Family Life Category

The stages that you pass through from early life to retirement as a member of a family are called the family life cycle. As you reach each stage you are faced with new challenges and you will gain new skills that help you cope with this evolving cycle. Life doesn’t always run smoothly and situations such as severe illness, financial problems or the death of a loved one can have an effect on how well you pass through each stage. Whether you are a young person or over 50, MyAdviceGateway will help you locate the information and advice you need to cope with the challenges and stress of daily life.

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Housing Matters

Housing Matters

HOUSING OPTIONS

Whether you are looking to buy or rent your first home, looking to move to a new home or need emergency housing there are a range of options to consider depending on your age and personal circumstances.

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COUNCIL HOUSING AND HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS

Social housing is housing that is let at low rents and on a secure basis to people in housing need. It is generally provided by councils and not-for-profit organisations such as housing associations.

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MUTUAL EXCHANGE

A mutual exchange is a home swap with another tenant and could involve any property type. You can swap homes with any Council tenant or Housing Association tenant in the UK providing they have the right to mutual exchange and want to swap homes with you.

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PRIVATE RENTED ACCOMMODATION

Private renting offers you greater freedom to find the type of accommodation you require in the area you wish to live but, because of the high demand for properties, rents can be higher than in the private sector.

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HOME MANAGEMENT

Managing your finances is an essential element to running your own home to ensure that your rent or mortgage, utility and other bills are paid on time and the best way to achieve this is by maintaing a budget.

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BUYING AND SELLING A PROPERTY

Buying and/or selling a property is a complex process and can take several months through to completion particularly if you are part of a chain of buyers and sellers. There are several distinct steps and many important decisions to be made along the way.

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS AND EXTENSIONS

Moving is an extremely expensive exercise and if you need extra room for an expanding family staying put and improving or extending your current property will save on the hidden high costs of moving:

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MOVING HOUSE

With so much to do and so many things to remember, moving house can be stressful and hard work. It is important to start to plan your move well in advance to ensure that there are no last minute problems.

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NEIGHBOURHOOD ISSUES

Neighbourhood problems such as disputes with a neighbour or anti social behaviour can be settled in a number of ways – either by taking action yourself, requesting help from Citizens Advice or similar organisations or contacting your landlord, the police or your local authority.

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LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS

Local environmental issues such as litter, dog fouling, neighbour noise and abandoned vehicles are very important to people in their everyday lives and should be reported to the approriate authority immediately that they arise.

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