It’s not particularly common, but every now and again a tenant will simply up and vanish without letting you know. If your tenant does pull a Marie-Celeste, then it’s likely to present you with a few complications. How do you legally regain possession of your property so you can rent it to new tenants? Is there anything you can do about the unpaid rent? And what’s the deal if they’ve left belongings in the property?
Any parent who has ever stood on a piece of Lego or spent hours trying to remove glitter from a living room carpet knows the havoc that toddlers and young children can play on a previously tidy home. For those living in tiny homes, the struggle is real - and will, in all likelihood, continue for some time however, for parents lucky enough to have the space, a playroom is the ideal solution.
Across the UK, particularly in cities, many properties are owned in a leasehold capacity. While the leaseholder can make certain changes to their home, there are rules in the leasehold agreement and the freeholder is also responsible for certain details.
Following the UK Government’s £2 million fund to help local councils crackdown on rogue landlords, there has been an increase in the number of reports on fines issued against landlords failing to provide accommodation to the right standard. However, some people are asking if this increase in reports truly reflects of a tougher enforcement stance, or is it simply a case that the instances of when a council does take action are being more widely reported?
It’s perhaps the most common question that anyone buying or selling a house has. Just what makes my house worth more or less? We’ve helped many people bring their home to the market successfully, or find the perfect house, and here’s our run-down of exactly what affects the price of your home.