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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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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Tenants: Which Bills Are You Responsible For?

As a tenant it can be a struggle to try and calculate your monthly budget after rent, especially if you are unsure as to which bills you are actually responsible for. In this blog we will discuss which bills you, the tenant, needs to pay and which are the responsibility of the Landlord.

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How to: Choose a Moving Company

Moving house is not something you can easily do alone. It takes many hands to make the job efficient. Choosing who helps is key and when it comes to moving companies there’s a variety to pick from. It’s best to choose a company tailored for your needs and here are some tips to pick what’s best for you.

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Tenant or Landlord Responsibility: Infestations

If you have a problem with pests then there is usually a problem with the property. You may want to run and hide but it’s time to figure out where the problem is and when it started to occur. This will give the best opportunity to figure out who is responsible for the infestation. Pests and vermins can range from the classic mice and rat problems, to ant, flea, bedbug, mite issues, and everyone’s favourite, cockroaches.

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