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Beach body How to achieve your beach body, and keep it going into Autumn


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Kitchen DIY We help you kit out one of the most important rooms in the house Our latest instructions Take a look at a selection of our latest properties on the market

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Prepare your child for nursery Get your little ones ready for their first year at school or nursery

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August gardening guide Get your garden prepared for the upcoming months August bank holidays Enjoy the bank holiday with last-minute ways to entertain the family Summer Recipes We have six easy summer recipes you can cook on the bbq



A look ahead The Premier League season is nearly here and we check out the teams in contention

WELCOME TO THE AUGUST ISSUE! This month, we are deep into British Summertime and the school holidays, however, that means it’s also time to start preparing for when schools go back, with this in mind, we have two fantastic features for you. On pages 4&5 we have all the back to school must haves for children of all ages, while on page 6 we have some top tips to get your kids prepared for their first year at school or nursery. But before the schools go back, there is plenty of fun to be had, and on pages 2&3 we look at some fantastic ideas to make the most of your garden this summer including BBQs, parties, and homemade outdoor cinema ideas. And while you’re in the garden, on pages 10&11 we have our monthly gardening guide, offering you the best tips to keep your outdoor space looking perfect in the heat.




Looking for a DIY project to keep you busy during summer, why not look at upgrading your kitchen? On pages 8&9 we have all you need to know including the hottest trends to complete your kitchen this summer, just in time for preparing the recipes on page 13. And if DIY isn’t enough to give yourself a workout, on page 7 we have a guide to get your body beach ready, not just for the summer, but to take into Autumn. And that’s not all… With the August bank holiday approaching, we have a guide to some of the best last-minute getaways as well as a preview for the new Premier League season. Jonathan Wheatley Editor


our outside space – whether it be a lawned garden, a patio or decked space – is a haven for you and your family and friends if you let it be. There is so much recreational versatility to an outdoor space, and this summer in particular is one we’ll all likely be enjoying a lot more than previous summers, so allow us to help inspire you with some ideas – some traditional, some unique – on how to get the most out of your wonderful outside space under the evening sun this season. A cocktail of chilled, refreshing times. Mojitos, martinis, spritzers, pina coladas and margaritas are some of the more classic summer cocktails, but are you ready to try something different this summer? Here are some perhaps less-recognized cocktails which are simple to make and perfect for a punchy summer evening. Hendricks Coconut Cocktail: 1.5 parts Hendricks Gin, 3 part coconut water, 1 part cold brew coffee, 2 dashes Xocolatl bitters. Garnish with grated nutmeg and mint. Iceland Dill Martini: 2 parts Reyka Vodka, 0.5 to 1 part kosher pickle brine, Dry vermouth (as rinse), 10 mustard seeds, Kosher dill pickle and sprig of dill. Garnish with a small pickle. The Diamond Back: 2 parts rye whiskey, 1 part applejack (or apple brandy), 1 part green chartreuse. Garnish with a cherry.

The evenings stay light nowadays until as late as 21:00, and with temperatures soaring, make the most of your outside space, either at your own home or round friends or family Barbequing the night away (and the right way!) I mean, seriously, who doesn’t like a barbeque in the summer? Surely everyone, even vegetarians, because meat, of course, isn’t the only option for a barbeque. Below is a list of really interesting food items you can get the best out of on a barbeque. Avocado – they don’t need much longer than a minute, and be sure to leave them destoned and halved, rather than in slices, so to retain their durability. Artichoke – a vegetable surprisingly versatile, it’s best to blanch or boil the artichokes first, and finish them off face-down on the barbeque. Halloumi – it’s one of those cheeses which doesn’t melt when grilled, roasted or barbequed, making them the perfect accompaniment to pretty much any meat dish. Pizza – yes, a pizza can, of course, be baked on a barbeque grill, just make sure you keep an eye on it as it can be easy to over or under bake a pizza. Bananas – leave them in their skin, barbeque those babies, and as soon as the skins start turning black, take them off, and you have yourself the most wonderful, melted, warm banana. Topped with some chocolate sauce, it’s simply divine!




Don’t underestimate the power of a good, simple garden party done well. You’re outside, in a private space, with your family and friends, dancing under the sun, cocktail-in-hand, and everything’s just hunky dory. To really elevate your outside party, perhaps invest in some big speakers, or maybe just ones which have a decorative charm to them. There is a wide range of different types of outside speakers available on the market nowadays, including flame-effect sound systems which would give your garden a real sophistication. A surround sound system, however, is always a reliable go-to if you’re looking for the music to be a star ingredient in the event.

There are an array of different sized and styled projector screens on the market, and depending on the size of your outside space, whether your garden is south-facing or not, and even whether or not there would be trees towering over your prospective projector screen (bird poop!), you have to find the right one for you, including a sound system ideally. There are portable projector screens, which can be easily dismantled and put aside until needed again. Do make sure you invest in some comfy seating, though, and a gazebo or some kind of sheltering for your cinema screen could solve a lot of problems, including sun reflections on the screen.

Twister and hide-and-seek are two obvious and absolute classic games to play in the garden together, and if you’re a particularly energetic bunch, you’ll get a lot of fun out of them. But here are some other, slightly more interesting games to play in the garden with the children: Giant memory game Giant Jenga Beanbag bullseye Garden bowling Monkey in the middle




FOR AUTUMN! Now is the perfect time to purchase back to school must-haves.

At school, there are rules you must follow which ensure that everyone pretty much looks the same. A set uniform that must be worn, certain hairstyles/colours which are permitted, a level of make-up which is accepted. But the one area which sparks originality and is for many the gateway to getting their children excited to return to school after the summer holidays is stationery. Even adults find themselves fondly wandering up and down the stationery aisle with little need for anything beyond the basic pen, pencil and paper they already possess. For children, this is not the case and a new school year signals new stationery. This guide will talk you through the latest must-haves and options and might even get your child excited about the return to school - to show off their stationery if nothing else!

