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Equity release: how to extract cash from your home

Releasing equity tied up in your home can mean the difference between living in the house you love and moving out. We speak to three people who’ve done it

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UK home buyers and sellers sit tight as Brexit uncertainty pushes housing market to weakest level in six years

Thursday, 13 December 2018 | News

Brexit uncertainty has pushed the UK property market to its weakest level in more than six years as buyers and sellers sit tight in increasing numbers, according to surveyors.

Rise of the landlord-in-law: 2.5 million young people return home - with a partner in tow

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 | News

Almost 2.5 million children have returned to live in their parents’ home with their partner in tow, new research reveals.

From a Manchester mansion to a Maldives getaway: 2018's most viewed properties on Rightmove revealed

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 | News

Aspirant homebuyers and the just-plain-curious have been looking at some of the most expensive and luxurious properties listed on website Rightmove.

House price growth drops to lowest level in six years as Christmas slowdown begins early

Friday, 07 December 2018 | News

UK house price growth fell to its lowest level in six years last month, in a further sign that the market is weakening due to political uncertainty around Brexit, new figures show.

Mortgage lenders are failing to give vulnerable borrowers in arrears enough support, FCA finds

Thursday, 06 December 2018 | News

Mortgage lenders are failing to give vulnerable borrowers in mortgage arrears the level of support they need, the financial regulator has found.

Young people are three times as likely to own property if their parents are homeowners

Tuesday, 04 December 2018 | News

Young people whose parents own property are far more likely to also be homeowners, according to the Resolution Foundation.

The UK's buy-to-let hotspots revealed: student living tops the tables

Monday, 03 December 2018 | News

Despite landlords being hit with a raft of regulations in the past few years there are still plenty of opportunities for investment in the buy-to-let sector, new research suggests.

UK house price growth picks up, but economic uncertainty leaves market subdued

Friday, 30 November 2018 | News

UK house price growth picked up in November, but the market remains subdued as an uncertain economy and the squeeze on household budgets continue to dampen demand.

Happiest places to live in Britain revealed - and Leigh-on-Sea tops the list

Thursday, 29 November 2018 | News

The coastal town of Leigh-on-Sea in Essex has been named the happiest place to live in Great Britain for the second time in three years.

Rogue landlords let off the hook after councils fail to prosecute

Thursday, 29 November 2018 | News

Most local authorities are failing to prosecute rogue landlords, despite being handed new powers to do so, new figures suggest.