A Renter’s Guide to Council Tax

For some reason people seem to resent council tax a bit more than other forms of tax. Perhaps it’s because for most people their income tax and national insurance contributions are skimmed off their pay before the money ever hits their account, while VAT is usually included in the stated price of goods and services so we don’t always notice it. Council tax, on the other hand, comes in the form of significant monthly payments or a big annual bill. 

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Considering a ground floor apartment? Pros and Cons

Location? Check. Price? Check. Apartment floor? Hmm… 

Living on the ground floor comes with its own rituals and quirks and today we explore these in a little more depth to help you along the decision making process. Plus, we hear a ground floor horror story from our very own Ezylet employee, Maxine. But before that, what are some of the perks to living in a first floor apartment? 

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Safety Checks: Legionella’s Disease

Legionella’s disease, as defined online and in a previous blog post, is a form of atypical pneumonia caused by bacteria. The disease is potentially fatal and is something all Tenants and Landlords should be aware of, to ensure that the proper safety checks can be included within their property. This is especially prevalent after Covid-19 and lockdown where many properties have been left vacant.

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Government Support Available to Tenants Through Winter

In September, the government confirmed various measures that will be in place over the winter months to support renters. While much of what was announced was simply extending or amending existing measures, the announcement will still have provided some relief for nervous tenants. 

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Ways to Accommodate Deaf Tenants in Rental Properties

As a Landlord or Estate Agent it is important that you try and accommodate tenants with a whole host of different needs. Not only does this apply to whether the tenants will be an individual, couple, family but also their ages as previously discussed. However, those who have a specific disability may also need alterations made. In this case we are discussing ways to accommodate deaf tenants in rental properties.

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