First up, this year, for the first time, a mask and hand sanitizer are top of the must-have list! Fortunately, Crayola have stepped up to the mark and created crayon-themed sanitizer bottles which can easily be clipped to the side of a school bag. Available in packs of 4, Crayola’s new hand sanitizer is made with 75% ethyl alcohol,



firmly within the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention’s hand sanitizer recommendations. You can also un-screw the top meaning that these bottles can be refilled when needed. There is a plethora of face masks on the market currently, however, it is best to purchase ones designed specifically for children in order to assure best fit and comfort. Much loved brand TotsBots have some great options with fun patterns from mermaid scales to whales, all are machine washable and made with a clever stay-dry inner and waterproof outer layer. They also come in adult sizes in case you get jealous of the cool design! Next to consider is the water bottle. Reusable water bottles have flooded the market due to the recent push towards sustainability, meaning there are so many options to choose from. Opt for one of the many metal thermos bottles to ensure water stays cool for the duration of the school day. The metal option also triumphs in durability and isn’t prone to shattering upon impact unlike its plastic competitors. Chilli or Swell stock a fantastic range of sizes, colours and patterns as do most supermarkets. Whilst at the supermarket, you might also want to select a new lunch box. Why not mix up the lunchtime routine and try the reusable beeswax wraps to keep your sandwiches fresh, looking great and feel good about helping the environment at the same time? Then there’s the actual stationery itself. Consult your school’s equipment list to make sure you get what your child definitely needs (many list a specific brand of scientific calculator etc) and ensure the basics are covered- ruler, pencil, rubber, pen. Within this though, the stationery aisle is your

oyster. From novelty rubbers in every design imaginable to erasable highlighters in neon shades, you’re sure to find everything you need (and 100 things you didn’t know you needed until you saw it) to ensure you’re fully prepped.

An item you may not have considered or even heard of before is SpecStick. SpecStick is the glasses-wearer saviour. It is a beeswax-based product to prevent glasses sliding down your nose. Coming in a glue-stick style design, it will fit easily into any pencil case and will prevent glasses becoming a hindrance rather than a help. Speaking of which, it is worth

getting your child’s eyes checked at the opticians before school re-opens. One thing you can guarantee is that your child’s feet will have grown. It is definitely worth finding out what size they need to ensure maximum comfort. After all, school shoes are worn in all weather, every day for an average of 6 hours: comfort is key. Either go to a shoe-shop and get your child’s feet measured properly, or, download a foot measuring guide online and find out which size is needed. When selecting shoes, options can be limited (especially if your child’s feet measure particularly narrow or wide) but try to select a durable option. Rubber soles will last much longer than leather ones and will hold-up in wet weather more effectively. The final must-have is a label maker to ensure all of your new purchases stay safe and where they should be! Name all your items to prevent mix-ups! School might be out for summer but it’s never too early to start prepping for next year.



HOW TO PREPARE YOUR CHILD STARTING SCHOOL OR NURSERY It’s time – your beautiful child is going off to school or nursery for the first time. Here’s how you can prepare them in effective ways for the new experience ahead Downplay the seriousness of the whole thing Let’s face it, ignorance can be bliss, and especially for a young child. Downplaying the whole affair to your child can make a world of difference. It can help steer their thoughts from the negatives and onto a much more positive and happy state of mind. The time ahead won’t be 100% easy, of course not, but let’s not have those pragmatic, sometimes confidencedefeating aspects to school life discouraging your child. You do, after all, want them to get the most out of their experience, and you get out what you put in at the end of the day. Children love routine! They also love play-acting, so why not try acting out the routines of nursery or school life, such as saying goodbye to each other, and then saying hello again to reconstruct the idea of them returning home from school. Reading stories and singing songs together is also a great way to get your child practicing some of the day-to-day routines of nursery or school, and will help levitate nerves too. On the power of routine, children like to hear the same stories again and again, as it proves comforting, so perhaps implement repetition with the story reading too. Try to make sure you select particularly positive and optimistic stories.

Get your child comfortable with school lunch Perhaps on the last week leading up to them starting school, prepare them roughly the same kind of lunch you’ll be making for them on school mornings. This will give them a chance to get familiar with another major part of their day-to-day routine, and avoid them feeling perhaps alienated and intimidated by the process (like having prison food for the first time, for example, or something like that). Be attentive to any serious concerns they may have As you’ll no doubt already know, a big part of being a good parent is being a good councillor to your children. It’s completely natural that your children may have concerns, from social concerns to anxiety to anything else really, so listen well to anything they may want to talk to you about. Take down the barriers, and actively encourage them to talk if you feel they’re concealing something. It’s perhaps one of the most important stages of preparing your children for school or nursery, so get them opening up.

Downplaying the whole affair to your child can make a world of difference. It can help steer their thoughts from the negatives and onto a much more positive and happy state of mind. 6


Take down the barriers, and actively encourage them to talk if you feel they’re concealing something.




he obsession with the perfect beach body is unlikely to end anytime soon. However, one thing 2020 has taught everyone is the importance of fitness for mental health as well as physical. Thankfully, many have started to obsess less about the way exercise makes them look and instead have shifted their focus to the way it makes them feel. With that in mind, if you are wanting to start a fitness habit this summer, you need to find something that you enjoy and will want to carry on into the autumn and beyond. The first thing to do is to find your niche. If you’re not a regular exerciser, walking is a fantastic way to start. It’s one of the easiest ways to exercise outside and a great way to get some extra movement in. All you need is a decent pair of trainers and you’re good to go. The key to making it enjoyable is to make it a daily habit. Get up that little bit earlier and head out first thing to clear your head and start your day in a positive way. Looking to ramp it up a little? Why not try jogging? With events beginning to open up again, sign up for a local event to set yourself a challenge to work towards. Join a running group to help motivate yourself to stay on track or download the popular couchto5k app to guide you through the initial stages. Parkrun UK is also starting to reopen its courses. Parkrun is a weekly timed 5k event, held all over the country, and there is sure to be one near you. Warning: once you join, you may be hooked. Many park runners have renamed Saturday ‘parkrunday’. Completed by people of all fitness abilities from walkers to sprinters, the only person you’re in competition with is yourself. Attend weekly to beat your previous time. Sign up online and print off a free barcode to ensure your result is emailed to you. You’ll also receive information including how you compare to others in your age and gender category! Many courses also run a junior park run on Sundays with a shorter course to challenge younger athletes. Runners from as young as 4 may attend. Or why not try something more adventurous, find out what’s going on in your local area. Many fresh-water lakes now offer open water swimming or yoga paddle boarding! Whilst a summer body may indeed be made in the winter, health is something which should be maintained at all times, both mental and physical. The fitness bug is one of the only bugs you should try to catch!



