UK Homes

Property Taxes Are Killing The Golden Goose

Jeremy Raj | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK
Jeremy Raj

The property industry has just been warned by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid to "keep an eye out" for changes to real estate taxation in this year'...

14 Tweets That Accurately Sum Up Your Feelings Towards Estate Agents

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you don’t plan on living in your parents’ box room for the rest of your life, you will have to put on your adult hat and deal with estate agent...

14 Tweets That Sum Up The Emotional Pain Of Renting In London

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

With extortionate prices, unscrupulous landlords and mouldy bathrooms to contend with, London’s generation rent really have drawn the short straw. T...

Are The Generations Really Worlds Apart?

Claire Turner | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK
Claire Turner

Above all else, encouraging everyday interactions between different generations is critical. This is what most of us grandparents, parents, uncles and aunties, son and daughters and grandchildren have been doing for years without giving it a second thought.

Home Improvements That Don’t Add Value – And Five Alternatives

Written by Ruth D'Alessandro | Phillip Othen | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Forget stocks and shares – it looks like home improvements are where we’re looking to put our cash. According to a poll carried out by the Consume...

Super-Fast Fixes for Common DIY Problems

Lucy Searle | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Searle

Annoyed by a dripping tap? Unsightly cracks in walls? Lukewarm radiators? Squeaky doors? There are tons of DIY jobs you can easily - and speedily - sort out yourself with a little know-how, saving you cash in the process. This guide steers you through just a few of the most common, irritating and easiest-to-fix DIY problems...

How To Solve Common Interior Design Issues Like The Professionals

Anna Tobin | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Tobin

You don't need to employ an interior designer to make your home function and look at its best. Keep these few simple rules in mind and your home will always work well and look beautiful.

Better Understanding of Home Adaptations Can Help Improve Later Life

Anna Dixon | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Dixon

Adaptations to people's homes can have numerous benefits - enabling people to manage activities of daily living, to remain mobile and active, reducing falls, and consequently reducing the costs of health and care.

Getting the Interiors Right in Your New Home

Oliver Heath | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Oliver Heath

Good considered interior design is all about combing the practical issues with the aesthetic and finding your style - ultimately to create a home that is warm, comfortable, practical and nurturing. So start by getting some of the practical issues out the way...

Sale of Land Registry Is Risk to Every Homeowner and Business

Jeremy Raj | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK
Jeremy Raj

While there is always scope for improvements or modernisation, the introduction of new owners whose primary focus must be profit, is unlikely to result in a system better able to guarantee title to land, or indeed to materially improve efficiency or value for money in the long term.

Homes and Neighbourhoods Key to Building Good Later Life

Anna Dixon | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK
Anna Dixon

Last week on leap day I joined Methodist Homes for the Aged (MHA) for their conference on 'Later Life Matters'. I was on stage with Alison Holt, who s...

How To Stay Toasty At Home This Winter (Without Cranking Up The Heating)

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Winter is all about hunkering down and enjoying cosy nights in. But before you reach for the heating thermostat, there are plenty of other cheap and e...

This Is How Top Interior Designers Create Perfect Rooms

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Whether you’re changing to a warmer colour scheme, having a post-summer de-clutter or investing in a new sofa for all those cosy nights in front of ...

10 Easy Updates For Your Home That Won't Blow Your Budget

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

While the copper-clad, two-storey extension with infinity pool you've always dreamed of might be out of the question for now, there are plenty of ways...

These Small Projects Will Boost The Value Of your Home

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Whether it’s putting your personal stamp on a place you’ve just bought or giving your neglected space a fresh new makeover to bring it up to date,...

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

David Orr | Posted 09.07.2016 | 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 18.06.2016 | 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 27.09.2015 | 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 ?