Postcode lottery for landlord licences

The cost of landlord licensing schemes in Britain are a postcode lottery reveals new research1 from Direct Line for Business. The analysis of licensing charges between local authorities show a large variance, with the cost of a new licence ranging from... View Article

The ethics of energy distribution

Paul Hutchens is CEO of Midlands-based solar specialists Eco2Solar. He is a board member of the Solar Trade Association (STA), the UK’s leading solar industry voice, and Chairman of the STA’s New Build Working Group which aims to inform governments,... View Article

Rachman or Rigsby – neither portrayal is accurate

Patrick Mooney looks at the latest Private Landlord Survey report  The public image of Britain’s private landlords is often based on an outdated and stereotypical charicature, something like the Rigsby character (as played by the late Leonard Rossiter) in the 1970s... View Article

Double success for SE Controls apprentices

Two apprentices at Lichfield based smoke control environmental ventilation and façade engineering specialist, SE Controls, have become the first to complete the company’s engineering apprenticeship programme, after four years of combined theoretical study and practical experience. Bradley Stansbie, aged 21... View Article

UK rental sector shrugs off pre-Brexit jitters

Given the intensity of the debate about Brexit’s likely impact on UK house prices, the country’s rapidly growing rental sector has been left rather overshadowed. However, from the expansion of the ‘build to rent’ offering to the more discerning buy... View Article

Cleaning up after hoarders

Jamie Woodhall, Technical & Innovations Manager, Rentokil Specialist Hygiene Netflix’s latest series to go viral, Tidying up with Marie Kondo, may have left many Brits feeling motivated to clear-out their wardrobes or reorganise their workspace. The show, though aiming to... View Article

Futurebuild kicks into Action – Day 1 Highlights

With a firm focus on showcasing true innovation and tackling the biggest issues facing the industry head on, the first Futurebuild launched with a bang. Bringing together over 500 industry-leading brands and more than 600 inspiring speakers, the event opened... View Article

A wake-up call to all rental property owners

Ignorance is no defence in law and one property owner near Brighton had a narrow escape when their investment property in London was rented out to a couple and the couple’s friend. As it turned out, the owner of the... View Article

SARH film in line for industry ‘Oscar’

A touch of Hollywood magic has seen Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) shortlisted for a prestigious housing industry award. Stafford’s leading provider of affordable homes to rent is shortlisted for the Excellence in Tenant Communication Award, presented by a national organisation representing housing... View Article

The NEW Mini Pocket Spirit Levels From Hultafors Tools

Now available in the UK with a modern design, clear-focus vials for levelling work in tight spaces. It’s always been Hultafors Tools’ vision to give professional tradesmen and women the best quality tools for optimal on-site performance. That’s why these... View Article