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03 Sep

Landlords charge 'pet rent' to recoup losses after ban on unfair fees

Practice has emerged since new law designed to save renters in England money Landlords are charging “pet rent” running into hundreds of pounds a year in an attempt to recoup losses from a ban on unfair letting fees enforced by the government...

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02 Sep

How to Home Loan – Episode 6

Open your mind in your first home buying journey In episode 6 of How to Home Loan, we catch up with Jess Harris who is struggling to buy her first home after months of searching and being unsuccessful winning any…

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02 Sep

HSBC to lend an extra £35bn to homebuyers

Battle between lenders intensifies as bank seeks bigger share of mortgage market•HSBC’s £35bn mortgage push is good for borrowers, but it’s riskyHSBC is to lend an extra £35bn to homeowners, further intensifying the battle among mortgage lenders to offer ultra-competitive deals to...

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02 Sep

HSBC's £35bn mortgage push is good for borrowers, but it's risky

Buyers should grab deals while they can – but the bank could lose out in a precarious UK marketHSBC has been the bank that has prospered most from globalisation. Hong Kong has been its gateway to an emerging China, its UK domicile...

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02 Sep

A friend lent me a mortgage deposit – how much do I owe him now?

He gave me £10,000 towards the £250,000 property in 2006, but it’s now worth £450,000Q In 2006 I bought a house for £250,000 with an interest-only mortgage. I have made occasional overpayments so the outstanding loan is £200,000 (still interest-only). The value...

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01 Sep

House prices could nosedive after no-deal Brexit, says KPMG

Analysis by accountancy firm suggests nationwide decline of about 6% in 2020UK house prices could crash by as much as a fifth if Boris Johnson pursues a no-deal Brexit, and the biggest falls would be in London and Northern Ireland, a leading...

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