Frozen pipes: what to do and how to prevent them

It is possible to prevent frozen pipes as temperatures plummet with simple preparation. What causes frozen pipes to burst? As water freezes, it expands inside the pipe, creating pressure. There are a number of factors that determine whether the pipe is strong enough...
Transparency is enhanced by new rules for property listings

Transparency is enhanced by new rules for property listings

The devil is in the details when it comes to finding a home. When you’re buying, renting, or selling a home, here’s what you need to know about the new material information rules. You might have noticed that property listings today are more detailed than...
Helping You Choose The Right Survey

Helping You Choose The Right Survey

Why do you need an RICS Home Survey? The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has three different levels of survey. These can only be conducted by an RICS qualified surveyor (AssocRICS, MRICS, or FRICS) with the appropriate surveying experience. A survey is...
Investing in Buy-to-Let Properties in Solihull

Investing in Buy-to-Let Properties in Solihull

In the West Midlands, Solihull is often referred to as a ‘town in the country’ and is often described as offering both a city and a country lifestyle. Does that mean Solihull is also an ideal location for property investors? What are the benefits of...
House prices in the UK: the latest figures

House prices in the UK: the latest figures

Here you can find out which areas have the most expensive or cheapest houses or which ones have increased the most in the last year. Across all UK markets, buyer demand has dropped by a third since the mini budget. However, 2022 was a good year for property, with...
Average time to buy a home takes longer than five months

Average time to buy a home takes longer than five months

The average time taken to buy a home and have the keys in hand takes more than five months, according to research from Smoove’s Home Movers Report. Within the last six months, the average time taken to complete the home purchasing process stands at 153 days. By...