Does commuting save you money?

With the average house price in London’s Zone 1 and 2 currently at over £640k, it can make sense to live a little further away and have a cheaper property. Of course, the rail fare will cost you quite a bit, and there’s the travelling time to take into account, but will that add to your quality of life or detract from it?…
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Household Pests: Who is responsible, the landlord or the tenant?

There is often a disagreement between landlords and tenants as to who is responsible for dealing with a pest problem and according to the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC), it is becoming more and more common to see the problems dumped on the landlord.
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Woman moves house 56 times in 13 years

For many, moving house is a stressful ordeal to be avoided wherever possible. The average Brit opts to move house a total of around 8 times in his or her lifetime but for one woman, stress is evidently no obstacle as she’s racked up 56 house moves in just 13 years.

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Council assistance through Right-to-Build could unlock 1million new self-build homes. Could you make your dream home a reality?

People who want to build their own home will be able to turn to their council to make their dream a reality, under measures announced by Nick Boles on 2nd July 2014. Boles announced the arrival of a new ‘Right-to-Build’ which seeks to unlock land for custom builds. With Germany self-building 60% of all its new property and Austria 80%, is it time we joined the trend?
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Statistics reveal that prospective purchasers can pay more than £10,000 per square metre of property in certain areas of the country

Recent figures released by the Halifax show have indicated that purchasers of houses in Chelsea, London could find themselves paying more than £10,000 per square metre as the average price for the area is revealed to be a staggering £10,854.
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New proposals made by the Bank of England aim to prevent housing boom

Proposals made by the Bank of England, including a cap of 15% on the number of mortgages that lenders can give to people who want more than 4.5 times their salary, are being recommended to prevent another housing crisis…

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