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Second step buyers

Money expert uSwitch are urging homeowners to plan ahead when preparing to purchase their next home due to variations in the value of different property types.

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The return of renting: Build to rent

For the UK, creating a link between the growth of the private rented sector and the delivery of new homes offers the opportunity to both increase the volume of homes built in the UK, and improve the experience of renters. … Continue reading

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New official House price index

Yesterday saw the launch of the new and improved UK House price index.    

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Could buyers soon see the back of ‘Gazumping’?

It has emerged in recent weeks that the government could soon look to ban ‘Gazumping’. A fundamental move which will prevent millions of house sales falling through each year, and avoiding the disappointment faced by buyers.

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100% Family Springboard Mortage launched

Earlier this month we saw the return of the 100% mortgage, launched by Barclays and aimed at first time buyers struggling to raise cash deposits.

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Energy Efficiency Update

Changes implemented under the Energy Efficiency (England & Wales) Regulations 2015, mean that domestic landlords need to be prepared for the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES). These changes come into force on the 1st April 2016.

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Will buying a second home incur the new, higher stamp duty?

The announcement in George Osborne’s Autumn statement regarding the higher rate of stamp duty land tax has left a few people confused and worried about what this means for them.

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Osborne’s Autumn Statement

In today’s Autumn statement Chancellor George Osborne has revealed plans to double the housing budget to £2billion in order to fund the build of 400,000 affordable homes by 2020.

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