The Bowsers Blog

Homeless Crisis Imminent After Eviction Bans End

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for everyone, but it has been especially challenging for those struggling with housing issues. Here, we will examine this crisis, and look at how much worse it may get in the near future as the eviction ban ends.

Is Working From Home The Future? Returning To The Office Post Covid

Over the Covid-19 pandemic, most people with office-based jobs found themselves working from home rather than from their physical offices.

Lockdown Has Been Lifted! What Has Changed?

Lockdown felt like it lasted forever, and now things are changing at last. Though the COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing, the extended lockdown that kept much of England and the wider UK staying safe at home has ended. But what does this lockdown lifting mean for you? What has changed, and what has stayed the same? Read on to find out more.

Changes To Electrical Safety Standards In The Private Rented Sector

It is fair to say that 2020 has been a roller-coaster year for everyone in the UK. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has proved a real challenge for many people and impacted many industries. The private rental sector is definitely one that has been affected unduly and this has left many landlords facing an uncertain future. This has not been helped by new electrical safety standards which came into force in the private rental sector as of June 2020. Many private landlords feel this was not the best timing when they were already struggling with the consequences of COVID-19.

What Does The Stamp Duty Holiday Mean For You?

The UK government has announced a stamp duty holiday in England and Northern Ireland on all property purchases completed by March 31st 2021. This means that around 9 in 10 property transactions will no longer be subject to stamp duty, and the average stamp duty bill will fall by £4,500. While the stamp duty cuts will benefit those buyers looking to purchase a new main property the most, even buyers of second homes and buy to let properties will be able to take advantage of the cuts.

Six Things To Consider When Downsizing Your Home

There are many motivating factors behind downsizing to a smaller property. Some older adults find that they simply have too much space once their kids have moved out, whilst others find that maintaining a large property is simply too time-consuming and expensive. Is It A Good Idea To Downsize Your Home? This is very much a decision for the individual. However, many people find that they have more money to spend on their family, hobbies, or an early retirement after downsizing. When Is The Right Time To Downsize Your Home? Downsizing tends to be a smart move for older adults who no longer have caring commitments for young people or are hoping to cut down their working hours. This is not always the case, however, and some younger people often find that downsizing helps them to follow a new career path.