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The 1st August 2017 saw the tenth anniversary of the introduction of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) as part of the requirements on a property owner looking to sell or let a property. EPCs are valid for a period of ten years and so this now means...
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The Bank of Mum and Dad is potentially the UK’s most lenient lender and its relaxed approach means it ends up writing off huge numbers of loans each year, according to research from Prudential. Remarkably, every one of the more than 1,000 parents...
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Research by the Federation of Master Builders’ has identified that a lack of available small sites and a lack of finance top the list of barriers to SME house builders increasing their delivery of new homes. According to the FMB’s House...
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New data and analysis covering Q3 2017 by specialist bank, Aldermore, has revealed that the outlook for first time buyers is slowly becoming more optimistic. While a large proportion of first time buyers do believe it is still very difficult to get on...
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New research by equity release referral service, Key Partnerships, has revealed that 34% of estate agents have seen a rise in first-time buyers being helped by grandparents compared with 26% who report an increase in parents helping out children. Around...
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According to a new report from L&C Mortgages, despite 5.1 million UK adults delaying starting a family or getting hitched in order to buy a home, fewer than 8% see owning a property with a partner as a greater example of a long term commitment. ...
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Young people living with two or three generations under one roof are better prepared for the responsibilities of owning a home, a new study constructed by new-homebuilder, Strata has revealed. In fact, of those aged 16-34, 80% believe they have learnt...
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According to the latest data and analysis from Halifax, house prices in the three months to August were 2.6% higher than in the same three months a year earlier. The annual rate in August is higher than in July (2.1%), however it has fallen from a peak...
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In the modern age, sometimes it feels as though it would be impossible to leave everything behind and live a more self-fulfilling, and self-sufficient, lifestyle. Smartphones, cars, and constant food, water, and energy supplies have all contributed...
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Showerstoyou consulted 32 different estate agents, property professionals and designers from around the UK to find out how homeowners can maximise the value of their property when renovating their bathroom or adding a new one. Bathroom features were...