Fire doors in commercial and residential properties – do yours comply with regulations?
If you’re a building owner or manage a commercial or residential property with multiple occupants you will be well aware of the importance of fire doors as part of fire precaution measures. Fire prevention in buildings is heavily regulated. Failure to comply with regulations can lead to prosecution, heavy fines and, in some cases, a…Read More
Stamp duty – what the changes mean if you’re in the market to buy
As part of then Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-budget back in September, a cut to stamp duty was announced. It’s about the only change that has stuck, following a rapid succession of u-turns, resignations and new appointments. Whilst the announcement of Rishi Sunak becoming Prime Minister was greeted positively by the City and immediately steadied the…Read More
Escape to the country – it’s not what everyone wanted after all
Back in 2020, we explored the way in which the Covid-19 pandemic led many people to make big decisions about where they lived and what they lived in. For those lucky enough to be unaffected by furlough or redundancy, there was often a craving for space – an extra room to use as a home…Read More
Introducing the Home-Approved team – meet Rachel, our Office Manager
Rachel Hills joined the team back in 2015 as an Administrator. Initially working just 9 hours a week she quickly impressed and was keen to progress. She was promoted to Client Services Manager and then, in 2022, took on the full-time role of Office Manager. So what does your job involve? My role…Read More
Introducing the Home-Approved team – meet Michelle, our Administrator
We like to share information that we believe will be of interest and useful to anyone buying or selling a home. We often talk about the services we offer, but we never say much about the people who provide those services! So we thought we’d take the opportunity to introduce the fantastic Home-Approved team. In…Read More
The Home-Approved Blog Finally Begins!
We probably shouldn’t start with excuses about why we’ve only just got our blog off the ground, but we really do have the best one going. Since the company started back in 2010, we have been busy – really busy! Over the last four years we’ve completed in excess of 400 building surveys. No two…Read More