A Guide To Living With Pets In a Rented Property

Pets have become a prominent feature in households across the UK, and many people wouldn’t be without their furry pals. However, if you’re considering renting it can be a little trickier to home your loveable yet sometimes mischievous friends. This month is National Pet Month (1 April – 6 May) and the country-wide campaign is back to raise awareness of responsible pet ownership that benefits not only you but your pets too. It could also potentially help current, or future renters look at ways to find suitable properties and prevent issues in your home.

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NatWest to lift restrictions on BTL Mortgages

NatWest bank is lifting its benefits restrictions on Buy-to-Let (BTL) mortgages and will allow landlords to let their rental properties to tenants in receipt of Government benefits, the bank announced on March 1st. The decision comes after a Department of Work and Pensions Committee wrote to NatWest – and others – asking about their policies on this topic. The letter also questioned whether or not restrictions on benefits recipients amounted to unlawful discrimination.

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Locations you should consider purchasing a holiday home as an investment?

Taking place between 30 March and 7 April, English Tourism Week highlights some of the best destinations the country has to offer. While it’s great to discover new areas on a short break or day trip, for many people the ultimate dream is to own their very own permanent holiday home in one of these idyllic spots. Better still, a holiday home can also be a great investment. Not only can properties in popular locations increase in value significantly, but you can also gain additional income by renting them out as holiday lets when you’re not using them yourself.

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How can you make your rental property more safe for a family?

Any parent’s first concern is for the wellbeing of their children. If your rental property is likely to attract attention from families, you should take steps to ensure that it’s a safe place to live in. Not only does this improve the wellbeing and happiness of your tenants, it can also give you an edge on the competition.

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How can you make your home more safe for your family?

The home can be a dangerous place. Every week, a child under 5 is killed in a home accident, the vast majority of which are preventable. Knowing how to make your home a safer place is crucial for any parent, and is easy to do. Very few of the changes you need to make are expensive, and can usually be fitted quickly and easily to bring a real improvement to your family’s safety. For Family Safety Week 2019 we’ll be highlighting what you can do to improve safety around the home; here are our top tips.

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