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Stamp duty changes come into effect

New stamp duty rates for people investing in buy-to-let property and second homes came into force on 1 April 2016.

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Starter home plan announced

Housing sites of 10 homes or more will need to make 1 house in 5 a starter home under new plans published by the government.

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Scotland Help to Buy scheme launched

A new Help to Buy scheme has launched, providing interest-free equity loans to first-time buyers and people moving home in Scotland.

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Stamp duty tax changes concern for joint buyers

The 3% higher rate stamp duty land tax on second homes and buy-to-lets coming into effect 1 April 2016 could adversely impact parents buying jointly with their children to help them into the housing market.

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Buy-to-let purchases increase ahead of stamp duty changes

An increase in buy-to-let purchases ahead of the stamp duty changes from 1 April 2016 is raising prices.

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London Help to Buy scheme launches

The new Help to Buy scheme for London has launched, allowing residents to buy a new home with a 5% deposit and a mortgage as low as 55%.

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Buy-to-let continues to rise

Buy-to-let lending decreased towards the end of last year, but overall was substantially higher than the previous year, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

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Two thirds of homebuyers pay below the asking price

The majority of homebuyers in the UK are more prepared to negotiate on the price of prospective property, according to research by Which? Mortgage Advisers.

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Care costs vary across country

The cost of care varies across the country a freedom of information request submitted by Which? has revealed.

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Cost of children's school equipment rises

Parents will spend an average of £164 on purchases for children starting the new school year, research has found.

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