Tenants begin to get choosy about who they house or flat share with, report shows

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Tenants begin to get choosy about who they house or flat share with, report shows previous nextHousing MarketTenants begin to get choosy about who they house or flat share with, report showsSome renters prepared to pay hundreds of pounds more a month to be with ideal house or flat sharers.The Negotiator24th March 201702,026 Views Arguments among tenants over unwashed dishes, late night partying and dirty pants left on bannisters are clearly taking their toll, reveals research out today into the house and flat share market.It shows that 70% of house and flat sharer tenants in the UK are willing to pay on average an extra £112 a month to secure a home with more ideal cohabiters.But some told researchers they would stump up even more; £201 a month, which seems a lot just to avoid unflushed loos, stolen orange juice and waiting ages for a shower in the morning.The research found that being clean and tidy was the most important attribute of being a good flatmate among those polled, that men prefer sharing with three others and females two others.Face-to-faceCommissioned by utility company Spark Energy, which is a specialist supplier to the lettings market, the research also reveals that half of all tenants still believe the most effective way to meet people to share a home with is face-to-face, despite the best of efforts of websites such as RoomBuddies.co.uk to convert this into a digital interaction.Spark Energy’s spokesperson Shaun Burnett (pictured) also suggests that a ‘behavioural’ trend may be emerging in the lettings industry akin to TripAdvisor, in which tenants seek out well behaved fellow renters with good profiles to live with.The research also revealed some good news for sales agent – Spark Energy reckons that only 18% of tenants it spoke to believe they will never make it on the property ladder, considerably lower than the two thirds of renters that online only agent House Network feared they would not get on the property ladder.As they say in research, it’s all about who you talk to.houseshares shaun burnett spark energy flat share March 24, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

INS Cankarso Returnes to Goa

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Ocean City PTA to Host Fundraiser in Sea Isle

first_imgThe fundraiser will be held at the Yacht Club of Sea Isle City. The Ocean City School District’s Parent-Teacher Association invites the public to enjoy “A Night in Monte Carlo” on Saturday, April 6, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Yacht Club of Sea Isle City, 4487 Venicean Road, Sea Isle City.The event will feature casino-style gaming, food, happy hour prices at the bar, music, dancing, raffles and more. Guests must be 21 or older to attend.Proceeds will help fund improvements to Ocean City’s Primary and Intermediate School’s playground equipment, enhancements to the Intermediate School’s STEM Program and field trips for students in grades kindergarten through eighth.“Our PTA is always looking for creative ways to engage our community while raising funds for our school district,” said OCPTA President Jocelyn Palaganas. “Monte Carlo Casino Night is more than a fundraiser; it’s a chance for parents to have a kid-free, fun night out with food, drinks, dancing and games of chance for adults of all ages.”Tickets are $75 each, which includes $100 in play money, food and two complimentary drinks. For a limited time, there is also an “Early Bird Special” consisting of two tickets for $130, which includes $200 in play money, food and four complimentary drinks.For ticket information or to learn more about A Night in Monte Carlo, visit the Ocean City PTA’s Facebook page, email [email protected] or [email protected], or phone 609-374-6208. Tickets may also be purchased at www.VENMO.com.last_img read more

Dr Terry Sharp, head of baking and cereal processing, CCFRA

first_imgHeavy rain during the summer means there is probably not enough UK wheat to produce bread to our exacting quality standards in the coming year.It is now generally agreed that 2007 has been a poor harvest for both quality and quantity in a number of regions of the UK. This is a problem because in the past few years we have been using up to 80% of the UK wheat harvest for breadmaking. This situation inevitably has made us more vulnerable to year-on-year variations in the UK supply. It’s not a surprise, then, that we sometimes have to top this up with imports.Despite the unusual summer weather and the wider problems of wheat supply and demand for food and non-food uses, our millers are able to provide flour of consistent quality for breadmaking by buying wheat from other countries.The situation is not always so good in other parts of the world. Many countries in the Middle East and Africa have to rely almost completely on imported grain, arriving through a long supply chain. This can lead to inconsistent performance in the bakery. As a result, adjustments have to be made to the recipe or breadmaking processes. The result is extra time and cost in the bakery and products that vary on a regular basis.It is a tribute to our millers that they are able to supply breadmaking flour of consistent quality, whatever the UK climate throws at us. It also reflects well on our bakers as they know the flour quality needed to make their products.last_img read more

