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Seven Reasons Why People Move

Today we look at seven reasons why people in Wellingborough, Irthlingborough and Rushden are upping sticks and moving out, on, and upwards.

The 30 years, we’ve helped thousands of people move home successfully.

The reasons why people move are varied, but in our experience, they tend to be one of the seven ‘L’s.

What are the seven ‘L’s? Fear not, dear reader, because we’re about to reveal them below.

Love

A new romantic relationship is a beautiful time in people’s lives. And when things get serious … Continue Reading…


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The Top Ten Board Games People are Buying in Lockdown

One of the few positives of the lockdowns has been that families living in the same home have spent more quality time together.

This ‘together time’ has seen a surge in the number of board games sold.

Amazon has just released the top ten games that families in the UK have been buying in the battle to banish boredom.

Here they are:

Monopoly

The property classic. Number of players 2 to 6, £14.99.

Match and Spell Game and Shopping List Extras

Educational learning for ages, 4+, £12.

EXIT … Continue Reading…


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Advice for First-Time Landlords

Deciding to become a landlord is a big step.

It can be both exciting and daunting.

Here at Richard James Lettings & Management, we’ve got some tips on what you need to think about when renting out a property so you can make your first venture a smooth one.

Do some market research

To work out how much rent you could be expecting, have a look at similar properties in and around Wellingborough, Irthlingborough & Rushden. If you’re not sure how much you should … Continue Reading…


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Struggling to sell your home? Try these four tips!

Today we look at the reasons why people struggle to sell their homes and what can be done about it.

Monday was officially the most depressing day of the year, as if we needed reminding.

Scientists claim it’s the perfect storm for a downer.

Money is tight, resolutions have fallen by the wayside, and the weather is rubbish. Add to that the lockdown and you have a recipe for doom and gloom.

And if you have a home that won’t sell, you can feel … Continue Reading…


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What’s your favourite good mood music?

In this 60-second speed read, we share ten tunes to put a spring in your step despite what’s going on in the world.

What do you get when you cross a fashion magazine with a scientist? And no this isn’t a joke from an open mic Zoom night at your local comedy club.

Vogue Magazine reported back in the first lockdown that a neuroscientist, Dr Jacob Jolij, claims to have discovered the perfect feelgood song formula. And here’s his top ten.

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How Landlords in Wellingborough, Irthlingborough & Rushden Can Beat the Blues

It’s the time of year when we fall into a post-Christmas slump because the weather is rubbish and money is tight.

 

And as a landlord living through lockdown, your relationship with your tenant may also be under strain.

 

Here at Richard James Lettings & Management, we can’t conjure up sunny skies or a lottery win, but we can help you improve your tenant situation.

 

We’ve come up with three ways to combat common issues which can make Blue Monday even more miserable for landlords.

 

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Nine Ways to Help Your Child Succeed at Home with Distanced Learning

Following the recent announcement of a national lockdown across the UK, at Richard James we understand this may be a challenging time for families, as you try to juggle work with home school learning. With this in mind, we thought we would share a few handy hints and tips, as you prepare to assist with your child’s education.

1. Where possible, provide your child with a clear space to work, free from any possible distractions.

2. Ensure your child has the necessary … Continue Reading…


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Leasehold Reforms: What You Should Know about the Government’s Changes

In this three-minute read, we look at England’s new leasehold reform package.

What will the new leasehold reforms, announced last week, deliver for leasehold property owners in Wellingborough, Irthlingborough and Rushden? Here’s what we know so far.

Now, ‘leasehold reform’ may not be the sexiest of subject matters, but if you are one of the 4.3 million people in England who owns a leasehold property, don’t doze off as these changes could significantly impact you.

Background

England’s medieval leasehold laws are loathed by leaseholders … Continue Reading…


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10 Feelgood Films to Bring Some Lockdown Light

We share 10 of the best feelgood movies to make staying at home that little bit more bearable.

At Richard James we love a good film, and we think the ones that have made it to this list are bound to leave you with a spring in your step and smile on your face.

In no order.

T. – Steven Spielberg’s extra-terrestrial is an all-time classic that is warming the hearts of children and adults nearly 40 years after its release.
UP – This … Continue Reading…


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Eight Ways Homeowners Can Reduce Their Heating Costs

Here’s a question for you.

What happens when you have a national lockdown in winter?

Well, there a few things but one that’s guaranteed to happen is heating bills rocket.

More people are at home whether to work, learn or stay safe, which means the thermostat gets turned up to keep everyone warm for longer than usual.

The good news is the National Energy Foundation charity has shared eight tips to keep the costs down and cut the amount of energy we use. Here … Continue Reading…