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Britain leaves behind £493m worth of valuables when moving home

Britain leaves behind £493m worth of valuables when moving home

According to the results of a new survey, a quarter of careless homeowners are leaving behind a small fortune in forgotten possessions when moving home.

24 Apr 2017

Top tips for stress-free house moving

Top tips for stress-free house moving

As if there isn't enough stress involved in buying and selling a property, once the purchase is agreed it's far from over.

18 Apr 2017

How much would you be prepared to pay for your own garden?

How much would you be prepared to pay for your own garden?

A new survey, interviewing 2,000 gardening mad Brits, has revealed that we would be prepared to pay an average of £35,000 on top of a property value if it had a garden or outdoor space.

17 Apr 2017

Top tips to protect garden valuables this Easter

Top tips to protect garden valuables this Easter

With two Bank Holiday days back-to-back and the prospect of lots of sunshine, UK homeowners can understandably want to spend a bit of time in their gardens, making use of their patio furniture, barbecues and garden play equipment.

14 Apr 2017

What should you leave behind when you sell your house?

What should you leave behind when you sell your house?

When it comes to selling your home and moving on, how do you decide what to leave behind?

10 Apr 2017

Top tips on how to protect your home against bank holiday burglary

Top tips on how to protect your home against bank holiday burglary

Last year, an estimated six million Brits were planning a trip with an overnight stay during the Easter period, and with 953k passengers travelling from London airports to far flung destinations, Easter is the prime time for burglars to strike.

07 Apr 2017

Residential basement applications up 9%

Residential basement applications up 9%

Applications to build or extend basements in residential properties have increased by 9% between 2013 and 2015, according to Direct Line research.

05 Apr 2017

Top tips for Bank Holiday DIY

Top tips for Bank Holiday DIY

It's almost Easter - time for chocolate eggs, homemade bonnets… and of course, some DIY!

30 Mar 2017

Top 10 improvements to add value to your home

Top 10 improvements to add value to your home

National Home Improvement Month starts in April, so how can property owners can add value to their homes by making improvements?

28 Mar 2017

How long does it take a FTB to furnish their home?

How long does it take a FTB to furnish their home?

First time buyers are struggling through the first few months of home ownership without essential items of furniture and appliances - and turning to unusual ways to make do, according to new research.

24 Mar 2017

 

Wifi is king for FTBs

Wifi is king for FTBs

A new survey by Principality Building Society has revealed first time buyers would prioritise hooking up their WiFi and TV when moving into their new home…before even having a sofa to sit on.

10 Mar 2017

Londoners opting for YDI (you do it) over DIY

Londoners opting for YDI (you do it) over DIY

82% of London homeowners carried out DIY home improvements each month in 2016, with almost 20% spending over £1,000 on materials throughout the year, according to new survey results published today by Portico London estate agents.

08 Mar 2017

Property spring clean checklist

Property spring clean checklist

With Spring arriving, homeowners across the UK will be preparing for the annual spring clean, especially those looking to put their home on the market in what is often the busiest time of year.

03 Mar 2017

How can you find a carbon free eco home?

How can you find a carbon free eco home?

Many people would like to buy an eco home, but with such a small supply it's practically impossible to insist on it being a must-have.

27 Feb 2017

How much money does the average home waste in unused space?

How much money does the average home waste in unused space?

A new report from Ironmongery Direct, titled ‘Unused Britain’ – has calculated how much unused space is wasted within homes across the UK.

23 Feb 2017

Family units benefitting from ‘boomerang generation’

Family units benefitting from ‘boomerang generation’

The re-joining of the ‘family unit’ is mutually beneficial, with multi-generational households forming new improved relationships with each other, according to research from First Direct.

17 Feb 2017

DIY arguments for 1 in 4 couples

DIY arguments for 1 in 4 couples

The latest survey from Plentific.com has revealed that 27% of couples have argued at least once over home improvements.

10 Feb 2017

Too Big? Too Small? How does your garden grow?

Too Big? Too Small? How does your garden grow?

We often hear that 'a garden should be the right size for the house, so Stacks Property Search decided to establish exactly what that means.

07 Feb 2017

Home improvements to see spending surge in 2017

Home improvements to see spending surge in 2017

The latest research from Plentific.com has revealed that, on average, almost a quarter of homeowners are planning to spend more this year on home improvements in at least one area of the home.

