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Never mind potholes – homeowners count the cost of harsh Winter

THE damage this winter’s extreme weather has caused to the roads may have hit the headlines, but experts at Carver Surveyors (part of the Carver Group) are warning the cold snap has also taken its toll on our homes.

  • 11 December 2014
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Never mind potholes – homeowners count the cost of harsh Winter
Carver Group director Michael Harvey said snow and ice over recent months had led to problems including loose roof slates and tiles and damage to roof lining felt and cement pointing. The bad weather has also caused damage to guttering, bricks, and outside painted wood as well as burst...

Take precautions and survey the damage

A Metropolitan Police officer and his family found the idyllic cottage of their dreams in Richmondshire, North Yorkshire.

  • 11 December 2014
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Take precautions and survey the damage
  It was in the perfect location for the retreat they wanted to run as a holiday rental until they could retire to the cottage from Hertfordshire. A building society survey identified no problems and the family were about to sign the contract to purchase the quaint stone-built,...

Separated Couples Forced to Cohabit.

  • 11 December 2014
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Separated Couples Forced to Cohabit.
A quarter of couples who have split up are being forced to continue living together because of the high cost of housing, research has showed. Around 28% of people who have separated from their partner are continuing to share a home with them, according to website Easyroommate.co.uk. Two-thirds...

More People are Taking Out Protection

CONCERNS about rising unemployment and an uncertain economic climate have seen more people taking steps to protect their homes, according to the Carver Groups financial expert.

  • 11 December 2014
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With figures showing that unemployment has hit a 15- year-high at eight per cent of the population, more people are flocking to buy mortgage repayment protection, according to Carver Financial Services. And with recent high profile job losses, including the 1,000 at Garland call centres and...

What does the future hold for our high streets? Commercial property professionals have come together to suggest the way forward for one North-East town. Julie Wallin reports

  • 11 December 2014
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EVEN before the worst recession in a generation hit retailers four years or so ago, the challenges facing town centres across the country had been mounting. How can traditional high streets hope to compete with the growth in out-of-town retail parks and the explosion in internet shopping? The...
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