was driving through the Lancashire countryside and admiring the lovely cottages in a particularly attractive village.  It suddenly occurred to me that many of these properties whilst appearing to be very similar when viewed from the roadside would be very different in presentation and appearance when viewed from the back and inside. This of…

Property surveys in Rossendale

Whilst carrying out property surveys this week I met some super people who were full of hope and anticipation, looking forward to moving into their dream home but first they had to sell theirs. So they were understandably anxious about the outcomes of the survey. A good survey can convert a tentative offer to a…

First impressions for potential home buyers

Those of us in the north of England finally had a day’s sunshine to enjoy.  No drought order for us.  I spent the day like many others in the garden; however mine was spent working. How sad is that ??   My rear garden has a rather nice paved area, inspired by a gardening programme I…