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A meat-eating doctor who is clean and tidy – meet your perfect housemate

Wed 14 Feb 2018

A meat-eating doctor who is clean and tidy – meet your perfect housemate

Three out of four young Brits want to buy their own home, but an incredible one in seven would consider buying with a complete stranger just to get on the housing ladder.

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Londoners to get 'first dibs' on newbuild properties

Wed 07 Feb 2018

Londoners to get 'first dibs' on newbuild properties

British residents will be given the first chance to buy any new homes in London, so long as the asking price is under £350,000. Mayor Sadiq Khan announced the proposal, saying it was only fair that Londoners "get first dibs" on new homes in the capital.

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England's new national housing agency aims to deliver ambitious affordable homes target

Wed 17 Jan 2018

England's new national housing agency aims to deliver ambitious affordable homes target

Homes England, the new national housing agency, has been officially launched by Housing Secretary Sajid Javid. Replacing the Homes and Communities Agency, Homes England is to play the major role in helping the government deliver its target of building 300,000 homes every year by the mid-2020s.

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Ban on selling newbuild homes with leasehold will come into effect

Tue 02 Jan 2018

Ban on selling newbuild homes with leasehold will come into effect

The government is to introduce legislation that will ban developers from selling newbuild homes as leasehold in a bid to outlaw what have been described as "feudal and abusive practices".

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UK leads world in first-ever residential property transaction made using cryptocurrency bitcoin

Tue 19 Dec 2017

UK leads world in first-ever residential property transaction made using cryptocurrency bitcoin

A family home in Essex has become the first property in the world to be sold for bitcoin. The four-bedroom property is still under construction, but when complete, its new owners will take possession knowing they haven't parted with a physical penny for their purchase.

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How community-led housing may offer a radical alternative for home ownership

Wed 29 Nov 2017

How community-led housing may offer a radical alternative for home ownership

Community land trusts (CLTs) are ready to become a radical and popular way to provide affordable homes to local people by linking house prices to local wages. Half of the existing 225 trusts in England and Wales have been formed since 2015. In 2010, there were only 36 CLTs in operation.

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Stamp Duty abolished for 1st-time buyers on properties up to £300,000

Wed 22 Nov 2017

Stamp Duty abolished for 1st-time buyers on properties up to £300,000

There was good news today for first-time buyers when Chancellor Philip Hammond abolished Stamp Duty for those buying properties worth up to £300,000, a potential saving of up to £5,000.

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Leamington Spa tops the poll of UK's happiest towns

Tue 24 Oct 2017

Leamington Spa tops the poll of UK's happiest towns

The Warwickshire town of Royal Leamington Spa has topped the 2017 poll of the UK's happiest places to live, according to Rightmove's Happy at Home index.

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