The home

Property wealth outstrips pension savings for many

Planning your retirement? 46% of over 45s see their property wealth as a key part of achieving their retirement income.

Increase in private renter satisfaction

Satisfied with your rental property? Private renters’ satisfaction with their tenancies has increased over the last 10 years.

Annexe amendment added to Finance Bill

Purchasing an 'annexe' liable for SDLT? A proposed amendment to the Finance Bill will remove the annexe tax when applied to purchasing a second property.

Half a million Help to Buy ISAs opened

Purchasing your first property? Over 500,000 people have opened a Help to Buy ISA.

Household income at record high

The average household income has risen to £473 a week - its highest level on record and £800 a year more than in 2013/14.

Average rent growth slows in May

Renting a home? Average rent for homes across England and Wales is now at £792 per month, an increase of 1.8% over the last 12 months.

Capital gains tax exclusion top concern for landlords

According to 63% of landlords, the decision to maintain existing capital gains tax rates on residential property will be their biggest challenge over the next 12 months.

Landlords return to property market

Following changes to stamp duty land tax from 1 April 2016, landlords are slowly returning to the buy-to-let property market.

Lack of financial backup planning endangering households

Taking action to secure a financial backup plan? 1 in 5 households would not survive financially if they lost their main source of income through unexpected circumstances.

Parents loan £5 billion to children each year

Looking to help your child purchase their first home? Parents will loan an estimated £5bn in 2016, according to research from Legal & General.

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