Rubbish charges: from £96 for garden waste to £1.50 for a toilet

Rubbish charges: from £96 for garden waste to £1.50 for a toilet Tempers fray around the UK over high recycling fees – which some say are encouraging fly-tipping In Dundee, Hartlepool and Fife, some residents are furious at £35 charges for collecting brown bins that come into force next year. In Richmond Read more about Rubbish charges: from £96 for garden waste to £1.50 for a toilet[…]

Estate agents | 9 top tips for working with your estate agent

Your property is going on the market and, having chosen and instructed your estate agent, it is time to start working with them to find the right buyer. This top tip guide from OnTheMarket.com is designed to help you work effectively with your estate agent to achieve this goal as smoothly as possible. Work as Read more about Estate agents | 9 top tips for working with your estate agent[…]

What does the M&G property fund own?

What does the M&G property fund own? Shopping centres in Glasgow, Maidstone and Bridgend are among the fund’s holdings M&G suspends £2.5bn property fund M&G, which recently split from its parent Prudential, has temporarily suspended dealings in its property portfolio. It said Brexit-related political uncertainty and structural shifts in the UK retail Read more about What does the M&G property fund own?[…]

M&G suspends £2.5bn property fund blaming retail crisis and Brexit

M&G suspends £2.5bn property fund blaming retail crisis and Brexit M&G Property Portfolio bans withdrawals after investors demand their money back One of the UK’s biggest property funds, which owns shopping centres across the country, has alarmed investors by banning withdrawals and blaming both Brexit and the retail downturn for its problems. Read more about M&G suspends £2.5bn property fund blaming retail crisis and Brexit[…]

Country diary: smelly berries are off the menu even for hungry fieldfares

Country diary: smelly berries are off the menu even for hungry fieldfares Wolsingham, Weardale: Haws make a feast for birds that give the scarlet fruits of the guelder rose a wide berth The fieldfares (Turdus pilaris) descended on the hawthorn like garrulous gatecrashers at a genteel cocktail party, scaring away two blackbirds. Read more about Country diary: smelly berries are off the menu even for hungry fieldfares[…]

Planning your moving day?

Estate agent Kelvin Francis in Cardiff, Wales has put together moving day tips to help ensure the day goes smoothly with a handy ‘change of address check-list’. Planning your moving day.. Normally, there are two weeks’ notice between exchange of contracts and the completion date but this can vary, dependent on circumstances, so always check Read more about Planning your moving day?[…]

Can we sell our flat to our children for below market value?

Can we sell our flat to our children for below market value? We can’t afford to just give it to them, but they could jointly own it as an investment Q My husband and I own a flat in London. Our children have recently inherited some money which they wish to invest Read more about Can we sell our flat to our children for below market value?[…]

Plant blueberries in December, reap the rewards next year

Plant blueberries in December, reap the rewards next year Now’s the time to get blueberries, bramble bushes and Chilean guavas into the ground If you want to enjoy fresh fruit next year, this is the best time to plant fruit bushes. Of all homegrown crops, they provide by far the biggest reward Read more about Plant blueberries in December, reap the rewards next year[…]

December is the time for rest and armchair gardening

December is the time for rest and armchair gardening It’s time to take a well-earned break and browse a few catalogues Today is the start of meteorological winter. We are in the month of solstice, Hanukkah, Christmas, when the sun rises late yet sets early – and when average UK temperatures sulk Read more about December is the time for rest and armchair gardening[…]