Number of empty homes in England rises to more t...

Long-term vacant homes now account for £53.6bn of property, analysis findsThe number of empty homes across England has risen for the second consecutive year to more than 216,000, the highest level sin...

All under one roof: the rise and rise of multige...

With the young unable to afford to leave home and the old at risk of isolation, more families are opting to live togetherThe doorway to serenity, for Nick Bright at least, leads straight to his mothe...

Private flat owners start campaign over Grenfell...

Homeowners want freeholders to pay costs of removing fire-risk cladding from tower blocksScared homeowners living in tower blocks covered in Grenfell-style cladding are launching a national campaign d...

Should we remortgage our home to build an extens...

A neighbour sold a property like ours – without an extension – for 10% more than we paidQ We have been living in our five-bedroom home for the last four years. I don’t imagine we’ll move for at ...

We’re a couple aged 76 – can we get help t...

We’re planning to return to the UK from Australia and wonder whether we can get a mortgageQ We are a couple both aged 76 who are currently living in Australia. However, we would like to return to the...

Do I count as a first-time buyer if I inherit 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 in London together so have both been saving in he...

My parents have a ‘lifetime mortgage’...

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 put into the sole name of my mother. This was when ...

I own my home with my parents – what happens to ...

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 me, my mother and my father. Also living he...

Chancellor offers £3bn fix for Britain’s &...

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 proclaimed that t...

Help to buy has had its day. Time to tax the bui...

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 the chief beneficiaries...

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