Parliament approves new minimum energy efficiency standards. The enforcement of minimum energy efficiency standards via the EPC has been a long standing regulation planned by the Government within the Energy Act (2011). This will come in to force no later than April 2018.
A recent report issued by the National Landlords Association (NLA) has identified that families are the most common household type in the private rented sector (PRS) for the first time. The findings show more landlords now let to families with children (48% in 2015) than any other household type. This has overtaken young couples, previously the largest group at 47%.
(and proud of Katie too…) Relay for Life is a year-round team fundraising challenge bringing communities together to beat cancer. Throughout the year groups of people from all walks of life create teams that carry out various fundraising events for Cancer Research. We have had Santa’s Grotto, Curry Nights, 50’s Rock and Roll events, a Masquerade Ball and so much more! The main event is when everyone comes together in an inspiring overnight celebration and commemoration that the whole community can be part of. The weekend lasts for 24 hours, however the amazing volunteers will be there from the Friday until Monday making sure everything is perfect for the teams.
With the rise in popularity of the “AirBNB” style holiday let becoming increasingly popular, I thought it worth investigating how insurers view this type of short-term rental. According to PWC, the UK’s sharing economy could be worth as much as £9bn within the next 10 years. Home sharing is a particularly popular proposition, with companies such as Airbnb providing a platform for hosts looking to rent out their property. But is the insurance industry responding to this growing market, and do home sharing hosts understand the implications and exclusions that could potentially invalidate their home insurance?
Southend-based Pace Plc has recently been listed among the UK’s top lettings agents having been granted a prestigious annual Sunday Times Letting Agency Award.  PACE plc was in the company of a select few who were fortunate enough to win, from over 5,000 entrants, scooping the Silver Award for ‘Best Single Office Lettings Agent’ in the East of England.


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