HOA’s Voice

Read our take on the latest developments of interest to homeowners and aspiring homeowners, with contributions from our staff, supporters and guest contributions.

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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Is luxury vinyl flooring suitable for Kitchens?

Luxury vinyl flooring

If you're updating your kitchen and unsure what flooring to lay down, luxury vinyl flooring can often be more suitable than hardwood. The experts at Stories Flooring explain what the benefits are and their top tips for choosing.

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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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Can you buy a house without a mortgage?

How to buy a house without a mortgage

Getting a mortgage can be tricky. And depending on your earnings it may not be enough to buy a home. So we've asked Wayhome to explain how their scheme for buying a house without a mortgage works.

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2 for 1 tickets to the Affordable Art Fair

2 for 1 tickets to the Affordable Art Fair

Affordable Art Fair are giving you the chance to enjoy their Spring Fair in Battersea Park, 10 – 13 March, with an exclusive offer. Discover over 110 top exhibiting galleries and find the perfect new artwork for your home! Get 2 for 1 tickets on weekdays and weekends.

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