All Posts in Category: General News

Here is how to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning

Following the announcement last week by the Welsh government that it plans to introduce new regulations to combat carbon monoxide poisoning, here are a few tips to help landlords and tenants ensure that your home is safe. Here are some simple steps to take: Buy and install an inexpensive carbon monoxide alarm – you can get them from DIY…

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The main cause of deposit disputes

According to new research; a lack of communication when withholding a deposit is the most common cause for deposit disputes between landlords and tenants 30% of disputes are caused by tenants not receiving any communication or explanation as to why they were not getting their deposit back.   The second most common dispute at 23% is…

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Reviews… What do they mean to you?

72% of customers won’t act until they have read the reviews! Did you know that 76% of consumers trust online reviews just as much as personal recommendations? 15% of customers don’t trust businesses without reviews. More than 50% of customers wont use businesses with less that 4* reviews! Judging by the above statistics we have…

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Manchester ranked 2nd place

It is a time of low-interest rates and unsettled stock markets making it a worrying time for property investors. With all the latest tax and legislative changes over recent months it has caused somewhat of a headache across the rental market. The good news though for our landlords that have a portfolio local to Stuarts…

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Signpost Stockport for Carers receive a donation from Stuarts Homes

For several years Stuarts Homes have looked at a ‘Greener’ approach to sending Christmas Cards. Whilst Christmas cards are delightful to receive, Stuarts Homes would rather send their ‘Seasons Greetings’ digitally – putting the cost of sending cards in the post to greater use. This Stuarts Homes have donated £200.00 to ‘Signpost Stockport for carers’…

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New Landlords

Know anyone thinking of becoming a Landlord? Are you already a Landlord that wants to use an Agent that’s…… 100% committed to Lettings 100% of the time An expert on all things Lettings A friendly, Family run company 5 Star rated with genuine 100% 5 Star Reviews Contact Stuarts Homes to get 3 months management…

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Tips to prevent mould in your home

It’s this time of year when tenants mostly complain about the appearance of damp within their property. Often tenants request that their Landlords take action and Landlords often suggest that the issue is due to their tenants’ lifestyle. The three main types of damp that appear within residential properties are condensation, rising damp and penetrating…

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Contents Insurance

Two-thirds of Renters Have No Contents Insurance So, what does contents insurance cover? Furniture – beds, sofas, bookcases, tables etc Entertainment – DVDs, Books, Video Games etc Kitchenware – Pots, pans, cutlery, microwaves, kettles etc Soft furnishings – Bedding, pillows, curtains, cushions etc Electricals – TVs, Radios, Computers, Laptops, Game Consoles etc Clothes and jewellery…

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HMRC letter to tenants

Tenants warned not to ignore HMRC letter about landlords The Chartered Institute of Taxation is urging tenants not to ignore a letter if they receive one from HM Revenue & Customs concerning their landlord’s tax affairs. A so-called ‘fact finding’ letter has already been sent to some tenants that goes on to suggest that you…

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