housing

Landlords face £1,095 postcode lottery for licensing fee costs as councils rake in millions

Private landlords who need to apply for a licensing scheme in Scotland, Wales and some areas of England are facing a postcode lottery when it comes to charges.

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'Pattern of mis-selling' of leaseholds to homeowners prompts calls for competition regulator to take action

MPs are calling for wide-ranging reform of leaseholds to help families trapped in unsellable and unmortgageable homes. 

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Zoopla bans rental ads that discriminate against benefit claimants

Property website Zoopla has banned adverts that discriminate against renters who claim housing benefit.

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UK house price growth rebounds in February thanks to lack of affordability and tough lending criteria

UK house prices rebounded in February, rising on a monthly, annual and quarterly basis for the first time since October, according to the latest Halifax house price index.

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More tenants renting into midlife as stringent mortgage affordability spreads to older households

Tenants aged 35 to 49 are now the largest age group renting privately, according to new research from estate agent Knight Frank.

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Older mortgage borrowers find pressure easing as lenders relax age rules

Borrowers who still need a mortgage in retirement have more options as lenders increase the maximum age on loans.

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Buyers' remorse: One in three homeowners searches for a new property within a year of buying one

As many as one in three (34%) of Brits admits they have searched for a new home despite having just bought a property, new research has found.

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House price growth grinds to a halt in 2018 but 'lots to be cheerful about' in 2019

The growth of property values slowed to a dismal 0.5% last year, figures from Nationwide Building Society suggest.

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Are Londoners fleeing the capital? Property money outflows reach 10-year peak

Londoners have spent more on property outside London in 2018 than any of the last 10 years.

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