Taking action over a poorly built home

Following a recent BBC report into sub-standard mortar in new-build homes (read it here), it seems that ropey construction work might be more common than you’d think. Not only are housebuilders selling people homes that aren’t up to scratch, but there’s also a suggestion that they’re making compensation payments dependent on the customer signing a non-disclosure agreement (the notorious ‘gagging clause’) – meaning that it’s difficult to gauge the size of the problem.

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A Crafty Start To 2019 With Our DIY Trends

As we head into a new year, many of us will be thinking about a new start - and, with it, new ways to revamp our homes.  A new year is a great time to clear out the clutter and refresh our living spaces.  Sadly, most of us can’t afford to hire a professional to do this for us, so we’ve put together our guide to this year’s cheap and cheerful DIY trends.

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Am I accidently running a HMO?

An HMO, which stands for a House in Multiple Occupation, is a legal term used to define a specific type of rental property. If you run an HMO, you have certain responsibilities that you must meet. However, some landlords may be running an HMO without realising it. Here’s a guide to what an HMO is and what you need to do if you are running one.

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Is Shared Ownership Misunderstood?

Although it’s been around since the 1970s, it seems that shared ownership schemes are still poorly understood, particularly amongst the younger generation. When asked about the scheme, only 40% of 18-24 year olds were aware of it. A quarter of these didn’t know what shared ownership was, so that means only 1 in 3 young people even understands what shared ownership is and how it could help them.

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Breathing new life into decor for 2019

As the time comes to pack away the tinsel and the tree for another year, our thoughts turn to updating our homes in the new year.  As 2019 approaches, designers have been outlining their home decor trends for the new season and, we’ve put together some of our faves - and how to revamp without having to remortgage to pay for it.

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