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
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.
Sarah Pennells is joined by Ben Wilson from Go Compare, Lorna Eachus of Direct Line and Graeme Trudgill of BIBA, to answer our listeners's tough questions on home insurance. Sarah and her guests will be sharing tips on how to make sure you're only paying for what you need with your home insurance policy, and whether sticking with one policy provider can save you money compared to switching. Sarah will also discuss Flood Insurance and the type of properties are will be covered.
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
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Grant Smith from the National Allotment Society and on the phone with Ruth Hayes, a reporter for the Amateur Gardening Magazine and Martyn Foulds from Halifax Home Insurance to answer your gardening questions and to discuss some of the costs involved from owning an allotment to buying and growing your own fruit and veg and of course making sure your prized plants and gardening equipment is covered with the correct insurance plan.
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Robert Houghton, chief executive of ReallyMoving.com and over the phone by Helen Saxon from MoneySavingExpert, and Eileen Rutschmann from Iammoving.com to talk about the costs involved when moving home and tips and tricks to cut down on spending.
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Tess Riley from the Guardian and former Streetbank, Jonathan Hampson, head of locations at Zipcar, and Jim Pickell, president of Home Exchange, to answer your questions about the sharing economy.
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Dave Smith from the National Housing Federation and on the phone by Kelly McCabe from TMP Sherwins to answer your questions about government schemes to help first time buyers, from Right to Buy to Shared Ownership.