On Saturday 3rd November, Malmesbury was treated to a spectacular display of fireworks organised by the Malmesbury Firework Committee. Blount and Maslin’s owner, Keith Maslin is the chairman, and along with his committee organised and staged the event. The event was held as normal at St Aldhelms Mead with a turnout of approximately 1500 people.…Read More
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.Read More
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.
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…Read More
Who is ready for Spring? Make sure your property and garden is looking tip top with our spring cleaning tips! Clean Gutters Gutters are vital as they draw rain water away from your property. If your gutters are blocked or leaky it is important you clear them as soon as possible to prevent damage to…Read More
Proposed Lidl Store on land east of the A429, Malmesbury Lidl UK have confirmed that they have secured a site within Malmesbury, opposite the existing Waitrose, and have unveiled plans for a new budget supermarket which they hope could provide up to 40 new jobs. Location: The site is located on the south eastern side…Read More
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Here at Blount and Maslin we have recently had a few enquiries about the Government’s Right to Buy Scheme so we thought we would put together some useful facts for you![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”What is the Government Right to Buy Scheme?” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text] The Right to Buy scheme was introduced in 1980’s. It allows eligible housing tenants to…Read More
[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…Read More
[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…Read More
[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″…Read More