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Mortgage holidays offered during uncertain times

The chancellor of the exchequer, Rishi Sunak, announced that UK lenders will be offering mortgage holidays for those struggling financially during these unprecedented times. Mortgage lenders will now be offering a three-month mortgage holiday (also known as a payment holiday) to those households who are struggling financially with the widespread impact of coronavirus. This announcement is an attempt to offer much needed relief to home owners who need to self-isolate but are worried abou...

Government advice on home moving during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

This guidance applies to people buying or selling private residential homes which they intend to live in. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/government-advice-on-home-moving-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak 

How to deep clean your house

Clean with confidence - the expert knowledge you need to keep bacteria and viruses at bay. Since the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) hit the headlines, hygiene has become a hot topic. We all know that simple measures such as hand washing, and using and disposing of paper tissues, can help stop the spread of this and other illnesses. But as some germs are able to survive on hard surfaces for several weeks – even months – is there more we could be doing to give ou...

Landlords – The Clock is Ticking To Have Your Property Energy Efficiency Compliant

New legislation was introduced in 2018 to raise the energy-efficiency levels of properties in the domestic private rented sector under the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard Regulations (MEES). It has been illegal since 1st April 2018 to grant a  new tenancy of a property where the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is below the minimum energy efficiency level of a band ‘E’ under the MEES Regulations.  The reason that the clock is now ticking for landlords is that t...

Ryder & Dutton Estate Agents remain open for business!

We just wanted to let you know that where possible our local offices will remain open for business. We would encourage all customers to reach out to us either by phone, email or online enquiry in the first instance rather than visiting our offices. Our phone lines still remain open from 8.30am-8.30pm weekdays and 10am-4pm at weekends. We also have 24/7 live chat available on our websites to assist you with your enquiries. Our property tracker is available for all landlords, tenant...

7 ways to fall back in love with your home

Every now and then, everyone needs a little pick me up, including your home. Over the years, scuffs and scrapes can make a house look untidy and you can soon fall out of love with your home, which becomes a place just to rest your head, rather than a space to relax and enjoy spending time in. But fear not, we’re here to share seven easy ways you can fall back in love with your home. Find your inspiration First things first, you need to be inspired by an idea, a concept, a theme etc...

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