Buying

House prices up by £3,500 month-on-month

House prices are rising at a faster rate, with the UK House Price Index (UK HPI) for April up by 5.6% annually, bringing the average price of a property to £220,094.

A dozen tips on downsizing

Friday, 23 June 2017 | Article

Moving to a smaller property is certainly an option as you head towards retirement, making daily life easier and freeing up some cash.

Over a quarter of a million use Help to Buy to purchase new home

Thursday, 22 June 2017 | News

More than 285,000 people have bought a home using one of the government’s Help to Buy schemes, including more than 240,000 first-time buyers, according to official government data.

Should you help your kids on to the property ladder?

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 | Article

First-time buyers are turning to the Bank of Mum and Dad for help on to the ladder. But what should parents bear in mind before digging deep? We speak to families who have been through this.

‘Waitrose effect’ drives up house prices

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 | News

If you live near a Waitrose, your house will typically cost £36,480 more than homes in the surrounding area, new research from Lloyds Bank has revealed.

Half of Brits worry about leasehold ‘nightmare’

Thursday, 18 May 2017 | News

Half of UK adults are worried about the current leasehold-freehold system of owning property, according to a new survey by the HomeOwners Alliance (HOA).

The lowdown on leaseholds

Monday, 15 May 2017 | Article

Faced with escalating ground rents, sky-high service charges and unscrupulous management companies, lease holders are increasingly seen as the poor relation when it comes to homeownership.

Growing number of millennials still live with parents

Friday, 05 May 2017 | News

The number of people aged 25 to 34 who live with their parents has risen by 37% over 10 years, according to new research by Aviva.

Taylor Wimpey apologises over unfair ground rent clause

Wednesday, 03 May 2017 | News

Taylor Wimpey has apologised to leaseholders and set aside £130 million to sort out a problem with the terms of its leases for new-build houses which can see ground rents soar over the long term.

Cost of moving soars to £9,500

Wednesday, 03 May 2017 | News

Some 65% of would-be buyers typically expect the cost of moving house to be almost £2,000 less than it actually is, according to new research by the Post Office.

Bank of Mum and Dad to fund a quarter of properties in 2017

Tuesday, 02 May 2017 | News

Parents will lend more than £6.5 billion in 2017 to help their kids get onto the property ladder, putting it on a par with the UK’s ninth largest mortgage lender (Yorkshire Building Society), according to new research by...