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The Growth of the Granny Flat

The coronavirus pandemic has seen a boom in interest in homes with an annexe, according to a report from insurance company, Aviva. Worries about the safety of loved-ones, mean more London families are looking to buy properties with their own self-contained apartment – or to build one. Traditionally annexes have been used as “granny flats” … Continue reading "The Growth of the Granny Flat"


From blue doors to burning sage, moving day traditions around the world

It is often said that moving house is among the big stresses of modern life. But what if you could ease the strain by making sure you have luck on your side? For centuries people around the world have followed moving day superstitions, aimed at warding off evil spirits and ensuring happiness and prosperity in … Continue reading "From blue doors to burning sage, moving day traditions around the world"


Guide to Investing in UK Commercial Property

Commercial property is increasingly attracting the eye of investors who are interested in solid returns and losing faith in the volatility of the equities market.  Traditionally, most property investors have looked to the residential market to provide them with a good investment – however, many got into problems in 2008 when the recession struck.


Stamp duty holiday – what does it mean in cash terms?

In his summer statement, the chancellor, Rishi Sunak announced a stamp duty holiday on property transactions of under £500,000, which complete before 31 March next year. The zero rate is also payable on the first £500,000 of more expensive properties. The news has led to a flurry of interest in the housing market, with some … Continue reading "Stamp duty holiday – what does it mean in cash terms?"


Give your home security a back-to-work makeover

As the nation emerges from lockdown, improving your home security could be a good last-minute DIY task before returning to work. With large numbers of the population home during the day, burglaries fell by 37% during the first four weeks of lockdown. As people begin returning to work, homeowners are urged to be aware of … Continue reading "Give your home security a back-to-work makeover"

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Millions resume their property search as lockdown measures are eased

London estate agents saw “phones ringing off the hook”, and record numbers of enquiries in the 48-hours after property viewings restarted in England. A large increase in new instructions and valuations has also been reported. It is believed that more than 450,000 house sales were put on hold when the government introduced its coronavirus restrictions … Continue reading "Millions resume their property search as lockdown measures are eased"