property

Government accused of 'hiding behind Brexit' while mis-selling of leasehold properties continues

The HomeOwners Alliance has called on the government to tackle leasehold 'mis-selling' as research shows awareness of the issue has risen significantly.

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Derelict land could provide enough space for one million new homes - but a large number of sites are being overlooked

Brownfield land, which has previously been built on but is now derelict, could help solve the housing crisis and regenerate towns and cities. 

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Five steps to make sure moving in together isn't a financial mess

Whatever your age or personal situation, moving in with your partner is a big deal.

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Landlords face £1,095 postcode lottery for licensing fee costs as councils rake in millions

Private landlords who need to apply for a licensing scheme in Scotland, Wales and some areas of England are facing a postcode lottery when it comes to charges.

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'Pattern of mis-selling' of leaseholds to homeowners prompts calls for competition regulator to take action

MPs are calling for wide-ranging reform of leaseholds to help families trapped in unsellable and unmortgageable homes. 

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Property values in London contract by 3.8% as Brexit uncertainty holds back house price growth

Brexit uncertainty has hit the traditional spring property bounce, knocking thousands off house prices across the UK, new analysis shows.

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Spring Statement 2019: banning gas boilers from new homes to "dramatically" reduce energy bills

Chancellor Philip Hammond has pledged to ban boilers in new homes that harm the environment in the next six years.

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The UK’s broken housing market

Michael Holmes, property expert and spokesperson for The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show (28-31 March, NEC, Birmingham), comments on why the UK housing market is broken – and what can be done about it.

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Should you remortgage before Brexit?

Brexit is just around the corner and while it is impossible to predict exactly what will happen, the impact on interest rates is a concern for mortgage holders.

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Japanese knotweed warning for homeowners as pest appears early thanks to warmer than average February

Homeowners are being warned that the unreasonably warm weather in February has prompted the emergence of Japanese knotweed one month earlier than usual.

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