Goadsby Knowledge Hub

Knowledge Hub

Welcome to our Knowledge Hub. Here, you will be able to keep up with important information regarding the commercial and residential property markets as well as access to our ‘how to guides’. If there is anything you would like more information on that we haven’t covered, why not drop us a line.

Dilapidations

Dilapidations are designed to show both Landlord & Tenant what work is required to put a building back into a reasonable condition. Goadsby offer advice to either of the parties involved, both landlord and tenant.

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Reinstatement Cost Assessments for Insurance Purposes

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors consider it prudent to re-assess the sum insured of a commercial building every three years or whenever significant alterations and/or extensions are made to the building

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Open House

In our experience, all sellers would like to sell their property for the best possible price and with minimal disruption….. by instructing Goadsby to market your home by way of our bespoke ‘Open House’ marketing, we can make this happen! Now let us tell you how.

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Once you have purchased your buy to let property

Legislation and regulations can make the lettings industry a minefield. Updates to legislation are frequent and non compliance can lead to fines and even custodial sentence’s it is therefore advised that you use an experience and reputable letting agent to ensure you are compliant and kept up to date with new and changes to legislation.

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The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulation 1988 (Amended 1993)

The purpose and reason for these regulations is to reduce the incidence and possibility of death which can occur at a property when a fire takes place and the occupants are asphyxiated by the poisonous fumes produced from non-compliant furniture. To reinforce the seriousness of this matter the offence carries a punishment of six months imprisonment or a fine, which is currently £5000 or both.

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A Landlord's Guide to Gas Safety

These regulations were introduced under the jurisdiction of Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (subsequently referred to as the “Act”) and are designed to provide standards for the installation and maintenance of the general provisions in the regulations for all new gas pipe work and appliance installations and conditions for ongoing maintenance.

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Residential Energy Performance Certificate

If you are going to sell or let your home then you will probably require an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for the property first.

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What Type of Survey Do I Need When Buying a Home?

Buying a home is such an exciting time. Looking at areas, looking at different styles of property, different gardens, locations, schools, transport links....and of course, no one loves looking at property more than us!

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Too much, or too little office space – both can hamper your business

Careful consideration is required when calculating the size of offices that you require, as it is important to avoid expensive relocations. Too much space and you could have unnecessary overheads and too little, could

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Non Domestic Rates – What a Business Should Do

The 1st April 2017 rating list assessments are based upon assumed “open market” rental valuations at 1st April 2015.

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New rules for Private drainage

From the 1st January 2020 new regulations came into force for properties with septic tanks. If you are thinking of selling or are currently marketing your home for sale and have a septic tank, you may need to act now.

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How to get your property ready to rent

If you haven’t purchased the property with a specific buy to let mortgage you must contact your mortgage company or financial lender. Once you have determined that your property can be rented out, request the approval in writing for your records.

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