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Buy to let: is it still worth it?
Households pay £4,292 a year for an empty home
Households pay a significant premium to leave homes unoccupied for over third of the year.The average Brit spends the…
Asking prices 'soften' as sellers aim for Christmas move
New sellers on the market are being more realistic about their prices, according to latest figures from Rightmove.The…
'No DSS’: top letting agents turn away tenants on benefits
Leading estate agents have been accused of turning away tenants on housing benefit, after a mystery shopping exercise found…
81% of first-time buyers get on property ladder using Help to Buy
More than 420,000 people have bought a home using one of the government’s Help to Buy schemes including more than 365,400…
Boris Johnson calls for cut to 'absurdly high' stamp duty
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 …
Buyers need to find £33,000 deposit for first home
Buyers are having to put down record deposits, averaging at £33,127 nationally, on their first home, as property prices for…
Half of first-time buyers 'sick with stress'
First-time buyers are putting significant strain on their health, relationships and careers in their quest to take their first…
Tenants struggle with 'broken' deposit system, says Which?
A broken deposit system is placing financial pressure on renters in England, with tenants sometimes having to wait weeks to…
Rental roundup: rents set to rise by 15% by 2023, while more landlords switch to company set-up
A supply shortage could push up rents up by 15% over the next five years, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered…
Should I buy the freehold to my flat or should I wait for new rules that may make it cheaper?
One of our experts answers a reader's question.
Equity release is a 'ticking time bomb', claims think tank
There is a ‘ticking time bomb’ in the equity release mortgage sector, with companies significantly undervaluing the ‘no…
Insurance-backed deposit schemes 'will give tenants nothing back'
A report suggesting that deposits for renting a home should be replaced by a more affordable insurance-backed scheme has been…