Rental Properties Have Higher Demand In United Kingdom

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According to a new research conducted, there is a continued increase in the demand for properties that are for rent despite the effort of the government in discouraging the buy to let market and encourage residents to become home owners.

High number of landlords that are sending reports of an increase in tenant demands which is slightly higher or significantly higher. The percentage is now at 39 per cent for the first quarter of 2016 in comparison to the 34 per cent recorded in the last quarter of 2015. On the other hand, 36 per cent of the landlords are saying that the demand for rental is on a stable level.

The BDRC Continental for Paragon Mortgages has conducted a recent survey that shows there are sectors that are noticing an increase in the level of satisfaction from the tenants. Around 79 per cent of the tenants who are included in the survey exclaimed that they are happy with their present landlord.

According to the same research, there are 85 per cent of tenants that are treating their existing rental properties as their permanent home and 69 per cent of them are in the opinion that the cost of their rent is a good deal or they are getting their money’s worth.

Based on the changing nature of the housing tenure, when it comes to tenants that are staying in their current rentals, the average length of stay is at around seven years from occupancy. In terms of those who are availing of the PRS or Private Rented Sector, the average years for renters is around 13 years.

Landlords are also in agreement that the PRS is a great factor thus there is an increase in the housing demand in the United Kingdom. It has been estimated that the social housing industry has already lost around one million of their houses starting `1991. With this, 78 per cent of the landlords believe that PRS has compensated in a way to cover the decrease in the social housing. Just like in United Kingdom, there is also a continued rise in Hua Hin in terms of property for rent.

Why Does Personality Matter When Teaching English Abroad

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A lot of people have become interested in becoming a TEFL teacher. However, they are often discouraged by the thought that they don’t have the right personality for the job. If you are one of these people, don’t lose hope just yet because you may even be more qualified than you think. Not everyone has the same personality. Personalities are moulded by different life experiences of a person along with the influence of his/her environment and the people surrounding him/her, so you never know if you’re personality is just right for the job until you actually try.

Yes, it is true that schools often want a person with a good personality and the reason for this is that they want someone who will be able to keep the students engaged and interested. A teacher needs to have a great personality so that his/her students are motivated to learn English more.

Another reason why personality is important is because a TEFL teacher would be living in a different country with different people, culture and beliefs and in order for the teacher to adapt to that, he/she must have a strong personality. In this sense, you can say that schools are looking for more than one type of personality.

A person with a good and strong personality would be able to handle all the challenges that may be thrown at him.

You would be able to showcase your personality during a one-on-one interview but before that, give the employers a glimpse of your personality through your CV. On top of your CV, make sure to include at least a sentence or two describing what sets you apart from the rest.

Your work experience is one of the most important parts of your CV and in it, try to include past working experiences wherein you’ve served a major position for an organization in order to showcase your leadership skills.

You should also include some of your hobbies and interests that are relevant to the position you are applying for as well as some of the places you have travelled.

All of this of course would be possible only after you have enrolled in a qualified TEFL training school like Pro TEFL for a TEFL course and had gotten certified.

Electric Cars Are Not The Solution To New Zealand’s Woes

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The government of New Zealand has announced its support for electric cars but according to motoring experts, traffic congestion cannot be solved by the introduction of electric cars. According to a car review website, the government’s announcement has certainly missed the point. The problem with transport is not between petroleum-based cars and electric cars but cars and public transport. The motorways of the city can be literally filled with electric cars but still traffic will not be solved.

A suggestion for the government of New Zealand is to invest in electric trains and buses not electric cars so that traffic congestion can be reduced. Cars are important for transport but they are more ideal for special trips on roads that are not likely to be congested with numerous cars and other vehicles. Cars are lousy forms of mass transport and using electric cars will not make a difference. Electric cars do not use energy while sitting still in traffic but so do petroleum-based cars. Most of the modern petroleum-based cars automatically switch off once they are not being driven.

An electric car that runs all day will drain its batteries. It also lacks the range to be a perfect alternative to traditional petrol cars. Contrary to what electric car manufacturer’s claim, the distance travelled is only about one third or two thirds the distance. In spite of the claims made by the government, New Zealand can benefit a lot from a nationwide train system that runs on renewable energy. The city stands to gain from less traffic congestion, fewer accidents involving trucks and reduction on the dependence to fossil fuels.

Actually, travel across Auckland should only take about 2 hours but traffic makes this impossible. The problem is due to the great number of cars sharing little space. Encouraging the use of electric cars on the streets will certainly result into more traffic since they are bound to increase the number of cars on the roads.

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Understanding The Dangers Of Tree Removal Or Cutting

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Tree regulations are placed not just to protect the trees but also to protect the people. Tree removal is considered as a dangerous task that is why they are best left to the professionals. Tree professionals would remove numerous trees and stumps but due to the danger connected with the task, they would have to take extra safety measures in order to protect themselves against injury or harm. But even with the necessary safety gear tree professionals are still not safe for in this field of work, even when you feel you’re safe, you aren’t. In the US alone, about 60 deaths were recorded due to tree maintenance related injuries while 120 deaths were recorded in the forestry and logging services.

