Much like fashion, trends in interiors come and go each year with some making it to that timeless status. Last year, we saw a host of exciting looks introduced into homes including a love of indoor plants and botanicals take centre stage. Moving into the new decade, some emerging contenders will be making waves across the interior design sector.
So take a look at what’s hot for 2020 and what’s being left in 2019!
Christmas is over and, the General Election is finally behind us. As we head into 2020, there’s going to be plenty to keep UK landlords occupied. From networking at trade shows to keeping up with changes in legislation, most UK landlords are going to have a full diary. The following is our guide to the key dates for landlords for the next 12 months.
Criminal landlords need to watch out – councils are to be given £4 million from the government specifically to target them.
Rogue landlords can be a real nightmare for tenants. They often provide housing in inadequate or even unsafe conditions, causing stress and discomfort for the tenants. Fortunately, they are a minority, and the majority of landlords are responsible and law-abiding.
2019 wasn’t an easy year for the buy-to-let sector. Recent budgets and new pieces of legislation have been quite tough on landlords, and the UK’s political instability hasn’t helped either. But what can we expect as we enter 2020? More of the same, or are things looking rosier for the private rented sector?
The Government set out its ambitious target of building 300,000 new homes a year by the mid-2020s. The aim of this program is to create a large pool of new housing stock, in order to control house prices and make owning a home more achievable. Currently, housebuilding sits at around 150,000 per year, so it will need to double in the next 6 years if the Government’s target is to be achieved. How likely is this to happen?