property

Japanese knotweed wrongly knocking thousands off house prices because of out-of-date science used by mortgage lenders

Japanese knotweed is wrongly wiping thousands off the value of properties because lenders are relying on out-of-date scientific evidence, according to an investigation by MPs.

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My money lessons: Buying our first home

Yorkshireman Jonathan Whiting tells Moneywise about the trials and tribulations that he and his girlfriend, Harriet, have experienced while trying to get a foot on the property ladder in London

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Landlords call for the creation of a dedicated housing court to mediate rental disputes

Landlords are calling for establishment of a properly funded and dedicated housing court to speed up the backlog of cases.

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Reports of weak housing market exaggerated as average UK property snapped up in 56 days

Reports of a subdued property market may be exaggerated with properties in Britain selling on average in just 56 days or in just 27 days in some areas of Scotland, according to new research by Zoopla.

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UK house price growth remains subdued in April as first-time buyer mortgages approach pre-crisis levels

UK house price growth rose slightly last month but the market still remains subdued, new figures show.

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Castle raffle competition reprimanded for not awarding house prize

The advertising watchdog the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has admonished a homeowner who attempted to raffle her house, for giving out a prize of inferior value.

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Brexit-weary London drags down UK house price growth

Annual house price growth in the first quarter of 2019 stood at just 0.4%, according to the latest house price index figures from Nationwide – way below the annual growth rate of 2.5% seen at the same point in 2018.

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'No-fault' evictions to be banned in shake up of housing rental sector

Landlords will no longer be able to evict tenants at short notice without good reason under new proposals from the government.

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UK house prices fall by over £3,000 in March after last month's surprise surge

UK house prices fell by over £3,000 in March as the market corrected itself, following February’s surge in growth, according to the latest Halifax house price index.

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What's the best way to save for a mortgage?

One reader is keen to buy a house in the capital but needs to consult on how to save up for a deposit

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