KIT OUT YOUR KITCHEN YOURSELF The kitchen is perhaps the most important room in any house, as it tends to be the area where people most enjoy congregating.


o if you want to show off your kitchen to guests, here are our tips on how you can, in a few simple steps, transform your cooking and eating space, and turn it into the statement room in your home.


Maybe you just feel like your kitchen needs a makeover? If this is the case, then by painting your cabinets and cupboards, this will help completely revamp your kitchen, and won’t break the bank either. Repainting an entire room is also a project that can be fun to work on, and the end result can be hugely satisfying. Furthermore, sandpaper your storage units afterwards, to really give the sense that this is a completely rejuvenated space. And if you are looking at your updated kitchen, and feel that the fridge looks out of place, then alter this too! Rather than invest in a new fridge, just get creative with a stylish wallpaper and some double-sided tape. In this way, you can match your fridge to the rest of your colour scheme.




If you’ve been accumulating kitchen appliances and utensils over the last months, which now look cluttered on your worktops, then consider some DIY storage options. For example, if you have a wall in your kitchen, which is currently unused, then add a floating shelf or a couple of small rails. These are superb for holding dishes, as well as smaller items, like serving spoons or tongs, and even mugs. An added bonus of a storage wall is that they give your home a more rustic feel - so if you were looking to lean into this theme, then this change could be perfect.


And leading on from adding extra storage space, use this as an excuse to re-organise your kitchen. For example, get some large storage jars for use in your cupboards or pantry for long-life foods, such as rice, pasta, and flour. As well as looking smart in your storage units, this will also help to avoid the clutter of keeping half-empty packets.

And if you’re someone who can never find the herb or spice you need, then invest in a tiered organisational unit. By doing this, you can have all of your items on show, meaning that your shelf will both look smart, and the items inside will be easily accessible.


If you’ve always wanted to re-do your work surfaces, but haven’t because of the time or money required, then consider this a non-issue. To give your worktops a new lease of life, cover them in contact paper. With the addition of some wall-paper smoother, and a steady

Get some large storage jars for use in your cupboards or pantry for long-life foods, such as rice, pasta, and flour. This will avoid the clutter of keeping half-empty packets. hand, you can even choose a marble-effect, giving your kitchen a greater sense of style. The same trick can be applied if you’re in the market for a new splash-back. Many retailers sell tile stickers, which, in a few easy steps, can completely reshape your space. If you’re feeling like getting even more hands on with materials, then check out ‘’, who detail how to install your own splash-back in ten easy steps.


If you’re simply looking to energise your kitchen for when you entertain, then have a look at installing some under cabinet lighting. Despite these strips being cheap and easy to install, they go a long way to modernising your cooking space, helping it to really come to life during late summer evenings. And if you want a more prominent lighting change, then look to get a light fitted over your bar or dining area. In particular, oversized dramatic pendant lights are a brilliant way to add a warm glow to any area, and really establish an industrial theme.


If you’re still looking for an inventive idea to really make a statement, then why not create your own herb garden right inside your kitchen. To do this, grow all of your favourite herbs, and store them in an unused cabinet, ready for picking at any time. As well as creating a stunning visual display in your home, this is practical, as it will help to avoid the need for constant journeys to the supermarket!




Because while the garden still has colour and has yet to reach its past-its-best date, there is no better time to assess what has and hasn’t worked this year; which colour and plant combinations didn’t quite come off, and which exceeded expectations or failed to flourish. It’s much easier to re-organise if you have a reference point to start with. After all, gardening is 50% preparation, 40% perspiration and 10% relaxation… if you get it right.


Strange as it may seem, you should start thinking about next spring!

hey say there’s a time and place for everything. And while you may be reclining in the garden, enjoying the fruits of your labours on another sun-soaked, sultry day when the bees are scurrying from one bloom to the next scavenging for the last few grains of pollen, you might be thinking now is not the time to start formulating plans for next spring. And you’d be wrong.

At the moment, though, it’s all about heat management. August is one of the hottest months of the year, making watering essential to prolong the lives of bedding plants and containers as well as other summer-flowering shrubs, vegetables and any new plants you may have introduced to the garden since spring. If you have a water butt – and if you don’t, it might be time to invest in one – you may find your supply getting a little low, so support it with any ‘grey’ recycled water, saving your fresh water for ponds and water features such as bird baths, which will be under threat from evaporation.

August is one of the hottest months of the year, making watering essential to prolong the lives of bedding plants and containers And remember: a good drenching can support plants for up to 14 days, whereas wetting the surface is a waste of time, and does more harm than good as it encourages weeds and can lead to surface rooting, making plants more vulnerable. Don’t worry about your lawn. Overnight dews and early-autumn rain will soon refresh your green sward, which will be best looked after this month by raising the blades on your mower, offering the soil a little respite from searing temperatures. If you are mowing lightly and more frequently it may also be beneficial to remove the grass collection box so the clippings can become a moisture-retaining mulch.



As for feeding, a high phosphate fertiliser applied late summer will strengthen the roots for winter rather than encourage lush top growth that could suffer in the cold months. But if your aim is to lay new turf or re-reed areas, now is the time to prepare the ground, and if you have been cultivating a meadow-style garden a cut now will help spread seeds. Elsewhere, maintain your-dead-heading programme to help take some colour through to autumn, and cut back the foliage and stems of herbaceous plants. Climbers, such as wisteria and pyracantha can be trimmed once they have finished flowering, as can hebes, lavenders and rambling roses, while hedges can be cut as they will only grow a little before the colder weather shuts them down. Any bare patches which have developed in alpines can also be filled with a gritty compost to encourage new growth. And if you want some early spring colour, bulbs should start to become available online and at local garden centres, and many can be planted now.

Your vegetable garden should also be coming into its own now, with the promise of plenty of home-grown produce. Spring-sown carrots and beetroot should be ready to harvest, as will second early potatoes - perfect for salads – while French and runner beans should be picked regularly to prevent them setting seed or becoming stringy. Apply a high potash fertiliser, such as tomato feed, once fruits start to form on peppers, cucumbers, and aubergines, as well as tomato plants, which should have had their tops pinched to promote growth with the lower leaves cut away to help air circulation and prevent disease. Herbs can also be trimmed and thinned to encourage a new flush of tasty leaves that can be harvested before the frosts, while cuttings can be taken from rosemary, sage and mint and planted in moist, well-drained potting compost. And as for soft fruits, plant out any rooted runners from your strawberry plants; prune blackcurrant stems after harvesting and cut back the fruited canes from summer raspberries, leaving the new green canes to flourish for next year.

