With the general election only a fortnight away, housing is a topic that has been on the minds of our readers.

Here, we answer a selection of your questions.

What are parties pledging to do to help first-time buyers? Joanna MacGowan

Young people in particular are less likely to own a home than previous generations, according to the think tank the Resolution Foundation.

The Conservatives want to introduce a new mortgage with long-term fixed rates, requiring only a 5% deposit, to help young people buy their first homes.

This is in addition to creating a scheme where first-time buyers will be able to get a 30% discount on new homes in their local area.

Labour has also said it would give local people “first dibs” on new homes built

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