Landlords now charging rent for pets

Tenants with pets are finding themselves increasingly disadvantaged in the rental market. A recent article from the Guardian found that many landlords are now charging ‘pet rent’ of up to £50 per month – sometimes for each individual pet. This can make it much more expensive to rent a home, but why has it started happening, and what are the alternatives?

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How to fit an office into your home

Working from home has risen in popularity over the past few years. The Office of National Statistics (ONS) recently reported that the number of remote workers has increased by nearly a quarter of a million over the last decade. However, this isn’t just people starting their own businesses from the comfort of their living room. Larger organisations are starting to see the benefits of remote working for their employees. With flexibility, reduced office costs and higher morale stated as being some of the best features.

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Smart Technology for the Bathroom

Whether you’re getting ready for the day or relaxing at the end of a long week, you’re bound to spend some time in your bathroom every day. Get more out of this room by choosing a few modern gadgets. From smart speakers that let you easily play your favourite tunes to clever ways of saving water, these bathroom marvels will make a big difference to your home life.

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Casting some light on a tricky home trend

Lighting is often the unsung hero in our homes - with cheap paper shades in rented flats and even bare bulbs in student digs.  In reality, not only does our lighting affect our mood but it can also transform the look of a room - which is why statement lighting is having a moment right now.  From oversized globes to lamp clusters, we take a look at some of the popular statement lights out there - and how to choose the right one for your room.

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What Are Tenants Really Looking For?

One of the worst things for a landlord is having an empty property that is costing you money. The more potential tenants that are interested in your property, the easier it should be to let it out quickly.

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No-show tenants and how to deal with them

One of the faffs that landlords encounter from time to time is a tenant who agrees to rent a property – perhaps paying a deposit or signing a tenancy agreement – but then simply doesn’t show up. This can be annoying, time-consuming and ultimately quite expensive.

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