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Student loan debt IS considered in mortgage applications ...

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Alex Burgess said: 'There appears to be a common misconception among students that anyone who has taken out student finance will have their loan discounted, but this simply isn't the case.

'Universities infer it's not considered to be a debt, credit rating firms are swerving the subject on whether they'll access student loans records and financial sites...

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What you must know about new stamp duty on buy-to-let and ...


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Many landlords are setting up limited companies to shield themselves from earlier announced buy-to-let changes that will see mortgage interest relief reduced to the basic rate of tax from April 2017.

Companies can still get mortgage interest relief at their marginal rate, which may be higher than the basic rate of 20 per cent, but they won't be able to escape the extra...

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RICS warns house hunters against buying homes with free ...

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David Dalby, director of residential at RICS said: 'We fully support the use and production of sustainable energy; however, at a time when prospective buyers are finding it tough to secure mortgages 'free' solar panels can cause a further barrier to homeownership.

'An inflexible PV panel lease, without a buy-out clause, could result in a failed...

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Why winter can be a good time to sell your home | This is ...

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Jonathan Cunliffe, of Savills in Truro, Cornwall, adds: 'Our market is surprisingly unseasonal, in fact the darker winter months have been our most active in the past two years or so.

'Buyers are less distracted at this time of year. There's also less supply because there are few new launches and many properties have been taken...

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