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Halifax offers help with council tax

Halifax is offering to pay towards the council tax bill for home movers and first-time buyers in order to help with the costs of buying a new home.

The lender is offering to pay half of the first annual council tax bill up to a maximum of £1,000, with council tax paid directly to the borrower’s local council.

The offer is available from April 20 to May 23 on all Halifax Homemover Mortgages and across the first-time buyer Choices range.

In addition first-time buyers can choose from £500 cashback, a refund of the Halifax valuation fee and/or conveyancing fees paid.

Jaedon Green, head of mortgage development at Halifax, says: “We are committed to helping make moving easier for both home movers and first-time buyers.

“Council tax is one the largest monthly outgoings from a household budget and our offer has been specifically designed to give a helping hand.”


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