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Buyers are discovering Flamborough’s charms

Buyers are discovering Flamborough’s charms

Flamborough may not be the most fashionable place on the Yorkshire coast but this attractive village has its ardent fans, including a man who knows more about “location, location, location” than most. Nick Belt, who runs Nicholas Belt Estate Agency in nearby Bridlington, has lived in Flamborough for 38 years and says: “I’d find it […]

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Build-to-rent market leader Grainger on why it’s backing Yorkshire

Build-to-rent market leader Grainger on why it’s backing Yorkshire

Build-to-rent is booming thanks to millions being poured into a sector that is seen as a long-term safe haven with steady returns. Planning departments in Britain’s biggest cities are being deluged with applications for the rental only, amenity-rich apartment blocks, though some critics see them as a bandwagon that may not deliver the incomes promised. […]

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Commonhold flats a solution to leasehold scandal

Commonhold flats a solution to leasehold scandal

The leasehold scandal has brought shame on some housebuilders and caused misery for those who bought homes from them. It’s a practice that is waning due to government intervention and a firm promise to tackle this licence to boost profits at buyers expense. The government has promised legislation to reduce ground rents on future leases […]

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Deadline looms for Yorkshire Residential Property Awards

Deadline looms for Yorkshire Residential Property Awards

Organisers of this year’s Yorkshire Residential Property Awards are urging designers, developers, agents and consultants to get their entries in. The closing date is August 26. The awards put property talent in the spotlight and combine positive PR and a pat on the back for the sector with vital fund-raising, networking and a great night […]

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Tips for builders: how to cope with stress on a construction site

Tips for builders: how to cope with stress on a construction site

Statistics show that the suicide rate for male construction workers is three times higher than the average male rate for the UK. Anecdotal evidence suggests that this overwhelmingly masculine and highly pressured industry is one where feelings are suppressed with banter, and the relentless push to get the job done, which is why Chris Fawcett […]

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Georgian house in Harrogate for sale

Georgian house in Harrogate for sale

Swan House, Harrogate, Price: £2.5m, www.carterjonas.co.uk The restoration of this Grade II listed Georgian property has been a great success thanks to owners Andrew and Julie North. When they bought it nine years ago, it was the first time it had been on the market since it was built in 1815. It was designed as […]

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Build-to-rent set to dominate housing development in Leeds city centre

Build-to-rent set to dominate housing development in Leeds city centre

The last “gold rush” in Leeds city centre was during the decade-long property boom that preceded the 2008 global economic crisis. About 10,000 flats were built for sale and city living was born, creating a vibrant core that has helped make Leeds one of the most sought-after and economically successful places in the UK. Few […]

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How Bank of Mum and Dad can protect money lent or gifted

How Bank of Mum and Dad can protect money lent or gifted

Nigel Shaw, Tax expert at Garbutt and Elliott, www.garbutt-elliott.co.uk on how the Bank of Mum and Dad can safeguard the money they lend or gift: Many of our clients ask how they can financially help an adult child or grandchild to get on the residential property ladder. A lot will depend on the ages of […]

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Winners put Yorkshire property issues at the heart of a debate

Winners put Yorkshire property issues at the heart of a debate

A panel of winners of last year’s Yorkshire Residential Property Awards gathered for a round table discussion on challenges, solutions and the future of the housebuilding industry. Here’s what they said: Factory-built home versus conventional build There will be more prefabricated homes and housing associations are especially keen on this type of construction. However, the […]

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Why now could be the time to build more bungalows

Why now could be the time to build more bungalows

Front man and property developer Paul Stone sang to a different tune and defied convention when he decided to build bungalows on a site near his home in Birkenshaw. Brand new bungalows are now a rarity, though not through lack of demand. Planning guidelines now stress the importance of high density developments and single-storey properties […]

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