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Here are a few websites that we feel may be useful to you when buying or selling a property: - Aerial photography from the ground! This sounds a contradiction but Aerial close-up use a remote control camera attached to the top of a 22-metre telescopic mast mounted on a 4 x 4 vehicle. The image is via a CCTV monitor at ground level. The control unit allows the operator to pan, tilt and zoom the camera and frame the subject from ground level. Very useful for high level and roof surveying. - General information on building repairs and home refurbishment. Learn more about their programs. An excellent community site offering independent advice to home buyers. - 'Advice' for home owners and buyers about potential hazards such as flooding and subsidence- however, be aware who owns the site. Independent surveys of property market trends in England and Wales. - directory with links to a number of useful websites - Web site affiliated to channel 5 series House Doctor. Offering information and training courses from Ann Maurice, the presenter of House Doctor. The number one work from home business opportunity in the UK and Ireland. Join Gavin Scott's #1 Kleeneze team and get the best training and support. Apply now for your free CD-ROM information pack. The UK government land register online. SPLINTA - Sellers Pack Law Is Not The Answer. Campaign to abolish the 'Sellers Pack' and the 'Home Information Pack' - Government advice on business rates. - Find out what your neighbours paid for their property. - House prices trend in England and Wales. You can compare actual property prices. - Help and advice on house repossession Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors web site Independent Surveyors Association - Links to almost everything about anything. - Find out what is happening in your neighborhood - Put in your postcode and how much you pay for your utility bills and it will tell you who to use to save money.


Useful Information:-

A quick guide to typical running costs of standard appliances in you home:-

Fridge - level of usage - per day typical units 1. typical cost 9p

Freezer - per day 1/5 units at 14p

Mobile Phone Charger - per day 0/2 units at 2p

Colour TV 10 hours of usuage 1 unit at 9p

Microwave at 1 hour useage 1.5 units at 7p


Use of standard appliances powered by Gas:-

Mains Gas Boiler (8 Raditators) 9 hours usuage at 132.3 units at £3.32

Gas Fire for 1 hour 3.9 units at 10p

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