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  • A homeowner who bought his flat under Right to Buy from Islington Borough Council has been told that the property was incorrectly valued when he bought it from them 2 years previously for £340,000 and is actually worth double the price he paid. It seems the price difference is because it is...

  • By way of background, in October 2018, the government published the ‘Homes England strategic plan 2018 to 2023’. Described as the governments ‘housing accelerator’, Homes England are a new non-departmental public body sponsored by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. Their role, as described in the document is “to ensure more...

  • The UK HPI has been released for December and it shows that compared to November, house prices have increased by 0.2%. This makes the annual price rise 2.5% and the average property value £230,776. In England alone, the price rise was 2.3% with an average value of £247,886.

  • Could hemp be used as a building material in our homes in the future? Hemp has been used as a construction material dating back to over a thousand years and it is currently gaining some momentum in the building industry today. Benefiting from being zero-carbon, airtight, breathable and having excellent...

  • Insurance broker Howden have put together an article highlighting that Japanese knotweed claims have been on the rise and two firms of solicitors in particular, are bringing most of these claims. It looks at a case from October 2018 where the claimant discovered Japanese knotweed on her property and on the...