Home & mortgage

Crackdown on developers ‘exploiting’ leaseholds on new houses in England

The government has set out plans to ban developers from selling new-build houses as leasehold in future developments, as well as limiting the amount existing homeowners have to pay in ground rent.

A holiday lull for house prices

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 | News

The holiday season is in full swing, with the main indices reporting minor growth over the past month or, in the case of Rightmove, a drop in asking prices.

One in 10 adults owns a second home

Monday, 21 August 2017 | News

More than five million Brits now own a second home – either to live in themselves or as buy-to-let landlords, according to new figures.

Rock star neighbours and cockerels crowing: House buyers reveal the most off-putting noises

Friday, 18 August 2017 | News

House sellers may struggle to offload their property if they are plagued by rowdy neighbours and other noises, according to new research.

Ask the experts: Will I pay income tax or capital gains tax on cash I got for extending a lease?

Friday, 18 August 2017 | Question and Answer

Income tax will not be due, but I’m afraid you will owe CGT on the money you have received.

Buy a house at auction for the price of a Ford Fiesta

Friday, 11 August 2017 | News

Bid at auction and you can buy a property for the price of a three-door hatchback, according to new research by HouseSimple.com.

Premier League players could pay off average house in minutes

Tuesday, 08 August 2017 | News

Following Neymar’s transfer to Paris Saint-Germain for a record-breaking fee of £198 million, new research looks at how fast some of the Premier League's top players could buy an average-priced house in the UK.

Thousands of London’s ex-council house tenants have become millionaires

Monday, 07 August 2017 | News

The Right to Buy scheme has seen former council house tenants in the capital enjoy mega returns on owning their properties.

Property prices set to rise along new Bakerloo line extension

Wednesday, 02 August 2017 | News

Proposals to extend the Bakerloo line from Elephant & Castle to Lewisham in south-east London, via the Old Kent Road and New Cross Gate, have been backed by two thirds of local residents and businesses, while estate...

Read our 10 most popular stories from July 2017

Tuesday, 01 August 2017 | News

Make sure you're up to date with all the latest news, tips and guides by checking out the 10 most popular stories on Moneywise.co.uk in July 2017.

Deal of the Week: Get two free tickets for The London Homebuilding & Renovating Show

Friday, 28 July 2017 | News

If you’re into self-building or are undertaking a renovation project, you can get two free tickets to visit The London Homebuilding & Renovating Show in London.