But if your aim is to lay new turf or re-reed areas, now is the time to prepare the ground



FAMILY FUN Last minute ways to keep the whole family entertained this August bank holiday


s the August bank holiday approaches, many will be eagerly awaiting some time away from the office (or more commonly now, the desk) and looking forward to a well-deserved break. Anyone with kids, however, knows that you’re only ever truly happy when your kids are. Bank holiday weekends can spell boredom and sometimes best intentions have fallen by the wayside and you’ve forgotten to sign up for activities to keep the kids engaged and entertained. Here are some last-minute options to keep the kids (and you) happy. Check out events happening in your local area. Britain is blessed to have so many options happening on bank holidays, so make the most of them! You could get your dancing shoes on and head over to Europe’s largest street festival, Notting Hill Festival. With an electric atmosphere guaranteed, having fun here is infectious - in a good way! You could enjoy an alfresco movie night with venues large and small (local pub gardens etc) showing movies on big screens or projectors. Why not make an evening of it and pack a picnic or get some stone-baked pizza to enjoy whilst watching the film? Near to Aylesbury? Wander through Vale Park and catch some of the ‘Parklife’ festival - a free community event with live music, food stalls, entertainment and a special ‘stars in the park’ experience starting at 10:15pm. If you don’t fancy the idea of ‘organised fun’ or if the idea of keeping to a fixed schedule doesn’t work for your family, why not make your own fun? Staying close to home means you’ll always have spare changes of clothes as well as having drinks and snacks on hand. You could have a family slumber party: everyone don pjs, choose some delicious snacks and play board games or watch your favourite films. You could either build a sleeping fort or nest in the living room or pitch a tent outside for the braver amongst you! Speaking of brave, if you’re really looking to try something unusual, treat your family to a ‘Yes Day’. On these days, the kids are in charge. This will only work for kids over about the age of 8. Set limits: you must stay safe; you must stay together. Other than that, the sky is the limit. Sneak in some learning by giving the kids a budget for the day, go shopping for meals and let them work out how much everything will cost. Explain that when they’ve spent their budget, it’s gone. This could mean they blow it all on pancakes for breakfast or they could choose to buy a new toy to play with. Lie-ins, activities, meals, bedtimes: it’s all up to the kids. This one is not for the faint of heart but guarantees laughter and a little bit of craziness too!



You’ve got the barbecue out, right? So, use it, in ways you’ve never before. Here are our starter and main recipes which have something for everyone, and for which you can utilize your barbecue techniques flamin’ brilliantly!



STARTERS Chilled cucumber soup with bacon and dill Two to four cucumbers Rashers of bacon Handful of dill

Dice up the cucumber into small chunks and blend in a blender. Fry off the bacon until crispy. Serve the soup, with sprinkles of the bacon and chopped dill.

Halloumi with a mint and lemon sauce Halloumi Mint leaves One lemon

Slice the halloumi into stick shapes, and barbecue until seared. For the sauce, blend mint leaves with the juice of a whole lemon. Serve the halloumi topped with the sauce.

Avocado garlic bread Bread Garlic Butter Avocado

Any bread should do. Mince approx. four cloves of garlic, and, with butter, spread/rub into the bread. Pop the bread onto the barbecue grill, with a halved avocado beside it also grilling. After a few minutes take everything off the grill, detached the avocado flesh from its skin, and spread atop the bread, and serve.

MAINS Seafood (of your choice) Baby gem lettuce Cayenne pepper Small tomatoes Radishes Balsamic vinegar

Sausages Small tomatoes Peppers Mushrooms Pasta

Sirloin or ribeye steaks Parma ham Sage Mozzarella Small tomatoes Parmesan

Tangy seafood salad Prepare your seafood to your liking. Unless it’s smoked, you will need to cook it out on the barbecue. Chop or slice the vegetables, and pick off whole leaves of baby gem lettuce. Decoratively fan out the lettuce leaves on the plate, then place the vegetables in the centre, with the seafood on top. Drizzle generously with balsamic vinegar.

Mediterranean sausage pasta Cook the sausages thoroughly on the barbecue first, along with the peppers, tomatoes and mushrooms. When all cooked, slice or dice the ingredients to your liking, and add to the cooked pasta. Squash down the tomatoes to create a sauce which will emulsify with the other ingredients. Add feta cheese to garnish if you like.

Rolled steak saltimbocca Flatten out the steak with a meat tenderizer, then layer the steak with parma ham, sage, mozzarella and parmesan, and roll (like a Swiss roll) the steak, piercing the lip and body together with cocktail sticks. Cook on the barbecue to your liking (rare, medium, well done, etc). When serving, top with barbecued tomatoes.







It’s that time of the year again, where the best teams in England take to the field, in an attempt to get their hands on the Premier League trophy. So, from title favourites, to managerial casualties, we offer up our opinions, ahead of the much-anticipated return of top-tier league football.

TITLE CHASERS Manchester City romped home with the title last season. Their 2020-21 victory made it three titles in four seasons for Pep Guardiola and his men - and it’s difficult to look past City again. Their squad doesn’t need too many additions, but one position that they may look to address is the striker. Club legend Sergio Aguero left Manchester City after a decade of service in May, so they may look to snap up either of this year’s hot prospects; Erling Haaland or Harry Kane. Needless to say, if City manage to secure the signature of either of these men, they may stroll to the title next season. Other teams who will be in the mix include Liverpool. Their follow up season to their first Premier League title win was pretty woeful by all accounts. And it’s hard to believe that they’ll be this poor for a second straight year. Perhaps last season was one which the Reds needed, in order to recharge after a relentlessly good 2019-20 campaign.



Chelsea would be the other team that may have a slight chance. Since Thomas Tuchel took over the managerial reins in January 2021, the Blues’ fortunes have been transformed, securing a superb 2021 Champions League victory - a game which the West London club went into as distinct underdogs. If this upturn were to continue, they may well be fighting at the top table, come May.

