Top state schools push up house prices

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New law would require no proof of intent
– Jonathan Eley
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Savers can protect pensions and still contribute
– Josephine Cumbo

Letting agents ‘double charging’

Tenants and landlords pay for same service

Stamp duty receipts top £1bn

Widely disliked tax on course to raise £12.7bn this year

Barclays lifts ‘stress test’ loans rate

Higher stress test rates could restrict lending

Mortgage rates continue to drop

Barclays and Virgin latest to cut interest rates

Homeowner relief over deferred rate rise

Little chance of immediate rise, says Bank of England

Buyers urged to take up home loan deals

Lenders sharpen fixed rate products in spite of expected base rate rise

FCA warns on buy-to-let risks

Fraudulent loan applications a concern for watchdog

Lloyds cuts Help to Buy borrowing by 70%

Latest mortgage provider to limit access to loan scheme

Mortgage lenders cut interest rates

Experts urge borrowers to fix before interest rates increase

Is the property market cooling?

Impact on housing market from mortgage rules change uncertain

Come on Boris, address the homes shortage

Young people bear brunt of the ‘London problem’

A place in the sun – but don’t get burnt

Overseas property sales to UK buyers are recovering

London landlords see lowest yields

Rental yields lag other regions across the country

Stamp duty revenues hit £10bn

Rising house prices and sales drive tax yield

Most first-time home buyers since 2007

Halifax data highlights regional price disparities

Chart that tells a story . . . prime London prices

Is the capital market running out of steam?

Co-op mortgage applications ‘massively’ delayed

Lender fights to clear mortgage backlog

Time to help Generation Rent

The experience of being a tenant is miserable for most

New society aims at ‘intergenerational’ market

Family Building Society offers offset mortgages