Tag Archives: Mortgages

Desperate tenants handed £250 per month rent hikes in 2022

Private renters have seen rents increase by as much as 15per cent since last Christmas, while some prospective tenants are so desperate to find suitable accommodation that they have offered landlords inducements to take them on. With a dire shortage … Continue reading

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Bleak midwinter for housing market as interest rates rise

Home-buyers in London are on average spending 56% of their earnings on their housing costs, with recent interest rate rises adding £3,000 per year to average mortgage bills Rising interest rates are seeing house sales fall through and the price … Continue reading

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Mortgage payments up by one-third hitting Croydon hard

Seems like Croydon South MP Chris Philp’s first weeks in office at the Treasury have managed to make life tougher even for the people who would usually be expected to be among his firmest supporters: house buyers. Market analysis by … Continue reading

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A first-time buyer’s guide to buying your first home

“Getting a first step on the housing ladder…” is among one of the most hackneyed clichés in modern Britain. Held up as some kind of “aspiration”, harking back to Thatcherism, the reality is that, often as not, buying a home … Continue reading

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