02 Feb 2017

Top tips on keeping your home warm for less

Top tips on keeping your home warm for less

Winter is coming. Snow blizzards and plummeting temperatures are predicted for the UK so it’s important to consider ways of keeping your home warm without it costing a fortune in heating bills.

27 Jan 2017

Which postcodes dominate UK burglary claim hotspots?

Which postcodes dominate UK burglary claim hotspots?

The latest data released from MoneySuperMarket has found that despite the overall rate of burglary claims dropping eight per cent in the last year, busy urban areas remain the biggest targets for theft.

24 Jan 2017

What will be the top 10 interior design trends for 2017?

What will be the top 10 interior design trends for 2017?

With 2017 set to see interior design services embraced increasingly by individuals and house builders alike, the experts at Alexander James Interior Design have used their 20 years experience to compile a list of the top ten interior design trends for 2017.

04 Jan 2017

How much could a disastrous New Years Eve party cost?

How much could a disastrous New Years Eve party cost?

The latest research by online estate agent eMoov.co.uk reveals the sizable bill that could amount to a minimum of £1,062 on top of your pre-planned party budget of £480, if things do not go as planned when hosting a New Year’s Eve gathering.

29 Dec 2016

What are the top 12 Christmas insurance claims?

What are the top 12 Christmas insurance claims?

The Christmas holidays should be a time of peace and harmony, but for homeowners there are risks and pitfalls threatening that peace.

23 Dec 2016

What are the UKs favourite household items?

What are the UKs favourite household items?

A new report from Lloyds Bank Insurance takes a look at what gadgets have topped the UK’s most owned household items list.

23 Dec 2016

How to avoid problems with the neighbours this Christmas

How to avoid problems with the neighbours this Christmas

It’s the season of festivity and goodwill, and while it’s fun to get in the Christmas spirit and throw a party, be sure to spare a thought for your neighbours.

21 Dec 2016

Where are the UKs loneliest homes?

Where are the UKs loneliest homes?

Churchill Home Insurance has been crunching the numbers and has revealed that British householders leave their homes unoccupied for 51 days each year, working out as 3 hours per day.

20 Dec 2016

Christmas home security tips

Christmas home security tips

Co-op Insurance is urging people to be extra vigilant, as poor home security and cars laden with gifts can be easy pickings for opportunistic thieves this Christmas.

16 Dec 2016

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Latest Comments

warren
warren 26 Apr 2017

You're very welcome Mary! Glad you enjoyed them :)

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Mary Ward
Mary Ward 26 Apr 2017

Thank you for the wonderful ideas. First impressions can make or break a deal. It's sadly that many homeowners drop the kerb to create an off-street parking space.

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Tony Gimple
Tony Gimple 14 Apr 2017

I'm not at all surprised that so many landlords are still confused about what the tax changes really mean and how it will affect them. In particular, the blind rush to incorporation is leaving landlords...

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MH
MH 13 Apr 2017

You are right that the bank holidays are going to be spoiled in looking for the properties. But people who want to sell their property and looking for the better relocation, they can get benefits of this...

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bnellyb
bnellyb 08 Apr 2017

There will be an exodus of private landlords over the next 5 years as tax changes take effect, private landlords provide an important service to the rental market, why do housing associations and councils...

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Fred Cassman
Fred Cassman 07 Apr 2017

"Make it look like you are at home": often people forget this and share on facebook their location!

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jared townsend
jared townsend 05 Apr 2017

It'll be interesting to see how & if the Government's asset sale regarding mortgages helps

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SecomTech
SecomTech 04 Apr 2017

...and not one mention of the rules on PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT!!! Unless you have studied the plans you will not know...It's probable a high proportion would not need planning permission...BUILDING Control...

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Jonathan
Jonathan 03 Apr 2017

That's a very interesting study indeed. There is no doubt that new services and web apps such as Wonego.com in the UK or Roomster in the US will change the way people look for a flatmate, and that tenants...

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MBM Homelets
MBM Homelets 23 Mar 2017

Although this is a very positive step, there is little or no guarantee of the standard of workmanship employed by the tenants. We have had experience of a professionally decorated property being ' painted'...

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ajay
ajay 21 Mar 2017

How is the "robust evidence" looking now?

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NathanG
NathanG 20 Mar 2017

I've been watching the series so far and am completely baffled by the cases that were presented. Though, I don't think that we can protect ourselves from every scam possible - it will just make the scammers...

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