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Converting empty spaces above shops could help solve the housing crisis

Converting empty spaces above shops could help solve the housing crisis

More than 90 per cent of MPs think that converting empty spaces above shops could help reverse the current housing shortage, according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). The survey results, which have been published this week alongside a new research report by the FMB entitled ‘Homes on our high streets’, […]

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Safety checks that could saves lives this Christmas

Safety checks that could saves lives this Christmas

Home owners should ensure their gas appliances have been checked before the Christmas festivities get underway, according to a gas safety technology specialist. Gas Tag says booking a Gas Safe registered engineer to visit during the next two weeks will help to reduce the number of incidents during the holiday period. Christmas is the most […]

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People ‘twice as happy’ in new homes from smaller building companies

People ‘twice as happy’ in new homes from smaller building companies

Consumers are twice as likely to be ‘very satisfied’ with the quality of their new home if it was built by a small and medium-sized house builder, according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders. Key results from the FMB’s research into satisfaction rates among people who have bought a home in the […]

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Yorkshire city postcodes among those with best returns for landlords

Yorkshire city postcodes among those with best returns for landlords

New research has revealed the postcodes that deliver the greatest yields for buy-to-let investors, with Sheffield featuring in the top five cities. The study by TotallyMoney found Liverpool postcodes led the way for best returns to landlords. However, it is far from the only location in which a large and healthy return can be made […]

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What do buyers really look at in your home? Eye tracking technology reveals all…

What do buyers really look at in your home? Eye tracking technology reveals all…

Property sellers have been given an invaluable insight into the minds of buyers, with the latest eye tracking technology used to reveal what people really look at during viewings. Researchers followed prospective buyers as they toured available properties wearing spectacles tracking their eye movements. Some 27 per cent of time was spent looking at furnishings, […]

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Don’t be an accidental garden law breaker

Don’t be an accidental garden law breaker

Thousands of British gardeners are at risk of becoming unwitting criminals due to a lack of knowledge of basic gardening laws, experts have claimed. Now experts from GardenBuildingsDirect.co.uk have published the top seven little known gardening laws to help Britons understand what they should and shouldn’t do in their gardens. The list covers common issues such as […]

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Beat burst pipe misery as Britain braces for the big freeze

Beat burst pipe misery as Britain braces for the big freeze

As Britain faces sub-zero temperatures this week, leading rural insurer NFU Mutual is advising homeowners to prepare their property for winter’s worst. Statistics from NFU Mutual show that in 2016 claims for mopping up damage caused by burst pipes averaged a massive £5,000. As the Met Office predicts freezing conditions across much of the UK […]

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Search is on to find Yorkshire’s best community building projects

Search is on to find Yorkshire’s best community building projects

A two-month search to find Yorkshire and Humber’s most inspirational and community beneficial property projects is underway, following the opening of entries for the RICS Awards 2018, Yorkshire & Humber. The annual RICS Awards celebrate the region’s top built initiatives and developments – in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure – that provide significant value […]

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Mass boiler breakdowns predicted as freezing weather hits Yorkshire

Mass boiler breakdowns predicted as freezing weather hits Yorkshire

With temperatures forecast to drop to two degrees and cold weather expected to hit Yorkshire next week, households are being urged to get their homes winter ready to avoid a cold weather disaster. As the winter chill sets in and cold temperatures grip the region, British Gas is predicting that its engineers will visit 1,350 […]

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Don’t get left in the dark this Christmas – festive lights safety advice for Yorkshire and Humber homeowners

Don’t get left in the dark this Christmas – festive lights safety advice for Yorkshire and Humber homeowners

With almost five million Brits having already put up their Christmas decorations one leading organisation is urging the 5.4 million-plus residents in Yorkshire and Humber to stay safe over the festive period. NICEIC, the UK’s leading body for registered electricians, says many householders are often unaware of the extra dangers that can arise from plugging […]

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