Living in a studio apartment – How to maximise space without compromise

The tiny homes movement is taking the world by storm, and what was once seen as a temporary solution to living accommodation has now become something to aspire to. This shift in attitude towards smaller living spaces comes from the need to adapt to increasing living costs. Choosing a smaller property such as a studio apartment has tons of benefits including more financial freedom, improved community vibe. Plus it gives you better control over everyday bills.

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Landlord insurance – what do you need to be covered?

Some private landlords don’t bother with landlord insurance – especially if they own a flat and already pay for buildings insurance as part of their service charges – but this can be a dangerous strategy. Taking out specialist landlord insurance makes being a landlord a distinctly less risky gig, and it’s often not particularly expensive if you shop around and make sure you’re buying cover that suits your requirements.

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April Property News Round-up

The month of April is over, but much of the news that was reported lingers on, particularly in the housing market. Among the top topics that caught ours and the nations interest related to Brexit and housing market activity, rogue landlords and news that lender NatWest lifted its Buy-to-Let mortgage restrictions to allow so called ‘social security’ tenants.

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Garden sheds - Can they be for more than just storing the lawnmower?

This week is National Gardening Week, a celebration run by the Royal Horticultural Society to highlight how important gardening is in our society. People all up and down the country are encouraged to get hands-on with spreading the green-thumbed gift, whether that’s through hosting bake sales (using home-grown produce), converting community spaces into gardens, or just opening up their own garden to the public.

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