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Homeowners must prepare for floods

Homeowners in many parts of the UK have been warned to prepare their properties for possible flooding.

18 Jan 2008
Homeowners must prepare for floods
Population rises fuel price growth

London has recorded the biggest overall population increase of all UK regions in the last decade.

08 Jan 2008
Population rises fuel price growth
Empty homes on the decline

The number of empty homes fell between April 2003 and the same month in 2006.

03 Dec 2007
Empty homes on the decline
A little understanding can prevent neighbourly disputes

UK homeowners are more likely to row with their neighbours over noise than any other issue.

05 Nov 2007
A little understanding can prevent neighbourly disputes
DIY costs Britons millions

DIY has always been popular in the UK but new research shows that it can be a costly way of doing things.

15 Oct 2007
DIY costs Britons millions
Two million more homeowners in UK

Gordon Brown says that two million more people are on the property ladder as a result of the Labour government and brushed off criticism of rising debt levels.

24 Sep 2007
Two million more homeowners in UK
Brits choose their ideal home

The ideal home for most Britons is detached and set in the countryside.

28 Aug 2007
Brits choose their ideal home
Few living in "dream home"

Only a minority of British homeowners agree that they are living in their "dream home", new research suggests.

06 Jul 2007
Few living in "dream home"
Brits 'spend £90K on DIY'

DIY-mad Brits will spend an average of £90,000 on DIY over a lifetime, a new survey from Cornhill Direct has found.

02 Apr 2007
Brits 'spend £90K on DIY'
Homeowners over reliant on bricks and mortar says study

Two thirds of all homeowners have all their savings tied up in bricks and mortar, with no plans to diversify their assets, research from Durham University has found

12 Feb 2007
Homeowners over reliant on bricks and mortar says study
Co-habiting partners legal precedent to be decided

The legal status of hundreds of thousands of unmarried co-habiting homeowners could be decided by a case which reaches the House of Lords today

05 Feb 2007
Co-habiting partners legal precedent to be decided
Limp action on housing criticised

The government has announced that it is to double the number of people able to apply for its shared-equity home ownership scheme

07 Dec 2006
Limp action on housing criticised
Housing scheme for key workers

A new initiative aimed at helping thousands of key workers in Britain get a foot on the property ladder has been launched.

03 Oct 2006
Housing scheme for key workers
British parents add value to children's homes

Parents in the UK have provided billions of pounds worth of free DIY to their children over the past five years.

02 Oct 2006
British parents add value to children's homes
What's his name again?

A staggering 55 per cent of British people don't know the name of their next door neighbour, let alone feel comfortable enough to ask for some form of household item, according to new research.

24 Aug 2006
What's his name again?
Quality of life survey ranks south-east number one

A survey which explores the quality of life in Britain's local authorities (LAs) has rated four out of the top five regions as being in the south-east.

14 Aug 2006
Quality of life survey ranks south-east number one
Tory think tank researches Land Value Tax

Centre-right research thinktank the Bow Group has published a paper detailing plans for a radical reshape of the tax system.

02 Aug 2006
Tory think tank researches Land Value Tax
British households throw away £144.5 million

Households in Britain are overpaying on their home insurance by an average of £1.7 billion each year.

28 Jul 2006
British households throw away £144.5 million
The dream of getting on the property ladder

People in Britain would rather get on the property ladder and be free of huge debts than be famous or have mountains of money.

28 Jul 2006
The dream of getting on the property ladder
Rural housing shortage

Campaign groups are calling for the government to address the shortage in affordable rural housing.

26 Jul 2006
Rural housing shortage
Man trades paperclip for a house

A Canadian man has followed an unorthodox route to homeownership by trading a red paperclip for a house.

13 Jul 2006
Man trades paperclip for a house
Report advises on mixed income communities

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has teamed up with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to produce a document of developing successful mixed income communities.

23 Jun 2006
Report advises on mixed income communities
House hunting in space

The property market may be in store for a mind-boggling transformation in the years to come, with house hunters extending their searches to the moon and even Mars.

14 Jun 2006
House hunting in space
Brits lie to sound posher

The vast majority of people in the UK admit to lying about where they live in order to make their home sound more exclusive.

04 May 2006
Brits lie to sound posher
Cost of DIY soars

A culture of independence and self-sufficiency seems to have emerged in the UK, with spending on DIY rising by 76 per cent in the last ten years.

20 Apr 2006
Cost of DIY soars
Houses becoming hotels

A new report has found that houses in the UK are increasingly being treated like hotels, with many people returning only to sleep.

12 Apr 2006
Houses becoming hotels
Making homeownership cheaper

With new research indicating that the cost of running a home has risen to £10,048 a year, UK homeowners are increasingly looking for options to ease the burden.

07 Apr 2006
Making homeownership cheaper
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