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Introduction

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Feb 10, 2021

Property complaints: the Ombudsmen and organisations that can help you

There will inevitably be times when buying or selling a property goes wrong.
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Jul 31, 2020

Top tips for borrowers and househunters on furlough

How to prepare your finances if you're worried about redundancy when the furlough scheme e...
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Mar 25, 2020

UK lockdown: Practical tips if you were in the process of buying or selling a home

With the UK now in lockdown due to the threat of coronavirus, those looking to buy or sell...
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Mar 09, 2020

First-time buyer savings schemes dwindle: your options now

A number of schemes helping first-time buyers save for a deposit have been axed. But there...

More articles

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Aug 21, 2019

Third of mortgage applicants denied deal: tips to improve your financial appeal

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Jan 29, 2019

Flat or mansion: what would your budget get you?

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Jan 15, 2019

Everything you need to know about mortgage fees

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Oct 30, 2018

First-time buyers: how to reclaim stamp duty paid on shared ownership properties

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Oct 26, 2018

Do I have to take out a mortgage from my cash Lifetime ISA provider?

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Aug 01, 2018

Six bank statement mistakes that can ruin a mortgage application

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Mar 02, 2018

The benefits and drawbacks of opting for a longer mortgage term

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Dec 14, 2017

Struggling first-time buyers: could buy-to-let be the answer?

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Dec 07, 2017

Bank of Mum and Dad: how to help your children on the property ladder

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Nov 30, 2017

Help to Buy ISA transfer to Lifetime ISA: act sooner rather than later

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Nov 22, 2017

BUDGET 2017: Stamp duty slashed for first-time buyers

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Nov 15, 2017

Explained: the difference between gazumping and gazundering

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Aug 29, 2017

Discounted variable rate could be cheaper than fixed mortgage deal

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Aug 12, 2017

Parents warned over Bank of Mum and Dad tax risks

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Aug 08, 2017

Have you overpaid stamp duty? How you can reclaim the tax

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Jul 25, 2017

10 things you need to know about the leasehold consultation

News

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Feb 09, 2021

Borrowers turn away from ‘marathon’ mortgages

There has been a dramatic drop off in the number of mortgage borrowers signing up for leng...
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Jan 27, 2021

Low deposit mortgage sales fell by a third last year

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Jan 26, 2021

Gap between two and five-year mortgage rates lowest since 2013

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Jan 25, 2021

First-time buyers need extra £10k for deposit after Covid

The typical deposit needed by buyers for a first home increased by more than £10,000 in 2...
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Jan 21, 2021

Nationwide returns to low deposit lending on longer mortgage term

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Jan 20, 2021

Average UK house costs £250k after price surge

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