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Dec 17th 2018

A new survey of over 1,000 Britons involved in the UK private rental sector has found a worrying lack of knowledge when it comes to deposit laws and tenants’ rights. As part of the Housing Act 2004, landlords in England and Wales are legally required to protect Assured Shorthold Tenancy deposits in a Government-approved scheme […]

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Dec 8th 2018

Over three million households leave their Christmas tree lights on all the time, or overnight, potentially putting their homes at risk of fire, according to new research. Unsafe electrical decorations, poor quality lights, overloaded plugs, and dried out trees are all potential hazards which could lead to a fire.  Analysis of Zurich UK data shows […]

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Dec 8th 2018

Spotted on fashion runways, social media, and even smartphones, coral is set to shine even brighter in 2019. Crowned as Pantone’s latest ‘It’ colour, Living Coral is already making moves in the interior design world, emerging as a versatile hue that adds personality to the home. Rebecca Snowden, Interior Style Advisor at Furniture Choice, shares […]

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Nov 24th 2018

Have you ever wondered how green your street is compared with the rest of Chiswick, or London as a whole? The Data Science Campus at Office for National Statistics is experimenting with a new way of analysing cities for their green credentials. The percentage of greenery in a given street is calculated using Google Street […]

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Nov 24th 2018

Landlords, it’s time for your tenants to check if your properties are ready for the coming winter. Checking a whole property is winter ready can feel overwhelming but this free Property Maintenance Checklist from FixFlo could help. Send it to your tenants so they can self-check their home is ready. Add your own logo at […]

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Nov 12th 2018

Autumn is the peak time for break-ins and associated anti-social behaviour. The longer dark nights create more cover for burglars and other nocturnal criminals, enabling them to ply their trade out of the glare of daylight. The police make such a special effort at this time of year to nip this activity in the bud. They […]

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Nov 8th 2018

Are English cities untrusting and detached from their neighbours? Urban neighbours trust and know one another better than you might think. The YouGov survey carried out on behalf of SoSure asked a sample of residents in seven major English cities (Brighton and Hove, Bristol, London, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle) questions on how well they […]

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Nov 3rd 2018

An all-party parliamentary group for has just published a new report shedding light on the many problems caused to our nation’s health and economy as a result of people living and working in unhealthy homes and buildings. Houses and buildings that cause or exacerbate health conditions cost the economy and society each and every year. This manifests […]

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Oct 30th 2018

Here is a roundup of the Budget headlines relating to the property industry and the housing market. In essence, more help for first-time buyers and plans for homes on the High Street, most first-time buyers of shared ownership properties will now no longer pay stamp duty, and the Help to Buy scheme is to end […]

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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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