Cardiff named best city for 18-30 year olds
Cardiff offers the best quality of life for 18 – 30 year olds, according to Legal & General’s ‘UK Today: Best City to be Young’ Report, which ranks Sheffield and Wakefield joint lowest and puts London in 15th place.
Apparently, Cardiff offers the best overall quality of life to young adults scoring highly in terms of job satisfaction and opportunities, the ability to save money, and wages. Around 70% of those in the survey living in Cardiff also said they are happy with their work-life balance, although the top figure in this category was Leicester (74%).
Are you an estate agent without realising it?
In case you’re not entirely sure, the Office of Fair Trading has put together some definitions about the definition of the term ‘estate agent’. More details on their site here.
How renovation is invalidating thousands of insurance policies
More than half of those who have carried out extension or loft and garage conversion work in the last five years have not informed their insurer which uswitch.com says potentially leaves many with an invalid insurance policy.
Michael Ossei, personal finance expert at uSwitch.com said “It’s absolutely vital to get in touch with your insurer before you start on any home improvement project to see how it will affect your policy. If you are extending your home you are likely to be increasing the rebuild cost so you will need to make sure this is updated with your insurer. You might need to buy specialist insurance if your home has been built in an unusual way, such as if it has timber frames or another non-standard feature. Plus, if any external windows, doors or walls are removed during building work, you will be more vulnerable to burglaries, so you also need to make sure you are covered for this.”
Help to Buy traffic
Property portals Rightmove and Zoopla (a partner of The Independent) have reported major rises in visitors coming to their pages explaining the details of the Help to Buy scheme following David Cameron’s announcement of the immediate introduction of the Mortgage Guarantee phase at the weekend. Miles Shipside, director at Rightmove, said: “A lot of the talk to this point has been about the politics of the scheme and the implications of government intervention in the housing market but this is the clearest sign yet that, trying to make sense of all the debate, are lots of home movers for whom this scheme is genuinely exciting.” On Sunday, Rightmove’s Help to Buy pages registered 60,000 page views compared to its normal average of around 14,000.
Pictured is a 4 bedroom semi detached house for sale in Merthyr Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff, on with Michael Jones & Co for £179,950Tagged in: conversion, estate agent, extension, help to buy, insurance
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