EUROPEAN CONTENDERS As well as these three teams, there are spots for four more in various European competitions up for grabs. The final Champions League spot may well be fought between Manchester United and Leicester City. The former has secured entry into this competition for this season, with the latter pipped at the post. Both teams, on their day, can play good football, but are inconsistent to be considered as one of the elite.

The England captain won his third Golden Boot award last season, and if the rumours are true, that Kane is destined to sign for Manchester City

With regards to the final two European spots, Tottenham and Arsenal will inevitably be hanging around, along with Leeds United, who, after their ninth placed finish last term, will hope to improve on their first season back in the big time. Although saying that, there are a good number of teams who will be eyeing these spots. Most notably, West Ham United, Wolves, and Aston Villa.

SURPRISE PACKAGE ast season, Leeds United came up, and took to the Premier League like a duck to water, with their swashbuckling brand of football. I expect Brentford to emulate Leeds in this sense, and have a strong first ever season in the Premier League. if their form in the Championship is anything to go by, then they will look to attack

every team, and outscore their opposition. In Ivan Toney, they have a striker who had a dream first season in the Championship, scoring 31 goals. Who’s to say that he won’t adjust to the Premier League just as effectively?

TOP MARKSMAN The English top-flight is extremely competitive. Any player from any team is capable of putting together a run of goals. But it’s hard, once again, to look beyond Harry Kane. The England captain won his third Golden Boot award last season, and if the rumours are true, that Kane is destined to sign for Manchester City, he may score a hatful of goals this season.

WHO’LL GET THE CHOP? The high pressure nature of this league means that a manager’s position is never comfortable. New Tottenham manager Nuno Espirito Santo could be the first to lose his job, especially if Spurs don’t manage to get enough new players through the door, and enough of the deadwood out of the club. And Xisco Munoz must also be a candidate to be sacked, if for no other reason than the fact that he is the Watford manager. The club does tend to be cut-throat in this way.

RELEGATION For me, there are two near certainties for relegation back to the Championship. Norwich and Watford will struggle in this league, as they often do after promotion. And as for the third team to face the drop, Crystal Palace should be concerned. With many players out of contract at the South-London club, the Eagles may be looking over their shoulders this season.



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• Internal oak doors and flooring

• 2 Reception rooms

• Refitted ensuite and family bathroom

• 4 Double Bedrooms

• Downstairs Cloakroom

• Cloakroom

• Triple glazed windows

• 3 Reception rooms

• Ensuite shower room

• Refitted Kitchen

• Newly installed gas radiator heating

• Open plan Kitchen/Family/ Breakfast room

• No upward chain

• Breakfast/Utility

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£385,000 Green Lane, Clapham

Aylesbury Road, Bedford

An excellent opportunity to purchase this 1930’s, three bedroom detached bungalow which is in need of refurbishment situated in this ever popular road close to local shops, bus services and amenities.


An excellent opportunity to purchase this extremely spacious two bedroom semi-detached bungalow sitting on an elevated plot within this attractive and highly regarded lane providing good access to both local shops and facilities and Bedford town centre and mainline train station.

• 3 Bedrooms

• Potential to extend (stpp)

• 2 Double Bedrooms

• Garage & Driveway

• Large rear garden

• Close to local shops

• 2 Large Reception Rooms

• Double glazing

• Driveway and Garage

• No upward chain

• Kitchen/Breakfast Room

• Gas radiator heating

• Good sized gardens

• No upward chain




• In need of refurbishment

£400,000 Green Lane, Clapham

High View, Putnoe

A much improved and well presented 3 bedroom detached bungalow occupying a corner plot within this very popular area of Putnoe which is well served by a wide range of local shops and amenities close by.


An excellent opportunity to purchase this three bedroom detached bungalow sitting on approximately 1/3rd of an acre and providing great scope to upgrade and enlarge. The property is ideally located on Green Lane and provides good access to the mainline train station, town centre and local shops.

• 3 Bedrooms

• Double glazing

• 3 Double bedrooms

• Conservatory

• Refitted Kitchen/Dining room

• Gas radiator heating

• Ensuite

• 1/3 of an acre plot

• Refitted Bathroom

• Garage

• Large Lounge

• No upward chain

• Large Reception hall

• No upward chain

• Separate Dining room

• Scope for improvement

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£360,000 Birkdale Road, Bedford

Curlew Crescent, Bedford

A very well presented and extended three bedroom semi-detached house situated in the ever popular Birds Area of Brickhill benefiting from a superb open plan kitchen/dining/family room and a 95 ft rear garden backing on to wooded parkland.


A very well presented and extended 4 bedroom detached house nicely situated within this desirable road approx 2.5 miles from the town centre and a short distance from Mowsbury Park and well served by a choice of local shops, schools and further amenities. • Well presented throughout

• Refitted Cloakroom and Bathroom

• Double glazing

• 4 Bedrooms

• Double glazing

• Separate sitting room

• Private 95 ft rear garden

• 2 Reception rooms

• Garage and Driveway

• Garage and driveway

• Refitted Kitchen

• Close to Mowsbury Park

Buckfast Avenue, Bedford




• Karndean flooring

• Spacious refitted Kitchen/Dining/ Family room


• 3 Bedrooms

OIEO £400,000

A spacious four bedroom detached house nicely situated within this very desirable area close to Mowsbury Park and within easy reach of good local schools, shops and amenities.

• 4 Bedrooms

• Refitted Bathroom

• 2 Reception rooms

• Utility room

• Large Conservatory

• Single Garage

• Refitted ensuite

• No upward chain


Caves Lane, Bedford

A spacious and versatile four bedroom detached house with a secluded garden conveniently situated on this highly desirable road providing good access to the town centre, local shops, excellent schools, Bedford Park, The Castle Quarter and The Embankment. • 4 Bedrooms

• Flexible accommodation

• Very spacious Sitting;/Dining room

• Gas radiator heating

• Kitchen/Breakfast room

• 50 Ft rear garden

• Cloakroom

• Driveway with off road parking

• En-suite

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£525,000 Markham Rise, Bedford

Warwick Avenue, Bedford

A substantial six/seven bedroom Victorian semi-detached house providing exceptionally spacious family accommodation of approximately 2700 sq ft whilst also offering the potential as an HMO situated very conveniently for access to the mainline train station, town centre and major road links.


A well presented and spacious three bedroom house situated within this crescent style terrace on this modern and attractive development close to countryside and approximately three miles from the town centre.

