Author Archives: Mark Dyason

3 delicious meat-free recipes to learn in National Vegetarian Week

National Vegetarian Week has fallen on 16 – 22 May. All around the country, people were inspired to spend the week meat-free, trying out new foods and recipes in the process. According to The Mayo Clinic, a vegetarian diet could … Continue reading

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4 unmissable dos and don’ts of converting your loft this year

Usually, homeowners invest in a loft conversion for one of two reasons: to use the space themselves or to add value to their home before selling. If you wish to convert your loft into a functional room for yourself, it … Continue reading

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5 things to consider if you’re self-employed and buying a home

No matter who you are, buying a home in 2022 may come with some challenges. For example, according to government data, Scottish house prices rose by 10.8% in the year to January 2022. So, it could be that your dream … Continue reading

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How the chancellor’s energy VAT cut could help you eco-boost your home

After energy regulator Ofgem increased its energy price cap by 54% this spring, you might be searching for ways to update your home that could mitigate your long-term energy costs. Responding to this issue in his spring statement, chancellor Rishi … Continue reading

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5 alternative ways to help your children buy a house without giving away cash

If you have adult children who are making their own way in the world, you could have plans to help them with one key milestone: buying their first home. House prices are rising all around the UK, meaning some people … Continue reading

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3 easy ways to reduce the stress of buying a home

When you consider the stressful factors in modern life, you might feel overwhelmed at times. The UK’s current cost of living crisis, compounded with two years of the Covid-19 pandemic and the ongoing war in Ukraine, could be enough to … Continue reading

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Could a log burner be the solution to your rising energy bills?

If your energy bills are set to rise in 2022, you aren’t alone. In February, energy regulator Ofgem announced it would increase the UK’s energy price cap by 54%, or £693, from 1 April.

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3 important mortgage admin tasks for the start of the new tax year

The new tax year begins on 6 April, and with it comes a new opportunity to maximise your financial growth and wellbeing. You could be looking at your property options for the year ahead, considering applying for a new mortgage, … Continue reading

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3 powerful reasons why remortgaging your home could be the right choice for you in 2022

As a homeowner, you may be concerned about the rising cost of living being reported around the UK. According to a March 2022 report in the Guardian, the cost of living crisis is having a “devastating impact” on some families, … Continue reading

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Will the new energy rules make it illegal to rent your property in 2023?

If you have been a landlord since 2018 or earlier, you will know that the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rules have been in a constant state of review for some years now, in an attempt to make UK homes more … Continue reading

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