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Tighter regulation of landlords and letting agents announced

Tighter regulation of landlords and letting agents announced

All landlords in the private rented sector will soon have to subscribe to an industry ombudsman redress scheme – and agents will have to be qualified and regulated – according to an announcement at the recent Conservative Party conference. Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid used his speech in Manchester to […]

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Gravestones, tarantula skins and animal skeletons: Strangest items British homeowners have found in new properties

Gravestones, tarantula skins and animal skeletons: Strangest items British homeowners have found in new properties

Whilst it’s nice to be left useful items, such as white goods, curtains or window blinds when moving into a new home, some of the items left behind by vacating occupants are a little disconcerting. According to the poll, as many as one in five new homeowners have discovered something deemed to be ‘unusual’ in […]

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Luxury student accommodation is on the rise, but can anyone afford it?

Luxury student accommodation is on the rise, but can anyone afford it?

Gone are the days of basic bedrooms, dodgy dorms, and awful apartments. Now students can look forward to a new breed of luxury student accommodation; kitted out with flat-screen TVs, en-suite bathrooms and access to communal cinemas and gyms. The only question is: can students really afford these new facilities in the middle of a […]

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Government could ban gazumping in market shake-up

Government could ban gazumping in market shake-up

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has called on the property industry to provide evidence on how buyers and sellers can save time during the property purchase process, with any streamlining of the process through technology also to be considered. One area of focus to make selling and buying cheaper, faster, and less stressful is by tackling […]

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FOR SALE: The scariest house for £150,000

FOR SALE: The scariest house for £150,000

Mansion House is a family estate in the American Plantation style, untastefully decorated throughout in a style of ‘decaying splendor’. Comprising of Hall, Drawing Room, Kitchen, Scullery, Sewer, Tower, Cellar. The property also includes descending ‘lift’, and two exterior balconies providing lovely views of the graveyard. The property is currently owned by an aristocratic family of Transylvanian descent and […]

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How valuable is your shed?

How valuable is your shed?

Home owners have been warned to ensure their sheds are locked and insured after new research revealed Brits keep thousands of pounds worth of valuables outside in their gardens. Research by shed specialists BillyOh.com has revealed that the average UK homeowner stores as much as £2,234 worth of valuable furniture, tools and bikes in their gardens. They […]

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Winter security advice issued

Winter security advice issued

The Master Locksmiths Association – the leading trade association for the locksmithing profession – has issued winter security advice to homeowners and vehicle owners, as latest Office of National Statistics (ONS) crime statistics show an increase in police reported cases of theft and burglary. The ONS crime statistics for the year ending June 2017 reveal […]

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UK house prices up by 5% in the last year

UK house prices up by 5% in the last year

The value of properties in the UK has risen by five per cent in the last year, adding more than £10,000 to the price of an average home. New figures from HM Land Registry show a typical property sold for £225,956 in August, up from £215,143 in the same month in 2016. Increases over the […]

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More people will rent than have a mortgage by 2024

More people will rent than have a mortgage by 2024

The UK’s property market will be made up of more tenants than people with a mortgage within the next seven years. New findings from NatWest suggest the point at which there are more private renters than mortgaged homeowners is set to occur in late 2024, when the number of mortgaged households is expected to dip […]

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“Lost” £450m in £1 coins could have helped 20,000 home buyers onto the ladder

“Lost” £450m in £1 coins could have helped 20,000 home buyers onto the ladder

Today the old £1 coin will no longer be accepted as legal tender, although a number of stores including the post office will continue to accept them for an extended period of time. As a result, it’s being reported that as much as £450 million has been lost overnight by those that forgot to check […]

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