UK Property Market

UK House Prices Will Rise Even Faster Than You Thought

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK

UK house prices could rise by as much as 9.1% this year as Britain's economic recovery takes hold, new research has indicated. Property website Rig...

'Want To Do A Viewing With This Tart? She May Bend Over For You!'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK

An estate agent has been forced to apologise for accidentally passing on an e-mail from his boss to a potential tenant that referred to her as a "tart...

Dreaming Of Owning Your First Home? You May Not Like This Graph

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Politics

Young people's dream of owning their first home looks increasingly distant as a new study has shown how they have "borne the brunt of the recession", ...

The (Not So) Secret Diary of a London First Time Buyer; Aged 34 1⁄4 - Part VI ... Moving Back to Mumsy's

David Lewis | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Comedy
David Lewis

with a "W" prefix-postcode have shot up by 15%!) The flat vendor and I set a tentative moving date for June as our lawyers thrash out the legal vitals. In the meantime my rental contract is up. And I have nowhere to go. So I do what any 34-1/4-year-old man would probably never do: I head back to live with my mum....

Rich Tory MP Accused Of 'Driving Poor Tenants Onto The Streets'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Politics

Tory Richard Benyon, Britain's richest MP, has been savaged for putting families in east London at risk of losing their home by hiking their rent. ...

Tory Minister Defends Saying Landlords Can Kick Out Benefit Claimants

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

Tory minister Kris Hopkins has defended saying that it would be "perfectly legitimate" for private landlords to evict tenants on housing benefit after...

Carney's First Year As BoE Chief - The 12 Things You Should Know

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

July 1st marks the end of Mark Carney's first year as governor of the Bank of England, and the Canadian central banker has kept himself busy. Over ...

Bring Back Right to Buy and Stimulate House Building

Phil Shanks | Posted 25.06.2014 | 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...

You Can Now Buy This Massive Tower To Live In (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK

This 170ft Victorian water tower has gone on sale as a potential home, having been converted into a £1.25 million three-bedroom apartment, allowing y...

You're At Risk Due To Osborne's Mortgage Guarantee Plan, MPs Warn

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's flagship mortgage guarantee scheme Help to Buy has yet to demonstrate that it is providing value for money, an influential committee ...

UK House Prices Have Now Hit An All-Time RECORD

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK

UK house prices have soared by 9.9% over the last year to hit a new high in April of £260,000, according to new official figures out today, as as Ban...

Have Property Prices Just Hit Their Peak?

PA | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK

House sellers' asking prices have come "off the boil" amid signs that property values in some parts of London have hit the ceiling of what buyers can ...

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...

House Prices Have Not Soared This Much In A Month Since 2002

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK

House prices in the UK have recorded their strongest monthly uplift since 2002, with a 3.9% jump taking average values to £184,464, Halifax has repor...

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...

UK Housing Market Cools Down... For Now

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK

Britain's housing market activity looks to be cooling as the rate of the mortgage approvals slipped to a nine-month low, but fears remain that officia...

UK Will Soon Be Just A 'Tiny Elite And Sprawling Proletariat'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK

Britain will be left with a "tiny elite and huge sprawling proletariat" who have no chance of "clawing their way out of a hand-to-mouth existence" in ...

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...

MMR, a Shot in the Arm for Potential Home Owners?

Michael Bruce | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK
Michael Bruce

The Council for Mortgage Lenders have announced a glowing increase in mortgage activity year-on-year for March. Does this represent a storm of people rushing for funding before the Mortgage Market Review ("MMR") provisions came in or is this a representation of how there is an air of financial confidence and prudence in the minds of sellers and buyers alike?

'Want A Mortgage? Tell Me, Do You Play Golf? Or Eat Steak?'

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

Mortgage brokers like to know who they're lending to before handing over the money to help you buy a house, going as far as asking how often you dine ...

'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. ...

Housing Boom Could End In A Crash, Warns Bank Of England

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Politics

Britain's booming housing market could be on track to crash due to soaring property prices, the Bank of England said in its starkest warning so far. ...

LOOK: World's Most Expensive Flat Sold In London

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK

A London penthouse has become the world's most expensive flat after being sold for a record £140 million. Penthouse D at London's exclusive One Hy...

'Average House Prices Could Near £1 Million In Broken Market'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK

Average property prices in England risk quadrupling to more than £900,000 in 20 years due to the "broken" housing market and the lack of house-buildi...