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Sharp rise in younger people still living at home with their parents

Wed 13 Feb 2019

Sharp rise in younger people still living at home with their parents

The difficulty of getting on to the housing ladder has been laid bare by new research that shows almost a million more young adults are still living at home with their parents than in the 1990s.

Think-tank Civitas analysed data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to conclude that an additional 900,000 people in the 20-34 age group were living with their parents in 2017 compared to 1997.

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Biggest modular housing scheme to be built in Cambridgeshire new town

Fri 08 Feb 2019

Biggest modular housing scheme to be built in Cambridgeshire new town

The biggest modular housing scheme yet seen in the UK is expected to be constructed in Cambridgeshire.

Homes England have been running a competition to award the contract for the build, inviting modular building specialists and architects to bid for the multi-million pound project.

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Older homeowners now have greater range of mortgages to choose from

Wed 06 Feb 2019

Older homeowners now have greater range of mortgages to choose from

Lenders are extending the number of mortgage products on offer to older homeowners and even relaxing their rules on lending to those over pension age.

Until recently, most lenders would not offer a loan to those looking to mortgage or remortgage over the age of 60.

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UK's best place to live in 2019 is revealed

Tue 29 Jan 2019

UK's best place to live in 2019 is revealed

Fancy relocating to the best place to live in the UK? Be prepared for a long journey north because the Orkney Islands, off the north-east coast of Scotland, have topped the poll of the area with the best quality of life in Britain.

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Revealed: most and least affordable London commuter towns

Fri 04 Jan 2019

Revealed: most and least affordable London commuter towns

The most and least affordable commuter towns for London have been revealed by online mortgage broker Trussle. Analysing house prices, mortgage payments and rail season tickets shows that Apsley in Hertfordshire is the most affordable commute while Oxshott in Surrey is the priciest.

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Festive opening hours at Fridaysmove

Thu 20 Dec 2018

Festive opening hours at Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove wishes everyone the compliments of the season, but the hunt for high-quality conveyancing services doesn't stop for Santa and eggnog!

At Fridaysmove, we're open over the holiday period, so you can start your conveyancing for a sale or purchase instantly.

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Ditch leasehold for commonhold says Law Commission

Tue 11 Dec 2018

Ditch leasehold for commonhold says Law Commission

It's time to expand the commonhold system of home ownership and give more people the chance to own their property outright without having to pay a lease.

That's the view of the Law Commission, which has been carrying out a review of the leasehold system in England and Wales.

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Law firms to offer transparency on pricing

Fri 16 Nov 2018

Law firms to offer transparency on pricing

Solicitors will have to publish the prices they charge for conveyancing and probate services under new rules imposed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

From next month, potential clients will also be given a projected timescale for how long the work is expected to take.

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Modular homes could provide quickfire answer to housing shortage

Wed 14 Nov 2018

Modular homes could provide quickfire answer to housing shortage

Modular housing should be used to address the housing crisis in the UK. With demand for housing far outstripping supply, the Government has announced targets of building 300,000 new homes every year by the mid-2020s.

However, that worthy target does not address the here and now, and that's where modular homes can bridge the gap.

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