UK Property Market

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...

Buy This Fort On The Thames And Embrace Your Inner Bond Villain

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK

Ever wanted to live in your own fort? This place, boasting spectacular sea views, could be own seven-bedroom mansion, but you may need to do it up a b...

'I'm Not Muddled, You're Muddled'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Politics

A defensive Mark Carney accused his critics of being "muddled" as he signalled that the Bank of England will finally hike interest rates when Britons'...

BoE May Wait Until Your Wages Rise Enough To Hike Interest Rates

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Politics

Mark Carney is set to signal that Bank of England rate-setters will finally hike interest rates once the growth in Britons' wages takes hold. Brita...

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Six London Pads Tory MP 'Struggling' On £120k Could Have Rented

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Politics

Mark Simmonds resigned as Foreign Office ministerafter claiming the 'lack of support' for MPs with families outside of London made finding somewhere t...

It May Be Up To This Guy To Cool Britain's Property Market

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Politics

Mark Carney may be forced to step in again to cool Britain's roaring property market as a recent mortgage clampdown has turned out to be more of a "ge...

House Prices Soar At Their Fastest Rate Since The Crash

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK

Average house prices shot up by 10.2% year-on-year in July, marking the strongest annual upswing seen since 2007, Halifax has reported. The increas...

Osborne Urged To Stop His Easy Mortgages Before He Ruins The Market

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has been urged to rein in his controversial mortgage guarantee scheme before it distorts Britain's property market by the head of the O...

House Prices Hit New Record And Could Soon Be 13 Times Your Wage

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Politics

House prices have risen to a new record of £188,949 on average in July, Britain's biggest building society Nationwide has said, as Labour warn that p...

City Of London's Gherkin Could Now Be Yours...

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK

The City of London's Gherkin building has been put up for sale by administrators after it fell into a financial pickle. Administrators are looking ...

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 25.08.2014 | 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...

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...