Mr Thomas said: “We believe that, if the desire is for there to be more volume in terms of housing completions, then it would be very beneficial for the scheme to be extended beyond 2021. We would expect that Government will make a decision about that during the current year. We’re obviously keen that a decision is made as soon as possible.” … [Read more...] about Barratt expects Help to Buy extension as it hails ‘healthy’ order book
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'It is extremely disappointing to note that innocent people who thought they were being helped onto the first rung of the property ladder now find themselves trapped in dangerous flammable homes, unable to sell or move, their properties devalued to zero. … [Read more...] about Campaigners question official claim that ‘less than 300’ Help to Buy homes are unsafe due to cladding issues
European and global migration could also be a factor, he told the BBC. Migrants may initially prefer settling in major cities and may find if difficult to get access to a mortgage, so renting is often the only option. … [Read more...] about Why are fewer people buying homes in Greater Manchester?
If you want to buy a home worth more than £450,000 with your LISA, 20 per cent of what you withdraw is taken off You can only use a LISA for a property if you have NEVER owned a property before (including a share of a property that was inherited, or a home overseas) If you're a first-time buyer purchasing with someone else (a partner or friend, for example), they cannot have owned a property before If you're using the money for a new home it is paid directly to a solicitor, not to you If you reach the age of 40 on or before 6 April 2018 you won't be eligible for a LISA If you're using the money for retirement you can only access it on your 60th birthday. By contrast, you can access money in a private pension from the age of 55. … [Read more...] about What are Help to Buy and shared ownership and are there other government schemes to help you buy your first home?
Since the Eat Out to Help Out scheme has ended, several restaurants have said they're extending their discounts until the end of September. … [Read more...] about Hungry Horse is doing buy one get one free breakfasts and you can get a fry up for £1.65