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Providing your landlord with a 'virtual' house inspection

Providing your landlord with a ‘virtual’ house inspection?

Asked to provide photos of his property to his rental agent, an Australian man has taken the opportunity to have a little lockdown fun. Tim ...
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Why not use self-isolation to revive life skills?

What would you do when your radiators weren't performing well? Or you fancied a change of colour scheme in your home's front room? Or your ...
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Hot Fuzz hits Derbyshire town

The town of Melbourne in Derbyshire has been accused of artificially buoying its house prices. The attractive Georgian market town lies close to the National ...
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New RHS categories to reflect homes with smaller gardens

The RHS has introduced two new categories to its annual Chelsea Flower Show that will appeal to owners of property with small or non-existent gardens ...
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Historic properties celebrating the evolution of Christmas

The National Trust has transformed many of its historic houses to reflect Christmas from times gone by. Travel anywhere from the 1970s back to Tudor ...
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PC brigade fell Ancient Tree because of falling pine cones

An 18-metre Scots pine tree is to be killed and removed by the Church in Sussex because of the 'threat' of falling pine cones. Chichester ...
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Trainspotter installs railway carriage in bungalow

A four bedroom property near Chichester, West Sussex which is currently on the property market, hides a secret unbeknownst to anyone viewing from the outside ...
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Tips for taking picture-perfect photos of your home

We’re all familiar with the types of magazine or Instagram photo that make other people’s houses look attractive and spacious. We look at ways to ...
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Stranger breaks in to clean home!

How often have you left home in a rush for work, wishing someone would clean it up before you got back? That’s what happened to Nate ...
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Downton Abbey? More like ‘Downton Shabby’!

It isn't quite Downton Abbey, but Hopwood Hall is a Grade II* listed manor house in Middleton, north Manchester, that dates back to 1426. From ...
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Could redesigned buildings really ‘solve’ Brexit?

An architectural practice has suggested it could break the 'Brexit deadlock' by proposing new designs for the building interiors and exteriors at the Palace of ...
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Essex keeps America ‘on track and thriving’

Just a stone’s throw from the popular seaside resort of Clacton-on-Sea lies the village of Jaywick, a village not unlike many others along the Essex ...
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Could you live in a ‘haibu’ pod?

A company in Barcelona has sparked outrage by suggesting that tiny living pods may be the answer to the housing problems of some Western cities ...
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Here’s why Ed Sheeran won’t be going to the chapel to get married …

Ed Sheeran has pretty much succeeded at everything he's done in the music business. He shot to fame when, as a teenager, he independently released ...
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Painting your house makes you happy (and richer)

An article about the residents of Nettleton Road in Gloucester and their brightly coloured houses went viral in April, and was shared by the Metro, ...
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11-year old boy’s Camelot-style, fairytale castle

As a small child, Mark Baker would pass by the remains of Gwrych Castle in Abergele, North Wales, on his way back and forth from ...
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“Don’t be afraid of the system” say Devon couple evicted from their mud home

After being ‘forced out’ of her previous rented home, Kate Burrows said her permanent flu-like symptoms were a result of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity*. Kate and ...
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Church of England claims ancient rights to the underworld

A 2013 change in the Land Registration Act 2002 meant that all mineral rights must be logged with Land Registry or potentially be lost. In ...
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How to own a beautifully restored home with ballroom, cinema room and six bedrooms for £2

In 2011, graphic designer Dunstan Low bought Melling Manor in Lancashire, a Grade II listed, semi-detached mansion built in 1792, for £435,000. He thought it ...
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Olde Worlde village sold in Yorkshire

The village of West Heslerton, near Scarborough, has been in the ownership of one family for 150 years.  Its 84-year old owner, Eve Dawnay, died five ...
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