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First time buyers boost 

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South Lanarkshire Council recently agreed to a settlement of up to £75million to their employees who were not receiving equal pay.

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The Co-op Bank have earmarked a further £400m to cover the cost of mis-sold products, including PPI.

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With the Government's Help to Buy scheme, First Time Buyers (FTBs) have enjoyed a 38% increase in successful mortgage applications in January 2014 compared to January 2013.

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More than 228,000 first time buyers have been given a parental helping hand with their deposits over the past five years. According to new research from The Equity Release Council, this adds up to more than £1.31 billion in deposits.

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The Scottish Government has brought forward a Bill that will provide for a new Scottish tax on land transactions to replace Stamp Duty Land Tax from April 2015.

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Demand for rental property in Scotland rose at its fastest rate since April, according to the latest RICS residential lettings survey.

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The case for specialist housing tribunals as an alternative to the court system is stronger than ever, according to the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland.

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The number of loans advanced to first-time buyers increased again in the third quarter, marking the highest number of first-time buyers in nearly three years, according to new figures released by the Council of Mortgage Lenders in Scotland.

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The law covering what fees letting agents and landlords charge private tenants has been clarified.

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The latest LSL New Build Index has looked at how the average price of new build properties across the UK has changed and gives some insight into the regional new build markets.

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New Halifax research data shows that 28% of 25-34 year olds in the UK believe that buying a house with someone is a bigger commitment than getting married.

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The latest research from BDRC Continental’s Landlords’ Panel reveals that almost three quarters of Britain’s private landlords trust their gut instincts when vetting potential new tenants.

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The value of buy-to-let mortgages taken out in the third quarter of 2012 totalled £4.2 billion, an increase of 8% over the £3.9 billion advanced in the preceding three months, according to data published by the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

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House prices in the three months to October were 1.2% lower than in the preceding three months according to the latest Halifax House Price Index.

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The Scottish Parliament has passed the Unoccupied Properties Bill, which will allow local authorities to charge up to double the current level of council tax on certain homes that have stood empty for more than a year.

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More Britons expect house prices to rise than fall over the coming twelve months, according to the latest Halifax Housing Market Confidence tracker.

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The Financial Services Authority has published new rules on mortgages that will come into effect on 26th April 2014. The rules aim to prevent future borrowers ending up with a mortgage they cannot afford.

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Over 1.5 million people in England and Wales (2.8% of the population) have a second address, in England or Wales, that they use for more than 30 days a year according to the latest statistics from the 2011 Census published.

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