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Lovell Continues to Build More Homes

Lovell Continues to Build More Homes

Lovell continues to work on the £250 million scheme on Salisbury Plain in South Wiltshire, part of the Army Basing Programme (ABP) that aims to create more than 900 new homes for troops and their families that are relocating from Germany to Bulford, Larkhill and Ludgershall. At the moment, Lovell is working on 225 homes at Bulford, where the roads and sewers have substantially progressed, a third of foundations are already laid and work is now starting on the timber…

UK's Most Family Friendly City

UK’s Most Family Friendly City

MoneySuperMarket, a price comparison site, decided to take a look at where in the UK is currently the best place to raise a family. The Family Living Index analysed 35 of the UK’s biggest cities against key factors that impact family life, including local school rankings, access to green space, likelihood of burglary, house prices, job opportunities and the average salary, by matching year-on-year data. The study revealed that the best place for young families is Bath, overtaking last year’s…

London Borough of Brent to Build More Homes

London Borough of Brent to Build More Homes

Property developer Wates Residential has been appointed by the London Borough of Brent for the construction of 149 new homes by December 2021. The £23.4 million project will see the construction of two new buildings, which will offer 92 homes for temporary accommodation and 57 for independent living for local, vulnerable residents. The Knowles House redevelopment in Harlesden is part of the council’s Temporary Accommodation Reform Plan, which will invest, in total, £130 million on up to 600 new homes…

Apartment Scheme in Croydon Receives Funding

Apartment Scheme in Croydon Receives Funding

The 251-unit Taberner House scheme in Croydon has received a £100 million funding from Legal & General (L&G), which agreed on the deal with developer HUB and specialist investor Bridges Fund Management. L&G will take ownership of the 35-storey building, on which the main contractor, Henry Construction, has already started construction work. "Our funding deal will act as a catalyst for further housing development in Croydon and will help support the wider regeneration of the area. Bringing together the development…

Ideal Flatmate Platform Keeps Growing

Ideal Flatmate Platform Keeps Growing

Ideal Flatmate, the UK’s first flatmate matching site, has seen rapid growth over the past 12 months, passing £1 million in seed funding. It is now experiencing 2,000 properties being uploaded each month by landlords and letting agents with rooms to fill. It also attracts more than 150,000 visitors each month, with flat hunters searching for rooms and looking to ‘buddy up’ using it’s matchmaking tool. The funding will allow Ideal Flatmate to accelerate its business plan, fast-track its recruitment…

New Social Homes in London

New Social Homes in London

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced a special funding programme that will bring 10,000 new homes in the capital over the next four years. In what will be the first ever City Hall programme dedicated to supporting council housing, the funds will be taken from the £1.67 billion Khan secured from the Government in the Spring Statement to help increase dramatically London’s rate of council home building. “I grew up on a council estate and I know first-hand…

New Research on Home Renovation and Redecoration

New Research on Home Renovation and Redecoration

A research from Direct Line Home Insurance found that approximately half a million homeowners in the UK go over budget when redecorating or renovating their home each year, especially younger people. They underestimate the cost of it by around £3.4 billion. Home owners also spend an average of £7,427 more than they expected, which is 278% over budget. While regionally, Londoners are the most likely to overspend, as they put aside just £6,278 but end up paying out £11,128 to…

Yorkshire and the Humber a BTL Hotspot

Yorkshire and the Humber a BTL Hotspot

A survey led by Knight Knox, residential property experts, looked at the responses of 500 landlords in the UK and found that the majority of buy to let landlord with properties in Yorkshire and Humberside are feeling positive about the future of the rental market, with many thinking about buying more properties to rent in the future. The respondents with properties in the Yorkshire and Humberside region said they intend to buy another buy to let property in the next…

Why Your Washing Machine Isn’t Cleaning Anymore

Got a problem with your washing machine? Washing machines can fail for a variety of reasons, from a tripped circuit breaker to a damaged lid switch, faulty electrical controls or an overly worn agitator. Luckily, most washing machines are easy to fix, either by arranging washing machine repairs or by contacting your appliance’s manufacturer. Not sure why your washing machine isn’t working as it should? Below, we’ve listed some of the most common reasons your washing machine isn’t working properly,…

Yorkshire Landlords Face Problematic Tenants

Yorkshire Landlords Face Problematic Tenants

A new research by online letting agent MakeUrMove found that one in three property investors from Yorkshire are debating selling their rental properties due to issues related to unpaid rent and damage to buildings and fittings. “More than half of landlords in Yorkshire are classed as ‘accidental’ or ‘casual’, meaning they only have one property and rent it out to supplement their main working income. As these landlords make-up the backbone of the British property market, it’s important they feel…