3 Parties That Should Be Notified When Asbestos Is Detected

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Regular exposure to asbestos has a negative impact on one's health. As such, when asbestos is detected within a particular property, proper steps need to be taken to ensure it is removed as soon as possible. Below are several parties that should be notified once asbestos is found within a property. They can coordinate their efforts to solve the problem. The inhabitants of the property The inhabitants of a house should be the first people to be informed once any asbestos is found in the building.

30 November 2017

Answering Some Commonly Asked Questions About a Residential Home Inspection

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A residential home inspection is often scheduled before you actually close on a new home, or before an offer on its price is finalized. Building inspections are also needed during any type of renovation project that affects the home's framework or systems that need to adhere to local building codes. If you need a home inspection for a home you want to buy, or are considering a renovation for your existing home, note a few questions you might have about this inspection, so you know what to expect during the process.

29 November 2017

Two preparatory steps that you should take before trying to sell your home

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If you want to avoid having to wait months and months for someone to buy your home, it's important to take a few preparatory steps to make it more appealing to prospective buyers before you ask local real estate agents to start advertising it. Read on to find out what these steps are. Modernise it Dated furnishings and decor can put a potential buyer off a property, even if the property in question is in good condition.

22 November 2017

What You Need To Know About Periodic And Fixed Term Tenancies

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Have you just bought your first rental property? Below are some common tenancy agreements that you can select when renting out your property. Fixed Term Tenancies Fixed-term tenancy agreements stipulate the beginning and end of a tenant's stay in your premises. For example, the duration of the tenancy may be half a year from the time the tenant signs the agreement. The agreement often spells out the extent and frequency of any rent increases as well as the terms for extending or renewing the tenancy agreement at the end of the duration.

21 November 2017

Tips to Long-Term Furniture Storage to Ensure Preservation


Moving house can be equal parts exhilarating and stressful. However, when you are downsizing to a smaller space, you will have to contend with the challenge of seeking appropriate storage solutions for belongings you may not be ready to get rid of. Self storage offers you the extra room that you need, but putting items into storage, mainly furniture, is not merely about having the items dropped off and securing the unit.

17 November 2017

Pre-Purchase Inspection: What Exactly Should You Look For?

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Many prospective home buyers are familiar with the concept of having their future homes inspected before signing the purchase contract.  However, most of them don't know what the process should entail. A home inspection is more than looking at the furniture, appliances, electrical systems, flooring, bathroom fixtures, and ascertaining that they are in excellent condition. There are other aspects of the structure that if not checked can lead to costly repairs in the future.

16 November 2017

Preparing your furniture for a move


Moving house means moving everything you own, from clothes and books to dishes and computers. Probably the most challenging aspect of a long move, however, is moving your furniture. Heavy, bulky and often fragile, furniture requires some careful preparation before moving. Fortunately, with the right first steps, you can take a lot of the hassle out of packing and transporting your furniture.  What you'll need Proper furniture packing requires some supplies.

15 November 2017

Considerations before Selecting a Termite Treatment


A typical concern Australian homeowners have is how best can they protect their property from a termite invasion. Thus, they will typically seek out the popular termite treatment options then make a decision usually based on the cost. Although both liquid soil treatments and termite baits are effective measures to take, it should be noted that some factors would need to be considered before you can discern what would be the best solution for your premises.

13 November 2017

Three Points To Remember Before You Buy A House With Your Dad

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Getting into the real estate market seems to be getting tougher as median house prices continue to rise. As someone in their early 20s who does not have a partner at this stage, co-owning a property with dad seems like a great idea right now. You get the advantage of buying a place where your money works for you rather than a landlord, you can hang up pictures on the walls without asking permission, and you get your foot in the property market.

30 October 2017