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Home insurers making 'all of their profits' by overcharging loyal customers, says Citizens Advice

Home insurance companies are making all of their profits by “exploiting” loyal customers who stay with them for six years or more, new research from Citizens Advice reveals.

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FREE MONEY: November issue of Moneywise, on sale now

Ever wanted some free cash? The latest issue of Moneywise gives you 40 ways to find it.

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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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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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Rightmove: 'Back-to-school season' sees house prices rebound following summer lull

House prices increased by 0.7% in September, with signs confidence is returning to the London market, according to property website Rightmove.

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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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Property auctions: how to avoid hammer horrors

Buying at auction is an increasingly popular way to pick up a bargain.

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Housing benefit freeze could fuel homelessness, report warns

A freeze on housing benefit could force thousands of tenants into homelessness, particularly single young people, the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) warns.

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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.

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