Author:Paul Friend

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May 12 2017

Debating the deposit!

When a tenancy comes to an end one of the biggest points of contention is always the deposit. Both parties have different opinions on what is acceptable, both in terms of condition of property and how much deductions should be made from the deposit. When we...

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Apr 07 2017

Which city would you choose London or New York

I came across these images from spareroom.com. Which city would choosed based on this information? It appears from the above that the average Londoner earns less, is slightly younger and is more likely to have several flatmates. But how far does there money go? It is surprising to find tha London is...

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landlords prefer pets to people
Mar 20 2017

Pets over people

Pets over people It seems the BBC have carried out some investigative research and found that Landlords are more likely to accept potential renters who own pets than people claiming benefits. The BBC analysed some 11,000 online listings for spare rooms found all but a few hundred...

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Feb 27 2017

Are licensing schemes working

It seems licensing schemes are still on the up and up with local authorities attempting to get tougher and tougher with landlords who do not comply. I recently read that Peterborough City Council issued a statement insisting that buy-to-let landlords have one last chance to join...

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