house buying

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

Monday, 15 October 2018 | News

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

Give tax breaks to landlords who sell to long-term tenants, says think tank

Monday, 08 October 2018 | News

The government is being urged to give landlords in England a tax break if they sell their rental properties to long-term tenants.

Bank of Mum and Dad sacrifice living standards to help kids buy a home

Tuesday, 28 August 2018 | News

Nearly one in five parents and grandparents accept a lower standard of living to allow their loved ones to get onto the property ladder.

Buyers need to find £33,000 deposit for first home

Monday, 13 August 2018 | News

Buyers are having to put down record deposits, averaging at £33,127 nationally, on their first home, as property prices for first-time buyers hit almost £209,000.

Half of first-time buyers 'sick with stress'

Monday, 13 August 2018 | News

First-time buyers are putting significant strain on their health, relationships and careers in their quest to take their first step on the property ladder.

Hidden fees cost borrowers an extra £900 on 'best' mortgage deals

Thursday, 02 August 2018 | News

Homeowners choosing the lowest rate mortgage deal with one of the UK’s big six lenders could pay almost £900 extra once fees and charges are factored in, according to analysis of fixed deals.

Ban gazumping: 'housing market in need of reform'

Tuesday, 31 July 2018 | News

More than half of households (55%) want to see gazumping banned, according to research into the housing reforms Brits would like the government to introduce.

Surveyors slam report of property prices being 'down valued'

Monday, 23 July 2018 | News

Reports of homebuyers being caught out with supposed ‘down valuations’ are “questionable” according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Funny Money: Buy a 1940s house for £90k

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 | News

If you feel nostalgic about the 1940s, a house in Lincolnshire will give you the chance to step back in time and feel as if you’re in the wartime era.

UK property market still in the doldrums

Friday, 25 May 2018 | News

Much of the UK housing market remains relatively flat and listless with some exceptions – notably in the Midlands and Wales – according to latest property price indices, with supply shortages providing something of a floor...