Month: May 2013

Students could claim back nearly £40 on TV License

Students at university have been reminded they can claim back money on their TV Licence if they are planning to move home for the summer. Those who are leaving rented accommodation or student halls to go back to a licensed address can get a partial refund of up to £36.37 on their TV Licence fee…. Read more »

Emirates Group announces AED 3.1bn profit

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Emirates Group celebrates its 25th consecutive year of profit after receiving annual gains of AED 3.1 billion. Summary: Emirates Group achieved AED 3.1 billion in profits in 2012/13 This is its 25th year in a row of profit It is also a 24% rise from gains received in 2011/12 Emirates Group has reported annual profits of AED… Read more »

No of first-time landlords continues to grow

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More first-time landlords are entering the buy-to-let market, according to Paragon. Summary: There has been a growing number of first-time landlords in the UK since 2009 22% of buy-to-let business is from first-time landlords Property investor landlords are boosting the buy-to-let market The number of landlords buying their first buy-to-let property is continuing to increase…. Read more »

Tips on coping with exam stress

University students around the country will currently be preparing for their end-of-year exams, which, for many, is the most stressful time of the year. However, there are many ways you can avoid panicking and, hopefully, by being calmer as you begin the exam period, you’ll have a better chance of getting the grades you want…. Read more »

Celebs dress to the nines at the TV BAFTAs

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British celebrities came out in full force at the TV BAFTAs on Sunday (May 12th) night. Battling the cold wind, actors and actresses from around the UK and further afield turned up at the event to see who will walk away with the prestigious accolades. Among the attendees were Sienna Miller, who wore a high-neck,… Read more »

$500m property fund set to launch in Dubai by 2014

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A $500 million property fund will launch in Dubai by the end of the year. Summary: The ICD-Brookfield Dubai Real Estate Fund will begin by 2014 It is set to be worth $500 million It is intended to help fund future property projects in Dubai A property fund expected to be worth around $500 million… Read more »

Dubai sees 32 property transactions per hour in Q1

Dubai’s residential property market ‘shows signs of recovery’

32 properties in Dubai were sold every hour in the first quarter of 2013. Summary: 14,260 properties were sold during the first quarter of 2013 This is equivalent to 32 transactions per hour Dubai Marina is leading these sales figures The Dubai property market has had a very successful first quarter, selling as many as… Read more »

Unclean properties ‘the biggest put off for renters’


Looking around a property that is filthy is incredibly off putting for potential tenants. This is according to a recent survey from Zoopla, which revealed unclean rented accommodation is the most unappealing sight when viewing somewhere to live. Recent results reveal 40% of prospective renters are deterred from a property if they are untidy, while… Read more »