Park & Bailey's Christmas opening times.

Park & Bailey would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas . Our branches will be closed at times during the festive period, you can use our online form to request that someone contacts you in the New Year. Our opening times are as follows: Thurs 24th Dec &ndash...


How to keep burglars at bay this Christmas.

Here are some festive tips to ensure you don’t get any unwanted visitors at your home this Christmas. Your home will more than likely be filled with expensive gifts and new gadgets, it’s an ideal time for burglars to pounce. It’s a perfect time to step up your...


Top tips for viewing a property.

Here are some top tips to help you make the most of viewing a property , you really need to make sure you gather all the information you can about the property, before deciding whether to make an offer or not. First off, make sure you view the property as a building or...


Should you buy or rent?

Deciding if you should buy or rent a property is a common issue, with no right or wrong answer. As you can imagine, there are pros and cons for both. Here are a few things to consider before you decide what road to go down. Buying a property is generally seen as more cost...


How to save a deposit for buying a property.

If you are thinking about buying a property , you will need at least 5% of the property’s value to get a mortgage. So how do you go about getting the deposit together? Before you start to save a deposit, make sure you know how much you can afford to spend on a property...


Landlords why choose Park and Bailey?

The lettings market has changed beyond all recognition over recent years. With the much-publicised uncertainty in the world of investment and pensions, more and more Landlords have entered the residential lettings market as an alternative form of investment. Park and Bailey...


What to check when viewing rental property.

You should always make the most of a property viewing , here are some things to check when you’re viewing a rental property. Check that the property has been well maintained, check the external parts of the property too. Ask how the property is heated and about the...


Tips for a hassle-free moving day.

Moving day can be exciting and stressful at the same time, it can actually be one of the most stressful days of your life. Here are a few tips to make your moving day as stress free as possible. Being organised is key! If you are using a removal company provide them with a...


The key to selling a house quickly.

Having a tidy garden and manners helps to sell houses , according to a recent poll. A seller’s personality can make a difference to your properties selling appeal, a friendly homeowner is among the top appealing factors for buyers - a grumpy seller would turn-off one in...


Advice for parents helping a first-time buyer.

If you are thinking about helping your children onto the property ladder, you may want to maintain an element of control, so you know your money will be secure. Here are some great tips for parents who want to help their children purchase a property . First you should make sure...


Making sure you and your home are winter ready.

Winter is nearly upon us, it’s time to dig out the winter wardrobe and wrap up warm. We have the cold, dark nights, and the frosty mornings to deal with. Here are some tips to help keep you warm, and protect your home from the frost. Making sure your boiler is working...


How to help burglar proof you home.

Having your  home broken into is devastating and can leave even the strongest of people feeling venerable. Making sure your front door, back door and patio doors are all burglar proof is a must. Here are some tips to ensure your exterior doors are more secure . Upgrading...


Tips for buy-to-let property investors.

1)      If you are a first time buy-to-let investor, make sure you research the market. Make sure you know the risks, as well as the benefits. 2)      Make sure you choose the right area, you need to look at an area that will be...


Right-to-buy housing association homes.

A deal negotiated between Housing associations and Government leaders , could see controversial plans to extend the right-to-buy policy, pushed through without parliament scrutiny. Ministers would abandon plans to legislate for an extension of the right-to-buy scheme to 1.2m...


How would you solve London's housing crisis?  Architects have come up with some radical solutions to solve the housing crisis . Several suggested floating homes on the city’s canals and rivers, a mega-city built on the M25, or building over roads and railway lines...


We all know of at least one person who has had a DIY nightmare, so why do we insist on doing it? We know when you buy a new home , you want to put a personal stamp on it. You might make some small changes here and there, or you might choose a more drastic approach and remodel...


  When moving home, the chances are that you've not moved for a while and so we have set out below some tips to help make your move as easy as possible and with as little inconvenience and stress as possible. 1) Our first tip is don't panic!  This is your move and you...


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