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These jobs face a 100-year wait to buy a home

Wednesday, 29 August 2018 | News

Workers on lower incomes could face a wait of more than 100 years before their dreams of home ownership become a reality, according to Housesimple.

Bank of Mum and Dad sacrifice living standards to help kids buy a home

Tuesday, 28 August 2018 | News

Nearly one in five parents and grandparents accept a lower standard of living to allow their loved ones to get onto the property ladder.

Households pay £4,292 a year for an empty home

Friday, 24 August 2018 | News

Households pay a significant premium to leave homes unoccupied for over third of the year.

Asking prices 'soften' as sellers aim for Christmas move

Thursday, 23 August 2018 | News

New sellers on the market are being more realistic about their prices, according to latest figures from Rightmove.

'No DSS’: top letting agents turn away tenants on benefits

Wednesday, 22 August 2018 | News

Leading estate agents have been accused of turning away tenants on housing benefit, after a mystery shopping exercise found widespread discrimination.

81% of first-time buyers get on property ladder using Help to Buy

Friday, 17 August 2018 | News

More than 420,000 people have bought a home using one of the government’s Help to Buy schemes including more than 365,400 first-time buyers, according to latest government statistics.

Boris Johnson calls for cut to 'absurdly high' stamp duty

Tuesday, 14 August 2018 | News

Boris Johnson has called for a cut in “absurdly high” stamp duty, which has resulted in more than half of 25 to 34-year-olds “shut out of the housing market” – but one leading estate agent says it is older homeowners who...

Buyers need to find £33,000 deposit for first home

Monday, 13 August 2018 | News

Buyers are having to put down record deposits, averaging at £33,127 nationally, on their first home, as property prices for first-time buyers hit almost £209,000.

Half of first-time buyers 'sick with stress'

Monday, 13 August 2018 | News

First-time buyers are putting significant strain on their health, relationships and careers in their quest to take their first step on the property ladder.

Tenants struggle with 'broken' deposit system, says Which?

Friday, 10 August 2018 | News

A broken deposit system is placing financial pressure on renters in England, with tenants sometimes having to wait weeks to get their deposit returned or having a battle to get unfair charges removed, a Which?