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Fleeced on their lease: Families hit with soaring ground rent

Fleeced on their lease: Families hit with soaring ground rent

Jo and Mark Darbyshire thought that their five-bedroom property near Bolton would be the perfect place for the kids to grow up in. At £400,000, it was expensive for them, but it had a huge garden and countryside views and the couple were able to choose their own kitchen and bathroom. They had no idea […]

Mortgage calculator: Compare the true cost of rates and fees

Mortgage calculator: Compare the true cost of rates and fees

Our True cost mortgage calculator allows you to really compare how different home loans stack up by checking what arrangement fees add to the overall cost over the life of a deal. It will tell you the monthly repayments for rival mortgages and crucially let you add fees, so that you can compare the total […]

Estate agents call for stamp duty cuts as house price growth slows

Estate agents call for stamp duty cuts as house price growth slows

The UK’s estate agents called for cuts to stamp duty to help buyers climb the property ladder today, as official figures showed house price growth slowing to a five-year low of 3 per cent. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors argued for an overhaul of property taxation after a survey of its members showed that […]