Author, illustrator and specialist in period architecture, Trevor Yorke, takes a dive into housing from the 1950s and 60s to look at the construction techniques of the day and at at what a modern investor should be looking for in houses of this era.
Although every situation is different, repossessing a house takes a long time and it is often the last thing a lender wished to do. If you find yourself in a situation where your home is under threat from a bank there is a lot you can do to stall or even stop the process.
In a country where privacy is demanded and gardens are treasured but urban space is limited and land expensive, the terraced house has long been the most economical solution for housing. Today we look at the history of the terraced house from the Great Fire of London to the modern day.
The end of the First World War saw a revolution in housing as soldiers returned from battle and Victorian slums became an embarrassment for the country.
An Energy Performance Certificate is a document tailored specifically for your property which details information about the energy use and typical energy costs of the dwelling. It also provides information about how to reduce energy usage and save money.
Facing the repossession of a home can be a very frightening experience but even after the process has started repossessions are seldom inevitable. Here we look at what a homeowner needs to do stall a repossession or even stop it entirely.
Students tend to prefer living in purpose-built student accommodation over more traditional forms of shared housing because of the additional services and support that they can access with PBSA. But there is more to it than that. The truth is that private housing can often be based in poor locations and presented in a poor […]
In an interview with Chris from Urban Student Life, we look at what a typical day is like for a student accommodation manager in PBSA (purpose built student accommodation), at the kind of service that student tenants can expect from such a property and also at the demand and waiting lists that exist for student […]
Urban Student Life is a property management company that specialises in the management of student accommodation, specifically, PBSA. Today Rob talks to Chris from USL who explains what the company does, the types of buildings it works with and most importantly the services and support that the company offers to the students under its care. Purpose-Built […]
Purpose-built student accommodation has many advantages over student halls. For starters, you get your own kitchen and bathroom and then there are other amenities often thrown in such as access to a gym and a common room. Today, Rob talks to Jay, a student at Keele University about what it’s like to live in PBSA.