Tenant Rights When There is a Deposit Dispute with the Landlord

A deposit for a rented property is a financial pledge that, as a tenant, we will follow the terms of the tenancy agreement at the risk of losing money if those terms are broken. For the most part, this isn’t a problem. We pay our deposit and get it back at the end of our tenancy agreement. Landlords call this a damage deposit from which they can subtract the cost of any damages at the end of the tenancy that are beyond reasonable wear and tear. Generally, most tenants get their deposit back with no problems, but this isn’t always
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The Complete List of Who You Need to Contact When Moving Home

The never ending to-do list when you move home can be seriously stressful. Here is the complete list of everyone you need to contact when moving home. We recommend setting some time aside the week before you move to work your way through this list. We have tried to make the process as organised as possible by providing the website links for any contacts that allow you to change your address online.       Services and Utilities TV Licence  – Online You can update your TV licence up to three months before you actually move. Updating your TV licence
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Top Tips for Buying a Repossessed Home at Auction

Buying a repossessed home at auction can provide potential buyers with a quick purchase and a means for investment. Buying at auction comes with both risks and high pay offs, especially in today’s difficult property market. Repossessed homes can often go for extremely low prices as the banks or property owners are losing out on money whilst the property remains empty. However, not every repossessed home that comes up at auction is a bargain, despite the low prices. These top tips are your essential guide to sensibly buying yourself a repossessed home at an auction.   Planning to Buy a
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5 Helpful Moving Home Apps

In a world where thousands of new apps are submitted to online application stores each day (Source: IBTimes) it’s hardly surprising that you can find an app to help you with just about anything. Can’t sleep at night? There’s an app for that.  Moving home? There’s an app for that too. In fact, there’s plenty of helpful apps out there that can ease the stresses of moving home. App stores from Android, Apple and Google Play all have a range of fantastic apps for you to download and use right now. We’ve put together a short list of the five
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What I Learnt About Moving Back Home After University

Moving back home after university can be tough. I know I for one wasn’t thrilled with the prospect of giving up my freedom and moving back with my parents. However, with crippling student debts and nowhere else to really go like thousands of other graduates, with a sad heart I packed up my stuff and prepared to get back to reality. Moving back with my parents wasn’t at all what I imagined. It’s had its ups and downs but I’ve learnt a lot. So I’m here to share my newfound wisdom in the hope of helping other students prepare for
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How To Declutter Before Moving House

According to a study by Post Office Money and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr), the average cost of moving in the UK is now almost £12,000. This total includes everything from stamp duty to surveyor’s fees. Bearing this in mind any amount you can save on the cost of removals is welcome. This makes decluttering before you move a very sensible idea. Getting rid of any items you don‘t need also helps you to get a completely fresh start in your new home. The problem with decluttering is it can seem like a really formidable task. It’s
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5 Tips to Reduce the Stress of Moving House

If you’re moving house, and the stress starts to build, it can feel as though you’re suffocating. The big problem with moving is that before you actually have to go through the physical process of packing up and moving, you’ve already had to go through searching for a home and you’re probably still going through some of the final legalities, before you get the keys. A lot of what happens is out of your control, which adds to the stress. We have a couple of points to share with you that should help a little. The first is that you
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Advice For Moving House When On Benefits

There can be many reasons for moving home. It could be that you want or need to be closer to family members, or that you are moving because you need a larger property to house a growing family of your own. Alternatively, it could be that your financial position has resulted in a need to downsize, or that you wish to move to an area where you are more likely to find a job, or even that you are having to move because of your job. Whatever the reason, it could be that the person moving is also claiming benefits
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Tips For Moving House With A Dog

A dog really is a man’s (and woman’s) best friend, so it’s no surprise that 24% of homes have a pet dog within them according to the 2015 Pet Report commissioned by the PFMA. They become so much part of the family that people can sometime forget that they do need to be treated a little differently on occasions, and a prime example of this is when moving home. By following our tips for moving house with a dog you can ensure that your four legged pal arrives at their new home with his tail wagging happily.   Acclimatising Your
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Tips For Moving House With A Fish Tank

Moving house successfully depends upon careful planning and preparation. By ensuring that everything is correctly labelled and securely packaged, and that you have the motor and muscle power waiting to spring into action, moving can be simpler and much less stressful than you may have imagined. Difficulties can arise, however, when there is a large, delicate, or unusual object that needs to be moved, and one example of this is a fish tank. By following our handy tips for moving house with a fish tank you’ll ensure that you’re not the only ones settling down in an exciting new home.
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