05 Jul

Living in a stone house – in pictures

From Pembrokeshire to Yorkshire, here is a selection of rock-solid houses for sale Continue reading… Continue Reading

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02 Jul

London house prices slide for eighth quarter in a row

Average cost of a home in the capital down 2.6% over past two years as rest of UK risesHouse prices have dropped in London for the eighth quarter in a row, pushing the average value of a home in the capital down...

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01 Jul

My daughter-in-law wants to sell a standalone garage

Her mortgage lender is refusing to allow the sale. Is there anything she can do about it?Q My daughter-in-law has been approached by her neighbour who would like to purchase her garage which is in a small compound. She asked her mortgage...

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30 Jun

Firm accused of hiking rent of ex-crown estate home by 7% in a year

Jason Wright of Lincolnshire says Dorrington Residential raised rent well above inflation• Crown estate faces tenants’ anger over rent hikes, evictions and repair delaysA crown estate tenant of more than 20 years has told how his family’s property was sold off to...

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28 Jun

Let’s move to Brighton, East Sussex: green, green home of Saint Caroline

The locals may have painted the town Green, but there’s an affluence to the eco currency. And who sent for the Bez-alikes?What’s going for it? Aside from the fact that it is on a coastline at the end of the country, threatened...

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28 Jun

Coastal homes for sale – in pictures

Dip your toes in the market with these seaside properties, from Devon to Fife Continue reading… Continue Reading

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27 Jun

Bathstore collapse leaves householders inconvenienced

Administrators’ move to terminate plumber contracts leaves consumers without fully functioning bathroomsHouseholds have been left without washing and toilet facilities after Bathstore’s collapse left a trail of unfinished installations.Bathstore’s administrators, the accountants BDO, wrote to all the firm’s subcontracted plumbers on Wednesday...

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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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