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House prices fall for first time since 2009 but Millennials still face a life time of rent

It may be good news for those looking to get on the property ladder with London facing the worst performance in house prices since the financial crisis in 2009, but a report from Resolution Foundation stated that in some parts of the country ‘generation rent’ will have to rent their whole life. However, there is some good news with regional areas performing much better than the capital whilst savvy Millennials are taking advantage of the government Help to Buy Scheme and Life time ISA’s and for those in London, they’re starting small with “pocket homes”. Millennials and renting A third
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Moving house with small pets

Moving house is said to be one of the most stressful events in a person’s life. There’s so much to remember, redirecting post, changing utility bills and a new postcode to learn. It can be a challenge to remember everything you need to do. And don’t forget about your pets! Have you considered the things you could do to make their move easier? Moving house with your fish Thankfully, fish aren’t able to jump over the garden fence and make a break for it just as the removal van is pulling up. Although moving fish is a lot easier than
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Moving house, cat myths, and what you should do

The old wives tale of putting butter on your cat’s paws to stop them returning to the old house is unfortunately not true. The logic behind the myth was that by the cat licking off the butter from their paws, they would remove the scent of the old house, and prevent them from finding their way back and subsequently adjust to the new home quicker. In lieu of this, we have a list of do’s and don’ts that will help your pet adjust more easily. Moving house with your cat: the do’s Do see if a friend could look after
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The do’s and don’ts of moving house with your dog

It’s moving day. Boxes are piled high, the removal men and women are already loading the van, and everything is labelled. You think you’ve remembered everything, except you haven’t. There’s one very important thing you’ve forgotten: the dog. Dogs can sense their owners stress and pick up on unusual activity in the home. So don’t end up in the dog house, and see what you should be doing for your dog to make their moving day less stressful. Moving house with your dog: the do’s Do make sure your dog’s microchip and ID tag have the address and phone number
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House Price Growth in Regional Cities

Regional city house prices make fast gains on the Capital While London’s property market is stalling the UK’s northern and midland’s cities have seen major growth in house prices, according to Hometrack. Immediately following the 2007-2008 financial crisis, London and Southern cities were among the first to recover, but that early growth has now been overtaken by the UK’s regional cities in the north and the midlands. Up and coming house price locations Edinburgh has been identified as the city with the fastest-growing property market prices. Property market analysts, Hometrack reported an annual growth of 7.7 per cent and that
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House prices set to rise

House prices set to rise after unseasonable slump The general election in May sparked uncertainty in the housing market. The result was a fall in the asking prices of homes for sale. The last time this was seen was before the general election of 2010. Before the 2015 election, Labour made it clear that if they won, they would be levying an extra tax on homes valued at over £2 million. This caused a nervous market and a fall of 0.1% in asking prices. The Conservative majority is set to drive prices higher over the coming months. The Tory majority
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House price predictions for 2015

Is your living room carpet the key to 2015 house price predictions? Carpet and floor fitters have hit the headlines, with sales of new carpets being suggested as an indicator of house price increases for 2015. Carpet and floor fitters described a market where house ‘movers’ will spend more on refurbishments for their new property, while ‘stayers’ will redecorate to improve their home. Property experts are predicting 4% growth in house prices for 2015 However, there may perhaps be more ‘stayers’ than movers. Property experts have reigned in last year’s property market forecasts – some predicted an 8% rise in
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Post Completion Support, Preston

Why work for us? With a first class reputation within the industry for residential conveyancing and having won multiple awards in this sector, including Conveyancing Firm of the Year – North of England at the Modern Law Conveyancing Awards and also the proud winner of multiple ESTA awards, we are a team of hardworking and dedicated conveyancers that strive to go above and beyond for our clients. By joining Birchall Blackburn Law, you will become part of a market leader in providing residential conveyancing services and help a reputable organisation continue to deliver fantastic results for clients and our communities.
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Leaseholders will soon be able to extend their lease by 990 years and won’t have to pay ground rent

The government has announced changes in the leasehold system so people won’t have to pay ground rent, making it cheaper and easier for leaseholders to buy their homes. Other proposals include the right to extend a lease by a maximum of 990 years. Current rules state that a leaseholder can extend their lease for a maximum of only 90 years. Some leaseholders have to pay ground rent to freeholders, which may increase year-on-year. The proposed changes could make it easier for leaseholders to buy the freehold to their homes or extend their lease. Housing Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP
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Accommodation compensation change good news for injured

After a life changing injury, people often require a new home because their existing property can’t be adapted to meet their needs. In personal injury and clinical negligence claims the injured person (the claimant) may be compensated for the purchase of a more expensive property, often single level accommodation that has room for the necessary modifications. For example, wheelchair access together with modified bathroom, kitchen facilities and a special room for carers. However, in such cases the claimant cannot be awarded the full capital cost of the property. This is because the court will focus on the additional costs incurred
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