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Increase your kerb appeal

The homes that perform the best are the ones that can grab the attention from the off…


The Government Shuts Down Estate Agency

The government has released detailed guidance on the process of moving home during the current health crisis which has slowed all areas of estate agency. The guidance includes what you should do if you are in process of a house transaction and, what precautions to take. …


Eco Friendly Homes

2020 is set for an environmental transformation, with the property market a strong contributor to this…


THE GREAT BARNT GREEN BAKE OFF

This Halloween, Friday 26th October, the Robert Oulsnam Lettings office will host the event, inviting entries from residents and colleagues alike.…


Dump the Deposits!

There are of course various costs associated with renting a property; one of the largest expenditures (just like a house purchase) is the initial deposit that is placed as security against property condition and the rent. The Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) think tank has recently published a new study that found just under half of tenants would support a move to axe the system of private rental deposits; in fact, 43% were in favour of the implementation of a replacement insurance-based substitute. Due to what the CPS referred to as “forced participation”, on average a tenant loses over £300 in large up-front deposits which can make the process of moving properties difficult particularly when the full amount of any deposit is required against a new house. …


Second City by Name, Not Activity

Birmingham is regarded as the "second city" in the UK but it is currently in pole position when it comes to the lettings market.…


Moving in with your significant other

Moving in with your significant other (or even a house mate) is a pretty serious step in any relationship.…


Online Vs High Street Agents

It’s hard to imagine a world without the internet; it’s certainly brought many advances to how we access information and allows us to make informed decisions on important topics. That, and watch entertaining videos of cats….…


Buy to Let is On the Up

More and more investors are opting to put their capital into a buy to let property. We discuss why....…


Don't Move to A New House, Invest in Wi-Fi!

How many of us have paid money for a house that we only utilise a smaller percentage of? Even though 43% of UK residents say they want to move to bigger properties for more space, a whopping 15% of the average British home is unused!…


High Street Estate Agent VS Online Estate Agent

As Spring approaches our offices are getting nice and busy! But the question still hanging over many potential sellers heads is: high street agents or online agents-which is best? …


Why Choo Choose Bournville?

With construction beginning on High Speed Rail Two, a connection that will link a redeveloped Curzon Street Station in Birmingham to Euston Station in 49 minutes. Transport and connectivity topics are seemingly never far away from the news. The opening of the ‘HS2’ drivers college on the east side of the city marks the beginning of a huge change in the city centre and likely the region. Attempting to establish the pros and cons of such a vast construction project can be sidestepped today. But on a smaller scale In Bournville, we can see that when done right, transport spending can benefit most for generations to come.…


WHO IS OUR 2018 CHARITY OF THE YEAR?

It’s that time of the year again for the company to vote for the new charity of the year for 2018. This will be the 3rd year running we have a designated charity of the year following a fantastic couple of years of fundraising. In 2016 we raised £1900 for Alzheimer’s Society and in 2017 we raised over £2800 for both Macmillan and MPS Society.…