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The latest press releases from the HomeOwners Alliance:
May 2, 2013
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has released a report calling for lenders to act now to help those with interest-only mortgages
April 26, 2013
The Growth and Infrastructure Bill which contains the controversial measures to extend permitted development rights to allow single-storey extensions of up to eight metres, has been given royal assent.
March 20, 2013
The HomeOwners Alliance welcomes the Budget 2013’s emphasis on housing and supports the extension of Right to Buy. The new shared equity scheme, Help to Buy, could be an important boost for aspiring buyers. However, the action announced is a drop in the ocean and will do little to tackle the shortage of homes in the UK.
February 13, 2013
The tightening of regulations on interest-only mortgages, introduced by the Financial Services Authority, will push many homeowners to the edge of what they can afford to keep their home. The YouGov survey, commissioned by the HomeOwners Alliance, reveals for the first time the scale of the impact of the new rules on lending, which could see the end of most interest-only mortgages.
January 30, 2013
The HomeOwners Alliance says that the Government’s current offer of a maximum of 10% of the property value, with payments capped at £47,000 does not seem fair.
December 24, 2012
The HomeOwners Alliance broadly supports the government’s proposals, subject to some critical changes, and, insists that these changes will have little impact.
December 11, 2012
As expected today’s Census publication shows that homeownership is in decline.
December 5, 2012
The Chancellor fails to show committment to dealing with the housing crisis
November 22, 2012
Next time a homeowner curses their mortgage lender for chasing up missed payments, or their builder for a dodgy repair, remember things could be worse - they could be renting.
November 16, 2012
The dream of homeownership is dying in Britain, undoing a century of social progress, according to a report by the HomeOwners Alliance, a new organisation championing those who own and want to own their own home