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Essential Winter checks for tenants

Protecting your rented property from the Winter weather can save you money, while making sure you keep warm when the temperatures drop. From the heating and insulation to your plumbing and garden, there are a variety of checks to do to prevent any issues in your home. We have put together this simple maintenance checklist […]

Housing market continues to flourish

So, here we are again – another year, another lockdown. We wrote about how the pandemic would impact homeowners and tenants last year, during the first period of severe restrictions, but what does this latest move mean for the market? Well, while so far there’s been no news to suggest there will be an extension […]

Three things team Venture are digging

With the Christmas countdown in full swing and the cold, dark nights rolling in, we thought that it would be a great time for our next ‘Three things team Venture are digging’ blog. In the fifth instalment of our insider feature, director Lynne Stephenson from our Chester-le-Street office is diving into what she has been […]

Festive fancies to brighten your home

We’ve all spent an awful lot of time in our homes this year, so we think they deserve a treat – and what better way than giving them a festive makeover? More is definitely more this Christmas, so we’ve rounded up our favourite three decorating trends for you to make the most of those four […]

Three things team Venture are digging

The Venture team love to share what we’ve been up to and what inspires us, and so here, in the fourth installment of our feature, are the three things property coordinator Jack Magee has been digging… Walking the dog There is nothing I love more than a good walk with my two dogs in the morning. I […]

Mortgage boost for young home-buyers

At October’s Conservative Party conference, Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined ambitious plans to get the country moving again, following the coronavirus crisis. Plans included a relaxation of planning regulations and a commitment to create a ‘world-beating’ green economy, along with a pledge to “turn Generation Rent into Generation Buy”. To this end, Boris announced the […]

What does recession mean for the UK housing market?

The coronavirus crisis has led to the economy falling into recession, but what does this mean for the housing market? The UK housing market suffered greatly when lockdown was ordered and businesses were told to shut their doors in March. Without new listings and property viewings, sales negotiations were frozen and the market was paralysed, […]

Time for a (stamp duty) holiday?

We know, this year has been a little bit of a downer for everyone. However, amidst all the doom and gloom, there is a little chink of sunshine on the horizon for homebuyers. In his Summer statement, packed with proposals to kickstart the economy, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a stamp duty holiday until March 2021 – potentially […]

Three things team Venture are digging

The Venture team love to share what we’ve been up to and what inspires us, and so here, in the third installment of our monthly feature, are the three things lettings manager Matthew has been digging… If money were no object I’d have a lodge on the banks of the Chobe River, in Kasane, Botswana. […]

The great outdoors

Over the past few months, as our horizons have necessarily shrunk due to lockdown, we’ve all been spending more time in our gardens. No matter how big your space, simply being outside has a multitude of benefits, from lowering your blood pressure to improving your memory. In fact, size really doesn’t matter when it comes […]