• Hidden Costs of Buying a House in the UK - Every First-Time Buyer Should Watch Out For

    As consumers we have grown ever more cynical. Everything from air travel to pet insurance incurs a hidden fee, and we now almost expect it. Yet when it comes to buying a house, there are a whole host of other unexpected costs. Purchasing a new home presents an abundance of disguised fees – and that’s not including the ones that catch buyers in the early stages! Stamp duty, valuation fees and estate agent fees are all hidden costs of buying a home that are discovered early on and can be prepared for with savings. But what really trips up first-time homeowners is often the expense of running a property – the bills that no one budgets for once they’ve moved in. Let’s explore them.   Hidden Costs of Essential maintenance work To a certain extent, unnecessary maintenance work can be avoided. Provided that the survey conducted at the buying stage picks up on any leaks or...

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  • Best Carpet Underlay Advice on Price, Quality & Reviews

    Contents: Use the links below to navigate through this comprehensive guide on helping you choose the best underlay for your needs Section 1: Advice on 'What's the BEST Underlay?' Should I use the same underlay for the whole house? How do I choose which underlay is best for me? Best for a bedroom carpet? Best for a living room carpet? Best for a kitchen floor? Best for a hall, landing or stairs carpet? Best for a room on a budget Best for a concrete or tile floor? Best for a laminate floor? Best for Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)? What is the best underlay for noise reduction? Which underlay is best to cover a ceramic tile floor? How much underlay do I need? What’s the easiest way to fit my underlay? Do you sell carpets? Section 2: General Advice What is underlay? Why should I buy underlay? Why is it needed? What are the different types of underlay? What is the difference between PU foam...

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