If you’re the creative type, or just fancy getting your hands dirty, DIY projects are a great way to transform certain areas of your home and garden.
The relationship between leaseholders and the freeholders who own their buildings can become a bit fraught, and by far the most frequent cause of disputes is service charges.
The best way to ensure shared rental success, is to live with a bunch of like-minded souls you enjoy being around and don’t mind sharing a loo seat with.
With a booming generation of renters, more and more of us feel the everyday frustration of not being able to make our house truly our home.
In leasehold properties, the freeholder will usually appoint an agent to handle the management of the building, including maintenance, insurance, communal utilities and other expenses like surveying work or accountancy.
Mature trees are handsome things, and beyond their aesthetics, they can provide a property with lots of other benefits, like shade, privacy and bird life. But they’re also giant living entities, and can occasionally complicate your life a bit.
For many, Autumn is the perfect time of year - the kids are back at school, days are crisp yet sunny and evenings inspire you to dig out your favourite coat from last year.
At the end of a tenancy, some elements of your property may not be in the shape they were at the start.
Sooner or later it’s almost inevitable that you’re going to have to deal with building works, whether they’re on your own property or your neighbours’.
When you decide to buy or rent a property, your first thought will likely be a house or a flat. But have you ever considered the idea of living in a houseboat? This is becoming an increasingly popular way to live, and it could be a great option for you.
The snowdrops are out, and the birds are once again waking you before your alarm clock. The days of hibernating inside are coming to an end - which means the time to clear out and clean up is here again!
Love your rented property but wish it was a bit more ‘green’? We don’t mean in terms of colour, but rather eco-wise. Granted because the property belongs to someone else you won’t be looking to install expensive measures such as a wood burner or upgrade the heating system.
As rents and house prices grow faster than salaries, some people have turned to property guardianship as a way to make city living a viable option.
The end of 2015 saw extreme weather conditions which caused unprecedented flooding across Great Britain.
One of the great advantages of renting a property is the reduced responsibility in maintaining it.
UK house prices rose sharply in March, likely due in part to a glut of investors making property purchases ahead of the new stamp duty tax rules that came into force this month.
When you are a landlord there are times that you will need to fix, maintain or improve those things that keep the house functioning.
Bridlington is a seaside town on Yorkshire’s East Coast, often considered Scarborough’s poor cousin. Until now it wasn’t considered a sound place to buy property in. The leisure facilities were run down, the seaside resort was more popular with older generations and had very little to attract younger families.
Far for being famed solely as the land that produced Alan Partridge and Delia Smith, Norwich has a lot going for it. Just a half hour commute from London, the capital of East Anglia Norwich is a stunning little city. It’s also been voted as one of Britain’s top 100 best so it’s well worth a little further investigation.
Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning causes 40 deaths and 260 injuries every year in the UK. However, according to the Carbon Monoxide and Gas Safety Society, these are just the confirmed cases, and there there are likely to be many more that do not get reported.