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Buying a home after a break-up: What you need to know

Breaking up from a long-term relationship is traumatic enough without the additional worry of moving home. Can you afford to buy after your split, or will you rent?

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Owning a home is cheaper than renting anywhere in the UK

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 | News

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.

Councils receive 66 complaints an hour - with noise the top nuisance

Tuesday, 12 June 2018 | News

Local councils received nearly 580,000 statutory nuisance complaints last year, an average of 66 an hour in the 12 months to August 2017, according to analysis of complaints received by local councils. 

'Waitrose effect' boosts house prices - but Aldi and Lidl get in on the act

Monday, 11 June 2018 | News

Owning a home in walking distance of a leading supermarket could mean that your property is worth as much as £21,500 more than other homes, new research has revealed.

£1m-plus houses selling faster outside London

Friday, 08 June 2018 | News

The top five areas where houses valued at £1 million-plus are selling fastest are all outside London, with homeowners in Cambridge selling their homes the most quickly, according to the latest figures from Rightmove. 

Interest rates held for now - but mortgage borrowers can still save thousands by switching

Wednesday, 06 June 2018 | News

Despite widespread expectations of an interest rate rise this year, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted to keep rates at 0.5% in May – the latest meeting at the time of writing.

Yorkshire Building Society unveils Help to Buy Isa mortgages - how do they stack up?

Tuesday, 05 June 2018 | News

First-time buyers with a Help to Buy Isa might want to consider this new range of products released by Yorkshire Building Society (YBS).

Landlords head north to enjoy better returns

Tuesday, 05 June 2018 | News

Rents continue to go up at a steady pace across the UK, with larger increases in the South West and East of England. 

A good mortgage fix will offer financial certainty

Tuesday, 12 June 2018 | Blog | By Jeff Prestridge

Ever since financial times got tough in this country 10 years ago – thank you, greedy bankers – there have only been two sustained rays of economic light to keep us happy: near-full employment and, for homeowners, the reign...

It’s time to rethink why we buy property

Friday, 01 June 2018 | Blog | By Edmund Greaves

Millennials need to decide whether getting on to the property ladder is truly worth it.

Action is needed to help struggling mortgage borrowers

Friday, 01 June 2018 | Blog | By Helen Knapman

Homeownership is lauded in the UK, with scheme after scheme available to help first-time buyers on to the ladder.