property

If I sell a house that I inherited, how much tax will I have to pay?

As the property isn’t, and has never been, your main home, any gains when you sell it are potentially liable to CGT.

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Gap between average property asking prices and final selling price widens

The gap between average asking prices and the final selling price significantly widened towards the end of last year as buyers accepted bigger discounts, new figures show.

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UK House Price Index: falling property prices in London offer an opportunity for buyers

While average UK house prices have gone up by 1.4% in the year to March 2019, up from 1% last month, London homeowners have seen house prices fall by 1.9%, according to the UK House Price Index for March 2019. 

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Home buyer awarded £50,000 after surveyor fails to spot Japanese knotweed

A court has awarded a homeowner £50,000 after a surveyor failed to mention knotweed growing in the garden of his ground floor flat in Highgate, north London.

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Can I remortgage without proving I can repay the loan?

Lenders will need to be able to demonstrate that a borrower can afford any new mortgage. That will require an assessment not only of income but also of the borrower’s outgoings and ongoing commitments.

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Tesco Bank pulls out of "challenging" mortgage market

Tesco Bank is exiting the highly competitive UK mortgage market, blaming “challenging” market conditions.

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How your job title could bag you a bigger mortgage

Working in certain professions – as a teacher, solicitor or vet, for example – could grant you access to larger mortgage loans. Find out how it works and whether your job is in the running

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Japanese knotweed wrongly knocking thousands off house prices because of out-of-date science used by mortgage lenders

Japanese knotweed is wrongly wiping thousands off the value of properties because lenders are relying on out-of-date scientific evidence, according to an investigation by MPs.

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