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  • As the days get shorter and colder we thought this story might brighten your day. Scientists in California have developed a material that can help solar panels capture even more solar energy. Similar to the way a sunflower follows the sun, the material can bend towards light and self-regulate to...

  • With Election fever upon us and Parties publishing their manifestos, it is interesting to read the National Audit Office (NAO) report on the Starter Homes policy announced in the run up to the 2015 General Election. Following various articles published by the media which criticised the progress of the government’s ...

  • It makes sense that most markets look to improve their services and products using technology, and conveyancing is no exception. Proposed changes to the current Instant Conveyancing product by ‘Teal Legal’ will see the launch of the Home Owners Passport (HOP) which is intended to improve the customer experience via...

  • A recent report from Rightmove shows that landlords are planning to reduce their property portfolios in spite of record asking rents. You may recall there was a change in Stamp Duty charges from 1st April 2016, and anyone purchasing an additional residential property are now required to pay an additional 3% surcharge...

  • The average time to sell a property in the UK has increased to more than 12 weeks from an average of just 8 weeks in 2016, according to Zoopla’s Cities House Price Index. It very much depends on where you are in the country, if you live in London you could be...