PUBLISHED: 08:15 27 April 2019 | UPDATED: 08:15 27 April 2019 Caroline Culot John Ellison and Ollie Krol who have set up The Good Host aimed at helping landlords make more money from rented properties. Pic: submitted A paramedic and his friend have launched a new business giving a boost to buy-to-let by helping renters ‘feeling the squeeze’ make more cash. Ollie Krol, who helped devise The Good Host after renting his property while travelling away from Norwich. Pic: submitted.The Good Host has been set up by paramedic Ollie Krol, 31, and his digital product designer pal John Ellison, 28, as a way of helping landlords – hit by increasing government regulation – make more money from their homes. Instead of renting houses long term for people to live in, the duo promote them for short one or two night stays on sites like Airbnb.Instead of getting on average £650-£700 a month on a terraced house in, say, north city, you can … [Read more...] about Make more money from your rented home with The Good Host
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0 Have your say While in complete disagreement with Mark Twain that “golf is a good walk spoiled”, I tend to have more sympathy with another long-lasting comment attributed to the great American author: “There are lies, damned lies and statistics.” However, that does not mean we should automatically ignore statistical reports, such as the latest from Halifax Bank on the differences between the costs of renting and buying a house or flat. While average figures often fail to give a true reflection of real life, they can – especially in relation to the housing market – point towards a trend, which make the results of this survey worth more than just a passing read.The bank examined the costs of renting versus buying across the UK and then broke the figures down geographically into “regions”, although the compilers appear to be unaware that it has become the accepted norm to refer to “nations and regions” to … [Read more...] about David Alexander comment: Do Scots overpay compared with rest of the UK?
Paperchase on Castle Street, Norwich. Picture: GoogleMaps GoogleMaps Paperchase is reportedly looking to close some of its UK stores. According to reports from the Telegraph, the stationer has called in KMPG to advise on carrying out a company voluntary arrangement (CVA). Paperchase has two outlets in Norwich’s city centre, a concession in House of Fraser (which is to close next month) and one in Castle Street. CVAs have been the weapon of choice for many high street retailers looking to shed bricks-and-mortar stores, as the arrangement asks landlords to negotiate on rent prices or face losing the tenant. Recent examples of closures brought about by CVAs include Jamie’s Italian, Byron Burger, and Prezzo. KPMG and Paperchase have been approached for comment.The news comes after accounts filed to Companies House reveal a pre-tax loss at the retailer of £6.3m, with earnings dropping by 50% to £4.5m. Paperchase also had its credit insurance reduced in September … [Read more...] about Will Paperchase be the next store to close?
Never has there been so much interest in information around exchanging a British driving licence for a French one. That's down to the UK government issuing a warning notice to Brits in France and around Europe about the possibility that their British driving licences will no longer be valid in France, if there is no Brexit agreement between London and the EU. One way around this of course is to simply take the step of exchanging a British licence for a French one, which shouldn't in theory be too much of a problem, although for some there are snags. (Scroll down to read about the problems The Local France's editor had exchanging his licence) The government's warning notice also alerted Brits to the fact that if they want to change their licence then they should really do it right now because after March 2019 they may no longer be able to and may have to undergo a driving test in France in order to get a new licence. All this is if there is no deal of course. But exchanging your … [Read more...] about Exchanging your British driving licence for a French one: What you need to know
Tech firm duo to move into Moneda House BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Two UK tech firms are poised to set up shop in one of Belfast's newly revamped city centre buildings. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/tech-firm-duo-to-move-into-moneda-house-37710059.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37711643.ece/3b72b/AUTOCROP/h342/page%208%20pic.jpg Email Two UK tech firms are poised to set up shop in one of Belfast's newly revamped city centre buildings. CYTI and Firemelon, which are both owned by David Corney, will take on the fourth and fifth floors of Moneda House, Wellington Place. Osborne King delivered the lettings on behalf of the landlord. CYTI provides technology solutions for insurance comparison sites, while Firemelon develops software and systems for the insurance sector. The firms join coffee giant Starbucks in the development, which was fully refurbished by Co Tyrone-based developers McAleer & Rushe as part of a £5m … [Read more...] about Tech firm duo to move into Moneda House