Recent reports in the national press have revealed that developers are selling an increasing amount of leasehold houses with escalating ground rent provisions which can increase the cost of purchasing the freehold in the future. In turn this can make the property difficult to sell or mortgage.
£1m won’t buy you an enormous mansion in our part of Herts, but decent-sized family homes remain within reach. Richard Burton looked at what Wheathampstead, St Albans and surrounding areas offer buyers with a budget at around the million-pound mark.
I’ve written before about my inability to get rid of random things I no longer need but can’t quite bring myself to part with. My tower of music papers from the ’90s, for example, or the suitcase full of dodgy second-hand clothes from that same decade. Then there’s the books. So many books.
Whether you’ve stopped buying paper books or can’t stop buying them, you’ll probably have some overflowing shelves somewhere in your home. What should you do if your collection’s taking up too much space?