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12 Tips of Christmas - Day 12 - And Finally... Celebrate

12 Tips of Christmas #12 – And Finally… Celebrate!

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Enjoy the festive period and spend quality time with friends and family in a home that’s safe, warm and welcoming. After all, Christmas comes but once a year! Relax and recharge, ready for a prosperous 2020. From all of us at Luscombe & Co, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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12 Tips of Christmas - Day 11 - Be Mindful Of Damp And Mould

12 Tips of Christmas #11 – Be Mindful Of Damp And Mould

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Condensation can be a big problem for many properties as warm air created in the property from everyday activities, such as cooking and showering, meets cooler surfaces such as a window or wall. It is therefore extremely common during cool winter months. Unless properly ventilated, this build-up of moisture in your property can lead to […]

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12 Tips of Christmas - Day 10 - Do You Have Adequate Insulation

12 Tips of Christmas #10 – Do You Have Adequate Insulation

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Wildlife such as birds and squirrels have a habit of displacing insulation in roofs over time, especially if they have found a way to make a nest. Similar problems can also incur from using loft space. It is a good idea to make sure that all of your insulation is in the correct place and […]

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12 Tips of Christmas - Day 9 - Check Your Insurance Policy

12 Tips of Christmas #9 – Check Your Insurance Policy

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A standard landlord insurance policy may not cover things like maintenance callouts, so it could be worth considering a review of your policy to add covers like landlord home emergency or landlord boiler breakdown. It’s also a good idea to make sure your property’s in good shape to survive the winter without any issues. If you check everything’s […]

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12 Tips of Christmas - Day 7 - Make Sure Your Roof Is In Good Repair

12 Tips of Christmas #7 – Make Sure Your Roof Is In Good Repair

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Winter is also a good time to check the roof of your rental property, looking out for broken tiles, issues with pointing and rendering, and cracks in the chimney if you have one. If you spot anything wrong you’ll need to get it fixed, as otherwise water may come in during heavy rains, or weak […]

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12 Tips of Christmas - Day 6 - Get A Boiler Service

12 Tips of Christmas #6 – Get A Boiler Service

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It’s good practice to get your boiler serviced once a year – this should highlight any issues that may have gone undetected when the heating hasn’t been needed during the warmer months. Also, as everyone begins to switch on their central heating as the weather gets colder, the surge in gas consumption can lead to […]

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12 Tips of Christmas - Day 5 - Bleed Your Radiators..

12 Tips of Christmas #5 – Bleed Your Radiators

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It may seem simple, but one reason a property may be cold is that the radiators don’t work properly. This is often because they need to be ‘bled’. The process involves releasing any trapped air from the system, allowing hot water to fill every part of the radiator and warm the property more efficiently.

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