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These jobs face a 100-year wait to buy a home

Workers on lower incomes could face a wait of more than 100 years before their dreams of home ownership become a reality, according to Housesimple.

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Tenants struggle with 'broken' deposit system, says Which?

A broken deposit system is placing financial pressure on renters in England, with tenants sometimes having to wait weeks to get their deposit returned or having a battle to get unfair charges removed, a Which?

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Insurance-backed deposit schemes 'will give tenants nothing back'

A report suggesting that deposits for renting a home should be replaced by a more affordable insurance-backed scheme has been criticised by a tenants’ campaign group. 

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Owning a home is cheaper than renting anywhere in the UK

First-time buyers would pay less, on average, on mortgage payments if they bought a property than if they rented one, according to new research.

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A third of parents unable to help kids onto property ladder

Despite the rise of the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’, more than a third (34%) of parents remain unwilling or unable to help their children get onto the housing ladder.

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Should you help your kids on to the property ladder?

First-time buyers are turning to the Bank of Mum and Dad for help on to the ladder. But what should parents bear in mind before digging deep? We speak to families who have been through this.

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