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Landlords without emergency cover facing 50% hike in Christmas repairs

Landlords without emergency cover facing 50% hike in Christmas repairs

Landlords who do not have specialist emergency cover in place could be forced to pay a premium of up to 50 per cent should they require urgent repairs over Christmas and the new year. New research has found the bill for emergency callouts over this period is set to rise by between 20 and 50 […]

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Rats are #1 worry with 60% of buyers deterred by pests when viewing 

Rats are #1 worry with 60% of buyers deterred by pests when viewing 

As temperatures drop pushing more household pests towards the warmth of our homes, the latest research by leading hybrid estate agent, eMoov.co.uk, has looked at the impact these unwanted house guests can have on the potential sale of a property. eMoov surveyed 1,000+ people and asked what impact the presence of household pests would have on […]

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62% of British homeowners would prefer their house to look like a show home

62% of British homeowners would prefer their house to look like a show home

British homeowners are forgoing a lived-in home in a bid to style their house for an increased social media following, according to new research. A survey of 1,000 UK adults by DiscountFlooringDepot.co.uk has revealed that 62% of British homeowners would prefer their house to look like a show home rather than a homely comfortable look. 88% of […]

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Is Doncaster home to the UK’s best spare room?

Is Doncaster home to the UK’s best spare room?

From cinema rooms and walk-in wardrobes to the ultimate man cave, Terry’s Fabrics is on a mission to find the UK’s best spare room. The family run home furnishing business is looking to find the best use of a spare room across the UK, with the best entrant winning a £100 worth of Terry’s Fabrics […]

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Converting empty spaces above shops could help solve the housing crisis

Converting empty spaces above shops could help solve the housing crisis

More than 90 per cent of MPs think that converting empty spaces above shops could help reverse the current housing shortage, according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). The survey results, which have been published this week alongside a new research report by the FMB entitled ‘Homes on our high streets’, […]

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Safety checks that could saves lives this Christmas

Safety checks that could saves lives this Christmas

Home owners should ensure their gas appliances have been checked before the Christmas festivities get underway, according to a gas safety technology specialist. Gas Tag says booking a Gas Safe registered engineer to visit during the next two weeks will help to reduce the number of incidents during the holiday period. Christmas is the most […]

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People ‘twice as happy’ in new homes from smaller building companies

People ‘twice as happy’ in new homes from smaller building companies

Consumers are twice as likely to be ‘very satisfied’ with the quality of their new home if it was built by a small and medium-sized house builder, according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders. Key results from the FMB’s research into satisfaction rates among people who have bought a home in the […]

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Yorkshire city postcodes among those with best return to landlords

Yorkshire city postcodes among those with best return to landlords

New research has revealed the postcodes that deliver the greatest yields for buy-to-let investors, with Sheffield featuring in the top five cities. The study by TotallyMoney found Liverpool postcodes led the way for best returns to landlords. However, it is far from the only location in which a large and healthy return can be made […]

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What do buyers really look at in your home? Eye tracking technology reveals all…

What do buyers really look at in your home? Eye tracking technology reveals all…

Property sellers have been given an invaluable insight into the minds of buyers, with the latest eye tracking technology used to reveal what people really look at during viewings. Researchers followed prospective buyers as they toured available properties wearing spectacles tracking their eye movements. Some 27 per cent of time was spent looking at furnishings, […]

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A charitable Christmas mission from homebuilder

A charitable Christmas mission from homebuilder

Harron Homes, one of the region’s leading homebuilders, are once again proudly supporting one of South Yorkshire’s most impressive charity projects, Mission Christmas. The homebuilders are opening donation centres at their sites across the region encouraging the local community to donate gifts to help support disadvantaged children this Christmas. The largest annual Christmas Toy appeal […]

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