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Why an Englishman’s garage is no longer his castle

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Nearly half of garages are not used to park cars in any more, which, as we find out, can have some unexpected effects on the price you pay for car insurance.

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Six things you must know before you rent a property

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Competition for rentals is fierce in many parts of the UK. But that doesn’t mean you should rush into an agreement without checking for potential pitfalls.

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Thousands face 'unaffordable' mortgage rate rise

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Research suggests many borrowers are being overambitious when buying a new home. But a rise in interest rates means they could get a nasty shock.

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Should you fix your mortgage for 10 years?

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New homebuyers with small deposits can now fix their loans for a decade. But is this long-term security worth the extra costs and restrictions?

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Moving home? You'll need £4,205 to fix hidden horrors

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Buyers are feeling pressured to purchase a home without checking it properly for damage, leaving many with hefty repair bills after moving in, research shows.

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Over-60s miss out on home insurance payouts

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New research shows that older people frequently fail to claim on their home policies due to fears costs will rise in future.

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Government rejects rip-off rental fees ban

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The government has blocked a Labour proposal to stop agents overcharging new renters. But the party has other plans to increase security for tenants.

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Noisy nookie tops neighbour Twitter complaints

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Loud music, screaming children and, umm, X-rated noises. These are just some of the reasons people take to social media to rant about their neighbours.

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17 home DIY fails

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From shoddy cardboard furniture to wonky handmade sheds, here are some delightful decorating disasters to make you feel better about your own craftsmanship.

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Extra bedroom adds most value to your home

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If you want to boost your home’s value, adding a bedroom or enlarging your kitchen is the best option, say experts. Would you rather improve than move?

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