Young Rewired State: Festival of Code P2

Yesterday was the final day of Young Rewired State in Glasgow. The young developers put the finishing touches to their app (although, as anyone who builds software knows, there is no such thing as “finishing touches”) before heading to Birmingham for their creation – alongside all other entries – to be judged. Just to recap: Young...

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Young Rewired State: Festival of Code

Young Rewired State describes itself as “a network of software developers and designers aged 18 and under.” Their annual Festival of Code kicked off today, a week-long event that stretches across the UK and encourages teams to brainstorm ideas and execute upon them; the outcome being a finished app with prizes up for grab. Brokers Direct...

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Freedom Of Choice: Mortgage Advisors

This is a guest post by Sue Ralston, Ascot Mortgages. Buying a house is an exciting time. Especially if you are a first time buyer, you tend to listen to the advice of estate agents and trust that they are acting in your best interests. Even as a more experienced property buyer, it is tempting...

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Do I Need House Insurance When Renting A Room?

Do I need house insurance when renting a room in someone’s house? No. If renting a room in someone else’s property, it is the property owner’s responsibility to insure the building and contents. They would, however, need specialist landlord insurance – not home owner insurance. As a tenant renting one room, it is advised to...

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Can I Take Out Insurance For My Rent?

Can I take out insurance for my rent? Yes, you can. Rent guarantee insurance will cover you in the event that your tenant fails to pay the rent. Without adequate protection, all landlords are exposed to the risk of rent defaults from their tenants, leaving the landlord with loss of rent. This is potentially damaging...

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Landlord Checklist

As a first time landlord, it can seem daunting keeping up with legislation and best practices. Brokers Direct has put together a handy landlord checklist for new landlords to follow. Register as a landlord. All private landlords in Scotland must register as a landlord, ensuring that they are ‘fit and able’ to be letting residential...

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