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High risk of flooding

High risk of flooding crippling value of many homes in North of England, HML finds The “hidden cost” of flooding in the North of England has been uncovered by the UK’s leading third party mortgage administration provider, HML. In a comparison of the category of risk of flooding assigned to each postcode by the Environment Agency and average house price …

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Advice helpline is stretched to its limits

North West councils receive over 31,000 pleas for help from people on the brink of homelessness Shelter appeals for urgent support as advice helpline is stretched to its limits In the last year, local councils in the North West have been inundated with over 31,000 requests for help from people on the brink of homelessness, new analysis from Shelter reveals. …

Rising demand for Manchester property

Rising demand for Manchester property puts pressure on businesses to understand their office space needs Paul Statham advises companies to investigate other options before undertaking property investment Recent figures reveal Manchester is the strongest performing regional commercial property market. As demand for office space in the city continues to increase, the amount of prime commercial property is still lagging some …

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The Festive Season: Decorating Your Property to Christmas Perfection

Tis’ the season to be jolly – with a jolly looking house to go with it! So what’s the fuss with Christmas decorations? Your home most likely stays the same throughout the whole year with no change to it except maybe a new doormat and fridge magnet every now and then. There is no reason why our houses should not …

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Happy Chanukah

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Shelter: temporary emergency helpline number

Contact: Shelter press office, 0207 505 2162 or 07850 901 142 (out of hours) In response to the severe flooding over the weekend, Shelter has set up a temporary emergency helpline number offering expert housing advice to anyone affected– on 0344 515 2370. Shelter’s director of services Alison Mohammed said: “Our dedicated emergency helpline number will give anyone who is …

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NFU Mutual estimates Cumbria flood claims will cost over £20m

From claims reported by noon today (Tuesday, December 8) leading rural insurer, NFU Mutual, estimates that the weekend’s devastating floods centred on Cumbria will lead to claims costing over £20m. NFU Mutual, which insures over 75% of UK farmers and thousands of rural homes and businesses, has launched its emergency claims plan to speed help to its policyholders and is …

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Shocking Ministry of Justice figures

  Every 12 minutes a renter in the North West is put at risk of losing their home Research by the housing and homelessness charity Shelter has revealed that approximately 42,600 renters were put at risk of eviction in the last year – equivalent to 1 renter every 12 minutes. Atwel James is an agency that protects renters by only …

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Autumn Statement: shared ownership

Ed Rooney, a director in the development team at Savills in Manchester comments on shared ownership following yesterday’s Autumn Statement: Plans to deliver 135,000 new shared ownership homes will enable more people to get on to the housing ladder and help open up the property market to renters on median income who struggle to save for a deposit. Enabling more …