Brighton has been revealed as the place in England with the best odds of finding a soul mate this Valentine’s Day, according to research by property website Zoopla.co.uk.
Zoopla.co.uk examined data from across the country to find the areas with the highest proportion of single adults and the largest number of property enquiries for studios and one-bedroom flats, typically sought after by singletons. Continue reading →
A reputable TV production company is looking to talk to vendors with strong emotional ties to their property for a non-broadcast research project.
Wall to Wall, the production company behind hit series such as Who Do You Think You Are, Child Genius and Long Lost Family, is looking for London or home-counties based homeowners who are about to put their much-loved house or flat on the market – in the hope that it will go to a couple or family who will treat it with the love and respect it deserves. Continue reading →
More than half of UK households are ditching family dinners for home alone time, according to research.
Now 59% of UK homeowners have dinner at a different time to the rest of the family, and 53% are snubbing the living room to watch TV in the bedroom, the study by Lloyds Bank Insurance revealed. Continue reading →
The most common cause of damage, which has affected 2.5 million (10%) British homes, is eggs being thrown. Around 1.5 million (6%) households have also had their garden plants and fences damaged or removed. Property damage due to fireworks and sparklers (3%), hosting a house party (2%) and items posted through letter boxes (2%) has also contributed to the nation’s colossal "mischief week" repair bill.
Most shockingly, 2% of Britons – equivalent to almost a million people – have been attacked by people using fireworks as weapons.
Those living in Yorkshire and the Humber have suffered the most damage to their homes, with Continue reading →
Nick van Marken, global head – advisory, travel, hospitality & leisure at Deloitte, said: "Some recovery in the UK hotel transaction market was apparent in 2011, mainly in the second half of the year, and this has continued in 2012. Single asset transactions dominate and London remains the focus for most investors. The lack of readily accessible debt financing remains an on-going constraint and has made it difficult to close on large portfolio deals in particular."
Portfolio transactions made up around 30% of total deal activity during H1 2012, compared to 70% in 2011. The most significant transactions were the acquisition of Continue reading →