Does renting work out cheaper than owning a home?

If the time has come for you to move out from the family home, you’re probably thinking about where you’re going to live. In many cases you may be faced with an interesting choice; should you rent a home or buy one. If you’re unsure which option will be cheaper, its worth considering all aspects of both renting and buying before you make your choice.

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Renovating a house when you can't afford to do it all at once

Home renovation is a great way to add value to a property. Buying a house cheaply then investing  in improvements can lead to big increases in value, and can bring a healthy profit. However, you’ll need more than just time to renovate a home - you’ll need to spend money to bring a home up to scratch. Unless you’re a professional developer you probably don’t have the cash on hand to pay for everything in one go. If that’s not an option, where do you start? This guide points out exactly which areas you can focus on first, giving you a head start on home renovations.

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A landlord’s guide to gas safety certificates

Even the most enthusiastic DIY landlord will recognise that some bits of property maintenance are best left to the professionals, and gas is right at the top of that list. In fact, getting a professional to handle the gas safety in your rental property isn’t just a good idea – it’s also a legal requirement.

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Quirky Household Trends For 2019

Interior Designer Nate Berkus, once said, “Your home should tell the story of who you are, and be a collection of what you love.”  Rather than a pristine show home worthy of a feature in a magazine, more and more of us are choosing to put our own stamp on our homes in order to make them as individual as we are.  We’ve put together some household trends for 2019 that’ll make your home stand out from the crowd.

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New Guidance from TDS Regarding Inventories

When a new tenant moves into a property, most landlords and letting agencies will carry out an inventory so that everyone agrees on the standard of the property. After the tenant moves out, another inventory is carried out to find out whether the tenant owes any money for repairs or cleaning.

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