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All under one roof: the rise and rise of multigenerational life

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...

Private flat owners start campaign over Grenfell-style cladding

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 demanding...

Should we remortgage our home to build an extension?

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...

We’re a couple aged 76 – can we get help to buy a house?

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...

Do I count as a first-time buyer if I inherit a share of 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...

My parents have a ‘lifetime mortgage’ – what happens if my mother sells?

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...

I own my home with my parents – what happens to it when they...

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...

Chancellor offers £3bn fix for Britain’s ‘broken housing market’

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...

Help to buy has had its day. Time to tax the builders and close...

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...

Help-to-buy scheme pushes housebuilder dividends to £2.3bn

Flagship policy of former government drives up firms’ profits along with house pricesBritain’s biggest housebuilders paid out £2.3bn in dividends in their most recent financial year, as the...

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