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Living in Dhaka City is not easy on the wallet. More than half the population lives in rental apartments. One needs to contribute a major portion of their income for rent. Most people can only ever dream of having a house of their own. Thus, in a place where rent is the norm, strong tenancy rights, landlord laws, its efficient uptake and the responsibilities of landlords becomes necessary for smooth operations of the city’s housing situation.   The landlord vs. tenant dispute is a widespread phenomenon even though there are laws to serve as a blueprint for basic interactions. Despite the laws and acts, there are some primary duties that every landlord or homeowner should perform or follow. Sometimes it seems like there are no rules in this regard since there is no regulatory body for monitoring the impulsive activities of so many landlords. Do’s – The Responsibilities of Landlords…

66,000 Crore BDT – The amount of home loan disbursed by banks and non-banking financial institutions (NBFI) in the fiscal year 16-17. The number alone should give you some idea of home loan’s importance in Bangladesh. Majority of the people, in some form or another, take out loans to finance home construction or purchase. But before you do take out a home loan, there are a few factors you need to consider such as interest rate, fees & charges, loan tenure, and eligibility. Based on those factors, we will today do a quick home loan comparison of some of the major banks and NBFI’s of the country offers. And if you are a client of Bproperty, you’ll enjoy a preferential rate which will also be discussed below. Bank Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) To many, Standard Chartered Bank is the leading choice for banking and loan. They have built a solid…

Panam Nagar, also known as The Lost City, used to be a bustling place. Having been practically abandoned ages ago, only the untouched stones and derelict buildings remain a testament to its ancient stories. Maybe 450 years ago you would have loved the lively and busy city, but today we visit an unseemly restful place. History Common knowledge tells us that 15th century ruler Jamidar Isa Khan was the first to settle Panam Nagar as the capital of the area, though the area was popular even as far back as the 13th century. There were three large settlements; Boro Nagar, Pash Nagar and Panam Nagar. As we now can tell, Panam Nagar was and is the most renowned of the three. It was a place of great economic and political power and was the east terminus of the 2,500 km Grand Trunk Road that connected Bengal to Central Asia. Panam…

Names have meanings, and when it comes to names of areas, the meanings are more prominent. You can sometimes even get a basic idea about the area just from its name. That is why today’s article is about the history behind the names of areas in Dhaka city. Dhaka is a city with hundreds of years’ worth of history. It has witnessed the emergence and downfall of the Sena dynasty, the Turks, the Mughals, and the British. So if you try to uncover the history behind the names of areas in Dhaka city, you’ll undoubtedly discover some amazing stories. And that’s what we’ll try to do today. Join us, as we uncover how the names of the areas in Dhaka city came to be. Shahbag The 17th Century Bag-E-Badshahi is today’s Shahbag The Shahbag we know today is a central hub of the city that’s kept busy by thousands of…

There are hundreds, even thousands, of buildings under construction around the world every moment of the day. And it’s amazing to think about how much taller each is getting than the previous one. The tallest building today is so tall that it has 2 different times assigned for sunset and sunrise; one at the top and one at the base. But even if all the buildings now aren’t going to be taller than this one, it’s always fun to look at the tallest buildings under construction today. There are stories behind each one. One Tower, Moscow The first in our list of tallest buildings under construction is the One Tower in Moscow, Russia. It’s a beautiful construct proposed in 2017 where construction began in 2019. If all goes according to plan, this uniquely designed building will be completed in 2024. It is to have 101 stories with nearly 2000 workers…

Ever caught yourself wondering what it would be like to become a real estate mogul in Dhaka city? Real estate is one of the biggest, thriving sectors in Bangladesh. When on the verge of the first phase of your career-oriented life, it is natural to wonder about catapulting yourself to the top floors of your respective sector. As an industry of tangible value, real estate can be a good investment. But how does it play out in the minds of young professionals who are just starting out? Below is an informative overview of what to expect and how to proceed with the most exciting phase of investing in real estate of Bangladesh… Know About What You Are Getting Into: The world is your oyster. You are young; you are hopeful and aspiring to be bigger than you already are. Don’t rush into making decisions when it comes to investing in real…

But just functionality won’t do. You really need to add some aesthetics. Time has brought with it many different styles of home design. A modern home design isn’t enough anymore. What’s home that doesn’t have a little reflection of your personality? Just a little can change the very outlook of your home. We all know the basics of decorating our homes. Our blog is also full of articles you can look to to help you on your designing ways as well. Articles about dining room designs, home entrance ideas, beautiful ceilings, and paint finishes that can all be found on our site. Lots of us like taking the path less used. These are the people that need to do everything a little different from everyone else; and leave a bit of themselves visible in their work. This article is for those people who want to have a reflection of your…

Finding an office space that you really like can be quite difficult. And even if you are finally able to find one, you need to consider its location. After all, having an office near your home has many benefits. What’s better than having an office near your home? Having it in your home! There is also another type of businesses that can benefit a lot from a home office, startups. Because of limited funds, a home office can be the perfect place to work while your business grows. For this and many other reasons, many choose to set up an office in their home. And if you have a home office, you need to decorate it. That is why we are here today with some functional and wonderful tips on home office design. Utilize All the Spaces Many times, a ‘home office’ is usually a corner or sector of your…

There is definitely a lot to do this September, but September also happens to be the month a lot of cool things happened in. there were lots of discoveries in September that we just can’t go without acknowledging or celebrating. Some of these were scientific, some structural, some were intellectual creations and some were even the birthdays of great people (and animals). Let’s see what September has given us over the years. First Book Published, 1452 Thousands of us are avid book readers and I mean the physical copy type of book reader. What’s amazing is, the first mechanically published book was published in 1452, on September 30th by Johann Gutenberg. The book published was the Bible. Copyright, 1486 Copyrights are the reason so many can hold onto their intellectual property. While many complain that copyrights and patents deter or slow down growth, we like to avoid the argument and…

Dhaka is loud, vibrant and exciting. There is always something going on in some part of the city. But how much does it cost to live in Dhaka? There are hundreds of factors to consider, so we thought we’d put together a small list of the most common things people should be aware of. Information courtesy of Numbeo.com Restaurants Avg Price Meal, Small Food Shops 150.00 ৳ Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 775.00 ৳ Cappuccino (regular) 169.62 ৳ Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 29.57 ৳ Water (0.33 liter bottle) 15.25 ৳ Markets Avg Price Milk (regular), (1 liter) 72.67 ৳ Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 54.66 ৳ Rice (white), (1kg) 61.24 ৳ Eggs (regular) (12) 101.52 ৳ Local Cheese (1kg) 548.00 ৳ Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 322.50 ৳ Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 552.29 ৳ Apples (1kg) 175.33 ৳ Banana (1kg) 100.59 ৳ Oranges (1kg) 169.52 ৳ Tomato (1kg) 50.56 ৳ Potato (1kg) 24.79 ৳ Onion (1kg) 39.26 ৳ Lettuce (1…