• 3 Bedrooms

• Sash style double glazed windows

• Double glazing

• Separate Lounge

• Gas radiator heating

• Ensuite

• Off road parking

• Large Kitchen/Diner

• Well maintained rear garden

• Refitted bathroom

• Garage

• En suite

• Garage and Parking




• Original features

• 3 Large reception rooms


• 6/7 Bedrooms

£315,000 Waveney Avenue, Bedford

The Orchard, Riseley

An extended three bedroom end of terrace house nicely positioned away from the road and sitting on a larger than average plot within this quiet cul-de-sac in the highly desirable north Beds village of Riseley which has excellent schooling, a,shop, a pub/restaurant, village hall and a church.


A corner sited three bedroom detached house with a lovely 78 ft x 47 ft rear garden situated within this popular area of Brickhill approximately 2 miles from the town centre with many local amenities nearby.

• 3 good size Bedrooms

• Gas radiator heating

* 3 Bedrooms

* Off road parking

• Lounge/Diner

• Larger than average garden

* 2 Reception rooms

* Gas radiator heating

• Refitted Kitchen

• Garage

* Flexible accommodation

* Double glazing

• Double glazing

• No upward chain

* 78 ft x 47 ft rear garden

* No upward chain

Meet our team Mark Brightwell MANAGING DIRECTOR

Director Mark Brightwell has worked in estate agency since 1985 and founded Taylor Brightwell in 1995. Mark has been at the forefront of the company and directed the business through the highs and lows of the property market. He has a great depth of knowledge and experience and has created a strong and independent team to support him in delivering a trusted and professional service in Bedford and the surrounding areas.

Steve Birchall SALES MANAGER

Steve joined the team in 2010 and has worked in Estate Agency for over 35 years for both independent and corporate companies bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience with him. Born and bred in Bedford he is well known and widely respected.

Claire Lewin


Claire has over 20 years experience here in Bedfordshire. Having worked all aspects of estate agency including new homes and land. She brings a wealth of local knowledge to the team and prides herself on excellent customer service.


Fiona Brick

PROPERTY CONSULTANT Fiona has over 25 years of expertise in the property market. She has built a reputation for excellent customer service, dynamic sales ability and a thorough approach. Her local knowledge is invaluable.

Caroline Clark


Caroline has worked for Taylor Brightwell for over 10 years and is great with customers. She is an important member of the team arranging and conducting viewings and dealing with all enquiries.


Emma joined Taylor Brightwell in 2019. She is integral to the day to day running of the office and our social media accounts.

client’s say

Here’s what our

Mr Thompson

SELLER AND BUYER When Steve Birchall came to do the valuation we were impressed with his manner and his professionalism, so my wife and I decided we’ll forget everybody else, we’ll go with Taylor Brightwell and we’re very pleased that we did in the end. They really treat you as an individual and they really look after you from start to finish and when our property was coming towards the contract exchange date, Steve was on the ball and helped us out tremendously, so we appreciate all the staff have done from Taylor Brightwell.

Mrs Brightman BUYER

Steve was absolutely amazing, we met him from day one, when we viewed the property and all the way through he was totally on the ball, all of the paper work was done straight away and I knew if there was an issue and I rang Steve, he would be on the case and that he would deal with things and even if he couldn’t quite get an answer on one day, he would ring and tell me that so we were just totally kept informed with everything that was going on.


Mrs Beale

SELLER AND BUYER We chose Taylor Brightwell because they had the property that we were interested in and they were able to market ours successfully aswell.

Mrs Jones SELLER

I’d definitely recommend Taylor Brightwell, I have already done so to various members of our circle of friends and also family members and if it came to us selling our house we would definitely be going to them as they provided a very good service and we would be looking at them if we were purchasing in this area aswell. I have no hesitation in recommending them.

Mr Perrone


No hesitation in recommending Taylor Brightwell to family or friends who are looking to sell their property within the Bedford area. The Bedford area seems to be their area of expertise so I have no problem in recommending them.

Exclusively at Taylor Brightwell Giving you peace of mind every time Our innovative approach to marketing, together with our unrivalled customer care, makes us the right choice to market your property and guide you through your move

When you choose to market your property with Taylor Brightwell, you can be confident that we’ll ensure that everything goes smoothly. Whether selling or buying, relax and know that we have your property in safe hands.

Selling your property A leading independent agent covering Bedford, the name Taylor Brightwell is synonymous with trust, excellence an integrity. With decades of experience, specialising in all aspects of residential property, our friendly, enthusiastic and professional service ensures that our clients continually return to sell and buy through us. We also recognise the importance of marketing, so your property will be advertised on the major online property portals, our website and social media sites, as well as traditional placement in our window display.

Exclusively to us in our area, your property will receive its very own FREE microsite showcasing a property video, OFSTED reports, and a property brochure. Sharing your personalised website across the social networks widens the audience for your property, to find the right buyer and increasing the chances of a quicker sale. Our qualified database of home buyers will be notified of your property coming to market on their dedicated search websites where they can book viewings and offer feedback. Quite simply we endeavour to sell your home for the best price, in the shortest possible time, providing you an outstanding service, with a personal and friendly approach.

As part of what makes us unique at Taylor Brightwell we offer a free monthly magazine featuring properties and up to date market news. Call us today to receive our monthly magazine by emailing We look forward to hearing from you.

The power of social media Your property will also receive its very own FREE property website showcasing a property video, OFSTED reports, and property brochures; something that we are proud to say is exclusive to Taylor Brightwell in our area. In addition, our qualified database clients will also be notified of your property coming to market on their dedicated search websites where they can book viewings and offer feedback. Book your



By sharing your personalised websites with family and friends across the social networks you will be widening the audience to find the right buyer or tenant for your property, increasing the chances of a quicker sale.


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Present your house for sale by de-cluttering... Maximise your home’s potential and create spacious rooms enticing potential buyers – simply by de-cluttering!

