Buying

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, 10 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...

Will my son get his 25% Isa top-up as a mortgage-free property owner?

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 | Question and Answer

My son has a Help-to-Buy Isa worth £3,000 and he wants to buy a house worth £75,000. He doesn’t need a mortgage as I am going to give him the money he needs.

First-time buyers miss out even with 10% deposit

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 | News

More than one in three buyers have seen their offer on a first home fall through because their deposit was too small to secure a mortgage, according to new research by Nottingham Building Society.

Four key property indices: price growth slows down

Monday, 24 April 2017 | News

House prices continue their upward trajectory – albeit at a slower pace.

Hove beats London for young homebuyers

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 | News

Hove in East Sussex is the most sought after location for young professionals buying a home in England and Wales, according to Lloyds Bank’s new research.

Urgent action needed to protect leaseholders from sharp practices'

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 | News

Around 1.577 million leaseholders don’t legally own their homes, according to a new report into the abuse of the leasehold system in England and Wales.

Stat of the month: over a million Brits use Help to Buy

Monday, 10 April 2017 | News

More than 259,000 people have bought a home using one of the government’s Help to Buy schemes, while 868,240 have opened a Help to Buy Isa (H2B Isa), which offers bonuses of up to £3,000 to buyers saving cash for their first...