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Energy efficiency is now more important to landlords and tenants than ever before. Rocketing energy bills have impacted 22 million UK householders to date. From 1st October, bills increased again by a further 27% – meaning the average energy bill

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Should you Furnish your Rental Property?

Choosing whether to rent out a furnished or unfurnished property is an important decision for any landlord. Even if you choose unfurnished, you should still provide certain essential items. Recent research reveals many tenants prefer to move straight into a

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Eviction Notice

No reputable landlord would wish to evict a tenant without due cause. In the event of rent arrears, particularly in today’s economic climate, landlords will normally work with their tenants to arrange an affordable repayment plan. However, sometimes, even the

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Will House Prices Drop in 2022?

Economists suggest house prices are set to drop later this year, following the soaring property market of 2021. While they haven’t gone as far as predicting a major crash, the consensus is that the market is starting to cool. The

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dog rent

The question of whether landlords can legally charge tenants “pet rent” for their dogs, cats or other animals has divided the UK rental sector. Changes to the law in January 2021 meant tenants with pets had more rights. Now, some

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Tips for Furnishing Social Housing

Social housing needs to be welcoming and comfortable to cater for the varying needs of its residents. Whether the property is designed for families with children, elderly people and residents with limited mobility, or any other social group, the environment

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Landlord Insurance: Why it’s Crucial

Buying an investment property is a big step, so it’s crucial to protect it with landlord insurance. As soon as you’ve bought the property, the next step should be sorting out the appropriate cover. Landlord insurance can cover everything from

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Living Room Furniture Set

Social housing, provided by local authorities and housing associations, enables the government to meet its goal that everyone should have access to an affordable, safe and good quality home. People who can’t afford a mortgage or a privately-rented property can

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