A HORRIFIED landlord was left with a whopping £30,000 bill after “feral” tenants wrecked his property and left it full of rubbish and rotten food. Travis Adams, 34, said the home was crawling with cockroaches and rats after he evicted the family of six. The landlord, of Perth, Australia, had been leasing his home to them for three years, but things took a sudden hit when he finally asked them to leave, news.com.au reports. He told Nine News: “Just furniture, rotten food, rats, cockroaches, dirty walls, dirty ceilings, broken windows … just a complete mess … dirty nappies were all over the place. “There’s wiring damage, plumbing damage, the kitchen needs to be replaced.” Travis posted a two-minute video of the damage, which words barely begin to describe. The footage shows rubbish, toys and clothes strewn all over the floor, furniture ripped apart, broken shelves, bare mattresses propped up against the wall, a mountain of unwashed … [Read more...] about Horrified landlord left with £30k bill after ‘feral’ tenants wreck home and leave it full of rubbish
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Getting your head around rental housing can be tricky. It's not often clear who is responsible for repairs, maintenance and who you should contact in an emergency. That's why we've compiled a guide to help you work out who is responsible for your home. What is the difference between social housing and a private rental? Social housing provides accommodation for people most in need of an affordable and secure home. It is usually provided at a low cost by councils and housing associations. Local authorities decide who is eligible for social housing. Private rentals are owned by private landlords and may be managed by either the landlord or a letting agency. They tend to be more expensive as they are let out at the market rate. Who provides social housing in Coventry? The following organisations provide social housing in Coventry: Coventry City Council Whitefriars Housing Group Midland Heart Housing Association Orbit Housing Association Stonewater Housing Association Mercian Housing … [Read more...] about Renters guide: Who provides housing, who do I contact in an emergency?
If you have a bit of spare room in your property then you may have been tempted to try to turn it into a revenue stream through a short-term letting site like Airbnb. Plenty of people are doing just that. A recent study by CoverBuilder.co.uk found that as many as a third of homeowners are tempted to let out some or all of their properties online as a result of the growing popularity of sites like Airbnb and Home Away . It’s understandable too, with some properties fetching seriously significant rents. According to figures from Airbnb last year, UK ‘hosts’ earned £657million through the site in the year to July 2017, working out at an average of about £3,000 each. You can rent the whole property - for example while you're on holiday yourself - or just a room, but don’t rush off to list it just yet; failing to check you’re eligible to do so could leave you thousands of pounds out of pocket. Risking your mortgage Chances are that if you … [Read more...] about Renting your home on Airbnb could mean major problems- even with perfect guests
Buying a house in London is about far more than the property itself. As the old adage goes, finding your dream home is all about location, location, location. And nobody knows that better than property buying expert and television presenter Phil Spencer. “When I was buying in London, I found the street I wanted to live on and even which side of the street and then I didn’t mind what the house was like, because you can change that,” he says. Read more What you need to know about instructing a solicitor when buying a home Ideally, buyers should be confident in their choice of that street before they spend significant sums on solicitors’ fees and other buying expenses. Spencer’s secret weapon to help buyers feel confident in making an offer on a property is a property report, available to order through his home buying advice website, MoveiQ. “The property report is a game changer for buyers and renters because it gives you all … [Read more...] about the research you should do before putting in an offer — and the secret tool that will help you
A HOSPICE, schools and businesses have been left counting the cost after the extreme weather caused water pipes to burst and boilers to stop working. The Hospice of the Valleys head office in Ebbw Vale has been forced to close today due to flooding. CEO Grant Usmar said: "We have been fortunate that our colleagues at Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan have given us some office to use as a base today. "Our clinical staff are supporting patients as normal and are out visiting patients or advising them over the phone. As a precaution we have cancelled our Day Centre tomorrow and have rearranged outpatient appointment. All patients will be contacted directly. "We are making every effort to resume activities as normal for tomorrow and we will of course keep everyone updated." Training in Mind offices in Blaenafon has also sufferd flooding from the burst pipes and have have to move offices and their mental health first aid training sessions. A number of schools have been … [Read more...] about Homes, businesses and schools in Gwent left counting the cost due to damage by burst water pipes