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shutterstock_233484754Your home is your castle. Whether you’re taking your first step onto the property ladder (first-time buyer), looking to rent out your investment property (buy-to-let) or just curious about the buying process, we have the insight and information you need to make the most of your mortgage. Check out our remortgaging section if you're looking to remortgage your home.

First Time Buyer

Call for stamp duty holiday to kick start housing market

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is calling for a stamp duty ...

Half of all mortgages withdrawn in just three weeks

Lenders have halved the number of mortgages on offer in a little more than three...

Half a million home sales set to be ‘lost’ in 2020

Half a million home sales are set to be ‘lost’ in 2020 from the fallout of t...

Energy Performance Certificates still required for property lettings and sales

The government will not be relaxing requirements on Energy Performance Certifica...

House price growth hit two-year high before coronavirus

House price growth was at its strongest level in more than two years before the ...

Lenders axe hundreds of mortgages amid coronavirus uncertainty

The number of mortgage products on offer has plunged by more than 1,500, as lend...

Buy To Let

Landlord immigration checks on tenants relaxed

Right to rent rules have been relaxed during the coronavirus outbreak so that la...

Government releases coronavirus guide for landlords and tenants

The government has published a guide to help support and encourage landlords to ...

Tenant eviction orders put on three-month hold

All ongoing housing possessions and the court process for landlords to evict ten...

Landlords banned from evicting renters affected by coronavirus

The government has announced a package of measures to protect renters and landlo...

Coronavirus to increase pain for already ‘squeezed’ landlords

The coronavirus outbreak will add to the pain for landlords who already have a r...

Revealed: UK areas worst affected by Japanese knotweed

Almost 52,000 cases of Japanese knotweed have been reported in just 12 months ac...

Remortgage

Nationwide launches interest-only mortgages

Nationwide is offering interest-only deals through brokers only, as it re-enters...

Find out if a mortgage payment holiday is right for you

MoneySuperMarket has launched a calculator to help borrowers understand what a m...

Taking a payment holiday should not affect your credit rating

Three major credit reference agencies have put measures in place to prevent borr...

Nationwide withdraws mortgages for small deposit holders

Nationwide Building Society is temporarily withdrawing all fixed rate and tracke...

Third of tracker mortgages pulled after base rate drop

Almost one in three tracker mortgages were withdrawn from the market just days a...

Mortgage prisoner lenders agree payment holidays and repossessions halt

Prominent mortgage prisoner lenders have agreed to match mitigation measures for...

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