Improvements

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, 23 February 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

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 | Article

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

Strapped homeowners forced to improve

Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | News

Two million homeowners have carried out improvements to their property because they can't afford to move.

New homeowners fork out £4k fixing hidden problems

Monday, 19 May 2014 | News

"Pressured" homebuyers spend an average £4,205 fixing 'hidden' problems with their new property, new research shows.

20% of Brits can't change a light bulb

Saturday, 03 May 2014 | News

Some 20% of the British Public admit to needing help with changing a light bulb.