An All-Star Tribute Album To Dr. John Will Soon Be Released; Watch Warren Haynes’ Contribution

first_imgThere’s no denying the musical legacy of Dr. John, as the New Orleans-based pianist has been a fixture for well over 50 years. Dr. John’s signature honky-tonk piano playing and gravelly voice has been an inspiration on every musician, as his unique swing continues to define a genre of music. It’s no wonder that an all-star group of artists came together to celebrate John in a 2014 concert, The Musical Mojo Of Dr. John.Now, that concert is finally being released as a CD/DVD combination on October 21st. With appearances from Allen Toussaint, Anders Osborne, Bill Kreutzmann, Bruce Springsteen, Charles Neville, Aaron Neville, George Porter Jr., Jason Isbell, Irma Thomas, John Fogerty, Jimmie Vaughan, Mavis Staples, Terence Blanchard, Widespread Panic, Zigaboo Modeliste and more, this was truly an all-star celebration.Among the many performers of the night was guitarist Warren Haynes, who paid tribute to Dr. John with a cover of his 2012 song “You Lie.” Says Haynes about the track, “For an artist of that caliber to still be putting out timeless music is pretty incredible.” The song certainly holds a candle to Dr. John’s famed body of work, as you can see in the brand new video that premiered today on Ultimate Classic Rock.You can find more information about the Dr. John tribute album/DVD release on Amazon.The Musical Mojo Of Dr. John: A Celebration Of Mac & His Music TracklistingDisc 1Right Place Wrong Time – Dr. John and Bruce Springsteen (4:30)Blow Wind Blow – Jason Isbell (3:47)My Indian Red – Cyril Neville (3:32)Somebody Changed the Lock – Anders Osborne and Bill Kreutzmann (3:11)Please Send Me Someone to Love – Dr. John, Aaron Neville and Charles Neville (6:04)Junko Partner – George Porter Jr. and Zigaboo Modeliste (5:14)Since I Fell for You – Irma Thomas (3:49)Stack-A-Lee – Tab Benoit (4:13)Life – Allen Toussaint (3:09)Street People – Shannon McNally (3:32)Goodnight Irene – Dave Malone (5:54)Big Chief – Big Chief Monk Boudreaux (5:23)Disc 2Familiar Reality – Widespread Panic (9:45)You Lie – Warren Haynes (6:34)Traveling Mood – Chuck Leavell (3:53)Back by the River – Ryan Bingham (4:29)Let’s Make a Better World – John Boutté (2:46)Lay My Burden Down – Mavis Staples (5:59)New Orleans – John Fogerty (3:43)Come Rain or Come Shine – Dr. John and Terence Blanchard (6:07)I Walk on Guilded Splinters – Dr. John and Sarah Morrow (7:02)Such a Night – Dr. John and Sarah Morrow (8:27)Blue-Ray/DVDDr. John Interview (Opening Sequence)Right Place Wrong Time – Dr. John and Bruce SpringsteenBlow Wind Blow – Jason IsbellMy Indian Red – Cyril NevilleSomebody Changed the Lock – Anders Osborne and Bill KreutzmannPlease Send Me Someone to Love – Dr. John, Aaron Neville and Charles NevilleJunko Partner – George Porter Jr. and Zigaboo ModelisteSince I Fell for You – Irma ThomasStack-A-Lee – Tab BenoitStreet People – Shannon McNallyGoodnight Irene – Dave MaloneBig Chief – Big Chief Monk BoudreauxDr. John InterviewFamiliar Reality – Widespread PanicYou Lie – Warren HaynesBack by the River – Ryan BinghamLet’s Make a Better World – John BouttéLay My Burden Down – Mavis StaplesNew Orleans – John FogertyCome Rain or Come Shine – Dr. John and Terence BlanchardI Walk on Guilded Splinters – Dr. John and Sarah MorrowSuch a Night – Dr. John and Sarah MorrowBonusLife – Allen ToussaintTraveling Mood – Chuck Leavelllast_img read more

1 killed, 1 missing as heavy rain floods Turkish province

first_imgANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s state media say one person was killed and a second person is reported missing after heavy rains and flash floods struck the Turkish Aegean coastal province of Izmir. The two were trapped inside a vehicle that was swept away by rising water on Tuesday, Anadolu Agency reported. The news agency quoted Izmir’s governor as saying the region was hit by 1 1/2 times more rain in 10 hours than the average total for February, The downpour is expected to continue until Wednesday. In October, Izmir was struck by a powerful earthquake that toppled buildings, killing more than 100 people.last_img

