Month: June 2009

Landlords Warned to get Tax Affairs in Order

Landlords Warned to get Tax Affairs in Order

Landlords Warned to get their tax affairs in order It seems buy-to-let investors and landlords are not having an easy time of it lately. With falling rents, longer vacancy periods, reductions in mortgage interest relief, rising mortgage rates and recent tax changes in the budget it can’t be an overly profitable business at the moment. Not only that but Revenue Commissioners have now been …

Diswasher Alternative: Hands that do dishes

Diswasher Alternative: Hands that do dishes

Get your Marigolds outVerdict is in and we say: Get those marigolds out, save some cash and care for the environment by washing dishes by hand.

Dishwashers are notorious for eating up electricity. Try hand washing dishes for a couple of months to see if there”s a noticeable change in your electricity bill. The days of “I don”t do dishes” are behind us. …

UK Reveal Estate Agent Blacklist

UK Reveal Estate Agent Blacklist

Estate Agent Signs

The Office of Fair Trading in the UK has named and shamed Estate Agents there who have committed offences and not kept inline with Estate Agent practice.

The blacklist / register allows consumers in the UK to view and search online which agents are on the list and which ones the Office of Fair Trading has taken action against.

The Office of Fair Trading in …

Heir to the throne: How to upgrade your toilet

Heir to the throne: How to upgrade your toilet

Throne

Upgrading or replacing your toilet seat can give a new lease of life to a bathroom. There are so many models and designs in shops these days that you can really make a statement in the bathroom.

There”s no need to call the plumber for this job. Just choose the model and style for your bathroom. Most toilet seats are secured to the toilet …

UK commercial property values drop 43.6%

UK commercial property values drop 43.6%

UK Commercial Property Market Wilts It was only last week that both the UK Nationwide Building Society and Halifax were pointing to possible green shoots in the UK residential property market. While this maybe true, it certainly isn’t the same story for their commercial property market. According to a new report released by the IPD, a London based research company, from June 2008 to …

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