Almost 80,000 British home owners are earning income by renting part or all of their homes through Airbnb – and the number is doubling by the year. It meant many Airbnb landlords will escape tax altogether. But many of these hosts might not be aware that sideline rental business could lead to trouble with their mortgage lender, insurer, freeholder or local authority.
Homes in flood-prone areas will gain access tomorrow to subsidised insurance through Flood Re, a Government-backed scheme funded by a levy on other households. Flood Re is intended to benefit up to 350,000 households by shouldering some of the risks to properties on Britain’s flood plains, allowing insurers to offer more affordable cover. The not-for-profit scheme, funded by […]
Thousands of people were displaced and their homes damaged after flooding affected large areas in the north of England, Wales and Scotland last year. If you’re worried that it might happen to you this year, here are some tips from charity the National Flood Forum and insurer AXA. You can ask the Environment Agency for the […]