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Landlords must check out new energy regulations

Landlords must check out new energy regulations

Landlords should all be aware of the need to ensure their rental properties comply with new energy regulations, now that legislation details have been confirmed. The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards regulations will come into force on April 1, meaning properties must achieve a minimum of an E rating in an Energy Performance Certificate, or landlords […]

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Number of new homes in Yorkshire dips, against the national trend

More than 160,000 new homes were registered to be built in the UK last year, an increase of six per cent on 2016, according to NHBC’s latest new home statistics. But Yorkshire and Humberside was among three of 10 regions to experience a drop in new home registrations from 2016 to 2017, with 9,621 recorded […]

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Billions lost to UK economy by ‘cowboy builders’

Billions lost to UK economy by ‘cowboy builders’

Consumer confidence in UK builders is at an all time low, costing the economy dear, new research shows. The UK economy is missing out on £10 billion each year because home owners are so fearful of hiring a cowboy builder, they won’t commission building work, a study by the Federation of Master Builders has revealed. […]

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How people plan to save cash in 2018 – if they can afford to….

How people plan to save cash in 2018 – if they can afford to….

A quarter of adults in the UK are too strapped for cash to be able to save or invest any money in 2018, according to new research. A study by GoCompare Money revealed that, of those who feel able to put some cash aside, most (40 per cent) will save using a bank or building […]

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New homes and services proposed for Leeds area village

New homes and services proposed for Leeds area village

A new residential development of 300 homes and amenities could transform the village of Scholes in outer North East Leeds. An outline planning application for a mixed-use site has been submitted by David Wilson Homes and GMI Property, through subsidiary, Scholes Development Company. The planned development comprises family homes, 35 per cent of which would be […]

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Rise in Yorkshire’s housing market activity

Rise in Yorkshire’s housing market activity

Yorkshire and Humber’s housing market saw a positive start to the New Year with a rise in activity, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ UK Residential Market Survey for January 2018. In January, buyer enquiries and sales increased, with 15 per cent more chartered surveyors in the region reporting a rise in demand […]

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Search is on for best young sofa designers

Search is on for best young sofa designers

Creative youngsters have the chance to see their own sofa design become a reality, as part of a competition. Designers aged 11 years and under are invited to put pen to paper and share their sofa designs as part of a competition run by furniture and flooring specialists ScS. The company has teamed up with Ashley […]

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Bid to raise standards in property industry

Bid to raise standards in property industry

A pledge to drive up industry standards was made by property managers who came together recently. Almost 200 property managers across Sheffield and London made the resolution to improve standards, at two conferences that were hosted by PM Legal Services – a division of hlw Keeble Hawson. Experts from leading organisations including the Institute of […]

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Awards for Yorkshire retirement village

Awards for Yorkshire retirement village

Audley Clevedon, a retirement village situated in Ilkley, has been named ‘Village of the Year’ at an annual awards ceremony. Meanwhile, Audley Care Ilkley Branch has won ‘Care Branch of the Year’ for providing strong support, with glowing feedback consistently received by the team at the luxury retirement village in Yorkshire. Emma-Louise Fawcett, general manager […]

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Survey reveals best known housebuilder

Survey reveals best known housebuilder

A housebuilder revealed by a recent survey to be the best known across the country, celebrates its sixtieth anniversary this year. Barratt was founded by Sir Lawrie Barratt back in 1958 and has grown to become the UK’s largest housebuilder, responsible for the building of more than 17,300 homes last year. Over the past 60 […]

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