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  • This article from Reading Chronicle provides some statistics on the research conducted by Environet and YouGov. It seems that despite all the negative media coverage on Japanese knotweed and the damage it can cause, it hasn’t deterred a third of those looking to buy in the UK. This is...

  • The gable wall of an end terrace house in Rugby has completely collapsed. Having read several articles on the matter, we understand that there were building works underway on a neighbouring property and on Tuesday afternoon, prior to the whole gable wall collapsing, part of the rear wall had collapsed ...

  • It's Friday the 13th, and did you know that houses numbered 13 could potentially put people off buying and even reduce the value of the property. This article lists 10 turn offs to prospective buyers that could potentially cause the house value to drop. As well as houses numbered 13, other turn offs...

  • Did you catch the itv tonight programme ‘Britain’s New Build Nightmares’? From blocked drainage requiring weekly maintenance to missing insulation and lack of fire protection, new homes are being found to lack basic minimum standards. Managing Director of Snagaroo, Paul Frost, inspects a £500,000 new build property and finds 363 snagging...

  • Developed by BRE, the Home Quality Mark (HQM) rates the standard of new homes based on construction quality, design and running costs. This will include an assessment of the comfort provided by the living space, the health and wellbeing benefits and the ability of the home to cope with the...