Category: Property

Council Advises Tenant to Break Back into Flat 1

Havering Council advised a tenant to break back into the property she had vacated just 24 hours earlier on the basis “she still had the right of occupation”. The single mother in receipt of housing benefit rented a two bedroom property in Romford from Lewis Selt a year ago. A few months after moving in …


Shortage of East Central Scotland Properties Drives Up Prices

In contrast to the UK trend of decreasing house prices, east central Scotland saw the average house price in the last quarter of 2017 increase by 7.3% to £234,757, compared to the same period in 2016, according to the ESPC’s most recent house price report. From October to December 2017, Edinburgh’s average selling price increased …


Changing Times – Universal Credit

The start of 2018 heralds some new changes again for Universal Credit in England, Northern Ireland and Scotland, yet in different ways for the separate countries. Universal Credit was introduced by former Conservative Leader, Iain Duncan Smith. He created it with the aim to help make the system simpler by introducing one single payment to …


“Sir Can You Help Me? It’s Cold and I’ve Nowhere to Sleep.”

Inspired by the lyrics of ‘Another Day In Paradise’ by Phil Collins and his very own story, a London based landlord offered a helping hand to a homeless family of four by giving a roof over their heads for free this past festive season. Laurence Lameche, the owner of a successful property business, was struck …


What Makes a Renter Happy?

New research by GVA and PRSim has revealed that 71% of Scottish renters are happy renting and 82% feel it fits their lifestyle choice. Even though their main residential goal is to buy in the future, they are content with renting and in fact a third of 20-34 year old renters look for three year …


Cullen Property Sleeps Rough to End Homelessness in Scotland

There are 11,000 homeless households in Scotland according to social enterprise and homeless charity, Social Bite. Its most recent sleep in the park event, which took place in Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens on the 9th December, united over 8,000 people who spent a night under the stars in sub-zero temperatures to raise funds and awareness …

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