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What is a Periodic Tenancy and how does it work

The vast majority of tenancies in the UK are Assured Shorthold Tenancies (AST) where there is a fixed minimum term, typically 6 months and regular rent payments, typically monthly. There are, however, many other types of tenancy such as non-assured tenancies, assured tenancies, regulated tenancies, excluded tenancies and periodic tenancies. In this blog article we will focus specifically on periodic tenancies as they tend to cause some confusion.

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Interior Design Layering Tips

We give you layering tips to help you to achieve your own style haven.

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Fun Facts about UK Home Buyers

Whether you are actively seeking to move to a new home and/or a different area or are just interested in facts and figures about UK property, we have got some fun home buyer facts for you!

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Where is The Best Value Per Square Foot?

We look at where offers the best (and least) value per square foot.

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Moving Home – Are Your Contents Insured?

We look at the circumstances whereby your insurance policy might not cover your belongings whilst moving home.

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Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms in Rented Properties

Propertymark have recently reported upon the Government’s agreement to make changes to the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide (England) Regulations 2015 which cover the obligations of landlords to their tenants to protect against potential harm from carbon monoxide and fire. In this article, we detail what the Regulations currently require and the changes that will come into force.

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What is a sitting tenant? Selling a property with a sitting tenant

In this article, we look at the situation that arises when tenants are ‘in situ’ (also known as ‘sitting tenants’) in a property a landlord wishes to sell and what the implications might be.

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Events and Reasons to Celebrate in January

Feeling a little flat after the excitement and merriment of Christmas? If the cold of Winter and the dark nights are combining to make you feel a little lacklustre, we are here with suggestions to raise your spirits and make January a little more fun.

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Making a Budget Plan for 2022

January is a great time to make a budget plan to help manage your finances for the coming year.

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Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

You’ve been through your list…you’ve checked it twice…you’ve found out who’s naughty or… wait a minute! It’s you on the Naughty List as you’ve forgotten a Christmas gift for someone.

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How to Become a Landlord: The Complete Step by Step Guide

If you are considering purchasing a property to offer to the rental market, or have already purchased, this “Landlords Essentials” guide can help you to understand what you will need to do to take those all-important first steps towards becoming a landlord.

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What is ground rent? Who pays ground rent?

Most homeowners assume that as they’ve purchased the property they live in, they are not obliged to pay any form of rent for occupying it. Considering that rent is usually due to a landlord in case you are leasing a property rather than owning it, this assumption seems pretty natural. The only thing that you’re prepared to worry about is repaying your mortgage and making payments on time.

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