Over the last few weeks there's been a lot of focus on housing and older people, with the government's White Paper on housing looking at ways to encourage older people to downsize. But not everyone wants to sell up. Last year people released over £2 billion of equity from their homes. So, how can you make money from your property? What are the options and what do you have to bear in mind? Sarah Pennells was joined in the studio by Jane King who's from Ashridge financial planning and by Ceri Wheeldon who's the founder of the website Fab After Fifty.
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher. Today they discuss claims landlords are letting properties on Airbnb instead of to long term tenants as well as the latest cut in interest rates from peer to peer lender Zopa. Plus they look at new research which finds only two models of car achieve the fuel efficiency they advertise. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by digital editor of Pensions Insight and Engaged Investor Sara Benwell. Today they discuss the latest league tables of UK energy suppliers as well as the growing popularity of contactless payment. Plus could viewers be fined for using BBC iPlayer without a licence? All these stories and more on The News Review.
Sarah Pennells conducts an hour-long special programme on Brexit and the long term consequences that are much harder to predict. Rodney Hobson, Author of 'Shares Made Simple', Broadcaster and Financial Writer, and Justin Urquhart Stewart, Co-Founder of Seven Investment Management, look at the how the markets reacted in the immediate aftermath of Thursday's results. Employment lawyers Gillian Howard and Melanie Stancliffe, from Irwin Mitchell, look at how workplace rights will be affected; while Poppy Trowbridge, Consumer Affairs Correspondent for Sky News, and Mark Weedon, from Property Partner, look at the consumer aspects of Brexit. Jennie Kreser, Partner in Pensions Law at Silverman Sherliker, focuses on pensions and whether they will change.
What's the best way to save on insurance, energy bills and savings if you're sharing a house? Sarah Pennells is joined by Matt Saunders, from GoCompare, discusses how some people who live in a rented property don't know they have the right to switch to a cheaper tariff; Ashish Mehra, founder of Wesplit.it, explains how the company can help young people save money; while behavioural psychologist, Judi James, analyses why the financial aspect of sharing a house can be so difficult if you're a student or starting out in your career.
An increasing number of people are choosing to live together, rather than get married or form a civil partnership. But, while it’s becoming more commonplace, the legal status of cohabiting couples remains something of a mystery to most of us. Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Mary Marvel of Advicenow and Law for Life, Paula Myers, a lawyer with Irwin Mitchell, and over the phone by Christine Webber, a writer, broadcaster and psychotherapist, to discuss the various different issues moving in with a partner can have, and how best to deal with them.
Ever thought of renting your loft for storage space, or renting your parking space for commuters? From using your home for a photo shoot location to setting up a pop up restaurant in your own kitchen, the possibilities to make money from your house are endless. Sarah Pennells is joined by Judy Niner, founder of Monday To Friday, Bally Sappal, Head of Operations at Store Mates, Harrison Woods, from Your Parking Space, Ben Wilson, from GoCompare, and Connie Henderson, Library Manager at MyYour Film Locations to look at some of the more creative ways you can make money from your home.
Judy Niner, Bally Sappal, Harrison Woods, Ben Wilson, Connie Henderson
If you're a student, or a first time renter, this week Sarah Pennells looks at what rights you're entitled to as a tenant. She is joined in the studio by Money Saving Expert Racheal Healey and Richard Blanco, independent landlord and National Landlords Association spokesperson. She will also be joined by Simon Thompson, Director of accommodationforstudents.com- the UK’s largest student accommodation portal- and David Cox from the Association of Residential Letting Agents.
Rachel Healy, Simon Thompson, David Cox, Richard Blanco
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Lina Bourdon of City and Country Mortgages, and over the phone with David Hollingworth of London and Country Mortgages, to discuss interest only mortgages, looking at why people still have that type, and what alternatives may be a better option.
Ask Sarah with Sarah Pennells, talking to Richard Blanco, Landlord Developer and London representative for the National Landlords Association, Merryn Somerset Webb, Editor in chief of Moneyweek Magazine, and David Lawrenson, founder of lettingfocus.com, about changes to buy-to-let property and whether it's a good idea to invest now. First Broadcast 13/02/16
Richard Blanco, Merryn Somerset Webb, David Lawrenson