A recent report shows that rents in some areas of London rose in February, for the first time in three years. According to upmarket, international estate agency Knight Frank, an increase in demand for rental homes in parts of greater and outer London helped push some rents a little higher in February 2019, compared with a year earlier.
We all know that there are times when it’s a good idea to keep quiet about our finances - for example, bragging about that huge bonus in front of colleagues or doing a ‘loadsamoney’ in the company of strangers. There are, however, times when the money conversation is necessary in order to avoid bigger problems down the line. Whether it’s a fiancee, flatmate or family member, tensions can soon escalate over this extremely emotive subject.
A lack of disability-friendly properties is becoming a serious issue in the UK – in fact, a 2018 report from the European Court of Human Rights labelled it ‘Britain’s Hidden Crisis’. According to the same report, 93% of our properties lack minimal accessibility features, and as numbers of people with disabilities rise, many are living in properties which simply aren’t adequate for their needs. Developers aren’t making enough new-build properties accessible because they say it’s harder to make a profit on them, while many disabled people say that their private landlords won’t allow basic adaptations to their homes.