New Homes Bonus Scheme to aid housing shortage

New proposals by the Coalition Government will give local councils in England extra money for all new homes built.
Under the New Homes Bonus Scheme, announced by Housing Minister Grant Shapps, a grant equivalent to the council tax for each new home will be paid to the councils for the next 6 years. The councils will be able to decide how to spend the money.

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Save Money in Your Garden or with an Allotment

Get healthy with your kids and create a Vegetable Patch in your Garden.

Research by such bodies as the National Trust encourages homeowners and others to get hold of an allotment or start a Vegetable Patch in the garden.

More than half the children in the poll would be more willing to eat vegetables if they had grown them themselves. Nearly ¾ of children would like to have their own growing space in the garden.

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Saving money with Household Waste Water

In times of drought, or if a house is on a water meter, it is possible to save water with the use of “Grey Water” in the garden.

Grey water is simply recycled water from the home that has already been used, but is not so contaminated that it will cause damage to plants and other areas of the garden if used as part of the garden watering process.

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The Control of Wasps

Wasps can easily create chaos around somebody’s property, house or home by setting up their nest too close or even inside the property.  The usually unwelcome pests can make using parts of any property, house or garden unpleasant and even virtually impossible to use normally in some circumstances.

People are used to wasp nests in trees and roofs and outbuildings but they can even be found at ground level.  They can also appear almost overnight.

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Court Rules on Property Leases

Chancery Division Court Ruling puts pressure on tenants and their advisors to make certain that any option clause notices are properly served.  Inaccurate serving of the notice will invalidate the process.

A tenant in Kensington did not follow the terms of his lease and the courts have confirmed that his wish to enact an option to break clause was therefore inoperable.

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