The Chancellor’s Nudget

The Chancellor’s Nudget

Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s summer budget is welcome light-touch, modish nudge economics. Sociologists and futurologists predict the pandemic will be an event where culture will be identified as pre-, post- and perhaps pendant-Covid 19, whilst the Chancellor appears to have embraced the threat of Covid 19 or its antonym “opportunity”.  The...

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New homes featuring antibacterial ‘kill zones’ as architects adjust to COVID

New homes featuring antibacterial ‘kill zones’ as architects adjust to COVID

The shockwaves of the coronavirus pandemic have been inescapable and have shaken industries across the globe in unpredictable ways. Thermal cameras, at-home medical care, virus-killing surfaces and self-contained neighbourhoods sound more like science fiction than city planning, but in the shadow of the Pandemic the residential sector is increasingly looking...

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Auctions Calendar June 2020

Auctions Calendar June 2020

See websites for more information   North London Auctions NL Auction Rooms is a family run business based in North Finchley, and has been holding auctions there since 1977. The majority of its items come from the local community, private dealers and house clearances. NLA sells most things; porcelain, china,...

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Isolated but not alone

Isolated but not alone

The advantages of living in a retirement village are becoming increasingly understood, as more people choose the lifestyle of retaining independence whilst having the security of knowing that help is at hand if needed. The recent outbreak of Covid-19 and ‘lockdown’ has really brought these benefits to the fore. Cinnamon...

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Craig and Rose INFORMATION FOR CUSTOMERS – RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Craig and Rose INFORMATION FOR CUSTOMERS – RESPONSE TO COVID-19

With the increasing concerns around COVID-19, our greatest priority is the health and safety of our team members and you, our customers and partners.  The right thing right now is to protect each other.  With a number of our suppliers closing their businesses and our employee’s safety being the absolute...

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Sadiq Khan to miss housing target

Sadiq Khan to miss housing target

Sadiq Khan is on track to miss his affordable home building target, with just three months until the end of the financial year. The Mayor said he would start between 17,000 and 23,000 affordable homes in 2019/20. But by December, just 12,546 were underway, putting City Hall on track for...

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Design competition seeks ideas for home of the future

Design competition seeks ideas for home of the future

The government launched a design competition on 3rd March that seeks the public’s ideas for a “low carbon, age-friendly” home of the future. The “Home of 2030” competition is organised by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government as well as the Design Council, the Ministry of Building Innovation and...

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Retirement Living and Care Information Open Day- 21 January

Retirement Living and Care Information Open Day- 21 January

Choices in retirement living or elderly care have, until recently, been relatively limited between staying in your own home, downsizing to a retirement apartment or moving into a care home.  Staying in your own home may not be as easy as it sounds; dealing with stairs and the upkeep of...

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What is a Retirement Village?

What is a Retirement Village?

What is a Retirement Village? KCW Today spoke to Eden Court about their forthcoming retirement village and care home on Battersea Park Road. KCW: Tell us more about this new retirement community for London. Eden Court: The easiest way to describe it is as a retirement village, but even these...

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Brexit uncertainty further unsettles the housing market – consider short-term letting with local company UnderTheDoormat

Brexit uncertainty further unsettles the housing market – consider short-term letting with local company UnderTheDoormat

With Brexit dominating the dinner table conversation, so it quickly turns to the housing market and the most likely implications come 29th March. The outlook is bleak. Uncertainty so often results in ‘standing still’, which as we know is no good when it comes to buying and selling houses.   As is usually...

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