Getting Your Property Ready for the Colder Weather

We’ve had a few crisp, frosty days recently so now is a good time to have a look at how to make sure your property ready for the full force of winter. A little preparation should actually save you a lot of problems over the next few months. Cold weather causes all sorts of...


Why Do I Need Insurance When Buying a Home?

There’s a lot to worry about when buying a home, whether it’s your first time on the housing market or you’re a seasoned campaigner. One area that often gets put on the back burner is insurance. It’s something that we’re always happy to advise on and...


What Could Brexit Mean for Property Owners?

If you can’t remember a time before Brexit, you’re probably not alone. It seems to have consumed the political landscape in the last three years. Whatever side of the argument you are on, if you are a property owner, understanding what impact Brexit is likely to have...


Leasehold vs Freehold: What’s the Difference?

When someone decides to buy their first home, one of the first things that can be a little confusing is the difference between a leasehold and freehold property. It’s important to understand what these two terms mean if you want to avoid costly mistakes. What is a Freehold...


Quick Mortgage Advice for First Time Buyers

It’s daunting buying your first home and it can be a very stressful period for a whole variety of reasons. One area that may well give you sleepless nights until it’s settled is getting that all-important mortgage. Here, we take a quick look at some mortgage basics...


What Are Searches and How Important Are They?

When you decide to buy a property, a conveyancing solicitor will carry out a number of different searches for you. These ensure that there are no issues regarding the house purchase that may affect you once contracts are exchanged. If you are buying the house with a mortgage...


Creating Kerb Appeal Can Boost Interest In Your Property

When you are selling your home, you really want to give yourself every chance to attract as many potential buyers as possible. At Graham & Co, we work closely with sellers in the Andover and Whitchurch area to make sure they tick as many boxes as possible when it comes to...


Do Pet Owners Make Good Tenants?

Pets can be an issue for some landlords when it comes to letting out their properties. Some don’t mind them, others absolutely refuse to take tenants that have a dog or cat or any other four-legged creature. The biggest concerns are that the dog or cat might damage the...


A Guide to Permitted Payments

If you are a landlord or have decided to rent a property, you may already know that the way in which tenants can be charged has changed. The Tenants Fees Act 2019 came into force in June this year and applies to rental properties in England. The Act prohibits a landlord or...


7 Ways to Beat Rising Energy Costs in 2019

Whether you live in a flat or a large house, the rising cost of energy can be a big drain on your resources. It’s one of the major outgoings that both homeowners and tenants are concerned about, just behind mortgage and rent payments. Fortunately, there are several ways...


Online Vs Traditional Estate Agent For Finding Your Dream Property

Being able to go online whenever we want and having the chance to connect in different ways has transformed the way we all communicate and the information we have access to. But is it better to find the property you want or even sell your home via an online service? Or should...


Interior Design Trends for 2019

Are you thinking of upgrading your décor this Spring or Summer? Have you just moved into a new home and want to change the interior design? Whether you have traditional tastes or love to keep up with the latest trends, here are some ideas to put into the home design...


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