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Changes to bin collections in Bournemouth

From 24 April 2017, the Council is changing how we collect rubbish in Bournemouth by introducing an alternate weekly bin collection service.  We will collect the 240 litre recycling Big Bin and the 140 litre rubbish Little Bin on alternate weeks i.e. Big Bin (recycling) one week and Little Bin (rubbish) the next. We will continue to collect food waste weekly on the same …

Are you aware of the 2018 energy regulations

As of April 2018, landlord’s will be required to comply with the Governments 2018 energy regulations. The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property)(England and Wales) Regulations 2015 mean that, from April 2018, private landlords must ensure that all property they rent out in England and Wales reach at least a minimum EPC rating of E. This must be reached before they grant a tenancy to …

Focus on the path beyond the dream as well as before it.

Will Croker looks at how belief beyond the event is as important as before it and how Sam Allardyce forgot to see that. Sam Allardyce looks like a buffoon; a greedy, self-serving chancer who didn’t understand the British psyche or media. An approach where the journalists at the back of the newspaper put you on a pedestal, so the ones that write for the …

Blogging for beginners

Blogging? Self-indulgent waffle or an advertising tool that creates personality? Will Croker looks at the merits of trying different stuff. I was forty years old on Sunday. A milestone I was dreading. I mean really dreading. Like I had been dreading it since I turned 30!! Maybe it is because I have always played sport and the term veteran gets leveled at competitors of …

Don’t put off ‘til tomorrow what you can do today

From Jimmy Choo’s to man drawers Will Croker discusses a very British tradition My late Dad had a drawer when I was a young boy. It was a mystical thing with a certain smell when you opened it that was unmistakable. In it were packets of unopened shirts. I mean literally a dozen or more sealed packets with such exotic names as St Michael …

Let’s not make a drama out of a crisis

William Croker, Bournemouth property expert and Director of Knights Estate Agents discusses the impact of Brexit an the local housing market. Brexit, the great national divide! How can one referendum, facilitated by a government so confident of winning it misread the mood of a little over half of the nation, have thrown the cards up into the air in such a seismic way? Lets …

Property Management in Bournemouth

Property Management in Bournemouth Property management may be a generally new concept out there, but it is one that everyone should be aware of, especially if they have a property that they need help renting out. Some people find the idea of being a letting agent appealing but they do not really know what they are doing, which could cause them to run into …

Immigration Checks – don’t get caught out!

It is now a legal requirement that all landlords must carry out an immigration check under the new legislation ‘Right to rent’. Landlord’s are required to keep up to date with their tenant’s immigration status. Failure to do so could mean they will be faced with a £3000.00 penalty. For some landlord’s this may impact on their selection of tenant’s, however you will need …

Bloody Summer

Bloody Summer! You look forward to it all year and then it disappoints! One thing about summer that never changes, however, is the housing market. The early part, from May through to early July, is a mad dash; buyers motivated to be ‘in for summer’ and sellers excited by the thought of marketing their homes when the weather creates good light and nice gardens. …

The importance of being ARLA Registered

Who are ARLA? The Association of Residential Letting Agents is a professional and regulatory body in the UK concerned with residential lettings and property management. Formed in 1981, it has grown in influence and importance within the private rented sector and is fundamental in promoting standards of conduct and integrity within the industry. With increasingly complex and extensive lettings laws and legislation being passed …