Utilities, otherwise known as electricity, gas, water and sewerage. Something we all need and pay for monthly, and that’s before even mentioning the utilities of this millenium phones, internet and TV subscriptions! However, most also seem to think that as these goods and services are considered necessities this therefore means there is no way of getting away from paying through the nose for them. You couldn’t be more wrong and I’m going to explain why.
Recent research suggests that while nearly half of house-buyers are offering under asking price on properties, only about a quarter of sellers are willing to consider a lower offer – and roughly a third of sellers say they will refuse to budge on price. But why are they being so firm about this? And is it wise?
Whether you’re renting for the first time or for the thirteenth time there are always multiple costs involved that need to be considered.
The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, recently set out the particulars of the government’s new ‘Job Support Scheme’. This is the successor to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, where people who were unable to work because of the COVID-19 crisis could be furloughed with government grants covering 80% of their wages.
It is an awful thing when a tenant has an accident in their own home. However, what many tenants probably don’t realise that in certain circumstances a Landlord can be held responsible for their tenant's injuries.
Paying rent in cash may be an alternative way to receive rent compared to the usual bank transfers. However, no Landlord or Tenant should accept rent being paid to them in this way or be told to pay rent in cash and this is why: