Home & mortgage

Buy to let: is it still worth it?

Pensions versus investing in property is an age-old dilemma for those facing retirement, but as the government clamps downs on landlords’ tax perks, buy to let may finally be losing its lustre

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Is an interest-only mortgage suitable at my age?

Thursday, 14 February 2019 | Question and Answer

There are a number of issues to consider in determining whether this mortgage term and structure will be right for you. These include how long you expect to keep the property and to carry on working.

UK house prices growth slows to just 2.5% - the lowest rate in five years

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 | News

UK annual house price growth has slowed to its lowest level since 2013, according to official data.

Top tips for a stress-free building project

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 | Article

From finding a builder to writing a contract and knowing what to do if things go wrong, we lay the foundations for a hassle-free renovation

House prices drop by 2.9% in a month but resilient jobs and wages stop them falling further, says Halifax

Thursday, 07 February 2019 | News

House prices fell by 2.9% in January and grew by just 0.8% over the year, new figures from Halifax reveal.

More tenants renting into midlife as stringent mortgage affordability spreads to older households

Tuesday, 05 February 2019 | News

Tenants aged 35 to 49 are now the largest age group renting privately, according to new research from estate agent Knight Frank.

Britain’s property market "as glacial as the weather" as house price stagnation continues

Thursday, 31 January 2019 | News

Home valuations have continued eek out a morsel of growth as the market stagnation continues.

How can I make sure my home buyer is serious? Our last sale fell through because the buyer didn’t have finance in place

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 | Question and Answer

It’s really frustrating to find out weeks after accepting an offer that your buyer is not actually in a financial position to make the purchase.

Help! I want to retire but I haven’t paid off my mortgage

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 | Article

We all want to pay off our mortgages as soon as we can and certainly before we retire and stop earning. However, for growing numbers of borrowers that won’t be a reality.

Older mortgage borrowers find pressure easing as lenders relax age rules

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 | News

Borrowers who still need a mortgage in retirement have more options as lenders increase the maximum age on loans.

Should my dad add me on the deeds to his house?

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 | Question and Answer

It is quite easy to put the deeds of your father’s house into your name. However, there are a number of potential pitfalls.