Avoid falling prey to rogue agents

12:14pm Thursday 14th February 2013

As more and more people turn to renting, the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) is warning would-be tenants to watch out for rogue letting agents.

Conserve water and save cash

Chard & Ilminster News: Collect water in a butt from your gutters to save water for the garden – especially handy if there is a hosepipe ban in the summer

10:00am Monday 11th February 2013

After so much snow, excess water is a problem, if anything, but it probably won’t be long before we’re being told to save water because of a drought.

Create your own love nest

Chard & Ilminster News: Sera Hersham-Loftus has created wonderfully romantic and dreamy rooms for celebrity clients including Sadie Frost and Yoko Ono

11:00am Saturday 9th February 2013

There’s something of the diva about Sera Hersham-Loftus, as she lounges on a daybed covered in a profusion of silk throws and embroidered cushions.

Rental growth expected to slow down this year

2:00pm Thursday 7th February 2013

The upward pressure on private rents is predicted to cool down this year.

Local experts essential to help buyers and sellers

Chard & Ilminster News: Property expert Kate Faulkner

9:45am Thursday 7th February 2013

With property prices being so different on a regional basis, never before has it been as important to secure the help of local property experts before you make your decision to move – or indeed to stay put, writes property market analyst and commentator Kate Faulkner.

Landlords should welcome social housing benefits

9:08am Thursday 31st January 2013

Landlords are being urged not to turn their backs on social housing tenants.


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