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Mortgages & property

Can you afford Sherlock’s Baker Street flat or Dot Cotton’s EastEnders home?

Ever wondered how much a flat costs in Albert Square? Or what it would take to buy Sherlock Holmes’ iconic Baker Street home? Find out with our new research.

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Buy-to-let mortgage rates dip to new low in 2017

Which? explores everything you need to know about buy-to-let mortgages, tax and affordability tests for landlords in 2017.

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Shared ownership too expensive for London first-time buyers

Shared ownership schemes are intended to help cash-strapped first-time buyers onto the property ladder, but Which? research has found that most young people in London are unable to afford even...

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End of Help to Buy mortgages: but plenty of deals still available

The Help to Buy mortgages element of the government’s Help to Buy scheme ended today, but there are still plenty of mortgages on offer, Which? finds.

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Six months post-Brexit vote: mortgage rates low, house prices stable

Six months after the Brexit vote Which? research has found that mortgages are available at historically cheap rates and the housing market remains buoyant.

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Help to Buy alternatives for first-time buyers

From shared ownership to joint mortgages, Which? looks at five alternatives to Help to Buy for first-time buyers looking to get on the property ladder.

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Buying a new-build home: five things you should know

Which? explains five things you should know about new-build homes, including buying off-plan, viewing show homes, snagging surveys and the Help to Buy schemes.

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Autumn Statement 2016: letting agent fees to be banned

We look at the key property announcements from today's Autumn Statement, including the shifting of letting agent fees from tenants to landlords.

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Investing in property: five things you should know

All you need to know about buy-to-let property, including mortgage taxation changes, buy-to-let stamp duty, right to rent, house prices and the Autumn Statement

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Two thirds use problems revealed by house surveys to renegotiate

Which? explains why buyers should have a house survey done and looks at the popularity of each type of survey, from HomeBuyers' reports to snagging surveys.

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