Shoddy House Builders Come Under Scrutiny

A new watchdog has been set up by the government to tackle the problem of rogue builders in the new-build market.

The new body will be given powers to ban cowboy developers and prevent them from building new houses. It will also aim to improve standards across the country and make it much easier for victims of dodgy builders to claim compensation.

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Prime Minister Sets Out New Measures To End Rough Sleeping

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, with the news of an engagement and the announcement of a new baby on the way.  Despite this, the PM found time to make a welcome confirmation that funding to the tune of £236 million is to be made available to help Britain’s homeless.

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Record levels of demand for UK rentals

A new report has found that more tenants than ever are trying to rent property in the UK, but that the supply of properties is not keeping up with demand. Renters are finding it harder to secure a suitable property, and rents have been rising as landlords look to take advantage of the situation.

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Designing a pet-friendly home

Pets are an important part of the family. In the latest PAW Report conducted by the PDSA, it showed that around 50% of adults in the UK own a pet. The most popular pets include our beloved cats and dogs. However, there are many other furry friends, including rabbits, guinea pigs, birds and hamsters that live in our properties. Plus, we can’t forget those less hairy examples, such as lizards and snakes!

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What might the recent cabinet shake-up bring to the private rented sector?

February’s cabinet shake-up was the first major reshuffle since the Conservatives’ general Election victory in December and the UK’s exit from the EU at the end of January. There were rumours that plenty of heads would roll, and indeed Boris Johnson did not disappoint. Among the high-profile sackings were Andrea Leadsom and Julian Smith – secretaries of state for business and Northern Ireland respectively – while Sajid Javid was forced out of his post as chancellor after a well-publicised rift with strategic adviser Dominic Cummings, the media’s current bogeyman-in-chief.

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