10 Feb

Home ownership among people aged 35-44 has plunged – ONS

Adults in their mid-30s to mid-40s are three times more likely to rent than 20 years agoHome ownership has collapsed for adults in their prime working age, according to official figures that show those in their mid-30s to mid-40s are three times...

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10 Feb

Should I sign over inherited property to my daughters?

I’m in doubt because one of them has a help to buy Isa and this may disqualify her as a first-time buyerQ I am in a dilemma as to what to do with an inherited property. My first thoughts were to sign...

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08 Feb

Britain's buy-to-let boom is over – we should rejoice | Patrick Collinson

The number of landlords with multiple properties is falling as cuts to tax relief biteThe two decades of fat, lazy profits made on the backs of squeezing as much rental cash as possible out of young adults while smugly sitting on vast...

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08 Feb

Leaseholders facing 'staggering' bills for ex-council flats

Right-to-buy owners are up in arms after being charged £24k for a new communal heating systemThe risk of buying ex-local authority property has been laid bare by a leaseholder who claims she has had to pay more than £24,000 for a new...

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07 Feb

Let’s move to Ilkley, West Yorkshire: a la-di-da spa town

It’s like a miniature Harrogate, with smartly painted Victorian townhouses, Bettys and a beautiful lidoWhat’s going for it? Ilkley ticks all my fancy-pantsy, bobo, middle-class boxes, big time. A handsome Yorkshire spa town: yes, please. It’s like Harrogate in miniature, all smartly...

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07 Feb

UK house prices rising at fastest rate since February 2018

Halifax shows rate of growth at 4.1%, partly due to sales delayed amid 2019 uncertaintyUK house prices are rising at their fastest annual rate for nearly two years, according to Halifax, prompting claims that the property market is heading into the crucial...

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07 Feb

Homes in towers for sale – in pictures

Scale the heights with these high-living properties, from Suffolk to Northumberland Continue reading… Continue Reading

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07 Feb

If I sell a buy-to-let property and buy another, can I defer CGT?

A landlord appears to be hoping he can claim business asset roll-over relief to delay paying taxQ If I sell a buy-to-let property and immediately use proceeds to buy another, is the payment of capital gains tax deferred?SKA Short answer: no. You...

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07 Feb

Equity release: what are the options for older people?

Taking cash out of your home is more popular than ever, but other choices could be better for youOlder people are withdrawing £10m a day from their homes – adding up to £3.4bn last year – and it’s not just for new...

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06 Feb

'Beast from the east' cold snap led to spike in Britain's emissions

UK’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2018 equivalent to total output of Niger, data showsHeating Britain’s draughty homes during the “beast from the east” caused greenhouse gas emissions to rise by 2.5m tonnes in 2018, or half of the total emissions of Albania.Official...

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