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Mortgages & property

Two weeks until landlords face buy-to-let clampdown

Which? analyses how tougher buy-to-let lending rules coming into force at the end of September will affect property investors with four or more homes

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Mortgage rates hit historic low: are you better off?

Which? investigates who benefits most from historically low interest rates in the fixed-rate mortgage market, and where you can find the best deals.

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Mortgaged for a lifetime: interest-only mortgages to last into retirement

Older borrowers could continue paying their mortgages until they die or move into care, under a new proposal by the city watchdog. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has launched a...

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Self-builders due £30,000 on average in VAT rebate

New research shows self-builders are failing to claim VAT windfalls - but what are the financial pros and cons of building your own home?

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Buy-to-let landlords: will setting up a company cut your tax bill?

Which? considers whether buy-to-let property investors are better creating their portfolios as sole traders or incorporating as businesses.

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First-time buyers bag £50,000 in 5 years: how to use your profits

Research from Savills shows buyers who bought their first home in 2012 have an average of £50,000 equity - but is it enough to step up the ladder?

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Leading online estate agents rapped for misleading claims

HouseSimple has become one of the latest online estate agents to be criticised by the advertising watchdog for making unsubstantiated and misleading claims in its adverts. The online agent was...

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How to buy a £225,000 house with £15,000

Which? looks at how first-time buyers can get on to the ladder with a small deposit, factoring in extra expenses such as stamp duty and exchange deposits.

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How your income affects your mortgage chances

Which? looks at affordability regulations, and how mortgage lenders assess household income when deciding how much they'll let you borrow to buy a home.

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The 30 sqm squeeze: would you buy a ‘micro-home’?

An Englishman’s home may be his castle, but for an ever growing number of buyers, that may mean a property less than 37 square meters – or the size of...

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