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Naomi Webb is an experienced freelance writer, specialising in providing a wide range of of property tips and advice for a variety of audiences.

Renting with an IVA: is it possible?

21 February, 20170 Comments
An Individual Voluntary Arrangement is a legal agreement between someone who owes money and their creditors. Designed to help those in financial stress, the agreement involves forming a binding contract to enable the recipient to pay off some or all of the money at an agreed amount per month. It will affect your credit rating
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Making the move from tenant to home owner: six steps to make it happen

07 September, 20160 Comments
Renting is dead money – it’s essentially cash being given away each month to provide a temporary base with nothing to show for it at the end of the tenancy. It’s no wonder so many tenants are desperate to clamber onto the property ladder, but too many fail to take simple steps to give them
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How to be the Perfect Tenant

17 August, 20161 Comments
When you move into a rental property you hope to get the ‘perfect’ landlord – sometimes you are lucky and sometimes you are not. But while the landlord has a responsibility to you as a tenant, you also have responsibilities to him or her, as your landlord. So, here’s how you can ensure you are
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Planning a Home Renovation? 5 Things to Remember

21 July, 20161 Comments
Are you planning a home renovation? It’s exciting, but there are a number of things you need to remember before you dive in. Here are five key things to keep in mind… You need a budget The biggest consideration when renovating a property is, of course, your budget. It’s incredibly important to spend sufficient time
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Moving To A New Area? How To Check If Your Home Is Safe & Secure

05 July, 20162 Comments
There is a lot to think about when you move to a completely new location and when walking round the local area to get your bearings you will probably keep an eye out for the local pub, the corner shop, the nearest bus stop and so on. But, what you might not think to consider
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Everything you need to know about the rental market in Portugal

30 June, 20160 Comments
Whether you are a landlord looking to invest in property in the Algarve or a tenant seeking out a new home in the sunshine it’s important you know your stuff when it comes to the rental market in Portugal. Here’s everything you need to know, broken down into landlords and tenants. For landlords Most rental
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Buy To Let: 6 Things You Need To Know

22 June, 20161 Comments
Thinking of investing in property? You’re far from alone. In November alone more than 20,000 buy to let mortgages were issued. Granted, that figure was inflated for reasons we’ll come to later, but the attraction of putting money into homes persists. If you’re tempted to follow suit, you’ll need to make sure your investment is
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How To Maximize Storage Space In The Home

13 June, 20162 Comments
As your family grows – and as a result the items in your home – it might start to feel like the walls are closing in on you. Space starts to become difficult to find and as much as you are trying to use available storage to keep it organised, it just isn’t enough. But,
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Tips and Tricks on Getting The Best Price On Your New Build Property

01 June, 20162 Comments
New build properties can be the perfect choice for many buyers: modern homes are energy efficient, well insulated, built to a high standard and can be customised to your individual taste. And, best of all, they’re often available with Government Help to Buy or shared ownership schemes, making them a sensible option for many people
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