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What can you do when hell is on your doorstep?

02 April, 20140 Comments
In the UK our neighbours can often live too close to home; outlined last night by Channel 5’s new series “The Nightmare Neighbour From Hell”, revealing the traumatic, shocking, humourous and occasionally bizarre experiences of victims of nightmare neighbours. With 1 in 5 of us having been in an argument with our close neighbours, out of
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‘Lost decade’ of building means England now 1 million homes short

26 March, 20140 Comments
An average of just 115,000 new homes have been built since a major housing report warned a decade ago that at least 210,000 new homes a year would need to be built in England, to prevent a worsening housing crisis. According to the author of the original government-commissioned report, Kate Barker, it means that the country
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How Safe Is Your Area?

21 February, 20140 Comments
Whether you have lived in the same place for a number of years and intend to stay put, or are looking to up sticks to somewhere new it is always a good idea to get informed about the area in question. Making yourself aware of the crime rates could determine future decisions or simply give
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Dog Causes Explosion In Rented Property

12 February, 20140 Comments
A privately rented property in Barnsley was lucky to have not been left with severe damage after the tenants pet dog caused an explosion. It was reported that the dog was believed to have perforated an aerosol can which leaked gas onto a sofa and was then ignited by heat from a lamp. The can
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Houses in Multiple Occupation

22 January, 20132 Comments
House in multiple occupation (HMO) is a term used to describe accommodation in which part of the property is shared by multiple, unrelated households. These are becoming increasingly popular with investors and residential landlords as the yields on HMOs can be significantly higher than for other properties. However, owning and running an HMO does work
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Rent Arrears Could Double to around £1 billion!

20 November, 20120 Comments
Housing associations have urged the chancellor not to announce further welfare cuts when he delivers his autumn statement next month. The Chancellor will deliver his Autumn Statement on 5th December, which will outline the state of the public finances and how Government will stimulate the growth the UK desperately needs. Therefore the National Housing Federation
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