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Mar 29th 2020

The UK property market has come to a grinding halt after official advice to stay at home and postpone a move if at all possible. There is so much uncertainty about what will happen in the future, buyers and sellers, landlords and tenants on the verge of concluding their transactions do not know for sure […]

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Mar 26th 2020

Many of garden shows have had to be cancelled this year due to Coronavirus, including the RHS Flower Shows around the UK. However, there is something for everyone in London College of Garden Design’s (LCGD) new online, stay-at-home competition. Win a professional bursary worth £6,000; and plants and materials for a school. LCGD’s supports new garden […]

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Mar 24th 2020

The impact of school, business and workplace closures, and social distancing will be different for every household on a practical and psychological level. Here are some extra coping strategies to make your life a little easier. Physical fitness By Joe Wicks AKA ‘The Body Coach’ Over 950,000 households tuned in to Joe’s first live PE session […]

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Mar 12th 2020

Here are the key property and housing plans unveiled by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s 2020 Budget. Homebuyers have been left disappointed after the long-awaited reform to stamp duty for UK residents, did not materialise. There had been speculation that the Chancellor would tweak the tax to help stimulate the housing market. It remains to be seen […]

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Mar 6th 2020

The UK hedgehog population is in decline, with urban numbers falling by up to 30% in the past 20 years. This is a tragedy, especially since they are gardeners’ best friends, munching their way through pesky slugs. Why not build a cosy hedgehog home in your garden ready for when they start house-hunting in the autumn? Putting […]

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Feb 18th 2020

Storm Dennis caused damage to property and trees in Chiswick last weekend and although the storm has passed, according to the Met Office, there is further wet and windy weather to come this week. If a storm hits and leaves your property damaged, what are the next steps? And how should you prepare for future storms? You can […]

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Feb 17th 2020

Renewed optimism from buyers and sellers saw a continued pick-up in sales activity across the UK, according to the January 2020 RICS UK Residential Market Survey, with both the number of agreed sales and new homes being listed for sale improving over the month. At the national level, the number of homes being listed for […]

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Feb 11th 2020

According to the latest figures from the Land Registry Chiswick property prices fell by 18.2% in 2019. Local estate agents say there is no cause for alarm, as reported by local news website ChiswickW4.com.  Christian Harper at Harper Finn said that the numbers might be used by speculative potential purchasers to drive a bargain, but not […]

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Feb 10th 2020

Coutts’ latest report on luxury property in London finds prices rising fast towards the end of last year as the UK election result and move towards Brexit certainty boosted buyer confidence. Luxury property prices across the city rose 5.3% over 2019, but 4.8% of that came in the final quarter alone. Demand is also on […]

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Jan 28th 2020

Timeless and tranquil, Classic Blue has been named as Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2020. The familiar deep blue is reminiscent of the sky at dusk, and evokes a comforting and restful ambience. Interior style advisor Rebecca Snowden shares 4 ways to bring this relaxing colour into your property. 1. Make a statement with blue furniture Take […]

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