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Could bad DIY decrease the value of your home?

Home ImprovementThe latest news suggests that poor DIY can lower the sale price of a property by an average 11%, which equates at a loss of £30k on the average home, rising to over £60k in London. Continue reading

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Posted by: Samantha Turner Categories: Home Improvement, Property Market, Selling Property, Uncategorized Tags: , , , , Leave a comment

Inflation continues to increase in October while food prices drop

Inflation savingsConsumer price inflation ratcheted up to 1.3 per cent during October, while the price of food, petrol, and plane tickets fell less than they did in October of last year – according to official figures. Continue reading

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Net yields rise for buy-to-let landlords as the timescales to find a tenant falls

Rental Property

The cost of agreeing a new tenancy rose 3.7% over the past year with rental growth continuing to be driven by London and the East of England, according to Countrywide Residential Lettings, the UK’s largest lettings agency. Continue reading

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Posted by: Leanne Halsey Categories: Industry News, Letting, Letting Agents Tags: , , , , , , Leave a comment

Properties of the week – Sheffield

People who think of The Full Monty when they think of Sheffield, will be surprised to learn that it has the highest number of trees per head of population than any other city in Europe. With the Peak District on its doorstep, greenery is also spread across the city. Here are a few of our favourite picks for this week... Continue reading

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Posted by: Samantha Turner Categories: For Sale, Property Market, Uncategorized Tags: , , , , , Leave a comment

Energy Minister outlines plans for reform to Renewable Heat Incentive to benefit Social Landlords & Poorer Households

EnergySocial Landlords can welcome the news that implementing energy efficiency measures will be made far simpler under proposed changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

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Posted by: Leanne Halsey Categories: Energy, Renting Tags: , , , , , Leave a comment

Housing is still much more affordable than 2007 in every region except London

graph-1-104423-mHousing affordability is crucial to the fortunes of the residential housing market – and the wider economy. Yet its measurement isn’t necessarily as easy to grasp as one might think. Hamptons International’s new Ability to Buy Index provides a more accurate measure on the movement on true affordability over time by taking not only the cost of finance, but also the cost of households’ essential expenditure into account.

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A helping hand for Landlords

Council TaxLandlords who choose to let their property through Countrywide now have exclusive access to a dedicated Landlord portal.  Continue reading

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Posted by: Nicola Severn Categories: Landlords Advice, Letting, Letting Agents, Renting Tags: , , , Leave a comment

Winter time in Worcester

Winter is well and truly here, the dark nights and chilly mornings now mark the countdown to the festive season. If you are looking to find your perfect Winter warmer in Worcester, just in time to get your decorations up, then have a look at some of the top picks we have selected below. Continue reading

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Posted by: Samantha Turner Categories: Buying Property, For Sale, Uncategorized Tags: , , , Leave a comment