living costs

living costs

Have Private Landlords Reacted to the Bedroom Tax?

25 November, 20130 Comments
The explosion of the demand for rental properties is largely because it has become so difficult to purchase property. ‘Generation rent’ are the people who, perhaps five years ago, might have got a mortgage without a large deposit, but who are now unable to save for the large deposit needed for home ownership, whilst renting, 
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Should you increase the rent?

15 November, 20130 Comments
Every business has its overheads. And whilst the cost of financing a rental property has, on average, decreased, other costs have shot up. Take energy, for instance. Back in October, SSE became the first of the ‘big six’ energy providers to pre-empt the winter months with a hike in energy prices (by an average of
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Student Tenants Much Less Likely to be Evicted for Rent Arrears

27 August, 20130 Comments
Everyone knows that students have it tough when it comes to budgeting their finances. With tuition fees, which are now around £9000 per year, and often the range of student loans and grants available do not meet the student living costs, in areas with high student populations, part-time jobs can be hard to come by
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