HOA’s Voice

Read our take on the latest developments of interest to homeowners and aspiring homeowners, with contributions from our staff, supporters and guest contributions.

Joint Borrower Sole Proprietor mortgage explained

Joint Borrower Sole Proprietor mortgage

While it might sound like a mouthful, a Joint Borrower Sole Proprietor mortgage - more commonly known as a JBSP - can be a simple and practical option for first-time buyers struggling to buy their first place. We’ve asked Tembo to tell us how these mortgages work and the pros and cons .

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Electric car charging at home

Electric car charging at home

Electric cars are increasingly popular, spurred on by the recent fuel crisis at the pumps which is still rumbling on in some areas. Here's everything you need to know about electric car charging at home, the practicalities and costs...

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How long does it take to get a survey?

how long does a survey take

When you are in the middle of buying a house, it can feel like everything needs to be have been done yesterday. No-one wants the process held up by a delay. So, how long does it take to have a survey done on a property? And how can you speed things up?

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Energy bills soar and suppliers go bust

What will happen to my energy bills?

Brace yourself for soaring energy bills as gas prices rise and the cheaper energy providers drop like flies. Here's everything you need to know about what to expect from your energy bills, whether you should switch now and why this is happening.

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Can I build a granny annex in my garden?

Norweigan Log Co

A granny annex is a great way to create additional space for a growing family or to keep your elderly relatives close. We have asked granny annex providers Norwegian Log to talk us through the benefits.

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