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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…
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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…
Interest rate rise: borrowers facing higher mortgage bills urged to fix
Households that are still on standard variable rate mortgages (SVRs) are being urged by brokers to consider switching.
Hidden fees cost borrowers an extra £900 on 'best' mortgage deals
Homeowners choosing the lowest rate mortgage deal with one of the UK’s big six lenders could pay almost £900 extra once fees…
Lenders pledge to help 'mortgage prisoners'
Lenders representing 93% of the residential mortgage market will be contacting thousands of ‘mortgage prisoners’ trapped on…
Exit of 'amateur' landlords could boost private pension pots by £28bn
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…
Ban gazumping: 'housing market in need of reform'
More than half of households (55%) want to see gazumping banned, according to research into the housing reforms Brits would…
Vulnerable widows reluctant to downsize
Elderly widows are reluctant to downsize to tackle their financial problems, according to new research from Key Partnerships.
Surveyors slam report of property prices being 'down valued'
Reports of homebuyers being caught out with supposed ‘down valuations’ are “questionable” according to the Royal Institution…