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Ground-breaking flood insurance scheme launches

04 April, 20161 Comments
A new insurance scheme for home-owners has been launched today, aiming to lower insurance premiums for properties that are at high risk of flooding. Around 350,000 homes are expected to benefit from Flood Re, following 15,000 home-owners making insurance claims for storm and flood damage last winter. Costs will fall on ordinary policy-holders, paying on average an extra £10.50
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Illegal eviction prosecutions show crackdown on rogue landlords

01 February, 20160 Comments
According to the Local Government Association (LGA); councils are cracking down on rogue landlord for some of the worst cases of illegal evictions, with four councils securing successful prosecutions in one month alone. However they are calling for the legal process to be speeded up in order to bring more cases to court. Two of
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NLA issues rental fraud warning to students

04 September, 20150 Comments
The NLA (National Landlords Association) has issued a press release reminding would-be tenants to be vigilant when looking for somewhere new to live and how to avoid being scammed. The warning comes as many new tenants are looking for available properties before the academic year begins. The NLA has released guidance about avoiding online rental
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Mortgages: interest-only deals a ‘ticking time bomb’ for one million homeowners

04 September, 20150 Comments
In a report on The Independent, Citizens Advice are calling interest-only mortgages a ‘ticking time bomb’ after nearly a million UK homeowners are found to have no way to pay off the money they owe. An interest-only mortgage gives the borrower cheaper monthly payments as they only pay the interest on their home each month;
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Government immigration plans see lawful tenants refused housing – RLA

04 September, 20150 Comments
A warning from the RLA came on the day that new research has indicated the difficulties caused by the governments ‘Right to Rent’ scheme which was piloted in the West Midlands. The research which was published yesterday by the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants has found that landlords in the West Midlands have
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I have heard of bed in a shed – but this is a step to far….

03 September, 20150 Comments
Joe Peduzzi, a London house hunter was left stunned after attending a potential property in Bethan Green to discover the bed of the room he wanted was inside a shed – in the corner or the communal living room. The room was advertised on SpareRoom for £480 per month for rent with an additional £50
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Estate Agents under fire!

03 September, 20150 Comments
Back in April; Bristol tenants demonstrated outside CJ Hole offices after a letter from the Southville branch went viral. The letter was sent out to their landlords suggesting they put rents up caused fury among the cities renters and saw more than 11,500 sign a petition against the estate agents. Bosses from the Southville branch
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When is the best day of the year to sell your home? – TODAY!

02 September, 20150 Comments
Online estate agent eMoov has conducted research that has found that TODAY (2nd September 2015) is the best day of the year to sell your home. Trends found through Google search trends have highlighted that from November until the end of the year; traffic levels to property site such as Rightmove and Zoopla declines by
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