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05 Jun

Brexit party’s MP candidate under fire for freehold profiteering

Peterborough byelection hopeful had role in firm that exploited ‘feudal’ systemThe Brexit party’s candidate in the Peterborough byelection has been criticised for profiteering from buying and selling freeholds of hundreds of new homes.Mike Greene, expected to become the fledgling party’s first MP...

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03 Jun

Can Neil Woodford turn around his fund's redemptions mishap?

Punters expect instant liquidity, if a fund can’t fulfil that requirement it’s in extreme territoryIs this the end of Neil Woodford’s career as the UK’s most famous, and most celebrated, fund manager? It could be that serious. Woodford has recovered from setbacks...

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03 Jun

Brokenshire criticised for suggesting first-time buyers dip into pension

Officials say housing secretary’s idea ‘will be risky and does not help the people it intends to’The housing and communities secretary, James Brokenshire, has faced criticism from Whitehall officials after suggesting that people should be allowed to dip into their pension funds...

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03 Jun

I own a property – can I get a deal if I buy another with a friend?

He’s a first-time buyer and we’re hoping to get a better mortgage and pay less stamp dutyQ I am really hoping you could give me some advice. I am currently based in London throughout the week and spend most weekends in Nottingham...

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02 Jun

Peterborough prepares for byelection that could elect first Brexit party MP

A decade ago it was the UK’s fastest growing city, but hit by cuts and buy-to-let, support for Nigel Farage’s party is highOn Thursday, voters in Peterborough will take part in one of the most intriguing parliamentary byelections in recent memory. The...

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01 Jun

Housing campaigners celebrate banning of letting fees for tenants

But rent activists are concerned that some agents intend to flout new lawsHousing campaigners have staged demonstrations around the country to celebrate the banning of letting fees for tenants. However, many remained sceptical as to whether the new laws would be respected.Activists...

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