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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

23m Brits opt for technology to keep them safe at home

23m Brits opt for technology to keep them safe at home

The latest research from comparethemarket.com has revealed the home security measures Brits are taking in 2016.

09 Dec 2016

Brits keen to go green - but only if the price is right

Brits keen to go green - but only if the price is right

A new report from OVO energy has revealed that most Brits care about the impact of their energy use on the environment, with over 85% of people making a conscious effort to save energy at home. However, only one in five people would be prepared to pay more money for greener energy.

25 Nov 2016

Is good broadband essential for a good view?

Is good broadband essential for a good view?

According to the latest buyer survey from Knight Frank, having a superfast broadband connection or good mobile coverage is equal to a good view when it comes to what buyers look for in a prime property.

25 Nov 2016

 

Top tips for selling your home this winter

Top tips for selling your home this winter

During the winter, when the days are shorter, the house market is renowned for being quieter, as many sellers postpone putting their house on the market until the spring. However, this doesn’t mean buyers stop searching, so sellers should do everything they can to market their property in the best possible light.

25 Nov 2016

Over a quarter of all UK homes to be solar-powered “within a few years”

Over a quarter of all UK homes to be solar-powered “within a few years”

A recent poll carried out on behalf of OVO energy, has found that the number of homeowners planning solar panel installations is set to rise.

24 Nov 2016

Going green to boost the household budget

Going green to boost the household budget

New research by M&S Bank has revealed that 78% of British homeowners are concerned with energy efficiency around the home with 69% saying this is for cost saving reasons.

03 Nov 2016

Former flood victims launch 'Know Your Flood Risk' guide

Former flood victims launch 'Know Your Flood Risk' guide

With the first anniversary of the Christmas 2015 floods approaching, the Know Your Flood Risk campaign has launched a new edition of its free Homeowners’ Guide to Flood Resilience, which has been created by former flood victims, Mary Dhonau OBE and Carly Rose, to provide practical guidance on the steps required to make a home resilient to flood water.

02 Nov 2016

Cats vs Dogs: Which are more accident prone around the home?

Cats vs Dogs: Which are more accident prone around the home?

We are a nation of animal lovers. We love our pets dearly, especially cats and dogs. They offer companionship and comfort to millions thoughout the UK and are treated like members of our own family. So which ones would cause the most damage to your home?

28 Oct 2016

25-34 year olds more likely to be a victim of property crime

25-34 year olds more likely to be a victim of property crime

A new report from Ocean Finance has found that almost 1 in 5 25-34 year olds say that they have had their home broken into in the past five years - this figure is 3 times the amount of the overall UK population.

24 Oct 2016

Top tips for winter home security

Top tips for winter home security

As the clocks go back next week (Sunday 30th October), specialist insurance broker, Towergate, is warning Brits to check their properties.

20 Oct 2016

Top tips to deal with a burst water pipe

Top tips to deal with a burst water pipe

According to Legal & General, one of the top reasons for home insurance claims is for leaks or damage to homes from an escape of water.

14 Oct 2016

DIY regrets for 1 in 3

DIY regrets for 1 in 3

According to a new report from Plentific.com, 35% of UK homeowners have regretted the results of a DIY project and wish that they had called in a professional to handle it.

11 Oct 2016

Top tips to get the show home look

Top tips to get the show home look

David Wilson Homes have given their top tips on current trends in interior design and how you can steal the show home look.

10 Oct 2016

What would make the ideal housemate?

What would make the ideal housemate?

A new report from Betta Living has revealed what qualities UK property owners are looking for in their ideal housemates.

07 Oct 2016

The best area to live if you need a tradesperson revealed

The best area to live if you need a tradesperson revealed

The latest analysis and data from business insurer Direct Line for Business has revealed a plethora of trade talent in one area that is home to more tradespeople than any other region in the UK.

07 Oct 2016

13 million homeowners fear hiring a tradesman

13 million homeowners fear hiring a tradesman

Home improvement marketplace Plentific.com’s latest insight has found that it's estimated 13 million UK homeowners fear hiring tradesmen to carry out home improvement work.

21 Sep 2016

Quarter of young Brits who move out are plunged into debt

Quarter of young Brits who move out are plunged into debt

New research released by flatsharing experts, Weroom, has revealed that among the thousands of people across the country who will move out of their family homes for the first time, a quarter (24%) will be put into debt.

16 Sep 2016

Brits wait for the weather when it comes to garden purchases

Brits wait for the weather when it comes to garden purchases

New research has found that when it comes to updating our homes and gardens over the warmest summer months, we are a nation of last-minute splurgers.

14 Sep 2016

Electrical fires up 35% in last year

Electrical fires up 35% in last year

In the last year, the proportion of fire claims caused by electrical faults has risen by 35%, now accounting for over a quarter (27%) of overall fire claims, according to figures from the Co-op Insurance.

02 Sep 2016

Top tips to turn your garden into a living room

Top tips to turn your garden into a living room

Do you dream about expanding your living space? Having more room to relax, enjoy family activities or simply rejuvenate creates a comfortable home for every member of the family.

08 Aug 2016

Londoners opting to improve not move

Londoners opting to improve not move

With house prices predicted to fall and the high cost of moving, more Londoners could opt for improving the space they have rather than move.

05 Aug 2016

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Tony Gimple
Tony Gimple 16 Jan 2017

HMOs do make great commercial sense, but do the area research first!

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OJoyce
OJoyce 30 Dec 2016

We can only hope this will bring the results we all want and strive for.

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Reality
Reality 21 Dec 2016

The changes to land tax were a shock to many when it was first announced by the Chancellor in 2015?s Autumn Statement. However, once the changes came into place and the full details were digested, it?s...

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akbar ali dayala 20 Dec 2016

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milessgabriel 05 Dec 2016

Useful article

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Spencer Fortag
Spencer Fortag 30 Nov 2016

I am glad that someone listened to me!

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Tony Gimple
Tony Gimple 27 Nov 2016

It's not just the lack of estate agency advice that's costing landlords money; most are getting seriously bad advice from their accountants resulting in tax bills far higher than they need to be. Likewise,...

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Sally Walmsley
Sally Walmsley 18 Nov 2016

The RLA stands by its sell-off statistics. While we welcome the feedback from Mr Jagota and are delighted to hear how well things are going for landlords in the north east, we would like to make it clear...

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Sheryl87
Sheryl87 18 Nov 2016

The high employment levels and the vibrant economy has led to ever-increasing demand for rental properties, especially from professionals relocations from other cities. This has led to more experts teaming...

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Sheryl87 18 Nov 2016

Renting out your house can be risky business. It's good to think about residential landlords insurance. Standard cover includes buildings cover and cover for loss of rent following damage to a property...

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AmberMorris
AmberMorris 09 Nov 2016

Fear of ghosts, really?? Ok, I get the fear of bats in the attic and mice and rats running under your nose - those are easy to deal with pest issues which are really unpleasant and can turn you off. But...

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AmberMorris
AmberMorris 08 Nov 2016

In my experience, It has always been a matter of discussion between the landlord and the tenant. There are cases when it's clear who's responsible for the pest control costs. I see a lot of people in forums...

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