Buying

First-time buyers don’t save enough for a deposit

Not putting aside enough money for a deposit is the biggest problem first-time buyers face, as well as underestimating legal costs and stamp duty, according to new research.

Property outlook for 2018 – are prices headed up or down?

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 | News

Are you considering whether to step on to the property ladder in 2018, move up the ladder or invest in the market?

London house prices hit 14.5 times average earnings

Thursday, 30 November 2017 | News

The gap between house prices and average earnings has reached a record high in London, according to a new study.

Want to live in a national park? It will cost you an extra £116,500

Monday, 27 November 2017 | News

Buying a home in a national park in England and Wales will typically cost £116,501 more than the surrounding area, according to new research.

Autumn Budget 2017: Package to fix ‘dysfunctional housing market’

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 | News

Philip Hammond made fixing the “dysfunctional” housing market the cornerstone of his Autumn Budget, with the goal of restoring “the dream of homeownership for a new generation”.

Autumn Budget 2017: Stamp duty tax break 'could have gone further’

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 | News

Chancellor Philip Hammond saved the best bit of news for potential homeowners until the end of his Budget speech, announcing that the government is abolishing stamp duty land tax on homes under £300,000 for first-time buyers...

A third of parents unable to help kids onto property ladder

Monday, 20 November 2017 | News

Despite the rise of the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’, more than a third (34%) of parents remain unwilling or unable to help their children get onto the housing ladder.

Low housing supply keeps prices steady

Friday, 17 November 2017 | News

Much like last month, property prices are continuing to go up – albeit at a fairly slow pace – especially when looking at properties that have been sold and have completed, as is the case with the UK House Price Index for...

Ask the Experts: Why should my husband's home mean I'll pay extra tax on buying a property?

Monday, 20 November 2017 | Question and Answer

The Additional Dwelling Supplement (ADS) applies to transactions in Scotland and is similar in scope to the additional stamp duty rate in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Theresa May pledges to “build more homes, more quickly”

Thursday, 16 November 2017 | News

The Prime Minister is making it her personal mission to tackle Britain’s housing crisis and to “build more homes, more quickly”.