Will downsizing get a boost from housing white paper?

The government's long-awaited white paper on housing - due to be published shortly - is widely expected to feature measures to promote downsizing by older homeowners. In particular the proposals are predicted to include exemptions on stamp...... read more

More housing options for older people = more housing options for younger people

Britain has a housing crisis. Most of the solutions have focused on building many more affordable homes for young people - 300,000 new homes a year no less. Not so much attention has been given to existing housing stock. Many older people have...... read more

Older homeowners need help to tackle barriers to downsizing

A growing number of older homeowners are planning to downsize their home as house prices rise but many are put off by the lack of housing options for older people and the difficulties of moving, according to new research. Almost three-quarters of...... read more

Downsizing tips - five things to think about first

1. Be clear why There are lots of reasons why older people downsize their home – and lots of reasons why many others don’t. The important thing is to be clear why YOU want to downsize. You may want to release capital or save cash on...... read more

Downsizers can save money and free up homes

Older homeowners could release on average £100,000 capital and could save £2,000 a year by reducing their energy bills and other household running costs if they downsize their home. More downsizing would also help tackle the housing...... read more


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