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Chairman of Welsh Housbuilder criticises Government

27 February 2013

Steve Morgan, the chairman of the Wales’ biggest house builders Redrow, has criticised the Welsh government over their housing policies, and has claimed that compared to the English government they are going backwards.  He has argued that the Welsh governments’ new housing policies mean it is no longer economic to build in certain parts of…

Police to be given Priority for Low-Cost Housing

25 February 2013

Council members across the UK are debating a controversial decision to give police officers priority when it comes to buying low-cost housing in the area they serve for.  Currently, many police officers have to live in areas well outside the ones that they actually serve, which is proving expensive for many officers, especially those working…

Getting Empty Properties back on the Market

21 February 2013

Having an empty property in your portfolio is one of quickest ways for a landlord to lose money, and even if you have invested in a landlord insurance policy that includes unoccupied property insurance you will still eventually lose money if the property is void for a long period of time.  Furthermore, there has never…

New Housing Scheme launched for over 55s

20 February 2013

We have been hearing a lot lately how young professionals and families have been struggling when it comes to paying rent or getting on the property ladder, however we often forget that those who are retired are also struggling to find ways to pay the rent, especially as the cost of living is so high. …

Choosing the Right Type of Landlord Insurance

19 February 2013

We have often discussed the importance of having adequate landlord insurance in our posts, and now that the demand on the private rented sector is at an all-time high many landlords may feel that it’s time to do some research and make sure that they have the right type of cover.  But what different types…

Huge Increase in Demand for Second-Hand Cars

18 February 2013

Due to the on-going recession, more and more members of the public are now looking for cheaper options when it comes to investing in the motor industry, meaning that many companies are now offering deals on cars, insurance policies and after-sales care packages in order to increase their sales.  Therefore it is not surprising to…

Renting out your Properties to Students

14 February 2013

Many landlords make the decision as soon as they enter the business to never let their properties to students as they feel that students can be too unreliable and are more likely to cause damages to their properties.  However, there are some benefits to renting out your properties to students, one of the biggest one…

Using Technology as a Motor Trader

12 February 2013

It seems these days that there is some sort of technology to help with every job, and motor traders are certainly finding that more and more companies are investing in online and mobile technology that makes their lives easier.  However, we know that some motor traders may find it all a bit confusing, especially if…

Is diesel still the more economical purchase?

12 February 2013

There was a time when choosing the right fuel for your car was an easy choice. Over the past decade diesel has shed its old image of traditionally very loud, smelly engines best served as agricultural working vehicles and have become more fashionable, thanks to car manufacturers making them cleaner and more efficient. Opting for…

The Most Popular Company Cars

07 February 2013

Last week we reported that motor traders are becoming concerned over the fact that car manufacturers are planning on producing more new vehicles as of March, meaning that traders will have to start making deals in order to get rid of their old stock before the new comes in.  This will be a lot easier…

The Five most Expensive cars to Insure

05 February 2013

Car insurance premiums have been increasing recently due to the fact that the EU has passed a new law stating that car insurance providers can no longer provide cheaper quotes due to someone’s gender, and also due to changes in the way compensation is paid to those involved in car accidents. However, the good news…