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The ‘x’ factor of letting by Jo Woodward

According to statistics House Prices are due to slip

Create a furniture plan, you don’t need a lot of

perhaps by as much as 2 to 4% across the Country

furniture just the basics & make sure it fits the space,

although the regions will vary & we are told that

with a focus on cost, functionality and style.

mortgage finance will become even more stringent in

Brighter Make sure the windows are clean and have light coloured

Knowing that 95% of potential tenants now do their initial research

online

to

Leave the curtain and windows open (especially if you have

view, can landlords afford not

nice views) during viewings so

to present their property well make

a

great

the property appears airy.

first

impression. Given the choice tenants will invariably opt for the clean ‘well dressed’ property in favour of a dowdier alternative.

naturally

discrete

colouring.

clean so it looks bright and habitable.

their

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with their target market. Their

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houses stood out from the

internal

enabled them to achieve a and

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others available to rent and, Let

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photos

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similar

properties on the market. You

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other

increase in rental return.

properties on the market look like and how they are

How to attract the right tenant & let quickly:

presented as tenants will be viewing these houses

Bigger No matter the size of your property you need to present every room to look as spacious as possible.

and comparing before making their decision of which property to take. If you need advice on furniture planning & styling or selling property and would like to discuss working

The layout of a room is all about creating an illusion

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The property must be kept

properties scored major points

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but not white as it will look too clinical.

realise that by upping their of

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Holiday in the Loire Valley, France 'L'espoire des trois' is a substantial 4 bedroom Loire

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Theatre Royal Glasgow - BoxOffice: 0844 871 7627 Dandy Dick Overview 7-9th August Written in Brighton in 1887, Dandy Dick is the inaugural production of Theatre Royal Brighton Productions. This will be its first major revival for forty years, and stars Olivier Award-winner Patricia Hodge, whose career spans film (Betrayal, Behind Enemy Lines), theatre (Noises Off, Calendar Girls) and television (a BAFTA nomination for Hotel du Lac, The Falklands Play and, of course, Miranda).

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Nicholas Le Prevost’s distinguished stage career includes many productions at the National Theatre, including My Fair Lady, for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award. More recently, he was seen in The Misanthrope with Keira Knightley.

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Dandy Dick tells the hilarious story of the Very Reverend Augustin Jedd, a pillar of Victorian respectability, who preaches regularly against the evils of the Turf. But a visit from his tearaway sister, herself an habitual gambler, leads him to risk all at the races, much against his better judgement. Mayhem ensues, with romantic intrigue, mistaken identity and a runaway horse... Following his huge success with The Madness of George III in the West End, Christopher Luscombe directs a solid gold cast of comic actors in what is surely the must-see comedy of 2012. Rough Justice Overview Starring Tom Conti By Terence Frisby 29th August

The author of the triumphant comedy There’s a Girl in My Soup brings us a very different treat - a murder story, a courtroom drama, a suspenseful thriller. Television journalist James Highwood has made his career out of challenging the British Justice system in his documentary programmes. Now, suddenly, it is him who is challenged when he is brought to court on a charge of murder. Highwood admits the killing but perversely chooses to defend himself, pushing the tolerance of the court to its limits and framing his defence in terms calculated to incense the judge. Tom Conti is brilliantly suited to the part of James Highwood in this gripping courtroom drama. With more than its share of surprising twists and turns, it will keep you guessing until the very end - not to be missed!

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Kings Theatre, Glasgow - BoxOffice: 0141 240 1111 Blood Brothers

Sing-a-long-a Abba Tribute Overview

From 2nd – 14th July

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Blood Brothers

The concert event ABBA fans have been waiting for... The Swedish super-group's greatest hits performed live with on screen lyrics so everyone can join in! Napoleon costumes, Lycra, Blonde Wigs, Platform Shoes and False Beards... Yes its time to Sing-a-long-a Abba Tribute!

West End star and multi-platinum selling artist Marti Pellow joins the cast of Blood Brothers for two spectacular weeks only. The Wet Wet Wet front-man and music legend will take on the role of Narrator alongside Maureen Nolan as Mrs Johnstone in the critically acclaimed smash hit musical. Written by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences. The superb score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me it’s Not True.

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Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi award-winning Blood Brothers, and Bill Kenwright’s production, having recently celebrated its 23rd phenomenal year in London, continues to enjoy standing ovations at every devastating performance. No wonder Blood Brothers is now ‘the musical for all time’.

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Ahoy there me Hearties! Peppa Pig and her friends are going on a treasure hunt and need your help! Peppa, George and Danny Dog are up to fun and games on a day out on Grandad Dog's boat. Help them, with Pedro Pony, Polly Parrot and Zoe Zebra to follow the clues and find their treasure as they all enjoy a day of adventure. Following the incredible sell-out success of Peppa Pig's Party, Peppa is back with a brand new show featuring true to life puppets, perfect singalong songs and a new story that will charm and delight all her fans. Full sail! Ahoy! Arrrrr!

The producers of the international smash hit Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music present another fun packed interactive evening, this time featuring the classic sound of ABBA. Sing-a-long-a Abba Tribute is the perfect night out for anyone from hen parties to family groups, from office outings to anyone who has strutted their stuff to ABBA on the dance floor! So get out your blue eye shadow, put your platform boots on, warm up your vocal chords and hurry down to have the time of your life at the smash hit sensation that is Sing-a-long-a! Book early because this show sells out! Fancy dress is not obligatory but highly recommended!


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