27 Jun

L&G and Oxford University team up for £4bn housing scheme

Construction of affordable homes for staff and students to take place over next decade Legal & General has teamed up with Oxford University in a £4bn partnership to build science parks and thousands of homes for staff and students over the next...

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27 Jun

Want to buy a home in UK? You need to earn £54,000 on average

Zoopla finds London buyers must be paid £84,000 while Liverpool requires £26,000First-time buyers now need an average income of £54,000 to purchase a typical property in a UK city, but the priciest locations have become a little more affordable, according to the...

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26 Jun

John Walton obituary

John Walton was my friend for more than 50 years and, more importantly, a lifelong friend to the north Cheshire town of Warrington, where he was born, lived and worked, and where he has died aged 81.Local housebuyers might have recognised him...

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26 Jun

Hundreds of thousands of tenants in unsafe homes, survey finds

Citizens Advice research finds half of landlords don’t know or understand legal obligationsWeak regulation of private renting has left hundreds of thousands of tenants living in mouldy or dangerous homes, Citizens Advice has warned.A survey of English landlords and tenants conducted on...

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26 Jun

No Scorpios, no meat-eaters: the rise of extreme flatshare ads

It’s a landlords’ market these days, which means Generation Rent has to abide by some frankly bizarre stipulationsThe two-bedroom flat in Turnpike Lane, north London, seemed run-of-the-mill. Laura Evelyn, an actor looking for a new place to stay, didn’t like the decor...

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24 Jun

Thompson & Morgan customer service is still a growing pain

I need to know if my complaint about its mail order tree will ever bear fruit?I, too, have issues with the mail order gardening firm Thompson & Morgan (you ran an item in April). I ordered a fruit tree in January and...

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24 Jun

My siblings and I inherited a house – will we be liable for stamp duty?

The house is probably worth £80,000 to £90,000, but three of us already own propertyQ My three siblings and I inherited property from my great-aunt after she died in 2006. It’s a tiny cottage in Wales, with one bedroom, one living room,...

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23 Jun

Call for action to stop purchasers paying price for new-build delays

A family can face a bill of thousands when developers don’t complete on timeLiam Taylor exchanged on his off-plan home last August on the understanding it would be completed by April. On the day contracts were exchanged he was told the date...

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21 Jun

Let’s move to Grimsby and Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire: tired but handsome

Despite being beset by economic and social problems, evidence of the towns’ 19th-century heyday remainsWhat’s going for it? If you want to see why so many people voted (and would still vote) for Brexit, these are the perfect places to start. These...

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21 Jun

Glass houses for sale – in pictures

You’ll want to avoid throwing stones at these light-filled properties, from Jersey to Scotland Continue reading… Continue Reading

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