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Jun 17th 2019

We are a nation obsessed with owning property. Our home is our castle, it cannot be stolen from us. It is tangible and solid and could never be sold from under our feet. This is not the case. Property fraud is on the increase. The Land Registry has prevented 279 fraudulent registrations with a combined value […]

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Jun 10th 2019

Buying refurbished appliances has really taken off thanks to the internet and they are now relatively commonplace, especially on big retail websites. This can be a way of affording something over your budget but it does come with some risks. A refurbished appliance by definition, will be damaged or faulty before being repaired, so should […]

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Jun 3rd 2019

London buy to let property investors can bank a saving by just crossing the bridge to the opposite bank of the Thames. The latest research by independent London estate agent, Benham & Reeves, has looked at how the price of London property differs on each bank of the Thames and highlighted which bank can save […]

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May 30th 2019

The Homes for Londoners search tool allows Londoners on low to middle incomes to search for Shared Ownership, London Living Rent and other forms of affordable home ownership. By pulling together properties from across the capital, the tool aims to make the process of finding a home quicker, more accessible and easier, for those who need […]

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May 25th 2019

A new UK-wide investigation has revealed that Brits need to budget an extra £2,000 when it comes to buying or renting a new house, or risk being caught out by some unexpected costs. While there’s lots of noise around the cost of deposits and associated legal fees for both buyers and renters alike, the costs don’t […]

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May 15th 2019

A new campaign says we should pay less tax on plants because they are good for the environment and mental health. It’s being backed by the National Garden Scheme at a time when house plants are becoming increasingly popular – particularly among young people who can’t afford gardens. In the UK, plants which don’t produce food […]

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May 13th 2019

Homeowners have made their views known, revealing they have zero love for energy suppliers, with 71% reporting regular problems with gas and electricity providers. Even more worrying – 65% have no faith in their suppliers to fix problems when they happen. Energy Switching conducted a survey of 10,000 British homeowners asking which utility provider they disliked […]

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May 13th 2019

The average price of Chiswick homes sold so far this year is once again over £1 million. Figures from the Land Registry show that the level has risen by 14.1% over the same period in 2018. However, as reported by local news website Chiswick.W4, the rise is largely driven by technical factors. The most notable […]

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May 4th 2019

New research examines the link between consumers’ fashion style and home interior choices. From curtains to cushions, sofas to throws, almost two thirds of millennials (aged 25-34) in the UK dress their home in the same style as their bodies. The findings reveal that 67% of renters surveyed place importance on their home reflecting their […]

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Apr 30th 2019

For many, growing old at home seems like a pipe dream. But in terms of costs, it could actually work out better in the long run. New analysis reveals it’s 65% cheaper to ‘age-proof’ your current home than it is to move into a residential care home. Population forecasts predict that the number of over 67-year-olds […]

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