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Tenancy deposits are there to protect landlords in the event of unpaid rent or damage to their property. Most tenants will get their full deposits back, but there are instances where the landlord may need to keep part – or all – of it to...
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According to a new study, 75% of millennials believe DIY has a positive effect on their well-being, despite being a generation of convenience. Exploring the way Brits view DIY, the study by 247 Blinds, found that 67% of 16-25 year-old’s commonly...
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According to government data, despite planning applications falling by a quarter, the last 10 years has seen the percentage of successful grants grow from 82% to 88%. Total planning applications have dropped since the economic crash of 2007, but better...
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According to the latest figures from HMRC, stamp duty rules designed to clamp down on buy-to-let landlords have landed ordinary homebuyers with unexpected tax bills totalling over £160m which have then had to be refunded. Higher rates of stamp duty...
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The latest figures from new property search portal, Ex-Council.com, have revealed that former local authority homes comprise one in ten houses in the UK. According to the figures there are 2.7 million ex-council properties in the UK – equating to...
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In the 30th anniversary year of the Great Storm which saw the UK battered by hurricane-force winds, Halifax Home Insurance is advising homeowners to take suitable steps to protect their properties as Britain braces itself for wintery weather. Storms...
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Regrettable choices and mistakes are a part of growing up that almost everyone experiences at numerous points throughout their lives. Unfortunately, for the unlucky few, some mistakes are easier to forget and move on from than others when it comes to the...
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If you're planning a major development, you could be in luck. Data uncovered by Pure Commercial Finance has shown that it’s easier than ever before to get planning permission in England. According to government data, despite planning...
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There is a lack of understanding around the house buying process and the associated costs amongst those looking to buy their first home, research by Aldermore has shown. Aldermore’s Q3 First-Time Buyer Index showed that the biggest expense when...
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With the cover of darkness to help cloak their movements, burglars will be looking to take advantage of the longer darker nights ahead. With the clocks having gone back an hour and with the evenings growing darker, unwelcome visitors are more likely to...