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If you have never rented a property before then the process can seem quite daunting, however with a little preparation and a good estate agent you can sidestep the potential confusion and focus on the excitement of finding a new property!

Outdoor space has rarely been so prized as it is now, with searches for properties with gardens and patios now much higher than prior to the lockdown period. We have put together five simple and inexpensive ways that you can perk up your outdoor space, no matter how much (or indeed how little) you may have available.

One of the key announcements in the Chancellor’s summer statement was a holiday on stamp duty from 8th July 2020 to 31st March 2021, with first-time buyers and existing homeowners paying no stamp duty on purchases up to £500,000 during this period. 

Throughout this month, diners will be able to make the most of the Chancellor’s “eat out to help out” scheme whereby a 50% discount is available at participating restaurants. We look at what the vouchers can be used for and how to make the most of them this month. 

As a landlord, it is important to keep up with the latest legislation in order to keep your tenants and yourself secure. The latest change to keep abreast of is the government’s new electrical safety regulations – specifically for electrical installations in your properties. Fall foul of these rules, and you could be facing financial penalties of up to £30,000.

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