De-cluttering allows you to… maximise your space, emotionally prepare you to move, and will allow you to focus your buyers on what is important


f you are looking to sell your house, or have had your home on the market for a while now, then you probably want to get the maximum sale price in the quickest time. There are a few things you can’t control – but the one thing that is in your control, is the look and feel of the interior and exterior. While it’s worth spending time fixing and cleaning your house before potential buyers come and view, it’s also important to de-clutter. This creates spacious rooms and also allows you to decrease and organise your personal items before you move yourself. Of course it’s understandable that you don’t to want spend money, time and energy on a home you are about to leave, however, a lot of people are looking for a house in which they can move straight into. Maintaining your property might

even save you thousands of pounds; it could even reduce added expenses of living in your home whilst waiting for a sale. And it might even help avoid possible reductions in the asking price. The main reason in which people move house tends to be because they lack space in their current home. They want a home that is spacious and in which they can grow into. If a potential viewer comes to your home and sees that there is lack of space, then this will turn them away. De-cluttering allows you to remove any unnecessary items in an untidy or overcrowded place. It will help maximise your space, emotionally prepare you to move, and will allow you to focus your buyers on what is important.

So where should you start? You need to create a great first impression and focus on the rooms themselves. You will notice that the first things you see in each room are personal items. Where possible you want to create the look of a lifestyle that the potential buyer want.

paper work. Get yourself organised! Don’t just throw it all away, but file it and go through it thoroughly. This will also make it easier when you move. You also want to focus on little things like DVDs, books and trinkets. These items may have some small value so sell them

many personal effects can be distracting to buyers. They want to see a house in which they can make their own memories rather than seeing yours. Again, personal items can be stored away. Remember that this is only a temporary way of living and hopefully it won’t be for long! If you find you are keeping more things than you

Where possible you want to create the look of a lifestyle that the potential buyers want This usually has a ‘show home’ feel, rather than a ‘lived in’ feel. Minimising your things is the quickest way to do this: you want to ensure that potential buyers can do simple things, like, open any doors easily, ensuring that there are no obstacles. So, what do we mean by clutter? There are two types: genuine clutter, and items that you want to keep but don’t work for the sale of your property. Genuine Clutter: You need to go through the space and sort out each item, categorising them into things you want to keep and things you want to get rid of. You may even find that you have collected a cupboard full of

or donate them to charity. Get rid of any old shoes and coats that are lying about in your porch or hallway. You might want to hide away the coats and shoes you do currently wear. Store them in your wardrobe, while you have viewings. Items that you want to keep but don’t work for the sale of your property: You may want to consider putting some items in storage while you sell your home. Sometimes items are too large or even too small for some spaces and can make the room look odd. If you want to keep these particular items, then store them until you move into your new home. De-personalising can also be a great way to de-clutter. Too

are throwing out, then think about whether or not it’s in the right room or do you even need it now? As previously mentioned, you can attempt to sell some of the things you have acquired over the years. Use sites like eBay, Gumtree and social networking sites to try and sell items. You may want to even hold a house sale for the remaining items that you can’t sell. Failing that, why not donate to charity. The end goal is still the same and it’s important to help potential buyers envision your house as theirs. So remember, de-cluttering will make your home more spacious and entice potential buyers!

Top Tips! If you are throwing away paperwork, shred anything that is confidential

De-clutter before agents come and take photos of your property. This will help attract more potential viewers online and get that first good impression

Don’t spend too long on certain items and don’t get distracted. Keep yourself motivated and race against the clock!

Make it fun! Play some music or watch TV while you de-clutter

Your step-by-step guide to the conveyancing process


nce a sale has been agreed and is in the hands of your solicitor, it will go through the following stages. Sometimes additional work will be needed – for example, if the property is leasehold or is yet to be registered with the Land Registry. It is also important for buyers to discuss the availability of their deposit with their solicitor early in the transaction, and we strongly recommend that you contact your solicitor regularly so that they can keep you fully up-to-date with the progress and the latest timescales.

Seller’s solicitor’s steps

• Obtain a copy of the Title Deeds (or office copies if the title is registered) • Obtain a copy of the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) (if applicable) • The seller(s) will return a completed Property Information Form and a Fixtures, Fittings and Contents Form to the solicitors • Copies of the above documents, plus a draft contract – this is known as an ‘Information Pack’ – will be sent to the buyer’s solicitor • Answer the buyer’s solicitor’s additional enquiries (for example, specific questions about fixtures and fittings) and obtain copies of any planning consent documents • Agree the contract and arrange for the sellers to sign it in readiness of the exchange (below) • All parties agree completion dates and the contracts are exchanged

Between exchange and completion

• Obtain redemption figures from the mortgage lender and reply to requisitions on title • Approve the transfer and arrange for the seller(s) and buyer(s) to sign • Receive the agent’s fee account and seek the seller’s consent to settle this out of completion funds

Completion date

This is the date the ownership of the property passes from the seller to the buyer, and it follows the successful transfer of funds. It’s the date that the whole process works towards.

Upon completion

• Receive completion funds and (only when this has been completed) instruct Taylor Brightwell to release the keys to buyers. Redeem mortgage and forward the financial statement. Forward any surplus funds (unless these are being used to fund an onward purchase). Ensure all outstanding bills are paid • Forward transfer documents and deeds to the buyer’s solicitors • Forward evidence of ‘discharge of mortgage’ to the buyer’s solicitors

Buyer’s solicitor’s steps

• Obtain the Information Pack, including a copy of the EPC (if applicable) from the sellers’ solicitor and raise any additional queries • Initiate any specialist searches (for example: a coal search). Submit local, environmental and water searches and a chancel check. This takes about 10 working days in total, and enquiries are then usually raised from the results • Approve the contract when all enquiries are satisfactory and complete. (At this stage, a mortgage transfer deed will need to be signed and witnessed) • Receive a mortgage offer and instructions from the lender and deal with any conditions set out by them. Make sure that life cover and buildings insurance is being arranged • Request the deposit, report back to the buyer, and arrange for the contract to be signed. Place buildings insurance and life cover in force • All parties agree completion dates and the contracts are exchanged

Between exchange and completion

• Raise ‘requisitions on title’ and prepare the draft transfer deed • Report on title to mortgage lender and obtain funds for completion, including Stamp Duty (if appropriate) • Prepare accounts, obtain signature to mortgage deed and undertake final Land Registry and Land Charges searches

Completion date

This is the date the ownership of the property passes from the seller to the buyer, and it follows the successful transfer of funds. It’s the date that the whole process works towards.

