12 Mar

Flat block owners to get right to add floors with no permission needed

Ministry’s move to allow two storeys to be added to blocks aims to boost homeownership The shadows are about to lengthen across suburbia. Property owners are to be granted new rights to install extra storeys on housing blocks without planning permission in...

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12 Mar

Shared hot water and heating in my block keeps breaking

Savills, who manage the building, charge us £3,000 a year, but seem indifferent to our plightI purchased a £500,000 flat in January 2018. The building, Millstream House, is managed by Savills and has a central boiler that supplies heating and hot water...

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11 Mar

Bob Marley’s former partner faces loss of flat where he lived in 1970s

Esther Anderson seeks £10,000 to keep London home where I Shot the Sheriff was writtenA film-maker and actor who dated Bob Marley claims she is being threatened with the imminent repossession of the London flat where the reggae musician lived and wrote...

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11 Mar

What does interest rate cut mean for mortgages and savers?

There will be gain for some consumers but pain for others after the Bank of England’s decisionThe emergency 0.5% rate cut by the Bank of England in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak will mean monthly savings for householders with tracker mortgages...

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10 Mar

UK issues unexplained wealth order over Kazakhstan family's house

National Crime Agency investigating how ex-president’s grandson bought London mansionBritain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) has asked a grandson of the former president of Kazakhstan to explain where he got the money from to buy a multimillion-pound mansion in one of north London’s...

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10 Mar

Residents in Manchester's art deco landmark have days to pay £7,000

Flat owners in Express building have launched a tribunal in service charge disputeResidents in one of Manchester’s most famous buildings have been given a month to pay thousands of pounds in service charges, in what an MP said was an “egregious example...

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09 Mar

My partner is moving in and we're planning to share our mortgage

I’m also wondering how to make sure my children are going to be OK if I should dieQ My partner is about to move in with me and is contributing £10,000 from the sale of his flat. I however already have a...

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07 Mar

How will coronavirus hit money, pensions and property prices?

We look at whether you should sell shares and hold off buying a home, or just sit tightThe conventional wisdom in the pensions and investment industry is that you should sit tight. Jason Hollands of advisers Tilney says: “Now is the time...

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07 Mar

Should I pay for a removal firm or hire a van myself?

We’re moving from our first-floor two-bed flat to a three-bed semi with a young baby Every week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him or her out – a selection of the best answers...

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06 Mar

Let’s move to Rotterdam: Eurovision’s new home

The city is cool, with a vast music and design scene, and an under-the-radar swaggerWhat’s going for it? Yes, Rotterdam. Were you expecting somewhere hot? Perhaps more glam, more city break, less drizzly. Some kool neighbourhood in Lisbon or Helsinki.Hear me out....

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