Sweetness And Light - The Must Have Lighting Trends for 2019

When it comes to home decor, nothing can change a room as dramatically as lighting can.  An integral part of a home’s design, lighting can transform a room from the ordinary to a cosy haven or a bright and airy space.  As with all other aspects of the home, lighting design is subject to trends and, here, we take a look at some of the best for 2019.

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Almost four in ten landlords will consider selling up if Section 21 is axed

Following news that the UK Government is considering removing the Section 21 eviction process, research from Landlord Action shows that around four-in-ten landlords would consider selling up, if that happened. If Section 21 is removed, it will leave just one eviction process and that lack of choice for landlords struggling with problem tenants could also mean fewer longer-term tenancies, the study shows.

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Gallery walls – In or out? How to do them right

Wall art and prints are a huge interior trend right now. Pinterest is packed full of ideas on how to create the perfect display of quirky prints and unique style that fits perfectly into your living spaces. You’ll find lots of options for large and small posters and pictures to choose from including personalised options to suit your décor.

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Right to Rent checks after Brexit

Among the many unappealing bits of bureaucracy that fall to the private landlord, one of the least thrilling is carrying out ‘Right to Rent’ checks. Essentially fulfilling the function of an unpaid immigration officer, it means making your tenants prove that they’re legally allowed to rent property in the UK, and shopping them to the authorities if they can’t do this. Penalties for non-compliance are stiff – ranging from £1,000 to five years in jail in the most extreme cases – so it’s one of those things you have to get right.  

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How Are House Prices Affecting Job Hunting?

If you are a landlord, homeowner or renter, you’ll probably pay a lot of attention to house prices. It’s important to keep an eye on them, and in any case it’s hard to avoid stories in the news about the current state of the housing market.

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May property news roundup

Another month has been and gone and the summer is upon us, which often means a quieter housing market while people enjoy the warmer weather. However, May certainly wasn’t a quiet one when it came to property news!

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