Upon Completion

• Forward to the seller’s solicitors the balance of funds − it is only then that they can authorise the release of the keys. Receive from the seller’s solicitors, the transfer document deeds • Stamp the Transfer Deed, register the buyer’s ownership with the Land Registry and forward the deeds to the lender or client (where appropriate)

Contract - The agreement that sets out the main terms that have been agreed − for example: price, address, names, etc. Two copies are drawn up, and each party signs one in readiness for the exchange of contracts. Deposit - The part of the purchase price (usually 10%) which the buyer pays on exchange of contracts. Exchange of contracts - The swapping of signed contracts by the solicitors (together with the buyer’s deposit). After this, the contract is binding. Energy Performance Certificate - This contains information on energy use, energy performance, carbon dioxide emissions, and fuel bills. Land Registry - The Government department that records who owns what land, and under what conditions. Local Authority Search - A list of questions that are specific to the property and intended, for example, to discover if there have been any planning applications on the property, if the road to the house is maintained by the council, etc. Mortgage Redemption Figure - The amount required to repay the outstanding capital/ interest of a mortgage. Property information form/fixtures, fittings and contents form - Standard forms about the property that the seller answers for their solicitor (for example: what will be left behind, details of guarantees, etc.) Title Deeds - Legal documents that prove ownership of land/ buildings, and the terms on which they are owned. Transfer of Title - The document that passes the ownership from the seller to the buyer. Stamp Duty for buy to let investors and second home owners An additional tax, paid by the buyer purchasing an additional property that is not their main residence. It includes buy to let landlords and those buying second homes and holiday homes. The higher rates will be 3 percentage points above the current rates of duty shown below. Requisition on title - An enquiry relating to the completion arrangements. Seller’s Pack - This comprises a Property Information Form, a Fixtures, Fittings and Contents Form, a copy of the title deeds and the draft contract. Stamp Duty - A tax paid by the buyer purchasing their main residence. The current Stamp Duty Holiday runs until the 30th June and as such you won’t pay stamp duty on purchases up to £500,000. After this date the nil-rate band will be set at £250k until the end of September.

Moving house? From meter readings to removal companies, there’s so much to remember when moving house. Here’s our checklist of what to do and when


irst of all, congratulations on your new home! The excitement has probably now kicked in but moving home can also be one of the most stressful and emotionally draining things you can do. However, careful organisation and planning can help decrease the stress and anxiety of moving. This comprehensive and essential checklist will help you do just that.

Eight weeks – Research

Ideally, you want to start packing away any non-essential items as early as possible. This includes any items stored away in the loft, garage and shed. If you are not using it, pack it. Looking into your new area is also important, try to do this around eight weeks before you move. You might need to think about transferring your children to different schools and ordering new uniforms too. At this point, ensure you are also documenting all your important information away: that includes contact details, dates, contracts and information regarding your solicitor.

Six weeks – Removal companies or do it yourself?

Now would be the perfect time to decide on a local removal company. Or if you don’t have too much to move, you may want to do it yourself. You could even look into different van hire companies. At this point you’ve probably started packing away some bits, but if there is anything you decide not to take, then look into selling these items or donating them to charity. This will also give you an idea on the volume of items you have to move.

Four weeks – Notify utility companies

This would be a good time for you to notify utility companies and inform them about your move to switch over. This includes gas and electricity, council tax, internet, phone rental and TV. You should also consider changing any car insurance, tax, memberships, phone contracts and inform your bank about the move. Now’s the time to also arrange a date to have your new house cleaned before you move in, and start ordering any new furnishings for your new property. Start packing away more items, that being, out of season clothes, books, dvd’s and even bulky items, like TV’s that aren’t used often.

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Checklist Eight weeks

Pack non-essential items

Research your new area (transfer schools and order new uniform) Keep all important documents

Six weeks

Decide on a local removal company Clear out any unwanted items Keep packing

Four weeks

Notify utility companies

It will be worth packing a night bag each to help everyone settle in, which means you won’t have to rummage through everything to find your toothbrush!

Start preparation for your new house Keep packing

Two weeks

Finalise all details

Organise pet and child care Cancel local services Keep packing

Two weeks – Confirm all details

Confirm your move with your removal company or van hire, estate agents and schools. If possible, try to organise someone to look after your pets and children for the day of your move, as this can also be a stressful time for them too. If your removal company doesn’t disassemble any furniture or sort out the un-plumbing for the washing machine, then now would be the ideal time to organise these. Remember to also cancel any local services you receive: this could be window cleaners, gardeners and newspaper deliveries. You should now also think about re-registering to vote and getting your post re-directed after your moving date. Continue packing away more furnishings, kitchen appliances and crockery that you won’t be using for the next couple of weeks.

24 hours – Final check and walk round

You now have only 24 hours before you move, so double check that everything is packed away and ready for transit. It will be worth packing a night bag each to help everyone settle in, which means you won’t have to rummage through everything to find your toothbrush! You may want to create an inventory of your boxes and furniture to help you keep track of what you have and to help you ensure it doesn’t go missing.

Moving day

Today is the day! You need to be ready for when your removal company comes. Ensure that you let them know if there are any fragile boxes that need extra care when handling. If you’re moving yourself, then pack up your car or van and work out how many trips it may take. Before you leave, also take note of your final meter readings and send these off to your provider. Don’t forget to leave your keys for the new owners!

You have arrived at your new home!

Give your removal company instructions of which boxes go in which rooms and make sure you are happy with everything that has arrived. Ensure you check for any damage before the movers leave. Read your new utility meters and send your readings of to your supplier. Taking photos of them will also ensure you have the correct reading if you need them again in the future. Unpack your essentials such as bed linen and clean towels. Don’t worry about the rest, it isn’t going anywhere! Order a takeaway, have a cup of tea and enjoy your first night with your family. Right, so now you’re all moved in, it’s time to settle down, unpack and enjoy your new place. Remember, planning is essential to ensure your move runs stress free.

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24 hours

Check every room and ensure everything is packed Pack a night bag so everything is to hand Collect your new keys

Make sure your phone is fully charged so you can get in touch with the estate agents or removal company

Moving in

Prepare for the arrival of the removal company and give them directions/your contact details Ensure everything is ready to move Record meter readings

On arrival

Give removal company instructions of what goes where Check for any damage before they leave

Read your new utility meters and send them off to your supplier Check if the previous owners have left anything behind Unpack essentials

Order a takeaway and sit back and relax!

The Market is

FlyIng Take off this summer when you market your property with the Taylor Brightwell. Our innovative and exclusive marketing will get your property noticed where it matters most.

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