Deciding to rent a home is a big life choice — one that requires much thought and consideration. From creating a budget to purchasing renter’s insurance, there’s a lot that goes into it. And, as with any major decision, you want to make sure you’re well informed. Here are just a few things to keep in mind while conducting your search for your new home.
Being a homeowner is never cheap, but this doesn’t mean you can’t reduce your costs. In fact, people often underestimate how much money (and trouble) they can save with some basic DIY repairs and maintenance. If this is your goal, the following tips will help reduce your home expenses by well over £100 a year.
With 1 in 3 Brits claiming hard water has got worse over the past year in their homes, limescale is becoming an epidemic in UK households. As a nation that’s renowned for loving a hot brew, and the winter months being a key for the use of hot water, household appliances and plumbing are under more pressure with limescale lurking and becoming a nuisance. The great news is there is a solution! From grimy irons to annoying residue in your morning brew, limescale build up can be easily managed with these handy tips.
In times of rising house prices and a new generation who prefer a more flexible approach to living, it is no surprise that more families and young professionals are preferring to live in rented accommodation. With the market set to continue with its upward trend, broadband and utilities provider Glide has looked into one of the biggest trends in private renting in the UK – Co-living.
With 2019 fast coming to an end the UK construction industry requires a clear & focused route map of expenditure for infrastructure, housing, health and education projects to avoid a return to the boom & bust days of 2008. With a General Election in December, any party with a strong manifesto guaranteeing the delivery of such projects could well be a vote winner.
When it comes to selling up, everyone has a theory of their own, and if you’re keen to get the ball rolling you might be open to suggestions in order to secure a quick sale. But with so much conflicting advice, it can be difficult to know what to do for the best. Here, we put to bed 15 property selling myths so you know where you stand.
This week Attic Self Storage released its new ‘What’s in Store for Storage’ guide, showing how much floor space is required in different sizes of property using government standards. The guide provides a visual representation of the amount of space that must be dedicated to storage, and provides insights into the kinds of ‘stuff’ that people can expect to fit.
Whether it’s a log cabin or a dream summer house, getting started on building in your garden is an exciting time. But the last thing you want is a letter through your door telling you that your lovely new fixture isn’t allowed! So, before you set off, take a moment to get familiar with these legal requirements.
The summer months bring the peak renovation season and one of the first things many people do when thinking about fixing or renovating their property is turn to Google. That’s why comparethemarket.com has teamed up with a range of experts to answer the UK’s most searched for questions around renovations and DIY.