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
The Office for National Statistics has released its latest round of statistical bulletins. Among the bundle is the House Price Index which shows that UK house prices continue to rise. With new analysis showing that house prices have increased by 47,000% during the Queen's lifetime, Share Radio's Robert Van Egghen examines the state of Britain's housing market.
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
What's the best way to add value to your home? Adding an extension? Installing central heating? Or simply fixing any structural problems? Sarah is joined by experts Russell Quirk, from the online estate agency eMoov, Kate Faulkner, property expert who runs the Property Checklist, and Michael Holmes, from Homebuilding and Renovating Magazine, to find out, and to share tips on adding value to your property without spending a fortune.
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Graeme McColgan of Million Plus Financial Planning, and Robin Williamson, the Technical Director of the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group, and over the phone by Mike Hodges of Saffery Champness, to discusses the end of year tax. Sarah and her guests discuss new tax announcements from The Budget, whether there are any tax advantages for married couples and what to do if you've missed your deadline for your income tax.
After Budget week, the award winning team looks at the George Osborne's budget in more detail and the new taxes that have been announced. Sugar tax, £1000 interest-free tax and the Northern Powerhouse are just a few topics the team will be discussing...
Rita Lobo discovers how church groups are working together to tackle the lack of shortage of homes in London. Reverend Graham Hunter of the Citizens UK charity, explains how they have written a housing manifesto ahead of the Mayoral elections, and Michael Robson, chief executive of Andrews Estate Agents, are supporting a social impact project, Project 70, to solve this growing issue.
Linda Lewis speaks to YOPA property founder Dan Attia and his small team. The team aim to help buyers sell and buy their homes. For a fixed fee of £780 they'll organise a valuation, market someone's property, do photos and floorplan and get it listed on online portals. Through their forward-thinking ethos they aim to save thousands of pounds for their customers.
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.