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Why our staff are choosing to sell their homes now

Matt Gibberd of design-led estate agency The Modern House explains why four members of the team, including himself, are choosing to sell their homes now, and offers up eight nuggets of advice for ensuring the best chance of a smooth sale…

On the increasing trend for rural diversification

Country buying agent Jess Simpson reports on an upsurge in demand for farms and land with the opportunity for diversification, and explains the impact of the Agricultural Bill’s new system to reward farmers and landowners for ‘public goods’ – including better air and water quality, improved soil health, higher animal welfare standards, and public access to the countryside…

From Paris to Shanghai, citizens are largely unaware of indoor air pollution risks

Indoor air can be far more polluted than outdoor air and was responsible for 3.8 million premature deaths worldwide in 2016; Pierre Victoria looks at the lessons we can learn from a recent survey of city dwellers around the world, and explains why tackling this health challenge will require efforts – regulation, information and solutions – from all involved…