Many of us dream of building our own homes – but how do you go about it? Chris Menon explains.
By artificially inflating house prices, the Help to Buy scheme has failed both homebuyers and taxpayers. But it has done wonders for housebuilders’ profits. John Stepek explains why.
The move sounds positive for tenants, but the cost will be passed on, says Sarah Moore.
The frankly stupid idea that pension-fund cash should be available to be used for a house has reared its ugly head again. It should be fiercely resisted, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The new Tenant Fees Act, which bans excessive fees and caps the deposit tenants can be charged, could cost landlords up to £83m a year and lettings agencies £157m, says the government.
WeWork, the shared office-space provider, is set to become its own landlord with the launch of its subsidiary, Ark.
The government’s determination to make the buy-to-let sector less appealing to investors seems to have worked, with landlords suffering a dismal few years.