Improvements

Can we sue our surveyor?

Wednesday, 17 February 2010 | Article

Q: There's a problem with the drainage in our new home; every time it rains our front garden floods as rainwater isn't draining off the roof and away from our house properly. We believe our...

How to cut the cost of DIY - and avoid disasters

Monday, 18 January 2010 | News

DIY is one of the UK's leading pastimes and the credit crunch has encouraged more people to pick up their tools and embark on a little home improvement.

Improve your home for less

Thursday, 30 April 2009 | Article

You might have had your heart set on moving home this year but, with property prices continuing south and good mortgage deals hard to come by, this might no longer be a viable option.

Mining the cash in your home

Tuesday, 14 April 2009 | Article

Hefty house prices and the credit crunch have together created a rather unusual problem for many older people: they may be living in a lovely house worth several hundred thousand pounds, but their investments are shrinking...

Furnish your home without breaking the bank

Tuesday, 03 February 2009 | Article

In recent years, the concept of furnishing your home cheaply has been more or less hijacked by Ikea - the Scandinavian no-frills, flat-packed furniture store.

Should you move or improve?

Tuesday, 02 September 2008 | Article

The housing market downturn, which started in 2007, shows little sign of easing up before the end of 2009, spelling potential problems for thousands of household.