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Three things team Venture are digging

Last month we introduced you to our new blog series, ‘Three things team Venture are digging’, and we learned Director Michael would love nothing more than an outdoor garden office! We know how much you enjoyed reading Michael’s blog, so we wanted to continue the feature and share some more of the TV series, recipes […]

Electrical safety checks on rental properties to become mandatory from July

  From July 1st, 2020, the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 will come into force and landlords across the country will need to prepare for this new legislation. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has published guidance setting out how the new regulations will impact landlords, tenants […]

Three things team Venture are digging

Three things team Venture are digging  There are so many amazing, breath-taking and thought-provoking things that we come across in our daily lives, but they can be easily forgotten about.  So, we wanted to share some of the films, books, food, products and anything else which is inspiring the Venture team.  We spoke to Venture […]

Coronavirus advice – What homeowners and tenants need to know

Coronavirus advice – What homeowners and tenants need to know We understand that this is a very confusing time for both homeowners and tenants across the country, and knowing what support is available to you right now is incredibly important.  The Venture team are here to help you through this difficult period – in this […]

How to create the perfect workspace at home

How to create the perfect workspace at home With the majority of employees across the UK now working safely from home, and with the extended coronavirus lockdown now in place, it’s the perfect time to ensure you’ve created a workstation which allows you to be productive, but most importantly, comfortable. Working from home is likely […]

What the budget means with regards to housing

Earlier this month, newly-installed Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his first Budget. While Brexit was still very much high on the agenda, Venture Director Michael O’Connor looks at what is in store for the housing market. The key takeaway from the Spring Budget for anyone involved in the housing market has to be the two per […]

Preparing for a mortgage appointment

Preparing for a mortgage appointment At your mortgage appointment, our financial advisers will assess and make recommendations on the best mortgage solutions available to you. They do this by taking important financial information that is needed to advise and every lender will ask for.     Lenders will evaluate if you can afford mortgage repayments, […]

What’s on in Durham this October half term

What’s on in Durham this October half term? Half term is creeping up on us quickly. You might be full of ideas to keep the children entertained (witch-ful thinking), but if you’re looking for something to boo-st the activity plan, look no further. Creepy, creepy crawlies day at The Bowes Museum, October 28th  Create some […]

When is the best time to market your property?

When is the best time to market your property? Selling your home can be a challenge even under the most ideal circumstances. So, as we enter an uncertain and ever-changing property market thanks to Brexit, it is even more important to consider the best time to put your house up for sale.  So, what is […]

Success for ‘Tour de Branch’ our Charity Bike Ride

  After months of organisation and training, our biggest event of the year, the Tour de Branch, finally rode into town.  On Sunday 25th August, our team of 31 cyclists, made up of staff members, family and friends, all set off on the challenging 42-mile ride from our office in Chester-Le-Street down to our Darlington […]