UK Homes

We've Listened to Your Ideas, Now Listen to Ours, Say Housing Associations

David Orr | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Politics
David Orr

Housing associations are ready and willing to do more. We offer a partnership to agree objectives and produce a genuinely strategic response. What the current generation, and their children's generation, need is a government and housing sector that work together to help them into the homes they need. This isn't about generating headlines, it's about building homes and meeting families' aspirations and the need to work together to achieve that.

Is the Market Calling Time on Office to Residential Conversions in Central London?

Jonathan Glanz | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK
Jonathan Glanz

With some reports suggesting house prices in central London have cooled dramatically and increasing demand for commercial space in the Capital will th...

What To Look For When Choosing The Best Remortgage Deal

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Coles | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK

The mortgage market looks like an inviting place at the moment. Rates are at their lowest point for more than five years – and around half what they...

Watch: The Buy-To-Let Advice You Need

The Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK

Owning a buy-to-let property can be a great way to add another asset to your portfolio. Buy-to-let owners Nigel and Anna became accidental landlord...

Watch: This Family Wish They Had Remortgaged Sooner

The Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK

When your family is growing and space is getting tight, many families consider moving out of the neighborhood they've come to call home to find a bigg...

15 Questions To Ask Before You Buy Your Home

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Coles | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK

The average person spends longer choosing their annual holiday than they do picking their new home. They typically have just one viewing - rarely last...

Watch: How To Get On The Property Ladder

The Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK

Getting on to the property ladder with your first home can be daunting. There’s the deposit to raise, the right mortgage to find and the huge respon...

First 100 Days in Power: My Property Manifesto

Adam Day | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK
Adam Day

Establishing a definitive strategy with regards to property and estate agency legislation is no straightforward matter. The fact that house prices are influenced by market forces will always mean that tinkering with the system is inherently complex and, indeed, risky.

More Young People Are Giving Up Their Dreams Of Owning A Home

PA | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

More young people are giving up the dream of owning their own home, with high house prices and low incomes seen as strong barriers to getting on the p...

Time to Dump Green Policy for Home Sales?

Jeremy Raj | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK
Jeremy Raj

Colourful, mandatory, and costing around £100 - but is anyone buying a house ever influenced to make a purchase decision based on its Energy Performance Certificate ?

Housing Crisis Goes to the Heart of Westminster

David Orr | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK Politics
David Orr

This is not a series of individual failures. This is a structural economic failure which is resulting in acute human misery and frustration. It is limiting our prospects for sustained economic growth. It is a failure of politics and government.

Here We Go Again... It's Time to Get Serious About Our Flood Defences

Simon Thomas | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK
Simon Thomas

It's time to stop idly watching the decimation of our communities, and instead look to implement a multi-billion pound, long term water management infrastructure plan that will safeguard these wet little isles for decades to come.

10 Things You Don't Need In Your Bathroom

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If the kitchen is the heart of the house, the bathroom is the sanctuary – a place to freshen, cleanse and unwind. As such, it should be calm, clean ...

How Pinterest Can Help You Transform Your Home (From An Award-Winning Interior Designer)

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Remember when finding inspiration for your home involved splurging on stacks of glossy interiors magazines and hours of cutting and sticking? The i...

How To Turn Your Photos Into Works Of Art

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Remember when displaying your photos meant retrieving your eagerly anticipated prints from Snappy Snaps and actually putting them up on your wall? ...

11 Items You Should Not Be Able To See From Your Sofa

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

From entertaining friends and playing family games to watching the TV or reading a book, we demand more of the living room than any other room in the ...

The Top 10 Property Turn-Offs Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Selling a home can be a stressful process at the best of times. But when your property has been languishing on the listings sites for months – while...

You're Doing Your Laundry All Wrong...

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If your idea of doing laundry is bunging a load of broadly similar looking items on a 40-degree wash and hoping for the best, it’s not just your clo...

What You Should Buy for the Perfect Housewarming Gift

Sarah O'Meara | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah O'Meara

The problem with housewarming parties is that guests can accidentally morph from close friends, into strange relatives bearing surprising gifts. Where once they brought wine, now they come bearing indoor tulip trees, personalised chopping boards, and tasting plates, with accompanying dipping sauces.

How To Store Your Summer Stuff (To Survive The Winter Intact)

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As the holiday season draws to a close, it's time to reclaim your home and garden with an end-of-season declutter. But putting your summer paraphernal...

Easy Ways To Create Your Own Brilliant Wall Art

Georgia James | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As original art tends to come with a hefty price tag, many of us are driven to adorn the empty walls in our living spaces with prints and posters. And...

Tips For Embracing Colour And Interiors Trends So They Don't Go Out Of Style

Jennifer Barton | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Just like the catwalks influence what we wear season after season (don’t think so? Just listen to Meryl-Streep-as-Miranda-Priestly opining on the ...

Solving A Reader's Challenge: The Issue With Lighting A Dark Room

Fritha Strickland | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fritha Strickland

With the only access to direct sunlight through the adjoining kitchen she wanted to know what she could do to brighten up the area without a major overhaul. We talked about the colour palette that would work best and were drawn to bright pinks, golds and turquoises to complement the other features in the room.

7 Sneaky Tricks To Make A Poky Room Feel More Spacious

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Thanks to the recent housing price hike and the growing popularity of city living, more people than ever are compromising on the size of their home in...

Labour Warns EU Migrants Could Take House-Building Jobs Off Brits

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Politics

European migrants are likely to fill thousands of jobs that would be created under Labour's proposed house-building boom if action is not taken to tra...