UK Houses

Bagging A Property Bargain In 2017

Adam Male | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Adam Male

With the Christmas tree twinkling in the corner and presents piled high, the last thing on your mind is moving house... however, when the last mince p...

We Need More Houses - Not to Punish Those Who Have One

Baroness Jones | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Politics
Baroness Jones

There is certainly a shortage in social housing. Almost 1.9million households are in need of a social home, more than half again of the almost 3.7million socially-rented homes currently occupied. The solution to that is not to threaten people with eviction in an arbitrary amount of time. Nor is it to ban local authorities from granting secure, long-term tenancies for people in social housing where they see they are beneficial.

The Millennials: Driving the Imminent Upheaval of Homebuying

Adam Day | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK
Adam Day

Estate agency has, until very recently, been a very localised service. Its limitations to buyers and sellers have consistently been crippling. One ins...

Watch: This Family Wish They Had Remortgaged Sooner

The Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK

When your family is growing and space is getting tight, many families consider moving out of the neighborhood they've come to call home to find a bigg...

First 100 Days in Power: My Property Manifesto

Adam Day | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK
Adam Day

Establishing a definitive strategy with regards to property and estate agency legislation is no straightforward matter. The fact that house prices are influenced by market forces will always mean that tinkering with the system is inherently complex and, indeed, risky.

Just One in Ten Under-25s Now Get on the Property Ladder as House Prices Soar

Jack Kershaw | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK
Jack Kershaw

Labelled as, 'The Jilted Generation' shocking research released yesterday by The Office for National Statistics has indicated that just 1 in 10 under-25s will now be able to get onto the property ladder as house prices continue to rise at an alarming rate.

House Prices Have Not Soared This Fast In Seven Years

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Politics

Average house prices in Britain have jumped at their fastest annual pace in seven years to hit a new record high, official figures show. According ...

WATCH: Carney Thinks Cable's Mortgage Cap Would Ruin The Recovery

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Politics

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has dismissed Vince Cable's call to cap mortgages at three-and-a-half times a house-buyer's salary, warning that ...

Hoping To Buy Your First Home? Here's Why Carney May Have Ruined That

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Politics

Mark Carney boasted that the Bank of England was acting on fears about Britain's roaring housing market by forcing lenders to hand out at most 15% of ...

Carney Admits His Own Plans To Cool The Housing Market Won't Do Much

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Politics

The Bank of England has admitted that its latest measures to rein in Britain's roaring property market will have "minimal" impact, as fears mount that...

London Keeps Massive Lead In 'Strong' UK House Price Boom

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK

House prices are now rising "strongly" across most parts of the UK after official figures showed values leapt 9.1% year-on-year to a new average high ...

Labour Warns EU Migrants Could Take House-Building Jobs Off Brits

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Politics

European migrants are likely to fill thousands of jobs that would be created under Labour's proposed house-building boom if action is not taken to tra...

WATCH: This Machine Can 3D Print A House

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Tech

Everyone knows there's a housing crisis, and virtually every politician in the land wants to build houses - fast. So if only we had some kind of giant...

Design Your Own City And Win £250,000

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK

The best proposal for building a new garden city in Britain could see its author win £250,000, in a competition founded by Next chief executive Lord ...

London House Prices Rose By £50,000 In A MONTH

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK

London house prices soared by over £50,000 over the last month in an "unsustainable" price increase, major property website Rightmove said. Askin...

This London Garage Sold For HOW MUCH?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.10.2013 | UK

A double garage unit in north London was sold for £251,000 at an auction on Wednesday, putting it at a level well over the price of an average Britis...

Where's Best To Make Money Renting Out Property?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK

London's property market may be so overheated that gardens now sell for £50,000, but a landlord can make a tidy sum buying properties to rent them ou...

First House Price Rise Since 2007

PA | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK

House prices in Northern Ireland have increased for the first time since 2007. Between the start of this year and June, residential property prices...

Would You Buy This £250,000 'One-Bedroom Studio'?

Posted 20.08.2013 | UK

A former garage has been put on sale as a "one-bedroom studio" in Highgate, north London, for £250,000. The unit, sold by Winkworths, offers 224 s...

Keep Your Home Safe While You're on Holiday

Zahra Razavi | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

In the excitement of preparing for a holiday each year, it's easy to forget about the important measures everyone should take to protect their home when leaving it empty for a long period. Between January and December 2012, a total of 3,700,349 crimes were recorded by police, with burglary standing as one of the largest contributors.

Thousands of Empty Homes to Be Restored

Zahra Razavi | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Politics
Zahra Razavi

Some £91 million of government money, directed through the Homes and Community Agency, will be spent in England, with £33 million being ploughed into the North.

The True Cost of Being a Landlord

Phil Shanks | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK
Phil Shanks

Housing remains my preferred investment choice. Get it right and it provides a stable return that keeps pace with inflation. But the revenue return rates are not as high as some would have you believe. They are however sensible, sustainable and therefore attractive as an investment.

Charlie Thomas

Is This The Start Of The Property Market Recovery? | Charlie Thomas | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK

House builder Taylor Wimpey brought some much needed positivity to its sector on Monday after it announced its group full year operating profit should...

'Flatmate' Seems to Be the Hardest Word

Hattie Clarke | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Hattie Clarke

Living situations are one of the most important and impacting factors for students, and the hardest to get right. Most of my friends have either found that perfect living partnership, or its been disastrous from beginning to end. I belong to the latter party, the one who's dreams never seem to come true.

Right to Buy?

Tom Copley | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK Politics
Tom Copley

It was hardly a surprise when a Tory housing minister in a Tory-led government announced that he was to reanimate the corpse of right to buy. Once again, reassurances have been given that each home sold will be replaced. Yet the devil is as always in the detail.