London Property

Property Developers' Hold Over London - Enough Is Enough!

James Ketchell | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
James Ketchell

Over the last couple of weeks we've lost two iconic central London alternative spaces, the 12 Bar Club and Madam JoJo's, both victims of weak and uninspiring planning decisions and out of control property developers. Their loss raises genuine questions on the nature of our city and whether London is at risk of losing what makes it so special.

George Osborne's Announcement on Stamp Duty Land Tax Reforms is a Stroke of Genius, but it's a Blow to Those Buying Expensive Homes

Edo Mapelli Mozzi | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Politics
Edo Mapelli Mozzi

Whilst many people's reaction will be 'so what?' that there won't be a busy property market at upper levels, it has the potential to negatively impact the whole market and in the long run, the economy.

My Generation Needs to Rethink Property in London - It Just Ain't Worth It

Annabel Burn | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annabel Burn

Interest rates will have to go up eventually, forcing people to sell when their monthly payments become unaffordable. Will the house of cards come tumbling down then? Or will London just be a sea of billionaires here for annual holidays in their London homes? Like Venice on a larger scale, a relic, empty of its original inhabitants.

London's Unreal Real Estate Market

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK
Trisha de Borchgrave

Looking for a new home, though potentially daunting, can, nevertheless, incite vague stirrings of excitement. After all, the prospect of finding a new pad to fill with cherished possessions and fresh acquisitions to suit one's very own, personally-hewn environment, can finally take shape. London looking, however, is in a league of its own and excitement has nothing to do with it...

Someone Rushed To Snap Up This Rundown Garage For Over £500,000

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK

This dingy London garage, measuring just 11ft by 7ft, may not seem worth a lot, but someone rushed to pay over £500,000 for it before it even hit auc...

The (Not So) Secret Diary of a London First Time Buyer; Aged 34 1⁄4 - Part VIII ... Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want

David Lewis | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Comedy
David Lewis

I remain stuck in flat-moving-limbo-hell. In February, I agreed a price of £343,500 for a 400 square foot flat in the dodgy end of Islington, London N7. And because of some diabolically tedious legal wrangling over a lease, The Vendor and I have not been able to exchange contracts...

House Prices Keep On Rising - And Just Hit A New Record

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK

House prices surged by 11% year-on-year in August to reach another new all-time high of £189,306 on average, Nationwide has reported. Property val...

This Tiny London Studio Could Be Yours For Just £1 Million

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK

Despite reports that the UK property market's ever-soaring prices were calming down, London continues to amaze as a tiny studio flat has come on sale ...

The London Property Market Has *Officially* Never Been More Insane

PA | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK

Rents in London have reached double those across the rest of the UK for the first time ever, according to new research. Average rents across the co...

Buy This Private Island For The Price Of A 2 Bedroom Flat In London (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK

Londoners, here’s another one of those annoying articles that brags about how much bang for your buck you’d get basically anywhere else on earth. ...

The Row Over the New Era Estate Shows the Alliance of Old and New Money

Cat Mcshane | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Politics
Cat Mcshane

Being a "good landlord" is not one that seeks to make excessive profit out of their tenants, nor play with their security. But in this overheated property market, all the power lies with the person who owns the property, and why wouldn't they want to make the biggest return they can?

You'll Never Guess Why This Mansion Is Worth The Same As A One-Car Garage

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK

A 28-bedroom country manor on a five-acre estate and a one-car garage have both gone on the market for the same price - £500,000. We've said it be...

Five Truths About What It's Really Like to Be a Commuter

Sara McCorquodale | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara McCorquodale

London property prices are now rising at such a speedy rate, people are taking on longer commutes and buying houses in towns such as Colchester and Wellingborough. On paper, commuting can seem completely doable. But the reality? A total nightmare.

Can't Afford London Housing? Go Live In Manchester, Says Tory MP

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Politics

A senior Tory MP has insisted that he was not intending to tell Londoners to "bugger off to Manchester" if they could not afford a house in the capita...

Bring Back Right to Buy and Stimulate House Building

Phil Shanks | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK
Phil Shanks

We have run the numbers and concluded we can make this work. While it is complicated and requires a sound knowledge of housing demand and its resultant policy; bringing institutional investment into funding housing supply is the product of a whole range of socio economic and technical demands...

Six Amazingly Fancy Brazil Homes You Can Buy For The World Cup

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK

World Cup fever has hit Brazil, and some people flocking to Brazil have an eye on the fancy properties on offer. Silvio Pagliani, president of the ...

This Flat Just Went On The Market For £17.5m. You Won't Believe The Service Charge

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK

In the latest installment of the growing monster that is the London property market, a luxury flat opposite The Ritz Hotel has gone on the market for ...

Is Everyone A Homeowner Apart From Me?

Poorna Bell | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

For those of us who can't afford a house or flat or heck, even a car park space, and will not be able to do so for some time due to the fact that we spent our 20s going out rather than squirrelling away money in socks, or just made fundamentally bad financial decisions, it is seriously demoralising.

LOOK: This Hideously Small Flat Just Got Banned From Being Rented Out

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK

A tiny London flat, billed as a "modern studio apartment" that was rentable for £737 a month, has been taken off the market by Islington council afte...

LOOK: This London Flat Is Sickeningly Small And Expensive

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK

London property is increasingly on the pricey side, and this "modern studio apartment" is no different, as the lucky tenant would be paying to live in...

London Housing Bubble May Already Be Deflating

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Politics

London's housing bubble may naturally deflate as buyers start to baulk at ever-increasing house prices, the boss of Britian's biggest building society...

London Housing Bubble 'Is Going To Burst', Warns Labour MP

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Politics

London's continuous house price increases are reminiscent of a "bubble" that will end up leaving thousands of young people priced out of the market, L...

Here Are Five Castles CHEAPER Than A London Home

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK

House prices in Britain are continuing to soar, with official figures showing that they lifted by 8.0% in the 12 months to March as property values sh...

'Interest Rates Must Rise To Stop Overheating Housing Market'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Politics

Interest rates will have to rise in Britain early next year to head off the overheating housing market, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) ha...

5 Private Islands You Can Buy For Less Than A London Home

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK

London property prices are on the up, with average property prices rising by nearly a fifth last year, and safely above their pre-recession peak. ...