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Cost of moving house rises to £11,000

The average cost of moving house in the UK has increased by £870 over the past year to £10,996, according to the latest research from Lloyds Bank.

One in four chance your boiler is unsafe

One in four chance your boiler is unsafe

Nearly one in four homes checked by independent heating company, Swale Heating, has an unsafe gas boiler according to figures they have released in time for Gas Safety Week.

43 million Brits would go over budget for the right home

Almost 78% of UK adults, 43 million, are willing to go over budget to find a home which meets all their priorities, according to research conducted on behalf of Ocean Finance.

Burglars seek window of opportunity as temperatures rise

As the great British summer finally arrives, Lloyds Bank Insurance is warning homeowners to be aware of opportunistic burglary through open windows and unlocked doors.

Beaches, booze and barbecues: The recipe for the perfect summer

Beaches, booze and barbecues: The recipe for the perfect summer

Six barbecues, nine days sunbathing, three packets of hayfever tablets and two jugs of Pimm’s - those are the ingredients of the typical British summer, according to new research.

Keeping your home safe during Euro 2016

The 2016 UEFA European Football Championship is set to be one of the most exciting sporting events of the summer but, for those who don't protect their homes, things could quickly turn sour.

Half of homeowners lack basic security common sense

Research from The Co-op Insurance has revealed that more than 13 million households in the UK – nearly half (48%) - are committing the most basic security faux pas, which could put their property and belongings at risk.

Give your garden a summer makeover

The sun is shining in the sky and bumble bees are dozily humming on a breeze. You’re curled up on a swinging chair with your favourite book and nothing but the sound of a lawn mower in the far off distance…at least that’s the scenario you could be enjoying if you give your garden a summer makeover!

Does seasonal selling exist and how can you use it to your advantage?

Insider tips and tricks that homeowners and estate agents use to sell properties can be flipped on their head and worked to your advantage when buying.

The village is winning the people’s vote when it comes to moving

The village is winning the people’s vote when it comes to moving

When it comes to moving, a new report suggests that the village is increasingly becoming the location type of choice among UK house hunters.

Give your home the 'as new' feel with these spring cleaning tips!

Give your home the 'as new' feel with these spring cleaning tips!

House-holders might inwardly groan at the thought of spring cleaning, but it’s amazing the difference that it can make to a home.

5 gardening blogs you NEED to read

When it comes to advice and your garden, perhaps you’ve relied solely on printed magazines or your grandparents' inspiring words over the years and then headed out and toiled in the great outdoors.

Skip hire is on the rise in the DIY market

Skip hire is on the rise in the DIY market

With the rise in DIY home projects, the skip hire industry has observed a shift in their client base. Gone are the days when skips were primarily hired by builders and contractors for large commercial projects.

Tips on designing ideal gaming room

Converting an unused space in your home into something the whole family can enjoy is an exciting prospect. With so many choices available on what to do, it can be hard to decide, but one popular options is turning your unused space into a gaming room.

Take your garden to the next level

Take your garden to the next level

Spring is in full force, and that means it's gardening season in much of the UK. Even without considering planting, this is a great time of year to get out in the yard or garden and tidy things up, organise, and generally improve the layout.