Literature and International law at the Edge, NYC, December 14-15, 2018

Literature and International Law at the Edge New York City, December 14/15, 2018 Abstracts/proposals due by October 31, 2018 The past decade has seen a steady increase in interdisciplinary scholarship interested in the relationships between literature and international law. Much of this scholarship has remained deeply rooted in the home disciplines of the scholars, who not only operate with the prevailing assumptions and methodologies of those disciplines, but also tend to treat the other disciplines as stable and unproblematic. Moreover, while claiming to tell a global history, that scholarship largely…

Parliamentary event examines future of PRS

The Secretary of State for Housing has attended the launch of a collection of essays which examine the future of the Private Rental Sector an event held in Parliament. Provided by organisations such as Shelter, the Chartered Institute of Housing, the Institute for Public Policy Research and Crisis representing tenants, landlords, enforcing bodies and think tanks, the essays ahead to where they believe the sector should be heading in the next 20 years. Co-ordinated by the Residential Landlords Association (RLA), the essays have…

Five things prospective tenants may not be aware of

Since May, the number of tenants who are looking for a new home has risen every month. With so many potential tenants entering the market, ARLA Propertymark has compiled their top five facts that the average tenant might not know realise. You can switch and save If you’re paying the energy bills, you have the power to switch suppliers. You can often find a cheaper fixed tariff if you shop around, so it’s worth taking the time to do so. Double check your…

75% of ‘frazzled’ Brits unhappy with their home environment

New data and analysis compiled by YouGov for home management site, Hoppy, has found that 36% of stressed out British workers feel that running their home is as or more stressful than their day job. The Happy Home study found that 40% of the nation are stressed out about their household to-do list, and 75% feel unhappy with their current home environment. What keeps us up at night when it comes to running our homes? 1.House being untidy (36%)2.Lack of storage space…

Vast majority of Brits would prefer a ‘property project’ over a new home

Us Brits love a bit of DIY. Any given bank holiday, in between complaining about the weather and destroying sausages on a BBQ, we can usually be found in the aisles of hardware stores or up a ladder at home fixing something. And as Britain’s aspiration for a property project continues to boom, new analysis from national estate agent, Jackson-Stops, finds that a massive 81% of British buyers would purchase a home in need of renovation as opposed to somewhere you could just walk…

FTBs continue to sacrifice and miss out on Government bonuses

New data from The Nottingham Building Society has revealed that schemes such as Lifetime ISAs and Help to Buy ISAs that are provided by the Government are going largely unnoticed by first time buyers who are making major sacrifices. According to the research, 26% of potential FTBs say they’ve moved back in with parents so they can save as much as possible while 30% have stopped going on costly holidays. Around 61% say they have cut back on socialising while 55% have cut…

House prices continue to tumble as stock levels stack up

The latest data and analysis from Home.co.uk covering asking prices in September has found that the average price of a home in the UK fell further this month as the slowdown appears to be tightening its grip. According to Home’s figures, price falls across most English regions have dragged the average for England and Wales down a further 0.3%, and both mean and median marketing times are longer than a year ago. The scale and scope of the downturn are both increasing, in line…