It is a legal requirement for landlords who rent out their properties on assured shorthold tenancies (ASTs) to pay any deposit money they collect into a tenancy deposit protection scheme. So that you can be sure you’re meeting your obligations, we’ve answered some of the common questions about tenancy deposits and protection schemes.
Winter may not quite be upon us yet, but that’s why now is the ideal time to start preparing your home for severe weather, as preventing damage is usually much easier and cheaper than repairing it. Here are a few tasks to add to your to-do list to prepare your home or a property you rent out.
Getting confused by technical terms and property speak?
Though the world of property sales and investments is filled with unfamiliar vocabulary, there is no need to be intimidated. Our jargon buster will help you navigate the terms you’re likely to encounter.
Understanding how mortgage affordability is calculated
When you apply for a mortgage, the provider’s decision on how much you can afford to borrow can seem like a mysterious one. But there’s no magic or secret behind the outcome; just a simple affordability formula.
Reasons for and against taking on a building project
When buying a home, many people look for the potential to add value, often by adding an extension. While this can be a smart move in terms of increasing the future sales price of the property, it’s not always the right decision. There are also advantages to buying a home that the previous owner has already extended.
How to plan the perfect garden design for your home
Upgrading your garden can make a huge difference to your enjoyment of your home. And when it’s time to sell, it can increase the market value of your property. When you’re planning your garden design, it’s helpful to consider style, function, and features.
Follow our step-by-step guide to finding the best option for you
Choosing the right mortgage is a process that’s worth spending some time over, as decisions made now will affect your finances for years to come. We’ve provided the steps you need to consider to find an affordable mortgage that’s right for you.
What should you research before reaching a decision?
When you’re looking for a new home, there’s more to consider than just the property itself. The location and surrounding area could be just as significant to your enjoyment of living in the property, so there are a few things you should research before reaching a decision.
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