Buyers have revealed what they look for in a new home – UPVC double glazing, wooden floors and downstairs loos are ‘in’, but wood burners, Artex ceilings and shabby chic décor are ‘out’.

A builder is on a mission to dispel the idea of haunted houses this Halloween, by proving that dodgy pipes and creaky stairs are the real culprits.

What is Japanese knotweed? Here local Estate Agent Mark Townend from Appleby & Townend explores how this invasive nuisance has knocked £Billions off the value of the UK property market.