Universal Credit explained

Universal Credit is a new type of benefit designed to support people who are on a low income or out of work. It will replace six existing benefits and is currently being rolled out across the UK. The new system is based on a single monthly payment, transferred...

Energy efficiency of a new home

An article on Zoopla, lists things you should know about energy efficiency. Understanding the energy efficiency of a new home might not be exciting. But with the average energy bill now more than £1,000 a year, it’s worth taking some time over. If you’re planning a...

Property jargon buster

When dealing with all aspects of property, there may sometimes be words and phrases that are unfamiliar to anyone who isn’t involved in buying, selling or renting on a regular basis. A property jargon guide from OnTheMarket.com explains some of the most common...

UK commercial property capital values fall 2.4% in 2016

An article online at Reuters today says: ‘British commercial property capital values fell 2.4 percent in 2016, hurt by changes to stamp duty tax and Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, real estate firm CBRE said on Tuesday. Retail property capital...

How to rent checklist for renting in England

This guide, from gov.uk, is for people who are about to rent a house or flat. It gives a rent checklist of what to do before, during and at the end of a tenancy, as well as what to do if there are any problems. This guide will help you to understand what questions to...