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Shujath Hussain

Shujath Hussain

Finance Expert Contributor

About the Author

Shujath is a British Indian who has travelled across, lived and worked in 4 different countries. His international experience has given him the opportunity to learn about global markets, explore new countries, learn about different cultures and meet people from all over the world.

He has previously managed Uswitch's Personal Finance content, including credit cards, mortgage, loans and current accounts as well as optimising pages for search engines and managing a network of freelance writers.

His personal interest include Photography of Historical Monuments, Cricket, Billiards and Islamic Art.

Articles written by Shujath

Islamic business lady signing an agreement for an Islamic / halal mortgage
29 November 2022

How does an Islamic or halal mortgage work?

The Islamic or halal mortgage process is slightly different, allowing customers to get finance to buy a home in compliance with Sharia law

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New build homes - how do you get a mortgage for a house that's still being built?
03 November 2022

New build mortgages

Buying a new build home off-plan, you may find it a lot harder to get a mortgage than for a new build home that has already been built. We share some tips to help you

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Gifted deposit for a mortgage
03 November 2022

Mortgage Offer Validity - How Long is The Offer Valid

The length of a mortgage offer will vary from lender to lender, but is usually valid for a period between around 3 months and 6 months.

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HMRC building collecting stamp duty
22 December 2021

How Much is Stamp Duty?

Stamp Duty is a lump sum tax that is owed when purchasing a property or land that is valued over a certain amount.

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A dream kitchen like the one pictured could be one way to add value to your home.
03 December 2021

How to add value to your home

Your home's value can fluctuate according to the market, but you can also increase its value by taking a few steps. Our guide explains further.

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Young couple surrounded by boxes after porting their mortgage
29 July 2021

Porting Your Mortgage - Keep Your Mortgage on The Move

If you are moving home you might be able to keep your existing mortgage and move it over to your new property - this is known as porting

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How can you get mortgage with bad credit?
05 October 2020

Capital Gains Tax - What is Capital Gains Tax?

Capital gains tax is a tax on the profit you make when selling or disposing of an asset. The tax is only the profit, i.e. the gains.

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Gifted deposit for a mortgage
24 September 2020

Gifted deposit for a mortgage

Many first time buyers get help from their parents, but if you are being gifted a deposit, here are some things you need to watch out for.

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How to avoid gazumping. Image of an under off sign board.
22 May 2017

What is Gazumping? A Guide to Gazumping

Gazumping is when a buyer had an offer accepted at the end of the purchase but the seller at last minute has decided to accept an offer from another buyer

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