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  • LV= GI (London Victoria General Insurance) has published some research looking at how and when people achieve their ‘forever home’. The forever home being that home you intend to stay put in, but with house prices on the rise, many homeowners are creating their forever home by making the following...

  • Onerous ground rent provisions in leases has been widely reported and with fears it could render many homes unsaleable in the future, the government created a consultation paper to tackle issues such as doubling ground rents every ten years. That opening sentence will not come as news, however did you...

  • Research commissioned by OVO Energy has shown that 'unnecessary' emails contribute over 23,475 tonnes of carbon to the UK's footprint. These are the carbon footprints of different emails (from the book by Mike Burners-Lee: How Band are Bananas?: The Carbon Footprint of Everything): Average spam email: 0.3g CO2 Standard email: 4g...

  • RICS, Historic England, PCA and Cadw have been working together since the beginning of 2019 with the aim of developing a best practice approach to damp and moisture in traditional buildings. PCA report it is the first time that building surveyors, preservation specialists and heritage organisations have ever worked in collaboration...

  • The Hometrack UK Cities House Price Index for October 2019 shows that London property prices may be 'showing signs of life' as average prices increased by 1% over last year. This is likely to be due to a drop in supply and more realistic asking prices. Leicester top the cities index table...