The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, James Brokenshire, has proposed introducing longer tenancies for private renters. If the plan, which was tabled in July this year, is put into action it would mean landlords and tenants may have to commit to a minimum three-year residential tenancy term in place of the current six to 12 month tenancy agreements. This, in my opinion, creates repercussions for everyone involved.
If you’ve been unfortunate enough to be affected by the recent flooding and your home has been damaged, then we understand that you'll be feeling upset and shocked by the experience. There are things that you can do now to speed up your home insurance claim and get back into your home as soon as possible. By following the advice given here you should be able to ensure that your insurance claim progresses smoothly and quickly.
The floods might have given Government ministers plenty of photo opportunities while standing in flood waters in their wellington boots, and the prime minister might have pledged the “Whatever it takes, money will not be the object", but what is the government really doing to help flood victims in the UK? With even more storms on the way action is needed urgently.
Property prices rise and fall with a number of factors in any economy, including recession, inflation and unemployment. However, homeowners often don’t take enough notice of what their property is really worth, and how to increase that value themselves. There are a lot of touches, from small aesthetic improvements to building work that could escalate your property’s price anywhere from a few thousand up to £50,000.
There is a lot of information on the process of buying or selling your house, however, sometimes the information is oversimplified, and/or over complicated. Here we try and simplify the process for you, while still keeping some of the core information that you would need, especially highlighting why sometimes it is better to have a specialist to help guide the process.
Buying a house is a momentous occasion in anyone’s life. Whether buying alone or with a partner, getting a mortgage and signing the deed is a huge commitment. But the security of owning your own home is something we all dream of having, and the earlier you can get on the property ladder, the better.