Improvements

Five things to consider before buying a listed property

Thursday, 24 March 2016 | Article

England and Wales boast half a million listed buildings, each with its own story to tell. Many of us dream of owning one of these chocolate-box cottages or sprawling historic houses.

Would you invest in renewable energy?

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 | Article

It sounds like the perfect investment.

Boost your property price by 5% by adding a games room

Friday, 11 September 2015 | News

Some 16% of UK adults would consider paying 5% or more for a property with a games room.

The bugbear of being a leaseholder

Friday, 10 July 2015 | Blog | By Hannah Nemeth

Before I bought my studio flat in Camden six years ago, I hadn’t given much thought to the disadvantages of buying a property leasehold – and in a large early Victorian house divided into five flats, owning the property...

The pros and cons of solar panels

Tuesday, 09 June 2015 | Article

Solar panels reduce your electricity bill and pay you for generating power.

A third of people never finish their DIY projects

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 | News

More than a third of Brits start DIY projects but don't bother completing them, according to a survey by Halifax Home Insurance.

Bodged building work costs neighbours £1.5bn

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 | News

Some 3.7 million Brits have had their property damaged by neighbours carrying out renovation work in the past five years.

10 ways to revamp your home for less

Monday, 02 March 2015 | Article

When it comes to soft furnishings, bed linen and wallpaper, botanical themes are popular, including birds and butterflies, in anything from lush greens and blues to deep pinks and purples.

Home improvements add £30k to property's value

Wednesday, 05 November 2014 | News

Home improvements add nearly £30,000 to a property's value on average, new research from peer-to-peer lender Zopa, has found.

How to deal with the neighbour from hell

Thursday, 18 June 2015 | Article

Disputes with neighbours often hit the headlines, particularly once the lawyers are called in.