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Oct 22nd 2018

Changing the duvet cover can feel like a full-body workout, especially if it’s a king or super-king size. Fine, if you’re saving on a gym membership. Not so good if you’re working your way through a long list of chores. Do you shake it out with a death grip on the bottom 2 corners? Do you […]

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Oct 18th 2018

We will soon be digging out our knitwear and coats and wondering if it is chilly enough to sneak the central heating on (if we haven’t done so already). This is also the time to think about checking that the boiler is in good working order. After months of inactivity, firing up the central heating […]

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Oct 7th 2018

The new HMO rules come into effect in England on 1 October 2018. The top three takeaways are 1) Anyone renting properties to five or more people from at least two different households is required to have a Houses in Multiple Occupation licence, 2) Landlords who fail to comply face an unlimited fine or a financial penalty […]

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Oct 1st 2018

A survey has found that the traditional burglar alarm, once the most commonly used first line of defence against would-be property thieves, is now a less desirable security product than smart home camera systems. The survey of 1,000 people conducted during August 2018 by Arlo Technologies, asked respondents which security device they either currently own […]

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Sep 25th 2018

The UK House Price Index (UK HPI) has been designated as a National Statistic by the Office for Statistics Regulation. The independent regulator has judged that the statistics provide the highest levels of ‘trustworthiness, quality and value’. The UK HPI is the most comprehensive and only official measure of UK house prices, helping to inform […]

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Sep 18th 2018

Couples from London take longer to move in together than anywhere else in the UK. Three in five Londoners (61%) say they feel nervous before living with their partner compared to less than half (47%) of couples across the UK. A survey of 1,000 people by mortgage adviser John Charcol, found that UK couples are together […]

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Sep 12th 2018

A study of more than 1,000 people conducted by Post Office Money revealed that compromises made to lifestyle were the primary way prospective buyers managed to save towards their first home (33%). The average first time buyer (FTB) will spend four years carefully saving towards their deposit and commit to saving almost 20% of their average joint […]

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Sep 6th 2018

Are you thinking of acing home working this autumn? Working from home is increasingly popular in pursuit of a work/life balance. However, without the communal obligation to get stuff done, and distractions like Netflix, pets, family, laundry etc. it can be easy to let your productivity slip. According to the powwownow Flexible Working Survey, three-quarters of […]

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Sep 1st 2018

Wellness is at the heart of a happy home and creating a serene, happy space has become a huge interior trend. Combining the best of Scandi comfort and health-focused influences – aromatherapy, colour psychology and lots of plants and greenery. 1. Introduce small, meaningful accessories When it comes to embracing a happier and productive space, a […]

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Aug 29th 2018

The global smart home market expected to be worth 53.45 billion USD by 2022. With 55% of smart device owners in the dark about how they actually work, could second-hand smart home devices be a threat to families into their own homes? Internet security experts vpnMentor has utilised a team of ethical hackers to uncover […]

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