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Important leasehold reform news!

Millions of leaseholders will be given the right to extend their lease by a maximum term of 990 years at zero ground rent, the Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced today (7 January 2021). The changes, making home ownership more secure, will mean that a leaseholder can extend their lease on their home but will no longer pay ground rent to the freeholder which could save them thousands of pounds.  This reform also applies to all new retirement properties and forms part of the biggest reform to English property law for forty years.  Under current rules, leaseholders of houses can…

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The following tips offer ideas on how to handle seasonal home repairs - featured image

The following tips offer ideas on how to handle seasonal home repairs.

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The people of Britain want more environmentally sustainable homes - featured image

The people of Britain want more environmentally sustainable homes

I thought it would be good to share some statistics with you regarding energy efficient new build homes. According to a recent survey, 78% of Britons place high importance on environmental sustainability when choosing a new home. More than 81% of respondents in London believe the long-term environmental and sustainable performance of a new home is vital, compared to 68% in Sheffield and 75% in Newcastle. The environmentally sustainable features people would most like to see ranked energy efficient heating and hot water systems as their top priority if they were choosing a new home. Double glazing came second, followed…

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