OPEN HOUSE DAY AT STRUTT & PARKER
The estate agents Strutt & Parker will be opening the doors of properties across the UK for buyers on 26 March. Prospective buyers will be able to view a range of properties, from quaint cottages to grand manor houses, in a relaxed, pressure-free environment, from 10am to 4pm. Register for the Open House Day by going to www.struttandparker.com/openday.

RENT OUT YOUR SPARE ROOM DURING THE OLYMPICS
Thinking about renting out your spare bedroom during the 2012 Olympics? The government’s “rent a room” scheme enables you to earn up £4,250 a year tax-free by letting out a furnished room in a residential property. There will be a free advice session on 17 June at St. John’s Place, Stratford at 10am. To book your place call 0845 603 2691 or go to www.hmrc.gov.uk/bst.