Bed and Breakfast is a very British concept and has been a popular alternative to pricey hotel accommodation for many years, but do you have what it takes to run a successful B&B?
As quintessentially British as the Royal Family or a Sunday roast, the local village pub has long been a part of our cultural heritage, providing a meeting place for like minds to relax and sup a pint or two.
New data from the Land Registry this month, revealed a rise in house prices during July of 1.3%. This rise has impacted the annual fall in house prices, bringing that figure down to -2.1%, and moving in the right direction.
Last week, Countrywide launched a new initiative in the iconic Hacienda building in central Manchester, aimed at providing a range of services for all levels of property investors. Nicknamed ‘The Investor Hub’, the latest Bridgfords branch was opened by Ian Simpson, one of the UK’s leading architects, closely involved in the regeneration of Manchester.
Out of the thousands that applied for tickets to witness the games at London 2012, many have been left disappointed from the announcements of first round tickets allocations, but there is still away you can be close to the action. Stratford is truly an up and coming area – the Olympics have encouraged incredible levels of investment to a once run down district, developing local amenities and creating green public spaces to be enjoyed long after the 2012 games.
Although findings from a recent report show that average rents paid by tenants have now reached a record monthly high, only foolish landlords would consider this as a guaranteed license to print money.