property

Ban on future new build leaseholds confirmed

A ban on leaseholds for “almost all” future new build houses in England has been confirmed by the government following a

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Property round-up: A mixed bag as 2017 draws to a close

As 2017 draws to a close, the pattern of slower house growth – both monthly and annually – continues, along with uncertainty about how Brexit will affect the housing market.

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Mortgage providers shield borrowers from base rate rise

Thirty mortgage providers have not passed on the base rate increase to customers on their standard variable rate (SVR).

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Property outlook for 2018 – are prices headed up or down?

Are you considering whether to step on to the property ladder in 2018, move up the ladder or invest in the market?

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Major house-builders don’t sign up to new consumer code

A Consumer Code for New Homes (CCNH) has been launched today, with the aim of improving the marketing, selling and after-sales service provided by developers that sign up to the code.

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Crackdown on unfair service charges planned by government

The next step in plans to crack down on overpriced service charges has been announced by communities secretary Sajid Javid.

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Over 50s cutting back in order to leave an inheritance

Older people are spending less on themselves in order to leave an inheritance for the younger generation, according to the latest research from Saga Money.

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House price growth continues to slow down

The UK House Price Index reports a fairly healthy 5.1% annual house price growth for the year to July. But August and September, which is covered by other indices, saw much lower annual growth of between 1.1% and 2.6%.

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New app to ‘revolutionise’ conveyancing process

A new app has been developed that aims to revolutionise how homes in the UK are bought and sold.

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Be John Lewis’s guest in £2m pop-up apartment

John Lewis has launched ‘The Residence’, its first fully furnished pop-up in-store apartment, where customers can take ‘try before you buy’ to a whole new level.

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