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What does “guide price” mean?

guide price

Guide price is a term often bandied about in the home buying process. But what does it mean and how seriously should you take it? We explain all below, with help from the estate agency Portico.

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Student mortgages explained

student mortgage

Though it seems unlikely, purchasing houses has become increasingly popular for students in recent years. Instead of handing their student loan over to landlords, many people have decided to buy for themselves as rent in student cities soars and the quality of accommodation decreases. We've asked Tembo money to explain all.

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EPC changes: how much could it cost you?

EPC changes

Do you have a Buy to Let? Proposed EPC changes mean you’ll need to undertake expensive work if you’re a landlord with rental properties that have low energy efficiency ratings. Read on to find out what these changes are, how much it could cost you as a landlord and if there are any exemptions.

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What to watch for when buying a converted flat

permitted development rights office to residential

Converting unused offices and retail properties into residential flats seems like a good idea: more homes in areas people want to live and better for the environment. But these conversions aren't always up to standard. Here's why and what you need to watch for when buying a converted flat.

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Heat pump grants – and how to get one

heat pumps grant

A new scheme offering heat pump grants worth up to £6,000 to homeowners in England and Wales launches this week. We look at who is eligible to get heat pump grants from the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, how to apply and how heat pumps work.

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Homes for Ukraine Scheme – what you need to know

Homes for Ukraine

When the Government launched the Homes for Ukraine scheme, more than 150,000 people signed up in the first few days to offer accommodation to those fleeing the war-torn country. Read on to find out more about the scheme, how to sign up, the latest issues and developments.

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How do I repair storm damage to my house?

How do I repair storm damage to my house

If you're wondering how to repair storm damage to your house, then we've got everything you need to know. From what happens if a tree damages your property, to who is responsible if your neighbours fence blows down, how and when to claim on your insurance and how to claim compensation in the event of a power cut.

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How to get help with your energy bills

energy bills help

As households brace themselves for another staggering rise in energy bills in October the Chancellor has announced a package of help to soften the blow. Here's what’s available to help with your energy bills.

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How homeowners can beat the cost of living crisis

cost of living crisis

Homeowners up and down the UK are dreading the inevitable energy price hike expected this April, alongside a wider cost of living crisis. But did you know mortgage payments are at least seven times that of typical annual energy bills? Switching mortgages could save more than £2,000 a year, more than the typical annual energy bill.

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