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Chesterfield

14/03/2014

How important is curb appeal for attracting tenants?

Part 1: Paint Curb appeal is an important component to keep in mind when trying to catch the eye of a prospective tenant. The visual appeal of a property definitely comes into play when a tenant is considering multiple properties. Factors that effect

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Chesterfield

07/03/2014

Landlords “hounded by councils” says Telegraph

An article in The Daily Telegraph on Saturday has accused councils of persecuting private landlords with a raft of new and unfair charges. The article by journalist Richard Dyson says landlords are being viewed by local authorities as “cash cows ripe

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Chesterfield

03/03/2014

Eight fascinating facts from the English housing survey

Home ownership is down and private rent is up, but what else is there to learn from the latest release of housing statistics? More people are now renting privately than socially The number of people renting from a private landlord (4 million) overtook

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Chesterfield

24/02/2014

Housing starts up by 23% in 2013

The number of new homes started in England rose by almost a quarter in 2013, but experts said the pace of construction remains well below that needed to tackle the country's housing crisis. The Department for Communities and Local Government said

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Chesterfield

17/02/2014

Self-build SOS!

Are you about to jump head first into a self-build or extension project? Before making that leap into the unknown, take time to listen to the sound advice of Julia Kendell, interior designer, self-build advisor and TV host of BBC’s DIY SOS: The Big

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Chesterfield

09/02/2014

Housing transactions above 1m for first time since financial crash

More than one million properties changed hands last year, the highest number since the start of the credit crisis, it has been revealed.The latest data from Halifax shows an increase in confidence, as low interest rates and an improving economy help to

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Chesterfield

03/02/2014

House prices up by 0.7 per cent in January

House prices in the UK went up by 0.7 per cent in January and are 8.8 per cent higher than in January 2013, according to the latest Nationwide Building Society house price index (HPI).It means that the average UK property is now worth £176,491 and prices

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Chesterfield

27/01/2014

Why happily married couples are choosing to live apart

After new figures from the 2011 census showed six per cent of the population in some central London areas are married but choosing to live apart, we talk to Sociology Professor Sasha Roseneil about the reasons why. Read more: Telegraph

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Chesterfield

20/01/2014

Post Office signs up to Help to Buy scheme

The Post Office has announced it will join the Government's Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme, although it has not unveiled its rates. The best Help to Buy rates, which are available to borrowers with a 5pc deposit, are currently HSBC's two-year

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Chesterfield

13/01/2014

Develop a fine nose for parkers: landlord advice

Buy-to-let properties with one or more parking spaces – particularly in bustling cities like London and Birmingham – will usually command higher rents and help landlords make more money in the long-term Read more:

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Chesterfield

06/01/2014

Lettings agents and landlords warned about the cost of damp and mould in rental properties

Landlords and lettings agents in the UK that ignore tenant complaints about damp and mould, could lead to personal injury claims and even hefty fines of up to £5,000, it is claimed. In Britain, condensation and mould in residential property is mainly a

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Chesterfield

29/12/2013

The seven housing problems that most affect your happiness

People dramatically overestimate the impact space has on their happiness, but what really makes us miserable at home? What change to your home would make you happiest? Most people would say more space – yet people dramatically overestimate the effect

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