property

Buyers of new-builds could save hundreds thanks to a crackdown on unfair leases - but no help for existing leaseholders

Prospective new-build homebuyers will be relieved to hear that the government intends to crack down on unfair leasehold practices.

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22 days to sell your house: The fastest moving property market in Britain revealed

Home sellers in Edinburgh have the good fortune of selling in the fastest-moving property market in the UK.

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New rules for property funds proposed by regulator in wake of EU referendum

The proposed new measures aim to avoid runs on funds holding illiquid assets.

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Do I need a Party Wall Agreement with my neighbour?

Yes, your neighbour needs a Party Wall Agreement from all affected neighbours before works start.

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Thousands of potential homeowners wrongly think they can’t get a mortgage

Thousands of potential homeowners aren’t applying for a mortgage because they mistakenly believe they would be turned down, new research suggests.

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Can I buy my council home with my kids?

Right to Buy allows council tenants to buy their home with the help of a discount on the purchase price.

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Equity release: how to extract cash from your home

Releasing equity tied up in your home can mean the difference between living in the house you love and moving out. We speak to three people who’ve done it

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Your shout: Moneywise readers have their say in August 2018

Each month we publish the best comments, emails and letters from our readers. Here are the best of August 2018.

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Mark Carney warns no-deal Brexit could cause massive house price falls

Homeowners could be at significant risk of crashing house prices in the event of no deal being struck between Britain and the EU, the governor of the Bank of England has reportedly told the cabinet.

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If I transfer a property to my sister without payment, will we still be liable for stamp duty?

If you and your sister decide that she is going to take over ownership of the property, then she will have to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) if the value of your half that you are giving to her is more than £125,000.

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