If you are wondering why tree maintenance is a dangerous job, the first thing you should think about is the tools being used by these professionals. Chainsaws, hacksaws, wood chippers and other power tools are deemed dangerous. Just a slight miscalculation or a simple distraction can cause serious harm to your hands, legs or arms. Tree professionals use these tools every single day of their work. That is why an untrained individual should not handle such instruments.

Next, the danger is with the tree itself. If you attempt to remove a tree, you will be exposed to a lot of life-threatening risks. Without the proper equipment, the tree might end up falling on your house, or on other people present. When your limbs are weak, they will provide faulty support when the tree falls. When the tree is close to an electrical line, you run the risk of getting electrocuted.

When there is an infestation of insects or snakes, or even poisonous plants, your visit to the tree might lead you towards the hospital. This is the reason why proper clothing, gloves and equipment are required for tree professionals.

Another danger associated with trees is that when they are decaying, they become unstable and climbing them would become very dangerous. Limbs and large branches can also fall on the wrong places, or on people.

These are the dangers that arborists, tree surgeons and other tree professionals go through every day that is why it is important for these professionals to be well-trained and adept in their craft and why it is important for you to find such capable professionals like those from Ark Fencing and Tree Work.

Innovations In Plastic Packaging

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A 3-day event will be held in Anaheim, CA for packaging and manufacturing professionals to showcase the latest in plastic packaging. The innovations that will be featured at PLASTEC West event include the following:

  • Duofold combination packaging from HLP Klearfold of New York includes a combination of the best attributes of clear, box-grade plastic and paperboard to create a truly distinctive visual packaging. The two different substrates allow for unique structural design that will not be possible by using paperboard or plastic alone. Each of the substrates is different in terms of visual, textural and tactile impressions.
  • Soft Crease on the other hand created a rigid film that can be used for multiple plastic carton panels or to make windows that can be used to wrap around multiple score lines. The structural design possibilities are unlimited in creating a strong shelve impact that is a combination of offset, flexo and/or paperboard panels or both. It also includes foil stamping and other decorating special effects applicable to both plastic and paperboard panels.
  • Lasersharp Flex Pack introduces the Prime Peel that allows packages to be easily opened and reclosed while maintaining the integrity of its contents. This new and efficient innovation can be considered as an accurate example of flexible packaging. Lasers are used to produce the peel and reclose packages with clean and accurate patterns.
  • Schur Star Concept has created flexible packaging in multiple bag formats without additional tooling costs. This flexible packaging solution allows quick changeover times to run multiple products or just one line without any setup times. The Schur bags are expected to meet all functionality requirements including all types of barrier capacities.

However, not all packaging requirements can be achieved through plastics. In spite the different innovations in packaging, there are still traditional packaging materials that can satisfactorily fulfill the demands of customers. An example is Paper Mart paper bags that meet the requirements of customers for recyclable and environmentally friendly packaging. Paper bags are cost effective and they are seen as a solution to the growing amount of packaging waste in the landfills. Paper bags can also be reused for other purposes aside from packaging.

Twin, Queen Or King: Which Bed Size Is Right For You?

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When you decide to buy a new bed for your bedroom, one of the most important things to consider is the size of the bed you are going to buy. The bed size is highly connected with comfort. When you are not comfortable with your bed, you won’t be able to get great quality sleep and when you don’t get great quality sleep, you won’t be able to function properly during the day. But when you are choosing the right size of bed for you, it actually is quite hard given all the choices you are faced with. It is also quite difficult to know the differences in bed sizes in the world today and even the salesperson in the local market wouldn’t be able to give you all the facts that you may need. Bed sizes can be quite confusing.

But what is exactly the difference between the bed sizes? Find out below.


Twin beds are also more commonly known as single beds. Twin beds are the most common choice for kid’s rooms and even guest rooms. One of the best features of twin beds is that they are narrow and are able to fit in the smallest bedrooms. Dimensions are 39” x 75” in length and 39” in width. Unfortunately, the standard size is too short for most adults.

There is also a Twin Extra Long which is 5” longer than the standard twin size bed. Also, the standard for these beds may differ for each manufacturer so it would do you good if you first try to know the measurements of your provider.


Queen size beds may also be referred to as full or double beds and any of the queen sizes would fit the common room. Unfortunately, most couples think that queen beds are too narrow for them to get a good night’s sleep. A double or full bed is 15” wider than a twin bed but a queen size bed is 6” wider than a double bed.


There are two types of king beds: standard and California. A standard king would be 4” wider than a California. But a California king bed is 4” longer. If you pushed two extra long twin beds that will be the makeup of a king size bed. Two people sharing a bed would get equal amount of space.

Bed sizes are much more complex if you would expound on them. So before you think about visiting bed stores Perth, make sure to understand bed sizes first.