Help to Buy ISAs
First-time buyers can get £3,000 towards buying a property
Help to Buy ISAs are a decent option if you're a first-time buyer saving for a mortgage deposit. The state will add 25% on top of what you save, which could mean £1,000s of free cash. Plus, you can earn up to 2.58% interest tax-free. If you want one, you need to open it by 30 November 2019. We take you through everything you need to know, including how they compare to the Lifetime ISA, and the best deals.
What is a leasehold?
Including your rights & the current ground rent scandal
Millions of people own a leasehold property, but this type of home ownership can be complex. Here we explain what a leasehold property is, your rights and how to complain if something goes wrong – and importantly what's being done to help those caught up in the 'doubling ground rents' controversy.
Stamp Duty Calculator
Plus full Q&A on stamp duty land tax
The pace of house price rises may have slowed in recent months, but more and more homebuyers are having to pay stamp duty land tax, though what exact rate you pay depends on the property’s price. For some first-time buyers – including shared ownership – stamp duty has been abolished.
Cheap Mortgage Finding
How to find the best deal for you
Getting the right mortgage or remortgage deal can save you £100s each month. But it can be a nightmare knowing how to get it spot on. To help navigate the mortgage maze, here's our step-by-step guide outlining how to find the best possible mortgage deal for you.