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Insurance Premiums

Insurance premiums fall, but at what price? It has been reported recently that UK car insurance prices have recorded their first year on year fall since 2014.  The average premium in the first three months of 2018 was £768, down by 2% on the same period last year, according to…

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House Prices

According to Halifax, Britain’s biggest mortgage lender, house prices in London are falling at the fastest rate in nine years.  Prices were down 3.2% between January and March, compared to the previous quarter.  According to this data, this is the sharpest decline since the financial crisis.   Looking around the country, however,…

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It's all junk mail, right?

With the increasing use of email and other methods of communication, a lot of the stuff we receive via ordinary post tends to be junk mail.  There are, however, some things that come in the post that really matter including correspondence from the Court.  If somebody, for example, pursues you…

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But lawyers are expensive, aren't they?

The answer to this question is, “sometimes”.  You have to balance the upfront cost of paying a solicitor to help you, with the potential consequences of things going wrong if you don’t.  In many cases, it is your choice as to whether or not you use a solicitor to deal…

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More House Price Statistics

According to the latest Nationwide House Price Index, UK house price growth accelerated to 3.2% during January.   If you read the property press, you will see all manner of statistics about house prices being up, down, stable, anywhere inbetween! The fact remains that the only time a house sells is when…

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