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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 …

How to freshen and re-vamp your home this year

The New Year is a chance for everyone to do something different in their lives and change some of the things that they didn’t like in the previous year. You might feel that to go with the ‘new you’, you need a new change in the house that you live in. In this blog we will highlight just some of …

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Cold Weather Alert issued

PHE North West urges people to take care as Level 3 Cold Weather Alert issued across England Health experts at PHE North West have urged people to take extra care as a Level 3 Cold Weather Alert is issued for all regions of England. Level 3 alerts are issued when severe weather is occurring, when average temperatures have dropped to …

Holiday Opening Times 2015-16

Atwel James is pleased to inform you that we are available to serve you over the holiday season. Please see our opening times below: 28th Dec Monday 09:00 – 18:00 29th Dec Tuesday 09:00 – 18:00 30th Dec Wednesday 09:00 – 18:00 31st Dec Thursday 09:00 – 18:00 1st Jan Friday 09:00 – 1800 2nd Jan Saturday – Closed 3rd …