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  • 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

  • August 11, 2014

    The Sunday Times asks “Do you need a mortgage broker to find a good mortgage?”

    We've always said that the days of walking into your bank to get a mortgage are pretty much over. With new lending rules and increased interest rate rises on the way, more and more people are going to brokers for advice.

  • July 29, 2014

    Emma’s story of Help to Buy

    With help from the Bank of Mum & Dad and Help to Buy equity loan scheme, Emma has her first flat

  • July 22, 2014

    Just 3% of home buyers last month were aged 18-30

    The number of young homebuyers has plunged to a record low.

  • July 18, 2014

    How NOT to attract burglars

    With over half a million burglary cases reported in the UK in 2011/12, it's important to keep your home safe. Take a look at some tips which could help to deter burglars from your property, especially when you're away this holiday season

  • July 15, 2014

    Crime data, security measures and home insurance top tips

    Home insurance expert Leigh Jackson shows us how to research crime data for our area and offers tips for managing our insurance premiums