I-86 Reopens Following Crash

first_imgImage courtesy: City of Salamanca Fire DepartmentApp users, tap here to watch video report.SALAMANCA – Two men were seriously hurt, and several others injured after Sheriff’s Deputies say an elderly man from Salamanca caused a crash on I-86 in Cattaraugus County on Wednesday.The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office says a Dodge Dakota pickup truck operated by the elderly man rear ended a 2020 Ford Edge that was stopped on the eastbound right shoulder of the highway for a mechanical issue just after 12:40 p.m. near Salamanca.Deputies say the pickup truck spun out of control before crashing to a stop, while the Ford SUV was forced off the shoulder, going through the grass and into a wooded area nearby. The elderly man and two occupants of the SUV were taken by Ambulance to Olean General Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, deputies say.Image courtesy: City of Salamanca Fire DepartmentThe other two of the four occupants of the SUV were taken via medical helicopter to Erie County Medical Center with serious injuries.I-86 between exit 15, School House Road, to exit 20, in Salamanca was closed for several hours while crews worked the scene.New York State Police, NYS Park Police, Salamanca City Fire, Seneca Nation Fire and EMS, Randolph Fire, East Randolph Fire and Mercy Flight assisted the Sheriff’s Deputies.The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office says their investigation into the crash is still ongoing.This crash is separate from a fatal collision that happened on the highway just hours later. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Meet the Family! Broadway’s Tuck Everlasting Stars Greet the Press

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on May 29, 2016 The Tuck Everlasting company met the press on February 29. Based on the bestselling Natalie Babbitt book, this heartwarming musical tale reveals the magical secret of the Tuck family and becomes an extraordinary adventure about friendship, love, family and living life to the fullest. Take a look at the stars (above) and the talent-packed creative team (scribe Tim Federle, composer Chris Miller, scribe Claudia Shear, lyricist Nathan Tysen and director/choreographer Casey Nicholaw) below. Previews for Tuck Everlasting begin on March 31 at the Broadhurst Theatre, where the show officially opens on April 26. Related Shows Tuck Everlastingcenter_img Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Robert Lenzi, Michael Park, Sarah Charles Lewis, Carolee Carmello, Terrence Mann, Fred Applegate & Michael Wartella(Photo by Caitlin McNaney) View Commentslast_img read more

Brandon Bar offers scholarship

first_img April 15, 2006 Regular News Brandon Bar offers scholarship The Brandon Bar Association and Bread of Life Christian Mission has set the criteria for its annual scholarship.One scholarship in the amount of $750 will be awarded to a Hispanic student in a farmworker family May 11.A completed application form, letter of recommendation, transcript, and essay must be received by Bread of Life and the Brandon Bar Association by April 19.The candidate will be interviewed by a designated member of the board of Bread of Life and/or Brandon Bar Association.For more information or to obtain an application call (813) 657-9175 or send e-mail to dwmagan[email protected] Brandon Bar offers scholarshiplast_img read more

The Credit Bureau: Not nearly as cool as the FBI

first_imgWhat is a credit bureau? For one reason or another, you’ve probably heard of Equifax, TransUnion, or Experian. These are the three big credit bureaus in the United States. A credit bureau is an organization that gathers and studies a person’s credit data, which is provided to them by creditors/lending institutions. But how do they make money? Once they’ve got the data, they wrap it up in a bow and sell the information they’ve accumulated to creditors. So, when you’re applying for a loan of some kind and the powers that be need to decide what to do, the information the creditors use to make their decision is information bought from the credit bureaus. To make it clear, credit bureaus do not decide whether you get credit. They merely collect data and issue it to whatever financial institution requires it. That being said, not all the information a credit bureau has is necessarily accurate. Each year an individual has the right to request one free credit report. This is possible from an amendment made in 2003 to the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act.  You’re also entitled to a free copy of your credit report if it’s used as the basis for a negative credit decision.In fact, a study done by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in 2013 reported that one out of five individuals had an error in their credit report. In some cases, the fix to their credit report resulted in a 25-point difference in their score and in rarer cases, a 100-point difference.In sum, credit bureaus collect information about you, generate credit scores, and sell the information to financial institutions. They don’t have a say in whether you get a loan or not. Check with a credit bureau to see your reports to verify there aren’t any errors, especially if you’re trying to get a line of credit. Remember, it’s free at least once every year. 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Derek San Filippo Derek is a freelance writer who spends his off time either working with his rescue animals or writing children’s books. He lives in San Diego with his beautiful wife … Web: www.financialfeed.com Detailslast_img read more