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Mortgages & property

The risk of being a ‘secret’ landlord: what to do if you want to let out your home

Becoming a landlord is getting tougher, according to new data from lender Kent Reliance. A quarter of landlords who sought a loan in 2017 found it more difficult than previously....

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12 things buy-to-let landlords need to know in 2017

New data shows landlords are increasingly reluctant to buy property in recent months, following a raft of new regulations – but are you up-to-date with your obligations? Statistics from the Council of Mortgage Lenders...

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House prices back to pre-crisis values: what does it mean for you?

For the first time in a decade, average house prices in all but one region of England have returned to their pre-financial crisis levels, new data from the Land Registry...

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First-time buyers rejoice – 95% mortgages are surging

Mortgages for people with small deposits are surging at the moment, with almost 300 products to choose from – the highest number for this time of year since the 2008...

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Would you forego parking for £100 Uber credit?

Whether it’s Meerkat toys with your insurance or colour-changing spoons with your cereal, freebies are all the rage. Now, two new offers are looking to sweeten the deal for prospective...

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Ask an expert: ‘Should I offer the full asking price for a house?’

Every week, Which?’s money experts answer your financial queries. You can submit your questions to money-letters@which.co.uk, or via our Facebook or Twitter pages. Q. I’m looking to buy my first home,...

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One in five home buyers blow their budget

In a bid to secure their perfect property, one fifth of home-buyers spend more than their top budget, according to our new research. As part of the 2017 Which? Home...

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Should I fix my mortgage for 10 years?

HSBC has cut the rate on its 10-year fixed term mortgage, allowing borrowers to lock in a lower rate for a decade of repayments. But is it worth fixing your...

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Conservative manifesto: what does it mean for your finances?

The Conservative Party today released its manifesto for next month’s general election, with changes to tax, elderly care and housing among the key proposals. Here, we take a look at...

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Liberal Democrat manifesto: what does it mean for your finances?

The Liberal Democrats today released their manifesto for next month’s general election, with property reforms and tax changes among the main pledges. Here, we take a look at some of the key...

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