How to make a house safe from radon gas

Radon gas is a problem you can’t see, taste or even smell but it is affecting properties across the UK, and is something that most people aren’t aware of. It is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is formed as a result of the radioactive decay of uranium that occurs naturally in all rocks and Read more about How to make a house safe from radon gas[…]

Five tips for turning your garden into a sanctuary

Gardening can make us feel better – mowing the lawn, weeding the flower bed, planting seeds in the potting shed and staying connected with nature can all help to boost our mental and physical health. The way we design our gardens and the features we choose to incorporate can be restorative – from the soothing Read more about Five tips for turning your garden into a sanctuary[…]

Property market in England kickstarts with moving home possible again

The property market in England has been given the go ahead to return to some sort of normality amid the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement published on the Government website late on 12 May, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick signalled his intention to “re-start the housing market…to enable people to move home safely.” This was followed Read more about Property market in England kickstarts with moving home possible again[…]

Seven tips for the perfect garage conversion

Giving an underused garage a makeover can unlock precious space in your property – and increase its value. OnTheMarket has these seven top tips for getting your garage conversion just right. 1. Give it some thought It’s worth spending a bit of time thinking about what you want to use the extra room for. “The Read more about Seven tips for the perfect garage conversion[…]

Ten tips for adding water to your garden

There’s nothing more soothing and relaxing than the presence and sound of gently running water in the garden.   Whether it’s a tranquil reflective pool or a fountain, water can add a wonderful sense of serenity to any outdoor space, providing lovely movement and sound. But there are other benefits to being around water, too.  Much Read more about Ten tips for adding water to your garden[…]

Coronavirus: What it means for home buyers and movers

The coronavirus pandemic is having a drastic effect on the property industry. The certainty provided by the election of a majority government in December, which saw buyers and sellers who had been holding off amid uncertainty over Brexit getting busy again, feels like a long time ago. That renewed demand saw 103,870 homes sold in Read more about Coronavirus: What it means for home buyers and movers[…]

Coronavirus: How to manage your household waste responsibly during lockdown

Up and down the UK, many households are deciding to use their time in lockdown to have a clear-out. Others are finding they’re creating a lot more rubbish now they’re spending longer at home. If you’re in either of these boats, you might be looking for the best way to dispose of the extra waste. Read more about Coronavirus: How to manage your household waste responsibly during lockdown[…]

Coronavirus: Your options if you’re struggling to pay your rent

Growing numbers of tenants are falling behind with their rent as coronavirus hits jobs and incomes, but it is up to their landlords to decide whether they will delay or reduce rent payments. According to consultancy Remit Consulting, which looked at data from six property management companies, tenants were only able to pay 44 per Read more about Coronavirus: Your options if you’re struggling to pay your rent[…]

Eight top tips for off-grid living

Living off-grid is that great dream of self-sufficiency which burns strongly in many people. Here, OnTheMarket looks at how you can make it a reality. Off-grid living explained Why be reliant on state-run utilities for water and electricity when, with a bit of effort, you can generate your own? Why drive to a supermarket to Read more about Eight top tips for off-grid living[…]

Are DIY stores open? Coronavirus lockdown information for homeowners

Many weekends – and particularly those with a Bank Holiday – begin with a trip to a DIY shop for thousands of homeowners but the country’s leading stores have now closed. The Government has clearly advised that everyone should stay at home. Shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, must be as infrequent Read more about Are DIY stores open? Coronavirus lockdown information for homeowners[…]