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New-build leasehold houses and rip-off ground rents to be banned

New-build leasehold houses and rip-off ground rents to be banned

Which? explains the government's decision to overhaul the leasehold system for new-build buyers in England and explore redress for existing homeowners.

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Building societies outdo major banks on 95% mortgages

Building societies outdo major banks on 95% mortgages

Which? analyses whether building societies offer the most competitive mortgage deals on the market for first-time buyers with small deposits.

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Is a buy-to-let mortgage a good choice for first-time-buyers?

Is a buy-to-let mortgage a good choice for first-time-buyers?

Barclays has become the latest major lender to allow first-time buyers to become landlords - but is buy-to-let a wise move for property market newcomers?

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Are 95% mortgage deals getting more attractive?

Are 95% mortgage deals getting more attractive?

Which? looks at new fixed-rate products in the mortgage market that offer first-time buyers with small deposits a route on to the property ladder.

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Rogue landlords risk banning orders from April 2018

Rogue landlords risk banning orders from April 2018

Which? looks at a new database for rogue landlords that comes into force next April, and explains the different ways investors can fall foul.

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Buy-to-let yields drop in 2017 despite rising rents

Buy-to-let yields drop in 2017 despite rising rents

Which? looks at new research which shows that while rent prices around the UK are increasing, landlords are struggling to achieve high yields.

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How to double your Lifetime Isa bonus with Help to Buy

How to double your Lifetime Isa bonus with Help to Buy

Which? explains how savers with a Help to Buy Isa could increase the bonus they get from the government by transferring their savings before April.

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Autumn Budget stamp duty cut: are first-time buyers better off?

Autumn Budget stamp duty cut: are first-time buyers better off?

In last week's Autumn Budget, stamp duty was abolished for first-time buyers on homes under £300,000. But which buyers are set to benefit most?

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Autumn Budget 2017: stamp duty abolished for most first-time buyers

Autumn Budget 2017: stamp duty abolished for most first-time buyers

Aspiring homeowners will be given a much-needed boost after Chancellor Philip Hammond announced he will abolish stamp duty for all first-time buyers on properties up to £300,000. The government has...

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Autumn Budget 2017:  stamp duty and building reforms shake up housing sector

Autumn Budget 2017: stamp duty and building reforms shake up housing sector

Which? assesses the key property-related announcements in today's autumn statement, including the intention to abolish stamp duty for some first-time buyers

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