Landlords are urged to check out gas safety at their properties and to make sure properly qualified fitters are carrying out work on boilers, heating and cookers.
Student landlords should carry out safety checks before the start of the new academic year, says the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the organisation responsible for enforcing gas safety rules. Continue reading Gas watchdog hots up on safety checks
Mortgage lending for buying and refinancing homes was up 5% in July – an increase from £12.9 billion in June 2010 to £13.6 billion in July but a disappointing £0.4 billion down on July 2009.
Effectively, despite the Bank of England’s making billions available with a quantative easing policy to provide funds to encourage banks and building societies to lend, the amount of money available to home owners to borrow has stood still for a year. Continue reading No cheer for borrowers in latest home lending figures