Category: Property

Feng Shui Tips for a Perfect Home

More than 3000 years ago in China scientists discovered Feng Shui (also known as Chi). The basic principle of Feng Shui is that Feng, which means “wind” and Shui, which means “water”, are energies that attract good health and wealth. Bad Feng Shui attracts poor health and negative energy. Our homes are divided into different …

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Landlords – More Taxing Times Ahead?!

Political writer James Forsyth has forewarned that the Treasury is investigating ways of raising money in light of the upcoming autumn budget and planning a possible increase to stamp duty on second homes. Forsyth claimed: “This [increased stamp duty surcharge] would, so the thinking goes, raise money for the Exchequer and help keep house prices …

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Tenants and Landlords – Closer Than You Might Think

A recent study has revealed that two thirds of private landlords are just ordinary people who have regular jobs and rent out property to supplement their main income or save for their retirement. Office admin jobs, IT, teaching and accountancy topped the list of most common professions for landlords, implying that the gap between landlords …

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Tips for Dealing With Flatshare Issues

Living with people can be extremely rewarding, but it isn’t always a walk in the park. Sharing space, facilities, bills and household chores means there are lots of things to clash over. Expert Home Tips guide you through resolving issues in your flatshare, without things getting out of hand. Nip it in the bud The worst …

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Does the Punishment Fit the Crime?

A landlord who hid cameras in one of his rental properties to watch his tenants having sex and showering, has escaped jail. Paul Dunster, 59, former security worker, planted cameras in the bedroom and bathroom of one of his seven rental properties in Portsmouth, and made 183 videos of unsuspecting naked women over a ten …

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How Responsible Are Scotland’s Student Tenants?

It may come as a surprise to hear that students in Scotland are in fact pretty responsible when it comes to renting properties. SafeDeposits Scotland have revealed which Scottish university students top the list for treating their ‘digs’ well. The deposit scheme hold around 60% of the market share and through their data, they discovered …

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