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Sep 5th 2020

For those who decided to make the most of their own home and garden during lockdown, there have been a few favoured activities and home additions that have taken the nation by storm. UK comparison site Compare By Review looked into some of the most searched-for terms during lockdown with some interesting results. Home gyms […]

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Sep 1st 2020

Nearly one in four housing transactions (23%) will be backed by Bank of Mum and Dad (BoMaD) in 2020, with a quarter (24%) of borrowers now more reliant on financial support from family and friends. Mirroring the impact of the lockdown on the UK housing market, BoMaD will lend just £3.5bn to loved ones this […]

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Aug 31st 2020

There’s a provision in many business agreements and non-disclosures called ‘the locked room’ clause. It mandates providing a secure space for materials that are confidential, dangerous or delicate. With many now working from home, how do we comply with the locked room requirement? Like the classic locked-room mystery with a twist, but instead of a […]

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Aug 21st 2020

Are you tempted to get your skates on and buy a property while there is a stamp duty holiday? Will people be able to afford to rent when they’re no longer furloughed and if unemployment increases? What will property prices do in future? Is the stamp duty holiday creating a bubble that is going to burst? The […]

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Aug 8th 2020

With most of the nation stuck indoors due to lockdown restrictions, homeowners across the UK are investing in lockdown makeovers, new research reveals. The 2020 Renovation Nation Report, by mortgage comparison site money.co.uk, has found that UK’s homeowners have invested an average of £4,035.70 each on home renovations, since the lockdown began in March. And […]

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Aug 4th 2020

The Law Commission has proposed replacing leasehold with commonhold as the ‘preferred alternative’ as it outlines long-awaited recommendations for reforming home ownership. At least 4.3 million homes are thought to be leaseholds in England. The key recommendation involves replacing the leasehold system when it comes to the sale of flats. Leaseholders only have the right to […]

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Jul 23rd 2020

A new report reveals the techniques for looking great on video conferences. The techniques, used by influencers and celebrities, are largely unknown to most professionals working from home. The report is by The Art of Being Photographed, a global online community dedicated to photography. Report summary: five simple steps to transform how you look on […]

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Jul 20th 2020

Thousands of homeowners and landlords could get grants worth up to £5,000 as part of a £2bn grant scheme to improve home insulation. This is one of the few measures announced by the Government in the last three months that assists landlords. Private landlords welcomed Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement that they will also be able to […]

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Jul 14th 2020

The stamp duty holiday announced in Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s summer economic forum could save homebuyers in Chiswick £15,000. The price threshold at which buyers start to pay stamp duty is now £500,000, up from £125,000. According to the latest Land Registry data, the average sale price in Chiswick so far this year is £1,153,237, with […]

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Jul 8th 2020

With the housing market back open for business, buyers and renters are re-evaluating their criteria. A number of factors are driving this shift including homehunters’ change in lifestyle. In particular, the move to working from home since the lockdown kicked in, has had a major knock-on effect. Access to an outside space is more appealing for […]

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