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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19 Jun

Housebuilder Berkeley signals end to bumper earnings as profits fall

Group will target growth outside its traditional territory of London Profits at Berkeley Group fell by a fifth last year as the housebuilder signalled the end of a period of bumper earnings and said it would look outside its traditional territory in...

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17 Jun

From houses to wages, it's time we realised that size isn't everything | Julian Baggini

Our desire to always go one better is natural but that doesn’t mean we should let it consume us with envyAmong our nation’s many long-term property woes is that British homes are not only becoming less affordable, they’re also getting smaller. However,...

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17 Jun

I'm a first-time buyer – do I earn enough to get a mortgage?

I’m worried that the repayments on my help-to-buy loan will count against me with a lenderQ I hope you might be able to provide some insight for me as I begin my (optimistic) search for a first property. I’m 26 years old...

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