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    How to get your home ready for a baby
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    Posted on: September 12, 2016

    Having a baby is a wonderful and life-changing experience; nothing can completely prepare you for it. However, with a bit of planning, you can make those first few days at home much easier, if you make your house or flat a safe and welcoming environment for your newborn. But where and when to begin? It’s […]

  • Advice on Buying a Second Home
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    Posted on: September 1, 2016

    Buying a second home is becoming an increasingly attractive option for families and couples. Whether you’re purchasing another property as an investment opportunity, or as a home away from home to enjoy during holiday periods, there are a number of things you should take into consideration beforehand. Planning ahead and understanding all of your options […]

  • Amazing things to do with your spare room
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    Posted on: August 22, 2016

    Are you lucky enough to have a spare room in your house or flat? Do you only have guests sleeping in there once a year? Imagine all the things you could do in that neglected room, 364 days a year – painting, relaxing, exercising, indulging in your shoe and clothes collection, playing the guitar, … […]

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    Will Manchester Become The ‘New London’?
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    Posted on: May 29, 2015

    Manchester used to be well known for urban decay, high unemployment and bleak city streets offering little hope for its inhabitants. This was the case as recently as the 1980s and early 1990s. Much has changed since then with the arrival of investment on a massive scale, the commercial growth of two football clubs and […]

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    UK Heads For Summer House Price Boom
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    Posted on: May 13, 2015

    Transactions are rising again in London, UK house prices are climbing £100 a day according to the Telegraph. The election result and a perceived shortage of housing are seen as reasons why house prices are set to rise through the summer of 2015.   As the dust settles on a surprising election result, the housing […]

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    Labour’s Rent Control Policies Criticised By Property Industry
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    Posted on: April 28, 2015

    Housing remains near the top of the agenda ahead of the election in May but Labour’s plans for rent controls haven’t been welcomed by estate agents and surveyors. The main highlights of Labour’s proposals include extending tenancy agreements from six months to three years and placing a cap on rents in the private sector. These […]

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    Which Party Should Landlords Vote For?
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    Posted on: April 24, 2015

    With the election looming large on the horizon, it’s time for property investors to consider which side of the fence they are on. Will it be Labour, Conservative, SNP or Lib Dems? Looking at each party’s manifesto ahead of the general election reveals some major differences on policy. Anyone who has the idea that there […]

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    Is Conservative Right To Buy Pledge Misguided?
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    Posted on: March 26, 2015

    There are rumours that the conservatives are planning to win few votes from social housing tenants by extending Right to Buy. Right to Buy was part of the conservative government’s manifesto way back in 1979 when huge discounts on council houses were brought in to allow tenants to buy their own homes. This not only […]

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    The Hidden Problem With Service Charges
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    Posted on: March 17, 2015

    Most blocks of flats and some housing developments may require owners of individual properties to pay service charges. The idea is that the people living in the community pay towards things like, heating, lighting and the general maintenance of common parts. The arrangement to pay a service charge is usually set down in the terms […]