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46% rise in buy-to-let enquiries raises alarm with lenders

From figures just released, it has emerged that desperate first-time buyers unable to secure an ordinary residential mortgage have tried to get on to the property ladder by pretending they were landlords and were going to let the property. 415 more words


Council tax v. Mansion tax - Where's this one going?

In Britain there are three sorts of taxes: taxes, bad taxes and property taxes. Property taxes seem to drive politicians mad. They overthrew Margaret Thatcher. They all but drove Scotland to secession. 325 more words


Keeping you warm from top to toe

Now that the weather has taken a decidedly chilly turn, for many people, feeling warm starts with having warm feet, and warm feet start with underfloor heating. 619 more words


Top 10 riads in Marrakech

Marrakech’s riads are historic, atmospheric and – if you choose wisely – provide some of the best-value places to stay in this magical city. A riad is a traditional Moroccan house or palace with an interior garden or courtyard.