Help-to-buy scheme

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Help-to-buy delays leave borrowers unable to sell or remortgage and paying more
Since Homes England switched contractors, borrowers have been struggling to obtain vital documents

Hilary Osborne

18, Sep, 2023 @9:28 AM

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Bellway cuts jobs in anticipation of UK property market slowdown
Prospect of higher mortgage rates and end of help to buy scheme leads housebuilder to shut two divisions

Julia Kollewe

09, Aug, 2023 @11:46 AM

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Help-to-buy paperwork delays still endangering property sales and remortgages
Households fear being thousands of pounds out of pocket as problems beset Homes England administrator

Hilary Osborne Money and consumer editor

06, Aug, 2023 @4:19 PM

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Profits at UK homebuilder Barratt drop as buyer demand slumps
Soaring interest rates and end of help-to-buy scheme blamed for driving away first-time buyers

Kalyeena Makortoff

13, Jul, 2023 @9:34 AM

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UK homeowners in limbo as help to buy firm won’t answer phone
Frustrated borrowers unable to sell or remortgage as company running loan scheme leaves them on hold

Hilary Osborne

06, Jul, 2023 @11:06 AM

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Help to buy has trapped me in an unsellable cladded flat
My block failed a fire safety inspection after Grenfell, but the scheme won’t allow me to buy a second property

Anna Tims

05, Jul, 2023 @7:30 AM

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Ousted Persimmon boss sets up new venture with his wife
Exclusive: Jeff Fairburn, who was forced to leave housebuilder after outrage at £82m bonus, registers ‘credit granting’ business

Alex Lawson

22, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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We can’t build our way out of the growing housing crisis | Letters
Letters: John Worrall, Philip Kerridge and John Rigby on the problems that continue to plague Britain’s housing market

07, Dec, 2022 @5:53 PM

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Should our savings go towards the help-to-buy loan or overpaying a new mortgage?
Our five-year fixed-rate deal ends soon, we have saved £100,000 and need the best remortgage strategy

Virginia Wallis

05, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Help to buy or shared ownership: which is best for homebuyers in England?
The government schemes have pros and cons, and one closes to new applicants soon

Patrick Collinson

12, Sep, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Help to buy scheme: the clock is ticking if you want to apply
The scheme is scheduled to end in England in March 2023 but the key deadline is much sooner

Rupert Jones

23, Jul, 2022 @8:00 AM

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The ugly truth behind our rigged housing system – politicians live in fear of owners | Sonia Sodha
The latest help-to-buy scheme will do little but fuel the rising prices that ministers bank on

Sonia Sodha

12, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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