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Barclays to accept personal income when assessing BTL affordability

 Barclays has announced a new approach to calculating mortgage affordability that will act as a boost for many buy-to-let landlords. Following a successful pilot conducted last year, ... More...



Shelter: First-time buyers need to save for more than a decade

A new report from Shelter has found that buying a home is a “fantasy” for many renters. “A Home of Their Own” found that the shortage of ...

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Are student accommodation costs rising?

With students coming together to campaign against rising accommodation costs, Accommodationforstudents.com has looked at the figures – and disputes the students’ claims. The past few weeks have ...

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Three month grace period for Welsh landlords

Welsh landlords now have a three month grace period to adhere to new regulations on water bills. New rules came into effect at the beginning of the ...

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NatWest slashes intermediary rates

NatWest Intermediary Solutions has made “huge” rate reductions across its range of broker mortgages and introduced four new high deals at 60% LTV. The new offerings are all available ...

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House prices in Balham boosted £415 a day

Property prices in Balham outpaced the rest of London in 2014 with 21% annual growth, according to estate agent Marsh & Parsons’ latest London Property Monitor. The ...

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Average downsizer pockets £121,000

Homeowners raise an average of £121,686 by downsizing from a detached to a semi-detached home, new research shows. London is the most lucrative place to downsize, with ...

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Now Barclays and Virgin slash rates

Barclays and Virgin Money have both cut rates in recent days as the mortgage price war intensifies. Barclays has launched its "best ever limited-edition fixed-rate products" exclusively ...

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Council prosecutes landlord for stripping tenant’s home

A London-based landlord has been ordered to pay more than £6,000 in fines, costs and compensation for harassing his tenant by allowing the removal of fixtures, ...

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Homemover numbers hit seven-year high

The number of homemovers hit a seven-year high in 2014 but is still well down on pre-financial crisis levels An estimated 365,400 people moved home last year ...

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Equity release lending at record high

Last year saw the largest amount of equity release lending ever recorded as the market grew nearly 30%. There were more than 21,000 new customers in 2014, ...

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