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  • Do I need contents insurance

    Do I need Contents Insurance

    Anyone looking to save money on household expenses may question the need for Home Contents Insurance. This is the insurance that covers your belongings, not the building you live in or its fixtures and fittings. Buildings and Contents insurance can be obtained separately, or as part of a joint policy. Contents insurance is not obligatory

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    Renting tips

    Renting Tips

    Home ownership is at its lowest level since 1987, private rentals are now more common than living in a council or housing association property. If you rent your home, here are some tips to make sure your family are safe and you’re getting the most for your money. Inspect the property Just because a property

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    how much rent can you afford

    How much rent can you afford

    If you are thinking about signing up to a tenancy agreement it’s important to do your sums in advance. Committing to rent a property usually entails the signing of a legally binding rental contract, so you need to be sure you can afford to keep up with your rental payments to avoid getting into debt.

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    Ending a fixed term tenancy agreement

    Ending a fixed term tenancy agreement

    If you are planning to move home but have a fixed tenancy agreement with your landlord you may find it tricky to get out of. The nature of a fixed tenancy agreement means that you can’t simply give notice and move out. Instead, your landlord can insist that you continue to pay rent on the

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    dealing with difficult tenants

    Dealing with difficult tenants

    The rental sector is booming, with 40% more people living in rented accommodation than in 2006. As someone who lives in a rented home, I can vouch for the fact that most of us are respectable people who will treat our landlords and their homes well. However, there are some loose canons as with everything,

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    Understanding and calculating rental yield

    Understanding and calculating rental yield

    The buy to let market can be a really lucrative one, especially as demand has soared as more people are unable to make it onto the first rung of the property ladder. Understanding and calculating rental yield is important in making future decisions on your buy to let property purchase. Many people cannot afford to

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