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Apr 17th 2018

Are you wondering how much you will need to add to your budget in order to buy a property or move home? It’s easy to overlook some of the costs involved. A free and impartial guide from the Money Advice Service will help you plan for all of these when you work out your finances. Major […]

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Apr 10th 2018

New measures will be introduced to professionalise the estate agent market, driving up standards and bringing an end to ‘rogue managing agents’, announced Housing Secretary Sajid Javid this week. With over one million homes bought and sold in England each year, delays and complications cause financial and emotional stress to buyers and sellers. This uncertainty leads […]

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Mar 31st 2018

A new bird box is landing in Chiswick and could be coming to you, all thanks to Citizen Bird. It is a project that is going to collect detailed data about British birds and their living habits throughout the country. The initiative, as reported in Richmond & Twickenham Times, aims to produce ‘automated’ wild nest […]

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Mar 24th 2018

Almost nine in ten (86%) people living in their first home think it is harder now than a decade ago to make the jump to their second home, according to the Nationwide Building Society poll. When asked what they would be willing to give up to move up the housing ladder, more than half (55%) […]

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Mar 22nd 2018

New research has revealed the lengths that Brits will go to spy on people next door, with a third admitting to regular curtain twitching, and as many as one in ten regularly coming out into the street in their dressing gown, in the style of Last of the Summer Wine’s Nora Batty. Over a third […]

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Mar 11th 2018

The Government’s ‘How to Rent’ guide has just been updated. The guide is aimed at tenants and landlords in the private rented sector and has been created to help them to understand their rights and responsibilities. It includes key information on what to look out for before renting, living in a rented home, the process […]

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Mar 3rd 2018

We’re not the only ones who need to layer on the thermals, boots, gloves and woolly hats in cold weather. Your home also needs protection from the sudden drop in temperature. Here are the top ten tips: 1 – Lag your pipes Cover your water pipes – including those outside your home, in the loft […]

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Feb 24th 2018

Start your tidying ‘journey’ just in time for Spring cleaning. Marie Kondo, who alerted the world to the dangers of clutter in her book ‘The Lifechanging Magic of Tidying Up’, has released the KonMari App. Kondo has built a thriving business since the publication of the book in 2011. The App helps you start tidying, […]

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Feb 24th 2018

Buying a first home with a complete stranger wouldn’t be a problem for 14% of young Britons – particularly if their new acquaintance was a pet-loving doctor. Although, worryingly, that does extend to 4% being prepared to move in with ‘someone they met in the pub’. When asked to share their top criteria for their […]

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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 ChiswickW4.com 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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