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14 Oct

We're selling a shared ownership home – what is a fair price?

The housing association’s surveyor seems to have priced about £50,000 too lowQ We are currently in the process of selling our 40% share in a shared ownership property.The rules of the housing association are that we have to sell for the price...

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13 Oct

The gold standard in social housing design | Letters

After Norwich’s Goldsmith Street was awarded the Stirling prize, readers discuss the ability of councils to build more homes, what constitutes high-quality housing, and the insecurity of being a private tenantIt was gratifying to learn that the RIBA Stirling prize has been...

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12 Oct

Help-to-buy Isa: last chance to get up to £3,000 of free government cash

If you plan to be a first-time buyer, getting a help-to-buy Isa is a no-brainer – but you need to get a move onTime is running out if you haven’t taken advantage of the government’s offer of free money towards buying your...

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12 Oct

Flat owners get £31,000 bill for balconies ‘left to rot’

Residents are furious at a massive bill for fixing structures they say are the landlord’s responsibilityThe owners of six flats have been left reeling after being hit with a bill for £31,000 from their landlord – for repairing two small wooden balconies...

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11 Oct

Let’s move to St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex: the yin to Hastings’ yang

This seaside town has stepped out of the shadow of its twin. One could say it was gentrifying, were it not built for the gentryWhat’s going for it? St Leonards has come of age. For years, all talk has been of its...

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11 Oct

Most-viewed homes on Rightmove – in pictures

The website has revealed the properties that received the most clicks in September Continue reading… Continue Reading

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