When it comes to splashing out on an overseas holiday home, Britons tend to migrate to the Med. The top three destinations last year were France, Italy and Spain, according to Rightmove. But the uncertainty borne from Brexit negotiations could encourage the adventurous buyer to go off-piste and look beyond the European Union. Countries that are on the UK’s doorstep but are not members of the EU include Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Gibraltar, Russia, Turkey, Macedonia and Ukraine.
This week, Anna talks through the process of building a side return and highlights major factors you will need to take into consideration, such as planning permission and the amount of steel work involved in supporting the structure. Future episodes will cover renovation options such as the addition of a master suite, while the last week’s episode focused on building a basement conversion. For the latest property news go to our home page or sign up for our weekly newsletter.
A 26-year-old professional from North London is on the hunt for a flat mate. Preferably one who is petit, plans on sleeping alone throughout the duration of the tenancy and isn't claustrophobic. An advert popped up yesterday on the rent-a-room site spareroom.co.uk. For almost £600 per calendar month the lucky tenant-to-be will sleep in what can technically be billed as a "single room" - it has a door - but is really a landing in the eaves.
@sjwrenlewis Crudely put: more rental stock = lower rents, that will help more save for a deposit, therefore more ready to buy, therefore higher demand to purchase a home, pushing house prices up again meaning you need to rent for longer to save more. Is there actually a solution at all?
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".