Mortgages and housing

Building societies have a strong tradition of helping people to buy their own home. Whether you are looking to buy for the first time, move up the housing ladder, are thinking about building your own home, or are interested in alternative ways to get started - it is worth taking a look at this section.

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Useful links

If you want to make a complaint or need money advice this factsheet will give you a round up of some links you may find useful. 

  • Date: 01 July 2021
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Help to Buy

There are a number of schemes available to help you purchase a home. This factsheet provides some basic facts and links to where to find further information.

  • Date: 08 April 2021
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Cladding - consumer Q&A

Information for consumers about cladding and the EWS1 form.

  • Date: 08 March 2021
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Can't pay your mortgage?

If something happens and you can't make your mortgage payments help is on hand.  Find out here where to go for help and guidance. 

  • Date: 23 November 2020
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Support for mortgage customers during Covid-19

Useful information and guidance for mortgage customers during COVID-19

  • Date: 17 November 2020
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Self and Custom Build

Useful information for those wanting to start a self or custom build project

  • Date: 29 October 2020
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Leasehold homes: CMA enforcement action for leasehold mis-selling

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced on the 4th September 2020 that it is taking enforcement action against four leading housing developers in relation to the sale of leasehold properties

  • Date: 04 September 2020
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Government guidance for those who are close to moving house or looking to buy or sell a home

The Government has issued detailed guidance for those who are close to moving house and those who are looking to buy or sell a home at this difficult time.

  • Date: 27 March 2020
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Building societies' lending age limits and retirement interest-only mortgages

This factsheet details the maximum age limits that individual building societies will consider lending to.

  • Date: 08 October 2019
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Building on the Bank of Mum and Dad

The Bank of Mum and Dad – now a top 10 unofficial UK 'lender' – is already playing a positive role. How we promote and broaden its contribution in future years will be key to sustaining a healthy housing market.

  • Date: 13 November 2018
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Lenders help 'mortgage prisoners'

Lenders have agreed to help existing borrowers on reversion rates who are up-to date with repayments but because of stricter affordability criteria are currently ineligible to move to an alternative product provided by their lender.

  • Date: 20 August 2018
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