Is Deposit Passporting a Thing of the Future?

One of the great problems when moving into a new rental property for many tenants is paying the deposit. Now, the government is looking into a possible solution that could make it easier for tenants through the idea of deposit ‘passporting’.

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Is yellow and mustard this season’s colour?

Yellow is often associated with summer. The vibrancy and happy atmosphere it creates can transform any room into a cheery space. However, as this colour is quite bold, overdoing it in your interiors can also make it look overwhelming to the eye. Striking the right balance when choosing shades of yellow can brighten the place up without making it look like a kids playroom. So, If you’re looking to inject some life into your decor this summer, check out ways to incorporate a summer vibe that is a perfect all year round.

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Buying a leasehold property – what you need to know

It’s fair to say that if we were designing a system of property ownership for the modern era, leasehold would not be it. It’s quirky, archaic and still rather prone to exploitation, but successive governments have worked hard to iron out many of its problems, and it can be a perfectly practical way to own property – so long as you understand your rights.

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Government axes leasehold option on all new homes amid a raft of housing plans

The UK Government has announced that all newly built homes must be sold under a freehold basis as Housing Minister James Brokenshire continues with plans to end unfair practices in the housing market. While the private sector rental market remains firmly in his sights, the Housing Minister is also working towards creating a fairer system for home-buyers and owners, too.

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Take It From The Top - The best kitchen countertops for 2019

If you’re looking to embark on a kitchen redesign this year, you’re no doubt already thinking about door finishes, handles, special features and, of course, countertops.  When it comes to a great looking kitchen, those important countertops are almost always the focal point but, which one is right for you and your home?  We’ve put together some of 2019’s trending design ideas to help you get things cooking.

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