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  • December 15, 2014

    New property portal “OnTheMarket” blow to consumers

    From the end of January a new property portal "On The Market" will launch, splitting the marketing of your property between Rightmove and Zoopla. We explain what's happening, why it's bad news for consumers and what you can do...

  • November 20, 2014

    The best of today’s fixed rate mortgages – a perfect time to remortgage

  • November 19, 2014

    RIBA Building Contracts for your home project

    A third of UK home owners are looking to carry out work on their home in the next three years. But many of us have little experience of doing a major home improvement project and don’t know where to start. Protect yourself and stay in control of your project with a RIBA Building Contract

  • November 16, 2014

    Conducting your own viewings – A Guide

    How to show prospective buyers round your home

  • October 6, 2014

    RIP Sole Agency Shackles

    Isn't it time sole agency contracts, which tie people into long contracts without any real consumer benefits, are outlawed?

  • September 29, 2014

    Rent to Buy – latest Government proposals explained

    There's nothing like the Political Party Conference season and the whiff of an impending election to get ministers and opposition leaders applying themselves to the big issues. We take a look at the latest proposal which attempts to get Britain building and help first time buyers save for a deposit....

  • September 29, 2014

    Mansion Tax or Happenstantial Tax?

    Andrew Arden, QC and author of numerous works on housing and local government law, explores what's wrong with the recent proposals for mansion tax

  • September 8, 2014

    Switch and save this September

    Research out last week shows very few of us are making an effort to switch and save. But companies don't reward loyalty so it's money down the drain. Check out these ways of making shopping around easier for you...

  • September 1, 2014

    Solar panels condemned by Hounslow Council

    Our very own green guru, Dr Paula Owen, recently met Mr and Mrs Skinner who were told to pull down £20,000 solar development despite being encouraged by local council to go ahead

  • August 20, 2014

    Summer slowdown for house prices

    July 2014 House Price Watch indicates house prices are up on average 0.4% in the past month and up on average 8.6% in the past year