Home & mortgage

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Northern property prices are up while London is in the doldrums

Friday, 20 April 2018 | News

The North-South divide continues but when it comes to property prices, the North is performing better. While it sees continued growth, the South East – and particularly London – are faced with falling house prices. 

Mutual attraction: How small building societies beat the banks

Friday, 20 April 2018 | Article

Everyone likes to get the best rate for their mortgage or savings, but sometimes you want a lender that offers flexibility and a more community-led approach, and this is where building societies – and especially the smaller...

A third of millennials face renting into retirement

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 | News

One in three young may never own their own home, a damning report has warned.

Average homeowner earns enough by today to pay 2018 mortgage

Monday, 16 April 2018 | News

Halfway through April, homeowners in the UK can enjoy the fact that they have earned enough this year to cover their mortgage payments for the rest of 2018.

More than a quarter of readers spend over £1,500 a year on home improvements

Friday, 13 April 2018 | News

Whether it’s sprucing up the bathroom or getting the decorators in, spring is a time to get those jobs done around the house – but home improvements can cost more money than you might think. 

Rental supply crisis could see prices move higher

Friday, 13 April 2018 | News

A fall in the supply of rental properties ahead of the introduction of energy efficiency standards for homes could push rent costs higher in 2018, says Arla Propertymark. 

Government to crackdown on rogue estate agents

Monday, 09 April 2018 | News

The government is introducing new measures to professionalise the estate agent market to crackdown on ‘rogue managing agents’. 

An unwelcome new lease of life

Friday, 06 April 2018 | Article

Could you put a few coppers into my tin? I’m collecting for the poor, hard-done-by house-building companies in England and Wales, which have now lost one of the ways they used to fleece buyers.

Crackdown on rogue letting agents launched

Tuesday, 03 April 2018 | News

Almost nine million private tenants and leasehold homeowners in England will benefit from more protection from unscrupulous rogue letting and managing agents, according to new government proposals.

Landlords face new raft of tax hikes and other expenses

Thursday, 29 March 2018 | News

Landlords are set to feel the pinch next month as the next phase of the government crackdown on buy to let comes into effect.