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Property agents face scrutiny over ‘unfair’ fees

Property agents face scrutiny over ‘unfair’ fees

Which? explains a new six-week government consultation into unfair practices by managing agents in the leasehold and private rented sectors.

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Stamp duty cuts proposed for energy efficient homes

Stamp duty cuts proposed for energy efficient homes

The government has considered lowering stamp duty costs for greener homes, as a way of encouraging buyers and homeowners to make properties more energy efficient. Climate change minister Claire Perry...

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Mapped: how house prices have bounced back post-crash

Mapped: how house prices have bounced back post-crash

Which? assesses new figures that show property prices in almost all parts of London and Wales are now above those achieved before the 2008 crash.

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Buy-to-let landlords face compulsory ombudsman scheme

Buy-to-let landlords face compulsory ombudsman scheme

Which? explains new proposals by the government to make landlords sign up to a property ombudsman scheme that provides redress if disputes occur.

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£10bn Help to Buy boost: will first-time buyers benefit?

£10bn Help to Buy boost: will first-time buyers benefit?

Which? looks at plans to extend Help to Buy to aid 135,000 more home buyers and assesses whether the scheme remains a viable way to buy a home.

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Online tool predicts mortgage chances: are you likely to get approved?

Online tool predicts mortgage chances: are you likely to get approved?

A new tool from credit agency Experian promises to take the guesswork out of applying for a mortgage. The tool estimates your chances of getting accepted for a mortgage by...

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New buy-to-let rules: how portfolio landlords can still get a loan

New buy-to-let rules: how portfolio landlords can still get a loan

Which? explains new the new lending rules that come into force for portfolio landlords today, and assesses how major lenders are responding.

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What can you do if your mortgage offer expires?

What can you do if your mortgage offer expires?

Which? looks at your options if your mortgage agreement expires when you're buying a new-build home due to a delay in its completion date.

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Should first-time buyers avoid fixed-rate mortgages?

Should first-time buyers avoid fixed-rate mortgages?

Which? looks at whether first-time buyers with a deposit of 5% should consider getting a discounted variable rate mortgage rather than a fixed-rate one.

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Buy-to-let mortgage deals up 30% on last year

Buy-to-let mortgage deals up 30% on last year

The number of buy-to-let mortgage deals has hit a 10-year high as the countdown to new lending rules continues, but which deal should you go for?

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