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Rent in advance: what is it and how does it work?

Moving into a new rented accommodation is often an expensive process that requires multiple payments to your landlord or letting agent. We are going to look at rent in advance, find out what it is, how it works, and how you can make sure you are funded and prepared to pay it.

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Responsibility for trees on boundary

A common cause of debate is the boundary lines between two properties. For instance, you may be wondering who has responsibility for a tree or hedge that grows on a boundary between your and your neighbour’s properties.

How to deal with gazundering

If you find yourself in the unfortunate position where a buyer has retracted their initial offer on your house and replaced it with a lower one, the first thing to do is try to find out why they’ve done this.

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How long is a home report valid for in Scotland?

If a property has gone on the market, it should normally have a Home Report. Anyone who is serious about buying a particular house should ask to see this report, and the seller, their solicitor or the estate agent must be able to provide it. But what is a Home Report? How long does a Home Report stay valid? And who is responsible for putting it together? In this article, we’ll answer all these questions and more to help you understand this important aspect of the home buying and selling process.

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Top British sporting cities

For many cities, sport is a fundamental part of the landscape and culture. This was highlighted earlier this year when BCW Global released its 2022 Ranking of Sports Cities. But what makes a sporting city?