Top tips to prevent burst and frozen pipes during winter
New data released by Halifax Home Insurance has revealed that partly due to the 'Beast from the East' storm at the start of the year, there was an 86% rise during March 2018 in 'escape of water' claims caused by frozen and burst pipes compared to the same month last year.
Landlords warned that arrears and evictions have doubled under Universal Credit
New figures from the BBC’s Panorama programme have revealed that tenants claiming Universal Credit have more than double the rent arrears of those who have yet to move to the new benefit system.
New research shows that the majority of renters have no contents insurance
The latest research from Sainsbury’s Bank Home Insurance has found that as many as 55% - some 8.4m renters, don’t have any contents insurance and are leaving themselves unprotected by having nothing in place.
Do you live at a phantom address?
Tonight millions of children will don their favourite bedsheet, cover themselves in fake blood and march out into the night, greedily searching for the faint glow of a candle in a pumpkin and the promise of some sweets
Housing remains top priority during conference season
The recent Conservative and Labour Party conferences highlighted that the housing market remains a top priority for the nation's politicians
Prime Minister paves way for whole new wave of council house building
A whole new wave of council house building is in sight after Theresa May said that the Government will scrap the cap on how much local authorities can borrow to get building again.
Labour pledges “biggest home building programme in half a century”
The Labour party has pledged to “embark on the biggest home building programme in half a century”, leader Jeremy Corbyn said yesterday.
Selective Licensing is unlikely to improve PRS housing standards
Nottingham city council’s new Selective Licensing Scheme which will see all non-HMO properties across most of the city, aims to ‘raise the standards in the private rented sector, ensuring all tenants are able to enjoy safe, comfortable, and well managed homes.’
Top tips for Landlords: Seasonal Repairs
By ticking off these jobs, your property will be in the best position possible to deal with the difficulties that both autumn and winter can pose