Home Safety Tips & Advice From Experts…

It may be a sanctuary from the outside world, but as the place where most accidents occur the home is often far from a safe environment. Being aware of the various hazards is therefore of utmost importance so that accidents in the home can be avoided.

Garden Bonfire Safety

October 17, 2011|0 Comments

Whether as part of a celebration, or to get rid of garden refuse, having a bonfire can be both a joyous experience and an effective waste solution – but without due care and consideration it can also be dangerous and [...]

Your Rights Against Illegal Eviction

June 18, 2010|2 Comments

Illegal eviction by landlords is a serious criminal offence and the law is there to protect tenants in private rental accommodation. Right to a Fair Eviction If a landlord believes a tenant has broken the terms of their contract, or [...]

The Legalities of Squatting

June 17, 2010|0 Comments

Unlawful but not illegal, squatting is a legal grey area. So what are the rights of squatters and the owners of the properties in which they squat? Defining the Squatter There is a very negative long held perception about squatters [...]

Safeguarding Privacy in the Home

June 9, 2010|10 Comments

The privacy of the home is under threat through the widespread powers of entry at the disposal of the state, but what efforts are being made to protect our private domain? The Right to Privacy in the Home Recent years [...]

Who Has the Power of Entry?

June 8, 2010|8 Comments

With the state possessing a disquieting number of different powers of entry, an Englishman’s home is less a castle than an open house. Is an Englishman’s Home Still His Castle? “An Englishman’s home is his castle” is a much cherished [...]

Can Householder be Forced to Fix Dangerous Roof?

July 19, 2009|1 Comment

If the disrepair of a householder’s roof presents a danger to members of the public then the responsible party should be forced to take action. The first course of action in disputes with neighbouring householders is always negotiation. The neighbour [...]

Student Property Rights

February 18, 2009|0 Comments

By understanding their rights when renting properties, students can avoid falling victim to crooked landlords, living in unhealthy and unsafe conditions, and losing any of their precious pennies. Contract Negotiations Once you have located the student house you are happy [...]

Gas Safety in Student Properties

February 17, 2009|0 Comments

Not only is carbon monoxide the most toxic substance you'll come into contact with in your student life but also it’s the hardest to detect. It’s vital therefore that the necessary care is taken to ensure a student property is [...]

Fire and Electrical Safety Advice for Students

February 17, 2009|0 Comments

With the many exciting distractions of life in a student property, fire and electrical safety are unlikely to feature high on the list of priorities. However, it vital that certain safety standards are upheld. Laws Ensuring Tenant Safety Fire and [...]

Crime Prevention Tips for Students

February 17, 2009|0 Comments

Living independently for the first time gives you a lot of freedom but in doing so makes you vulnerable to crime. However, staying safe is simply a matter of exercising common sense. High Crime Risk According to recent government statistics, [...]

Minimising the ‘Student Look’ of Your Property

February 13, 2009|0 Comments

Burglars target student properties because they know each owns a small fortune in consumer desirables. To avoid attracting the burglar’s eye, it is therefore a good idea to try to minimise that ‘student look’. Prime Burglary Target Private student accommodation [...]

Finding Safe Private Student Accommodation

February 12, 2009|0 Comments

Time spent carefully researching and inspecting a potential student property will prove time well spent, as it will ultimately save you time, money and misery. Compile a Checklist There are lots of aspects to consider when first viewing a property, [...]

Student House: Choosing a Safe Location

February 11, 2009|0 Comments

The location of a student property will be every bit as important to your first experiences of living independently as the accommodation itself, so it’s vital you take time to do your research first. Location, Location, Location As every estate [...]