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Top 10 Autumn Home Tips

Check for drafts. Feel for drafts around the edges of windows and doors. A good tip is to use a lighted candle and if the flame flickers, there’s most likely a draft. If necessary, replace seals and repair any gaps around windows and door frames....

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Deposit Protection for Landlords

  Government Guidelines for Deposit protection schemes and landlords   1/ Overview  You must place your tenants’ deposit in a tenancy deposit protection (TDP) scheme if you rent out your home on an assured shorthold tenancy that started after 6 A....

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Tenants Know your rights- Government Guidelines

General  Government Guidelines to Tenants who are Private Renting 1/ Your rights and responsibilities  You have certain rights and responsibilities if you’re a tenant in privately rented property.  Your rights  As a tenant, you have the right to:....

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Tenants- Safeguarding your Deposit with Beacons

  1/ Overview  Here at Beacons Estate Agents acting on behalf of your landlord and in accordance with the Government Guidelines we put your deposit in a government-backed tenancy deposit scheme (TDP) if you rent your home on an assured shorthold ....

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Guidance on Buying or Selling your home

  1/ Overview Buying or selling a home normally takes 2 to 3 months. The process can take longer if you’re part of a chain of buyers and sellers. There are several steps you’ll need to follow: Sellers must provide an Energy Performance Certifica....

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Tenants advice- Tenancy Agreements

   1/ Overview A tenancy agreement is an agreement that is a contract between you and a landlord. It lets you live in a property as long as you pay rent and follow the rules set out in the contract. It also sets out the legal terms and conditions....

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10 Ways to prepare your home for Summer

  1/ Clear out winter Up date your interiors by removing evidence of winter like logs and heavy rugs and replace with light furnishings and throws and get your vases ready for fresh cut flowers   2/ Get the paint out Now's a great time to get pai....

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Electrical Safety Regulations & Landlords duties under the regulations

1/ Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 commencement The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 commenced on 8th December 2016 and apply to any electrical equipment first placed on the market on or after commencement. Any electr....

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EPC- Legal changes 6 things you need to know

Energy Performance Certificates are required when a property is: - built - sold - rented An EPC must be ordered before a property is let or sold.  An EPC contains: - information about a property's energy use and typical energy costs - recommendat....

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Sellers- Why Beacons is for you

Why Sell with Beacons Home? Here at Beacons - your local estate agent - we’ve put over 47 years’ worth of knowledge in the local Hampshire and Surrey area to the test to give an efficient and hassle-free sale that goes above and beyond your ....

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Landlord Step By Step Guide

  Step 1 Accurate Valuation    When choosing an agent to value your property, it’s important to consider the reputation and experience of the lettings agent, along with its fees.    Opting for a lettings agent with a strong reputation and years o....

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Landlords- Why Beacons is for you

Beacons is an independent lettings agent, covering Aldershot, Fleet, Farnborough, Farnham and the surrounding areas. Formed in 1969 as Bourkes Estate Agency, Beacons is a third-generation, independent, local lettings and sales agent, recognised f....

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Beacons crowned as one of the best new businesses in north Hampshire

On Thursday evening, the team at Beacons joined 500 businesses from across north Hampshire for the INSPIRE Business Awards 2016. We were delighted to attend, particularly as we were just one of three finalists in the New Business of the Year Awar....

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Beacons Estate Agents shortlisted for business award

Aldershot estate agents Beacons only began trading in April of this year but it is making its mark, having been shortlisted as a finalist in the INSPIRE 16 Business Awards. Beacons is in the running to be named New Business of the Year when final....

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Shop front Grant

Beacons Estate Agents makes its mark We moved from the High Street to our current location in Grosvenor Road. Keen to establish ourselves in our new home, we removed the old shop signage with a view to replacing it with our own. At this point, Ru....

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Your Answers

It’s your move- website redesign with you in mind As a third generation estate agent, the local community is as important to me as it was to my grandfather. Whether you are buying, selling or renting, there is no question that moving is a big dea....

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Thank you to those who supported The Coffee Morning

Thank you to all of you who joined us for The World's Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. It was a great morning for a great cause All money raised goes to support vital local services including the Macmillan Teenage and Yo....

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“We are but visitors on this planet. We are here for ninety or one hundred years at the very most” Dalai Lama

We all need somewhere to lay our head while on our visit to the planet so if you need somewhere to live, come and see us! Meanwhile supporting the local Buddhist community the Dalai Lama is in Aldershot, Hampshire for a second visit on June 29th ....

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Beacons sponsors PRO AM for Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice

Good luck to all golfers on Friday 29th May at The Sands Golf Club in Farnham Bourkes are to sponsor the PRO AM charity golf event at Farnham Golf club in support of local Hospice Phyllis Tuckwell. The Pro Am is a prestigious event on the golf cl....

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