Feb 11th 2018

Chiswick’s residential property market has just seen one of its least active quarters since records began. As reported on the local news website only at the height of the financial crisis in 2009 did transaction levels fall below those seen in Oct-Dec 2017. To date only 76 sales have been reported to the Land [...]

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Feb 10th 2018

A recent industry report highlighted an estimated demand for 125,000 additional multi-generational homes a year in the UK and quoted that two thirds of people believed the solution to Britain’s ageing population would be to move towards multi-generational living. With the double whammy of rising property prices and high residential care costs for the elderly, [...]

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Feb 3rd 2018

There was a time when homeworking was the next best thing and then it took a dip in popularity, Recently, two major factors have put flexible working practices back on the map. Firstly, consumer behaviour has changed. Customers now expect instant access to organisations and their questions answered at a convenient time. Secondly, today’s modern [...]

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Jan 27th 2018

From sushi mats to bamboo steamers, sous vides (water baths) to professional chef knives – new research has revealed the extent to which modern Brits have ‘all the gear, no idea’ when it comes to their kitchens – with the average UK household home to a staggering £415 worth of unused cooking gadgets and utensils. [...]

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Jan 20th 2018

Average weekly household spending in the UK rose to £554 in the financial year ending March 2017. According to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics, the figure marks a rise of £21.20 in real terms when compared with the previous year. This is a return to levels last seen before the economic downturn, [...]

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Jan 13th 2018

Here is the latest burglary prevention advice from Chiswick’s Local Policing Team. Burglars tend to target windows as they generally offer easier access than doors. Take a good look at your windows from the outside and remove any potential access points where possible. Are there any walls, bins or garden furniture that could be used [...]

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Jan 6th 2018

Whether you’re a first-time buyer, homeowner, tenant or landlord, if you plan to keep an eye on the property market in 2018, here are some key dates worth knowing. JANUARY 2018 Help to Save trial starts If you’re a would-be first-time buyer on a low income, the Government’s promised Help to Save scheme is worth [...]

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Dec 30th 2017

With nearly 9 million Smart meters installed in UK, consumers are becoming increasingly aware of what’s eating watts in their homes, and are looking at ways to reduce energy usage overall, and ‘product by product’. Sust-it has been ranking appliances, tech and cars by their running costs for over 10 years. Collecting the energy usage [...]

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Dec 23rd 2017

House price growth in 2017 remained in 2-4% range throughout 2017 according to Nationwide figures, with a marked slowdown in London. Indeed, the capital was the weakest performing region for the first time since Q3 2005. Robert Gardner, Nationwide’s Chief Economist: “Low mortgage rates and healthy employment growth continued to support demand in 2017, while [...]

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Dec 18th 2017

If you find yourself twiddling your thumbs with the extra time over the festive period then why not breathe some new life into your home PC or laptop? Here’s how to make a fresh start in the New Year with technology that runs at optimum speed. 1. Stop, clean and delete You can (carefully) open [...]

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