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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Older people shun pools and spas in favour of WiFi and greenery when it comes to retirement living

With 11.8 million people aged 65+ in the UK according to Age UK, the options available to those in the later stages of life have never been more important. Independence and dignity are key themes of concern for many of those whose housing options change as they become more frail. Over the last 10 years, […]

Is Doncaster on the property naughty or nice list?

With Father Christmas all but ready to visit homes across the UK, leading hybrid estate agent, eMoov.co.uk, has compiled its annual lists to give him a hand based on the increase or decrease in property prices since last December. Nice Lists Despite a tough year for the property market, there are plenty of homeowners across the nation that […]

VIDEO: Ex burglar reveals how to keep your home safe this Christmas

Posting our plans on social media, leaving gift boxes we have bought in outside bins and forgetting to lock doors and windows… the simple mistakes that are inviting burglars into our homes. As Christmas approaches, homes become filled with expensive gifts and gadgets. This sadly means that the festive season is also the peak time […]