housing

Rental roundup: rents set to rise by 15% by 2023, while more landlords switch to company set-up

Thursday, 09 August 2018 | News

A supply shortage could push up rents up by 15% over the next five years, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Hidden fees cost borrowers an extra £900 on 'best' mortgage deals

Thursday, 02 August 2018 | News

Homeowners choosing the lowest rate mortgage deal with one of the UK’s big six lenders could pay almost £900 extra once fees and charges are factored in, according to analysis of fixed deals.

Exit of 'amateur' landlords could boost private pension pots by £28bn

Wednesday, 01 August 2018 | News

With one in five (19%) amateur buy-to-let landlords planning to sell up in the next five years, as much as £28 billion could be released and added to their pension pots, according to analysis of tax and housing data.

Ban gazumping: 'housing market in need of reform'

Tuesday, 31 July 2018 | News

More than half of households (55%) want to see gazumping banned, according to research into the housing reforms Brits would like the government to introduce.

Vulnerable widows reluctant to downsize

Monday, 30 July 2018 | News

Elderly widows are reluctant to downsize to tackle their financial problems, according to new research from Key Partnerships.

Could you win a home? The pros and cons of property raffles

Friday, 20 July 2018 | Article

House ‘raffles’ are an increasingly popular way to ‘sell’ a property and offer some people their only chance of homeownership. But are they all they’re cracked up to be? Moneywise finds out

New opportunities for older mortgage borrowers

Friday, 22 June 2018 | Article

It used to be extremely difficult to be approved for a mortgage in your 60s, but there are now providers that are willing to be more flexible.

A good mortgage fix will offer financial certainty

Tuesday, 12 June 2018 | Blog | By Jeff Prestridge

Ever since financial times got tough in this country 10 years ago – thank you, greedy bankers – there have only been two sustained rays of economic light to keep us happy: near-full employment and, for homeowners, the reign...

Buying a home after a break-up: What you need to know

Thursday, 10 May 2018 | Article

Breaking up from a long-term relationship is traumatic enough without the additional worry of moving home. Can you afford to buy after your split, or will you rent?

Remortgaging for the first time: what you need to know

Thursday, 26 April 2018 | Article

Tempted to stick with your existing lender rather than go through the whole process of finding a new mortgage? Then think again – you could be paying over the odds.