These are two schemes that are aimed at helping people get onto the property ladder. They are available to those that would not otherwise be able to purchase a house on the open market. However, many people get confused about the differences between the two, so we take a look at which scheme could be right for you.

As we look to put the long winter months behind us and hope for slightly warmer weather and less rain, it is a good idea to refresh your home ready for the new season. As spring is the season of growth and renewal, you should do the same to your home. We look at some of the best ways that you can do this.

Renting has definitely changed over the years. With more and more young people deciding to rent over buying a home, this means that it has definitely become more of a renters market than ever. In order to appeal to the best tenants and also to hold onto them, a landlord needs to do their best to ensure that their rental property is the best that it can be.

When it comes to finding somewhere to live there is always a decision to be made about renting versus buying. Obviously, most people want to own their own home at some point, however, for some people renting is the better option. We look at the reasons why you might prefer renting over buying a home.

We know that the idea of house sharing isn’t for everyone; however, living with other people in a house can actually be a great idea for some. So, if you are considering house sharing as an option then here are some of the pros and cons to keep in mind.

Renting a home might have always been seen as a lesser to buying one, but what you may not realise is that there are plenty of benefits to renting a home rather than owning one. One of the biggest benefits is that when things go wrong within the house, 9 times out of 10 it is not going to be something that you need to pay out (or organise) to be fixed. So, when is a maintenance repair job something to do with you and when do you need to leave it up to your landlord?

When it comes to renting a property it is important to know what you are getting into, particularly if it is something you are doing for the first time. It is easy to be caught out, so follow our handy checklist to make sure you are doing it right.

When it comes to deciding whether you should improve your existing home or take the next step in moving, this decision can sometimes be a difficult one to make. It is something that a lot of homeowners are currently facing particularly when there are more stagnant periods in the housing market. Below, we have highlighted what you may need to look into in order to make the right decision.

For landlords who are considering on how to market their rentals, they are often faced with two major questions, “Do I furnish it or not?” and “Can furnishing my properties increase my rental yields?”. Well, there are no simple answers to these questions, however, we have compiled some of the benefits accrue to you as a property owner, as well as some downsides of furnishing. Read on!

Before you sell your home it’s highly important to get an accurate valuation. Getting its true worth allows you to know the amount to expect from it and the asking price you need to come up with. An accurate valuation of your home before you sell has its benefits.

A tenancy agreement can be described as the binding contract signed between you and your landlord. It clearly sets out all the legal terms and conditions in regards to your tenancy, and what type it is. For this reason, it might be fixed (spanning through a set period, for instance, six months) or periodic (runs through on weekly basis, or even every month).

Quite a good number of people believe that getting their tenancy deposit back is impossible, or have the mentality that their landlords will do or look for any possible reason to hold back their security deposits. However, we can confirm that there are landlords who can't wait to hand you over your security detail as per your agreements.