Do I count as a first-time buyer if I inherit a share of a...

I’m worried I’ll lose my bonuses in a help-to-buy Isa and/or relief from stamp duty land taxQ My partner and I are looking to buy our first home...

My parents have a ‘lifetime mortgage’ – what happens if my mother sells?

She will need to go into a care home soon and we’re worried the lender will set the priceQ When my father died, my parents’ joint mortgage was...

I own my home with my parents – what happens to it when they...

Neither of my parents have a will, so does ownership of the house automatically come to me?Q I own my home with my parents. It’s jointly owned between...

Chancellor offers £3bn fix for Britain’s ‘broken housing market’

Philip Hammond’s spring statement includes funding to build 30,000 affordable homesA new £3bn scheme will fund the building of 30,000 affordable homes, the chancellor has said, as he...

Help to buy has had its day. Time to tax the builders and close...

Osborne’s plan to assist first-time buyers has created colossal windfall profits. The Treasury deserves some of that moneyIf the major banks – rather than housebuilders – were...

Help-to-buy scheme pushes housebuilder dividends to £2.3bn

Flagship policy of former government drives up firms’ profits along with house pricesBritain’s biggest housebuilders paid out £2.3bn in dividends in their most recent financial year, as the...

London property slump pushes Foxtons to first annual loss since IPO

Nationwide says house prices dipped 0.1% in February from January to average of £211,304The London estate agent Foxtons slumped to its first annual loss since its stock market debut six...

Taylor Wimpey reports £811m in profits boosted by help-to-buy

Housebuilder says it has yet to see any signs of Brexit-related slowdown in demandTaylor Wimpey is the latest housebuilder to report bumper profits for last year, boosted by the...

Outrage as help-to-buy boosts Persimmon profits to £1bn

Builder condemned for making massive gains from taxpayer-funded programmeHousebuilder Persimmon made a record-breaking £1bn profit last year – equal to more than £66,000 on every one of the homes it...

UK house prices take pre-Brexit hit, says Nationwide

Rise of only 0.5% in December – the slowest annual rate of growth since February 2013Fears over Brexit caused British house prices to all but stagnate in 2018, rising by...

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