Buying a new home can seem like the least stressful option as a first time buyer, with the opportunity to move straight in, as well as the chance to use Help to Buy, provided the property costs £600,000 or less. However, new builds aren't for everyone and you should weigh up the pros and cons carefully to decide what factors are most important to you when deciding where to live. For starters, it is likely you'll pay a premium for that box-fresh feeling. Here are the main pros and cons to consider before you start your home hunt. PROS OF A NEW BUILD PROPERTY Read more The top ten ways to pay less when buying a home As stress-free a buy as you’re likely to find. You won’t get gazumped or gazundered, you won’t need a structural survey and your home should be covered by a 10-year warranty. You’ll be able to walk straight into a bright, modern property and start enjoying it. You might get residents’ facilities on site — from rooftop … [Read more...] about should you buy a new-build home?
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These days, laptop prices can go well into the thousands, from the new Microsoft netbooks to the latest Apple Mac, but if you're after a speedy device to meet your university deadlines, surf the web, and catch up on Netflix, you don't have to splash out to find gold. But with so many options to choose from, it's hard to know which one to go for. So we've rounded up our pick of the best laptop deals going right now below. If you're shopping for a new laptop and are a student, don't forget to ask for student discount - you'll be surprised how many retailers offer it (including Apple!). For non-students, always try your luck for a freebie with your expensive purchase - whether it's a complimentary USB stick or a laptop bag, there's often something up for grabs. Laptop deals and discounts 1. Medion 14" full HD notebook, £199.99 Firing up in seconds, this light weight computer not only does the job well, but looks great doing it. So much so that people in the Amazon reviews are even … [Read more...] about 10 of the best laptops you can buy for under £300
PUBLISHED: 08:03 16 May 2018 | UPDATED: 08:33 16 May 2018 Justin and Tracy Revell, left, outside their home, with neighbours, Lyn Whiteman and Rob Grant, who have all had to move out of their new homes in Peter Pulling Drive Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Archant Families will have to move out of their dream new-build homes for a second time in a year after problems were uncovered with a street of houses. Justin and Tracy Revell with their car advertising the problems they have had with Taylor Wimpey Picture: DENISE BRADLEY The four and five bedroom homes at Queen’s Hills in Costessey, costing £300,000 each, lack insulation and breach fire and building regulations, as well as National House Building Council (NHBC) guidelines. Despite assurances from developer Taylor Wimpey that the problems on Peter Pulling Drive would be fixed, they have not been. Taylor Wimpey confirmed families had to move out of six homes on the street last year, and now two of those households will … [Read more...] about Families have to move out of new Costessey homes TWICE as street hit by building problems
Ad Feature PUBLISHED: 10:45 30 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:03 30 April 2018 What legal points do you need to consider when buying a new home? Susan Ward, from Spire solicitors, advises. Pic: www.gettyimages.co.uk What do you need to consider legally when buying a new home? Susan Ward, from Spire solicitors, discusses. Susan Ward, Spire solicitors. Pic: Rob Ward Photography. Who are the developers? There are many different companies in the UK offering everything from affordable housing to luxury apartments. The choice might seem bewildering and so it is important to carry out some research to see which developer matches your requirements. Look online to see what other people are saying and visit the developer’s other sites to see the overall finish. What guarantees do they offer? The National House Building Council (NHBC) is the standard-setting body and leading warranty and insurance provider for new and newly converted homes in the UK. New home developers who are … [Read more...] about What you need to consider legally when buying a new home?
Houses in the UK have gotten considerably smaller over the last 40 years, with Britain’s living rooms almost a third smaller than those built in the 1970s. According to new research from LABC Warranty, average house sizes have shrunk by over 12 square metres over the last 50 years. The study looked at 10,000 houses built between 1930 and the present day, using open data from property sites Rightmove and Zoopla. The analysis concluded that house sizes are smaller than they were in the 1930s, after reaching a peak in the 1970s. Read more: UK house price growth up 2.7 per cent as gains spike in March According to the LABC Warranty research, the average living room is now 17.09 square metres, dropping 1.64 square metres over the last decade. Bedroom sizes and the average number of bedrooms in UK houses has also decreased, with the number of bedrooms dropping to below three for the first time ever. Compared to the previous decade, homes built from 2010 onwards are over four square … [Read more...] about Houses across Britain have been shrinking in size over the past 50 years