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Students Property Nightmare

Looking for student houses can be tiresome for many. In Manchester, this student house area is most notably the area of Fallowfield and Ladybarn, despite being 3 miles away from their campuses. Students, if anything, are fed up of being treated by certain estate agents that just rip them off blatantly. We at Atwel James are writing this as part of the …

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The Trendiest Place to Live?

Manchester. Britain’s trendiest place to live, apparently? Manchester isn’t the largest city in Britain, yet certainly up there. It seems to have a certain vibe about it that really is unique and perhaps we wouldn’t call it trendy as much as we would call it funky. Here are a few reasons why we believe Manchester is the place to live …

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Solar power the future for global housing?

The sun provides us with vital energy for the Earth. Grows our plants, provides us with warmth and light (less so in the UK). Imagine if we can use this energy for the sun in a meaningful way… This is what solar power tries to do. With non-renewable sources running out like coal and crude oil, will we really move …

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The Housing Market Responding to Brexit

With the EU referendum result the world has witnessed a massive slump in markets and stocks across the globe from the FTSE 100 to the NIKKEI 255 in Japan. What does Brexit mean for the housing market in the UK? If there is anything we have already discovered since the result, is that uncertainty definitely deters investors and businesses. Prices …

The history of houses is something we don’t usually think about, but a lot of the time it dictates berthing about our lives. If we were today say for instance the worst economic crisis in the Great Depression was caused as a result of our homes, you’d call us mad. However if we take a revisionist approach we can see …

A house on the M62

The motorway. Noise, congestion, road rage or the big priced Little Chef menus, the motorway is not a place to stay for anyone. We would do anything to avoid them. The AA in 2010 reported UK motorists in the country drive an extra 600 million miles. Yet one family that doesn’t really see the ugly side of it and is …

In remembrance of Srebrenica 1995

Atwel James would like to send their respect to the many people whose lives and family were torn apart in the Srebrenica Massacre which was carried out today, 21 years ago. We at Atwel James that everybody has a right to their security, privacy and safety. Something which the 8,000 people who were brutally killed in the massacre did not …

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Businesses still to be hit by “full impact” of flooding

Businesses must not be “forgotten” as the clear up operation from this winter’s floods continues in many parts of the UK, according to a leading online insurance broker. Stuart Bennett, a director of Quote Dave – www.quotedave.com – says companies face a potential “double whammy” as a result of the devastation wrought in many towns and cities. The first issue …

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£5m cash for councils to stop rogue landlords

Councils across the country are to receive a £5m cash boost to tackle rogue landlords in their area, Housing Minister Brandon Lewis announced today. Forty eight councils will share the funding so they can take on the irresponsible landlords that force tenants to live in squalid and dangerous properties, making their lives a misery. The cash will also allow councils …

The best places to buy and rent in the UK

It goes without saying that the property market in the UK is incredibly competitive. There are pros and cons to all cities when it comes to living in them. Let’s take a look at a few places around the UK and breakdown all the great advantages to living there. Edinburgh – Scotland If you’re main concern about an area is …