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Brilliant Badminton Nick Croall 03 MAY 2018

It’s that time of year again – one of Britain’s greatest sporting traditions, Badminton Horse Trials, which runs until Sunday. 

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Listed buildings - headache or the jewel they advertise to be? Robbie Kerr 30 APRIL 2018

The listed status of approximately half a million buildings across England and Wales, nearly 70,000 in Scotland and 8,500 in Northern Ireland, provide us with some of the most beautiful and fascinating homes. 

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What’s in a name? Charlie Wells 11 APRIL 2018

How much value can be placed on the name of a property? 

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Timing your move to the country Emma Seaton 09 MARCH 2018

When is the right time to move out of London for the country? It’s a question I get asked all the time and the short answer is: it is always the right time.

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Buying a listed property? You may need Indiana Jones Dr Paula Lutescu-Jones 07 MARCH 2018

One of the first questions I am often asked is why does Savills have an archaeologist? 

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London’s hidden gems: Telegraph Hill James Watts 23 FEBRUARY 2018

It is an area that few of our clients will have heard of, but sitting on a hilltop between Peckham and New Cross lies a pocket of London that offers outstanding views, a beautiful park and gardens that go on forever. 

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Should you buy a period doer-upper? Robin Gould 12 FEBRUARY 2018

Years ago the forgotten wreck that needed the special touch to bring it back to life was so highly sought after that such a sleeping beauty could often sell for nearly as much as a house that had been 'kissed' by someone else's taste. 

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Why garages will never go out of fashion Sarah Broughton 23 JANUARY 2018

With modern cars getting bigger and bigger, while most garages were built years ago of a certain and modest size, there is a strong chance you would no longer be able to fit your motor into the garage even if you wanted to. 

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Online shopping threatens the rural idyll Charlie Wells 18 JANUARY 2018

Online shopping is certainly convenient, saving time and often money compared with getting in the car and visiting your local high street or shopping centre. But the sad fact is that online shopping is ruining the peace and tranquillity of our villages and country lanes.

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Exchange in one day? Yes, it’s possible 13 DECEMBER 2017

Moving house is tortuous in every way, usually not helped by the legal process, which can drag on for several months without any explanation whatsoever. 

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