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  • May 16, 2019

    First-time buyer ‘spending tactics’ to get on the housing ladder

    More than half of UK homeowners made tactical changes to their spending habits in order to get on the housing ladder,

  • May 16, 2019

    In The News This Week

    Consumer journalist Rebecca Gamble brings you the top stories homeowners, home buyers and sellers need to know about from across this week's news outlets...

  • May 16, 2019

    Liverpool bans major house-builder over leasehold scandal

    A major house-builder has effectively been ‘banned’ from building properties in Liverpool due to the continuing scandal over leasehold houses, it was reported this week.

  • May 15, 2019

    ‘Mortgage pain’ felt by most self-employed

    Nearly three quarters of the UK’s self-employed population believe their employment status makes it harder to get a mortgage, a new study has found.

  • May 9, 2019

    In The News This Week

    Consumer journalist Rebecca Gamble brings you the top stories homeowners, home buyers and sellers need to know about from across this week's news outlets...

  • May 9, 2019

    Why you need to fix your mortgage today

    In this week’s mortgage round-up we look at why you should fix your mortgage rate today. We also reveal the most popular fixed-rate period and what to do to improve your chances of getting an interest-only mortgage.

  • May 9, 2019

    Downsizing pensioners should get a stamp duty break

    There is a stamp duty exemption for first time buyers, so why not last time buyers? Older people who want to downsize should be allowed one stamp-duty free move to encourage them to downsize, says a new study.

  • May 8, 2019

    What does a conveyancer do?

    If you’re buying or selling property then you’ll need a conveyancing solicitor to help you with the legal transaction. But how do you find one and what do they do?

  • May 7, 2019

    42% of homeowners hit a brick wall finding a builder

    It's clear from our latest YouGov poll that homeowners are putting off renovating their homes, particularly in London. The biggest obstacle? No, not Brexit, but finding a builder. But it's not the only obstacle...

  • May 4, 2019

    A third of us pay cash to avoid VAT to afford home improvements

    Home improvements are expensive. But add on VAT at 20% and you can see why our HomeOwners Survey reveals homeowners either deterred from doing home improvements at all, or forced to pay cash to afford it