Home Ownership

Home Ownership

Should you be buying or renting? How can you save up for a deposit? Which markets are the best for getting on the housing ladder? Keep up-to-date with the latest home ownership headlines.

Homeownership at the heart of America’s inequality

Homeownership is at the heart of America's growing social inequality, as fewer people have their own property during a period of rising prices.

Affordable home initiative houses hundreds of Welsh families

An affordable homes initiative in Wales has helped to house hundreds of Welsh families.

Tenants in England pay £7.7bn more in rent than 2008

Private rents in England paid £7.7 billion more in rent last year than in 2008, according to new research.

CMA moves to improve residential property management

The Competition and Markets Authority is moving to improve residential property management, following a consultation into the rights of leaseholders.

Rural property owners could lost manorial rights, warns Knight Frank

A significant proportion of farm and estate owners are unaware that they could lose their manorial rights if they are not registered by 12 October 2013.

Fannie Mae: US consumers undeterred by rising mortgage interest rates

Consumer attitudes toward the housing market are increasingly positive despite the recent steep rise in mortgage interest rates, according to results from Fannie Mae's July 2013 National Housing Survey.

A guide to home improvements and how to fund them

If your home no longer suits you but you still want to stay, the only option remaining to you is to embark on a course of home improvements...

Scottish homes better maintained than Brits

Scotland and England have long been rivals in almost every part of life. Now, the state of their homes can be added to the list – and it is no secret who is winning, thanks to new research from the Bank of Scotland.

UK tenants in severe arrears on the up

The number of UK tenants in severe arrears increased in the final quarter of 2013, according to new research from LSL Property Services.

Pickles prioritises locals for council homes

Hard-working locals will be prioritised for council homes under new regulations, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has announced.
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