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Universal Credit explained

Universal Credit is a new type of benefit designed to support people who are on a low income or out of work. It will replace six existing benefits and is currently being rolled out across the UK. The new system is based on a single monthly payment, transferred...

Energy efficiency of a new home

An article on Zoopla, lists things you should know about energy efficiency. Understanding the energy efficiency of a new home might not be exciting. But with the average energy bill now more than £1,000 a year, it’s worth taking some time over. If you’re planning a...

Property jargon buster

When dealing with all aspects of property, there may sometimes be words and phrases that are unfamiliar to anyone who isn't involved in buying, selling or renting on a regular basis. A property jargon guide from OnTheMarket.com explains some of the most common terms...

UK commercial property capital values fall 2.4% in 2016

An article online at Reuters today says: 'British commercial property capital values fell 2.4 percent in 2016, hurt by changes to stamp duty tax and Britain's vote to leave the European Union, real estate firm CBRE said on Tuesday. Retail property capital values saw...

How to rent checklist for renting in England

This guide, from gov.uk, is for people who are about to rent a house or flat. It gives a rent checklist of what to do before, during and at the end of a tenancy, as well as what to do if there are any problems. This guide will help you to understand what questions to...

Costs to think about when moving house

Your Move have put together a checklist of costs to think about when moving house. ‘Moving house is an exciting time but it’s easy to get caught out by additional costs that you may not have factored in to your initial budget, especially if you’re a first time buyer...

Property market trends to look out for in 2017

Despite ongoing uncertainty around Brexit, the UK property market is expected to return to relative calm and renewed prosperity in 2017, according to a leading property expert. Allison Thompson, managing director at property specialist Leaders, forecasts that 2017...

Exciting residential development opportunity, excellent location

An exciting residential development opportunity has become available in a popular residential area in central Darwen.  Residential development opportunity – Ratcliffe Street, Darwen Outline Permission granted for 8 DWELLINGS (C3) MIXED PROPERTY TYPES in Central...

Questions to ask when viewing a new property

When buying a new home, it can be easy to forget to ask some important questions when viewing the property. Rightmove put together a list of questions you might you might want to the answers before committing, when renting or buying a property: If you’re renting Does...