Keep your home safe this holiday season!

how to keep your home safe during the holidays Blount and Maslin Estate Agents

It’s that time of year again, time to load the car full of suitcases (containing everything bar the kitchen sink) and head off on our annual summer holidays! But in the excitement of the pre-holiday chaos, the safety of our homes can often be neglected. There is nothing worst than the nightmare of coming home to find you have been a victim of crime.

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How to improve window blind safety within your home.

How to make your window blinds safe Blount and Maslin Estate Agents Malmesbury

Since 1999 there have been at least 30 accidental deaths across the UK, and 16 near misses, caused by looped cords.
Research indicates that most accidental deaths involving blind cords happen in the bedroom and occur in children between 16 months and 36 months old, with the majority (more than half) happening at around 23 months.

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What is the difference between a ‘Freehold’ and a ‘Leasehold’ property?

Blount and Maslin explain the difference between Freehold and Leasehold properties

This month Blount and Maslin explain the difference between freehold and leasehold properties. What is a Freehold property? The freeholder of a property owns it outright, including the land it’s built on. A person who owns the freehold interest in a property may grant a lease on it to another person, the leaseholder. Most houses…

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Top Ten Tips: How to present your property for sale.

How to increase the chances of selling your house

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Are you hoping to sell your property soon? Owner of Blount and Maslin, Keith Maslin, shares his top ten tips to present your property for sale.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”The approach” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] First impressions are critical. Stand back and have a good hard objective look at your property’s kerbside appeal. What can be done to enhance it? It…

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Top Tips For Preventing Damp

Blount and Maslin Estate Agents explain Rising Damp

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In last months blog post Blount and Maslin identified 3 common types of damp you may encounter in your property. This month we bring you our top tips for preventing damp in your home.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”597″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center”][vc_custom_heading text=”Ventilate your property” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] This will stop damp from becoming worse. It is especially important to ensure…

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Damp The Facts: The 3 Most Common Types of Damp

Blount and Maslin describe the 3 most common forms of damp

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]There are three main types of damp and each type needs to be treated differently. The costs of treating damp can vary considerably so it is important to know which type damp is affecting your home. In this blog post Blount and Maslin describe the types of damp you may encounter in your property.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”592″…

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Fun facts about Malmesbury from Blount & Maslin

Sunset at Malmesbury Abbey, star of Malmesburys Fun Facts by Blount and Maslin

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] As a resident of Malmesbury, there are always new and interesting things to discover about this beautiful town, dubbed “Queen of Hilltop Towns”. [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Tourists come to see the historic buildings and picturesque scenery, but there is much more to the town of Malmesbury than initially meets the eye.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Fun facts about Malmesbury” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Fact 1:…

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What is a Listed Building?

Some of Malmesburys oldest listed buildings

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]There are over 20,000 listed buildings in England, 318 of them are located here in Malmesbury, with another 48 located in the adjoining Parish of St Paul Without. We realise that there can be some concern over buying a listed property, so Blount and Maslin have decided to separate fact from fiction![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”What is a…

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