UK Property

Here's How You Can Boost Your Home's Value By Nearly £40,000

PA | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK

Home owners could boost the value of their property by more than £37,000 by converting the loft or by almost £20,000 by adding an extra bedroom, acc...

House Selling Now Spooky Thanks to New Regulations

Jeremy Raj | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK
Jeremy Raj

Selling your house? Be careful if you omit to mention the common knowledge that it's haunted. But more on that later. The off-cited legal principle of caveat emptor - 'let the buyer beware' - may be about to receive a knockout blow.

The (Not So) Secret Diary of a London First Time Buyer; Aged 34 1⁄4 - Part IV ... Footballers' Awards Dinner

David Lewis | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Comedy
David Lewis

On arrival at Kensal Green overground my much younger girlfriend (MYG) texts me a weblink to a pseudo-enlightening Telegraph piece. According to the article, Chamberlayne Road is now the "Hippest Street in Europe". Just what is it about this neighbourhood that attracts A-listers such as Jade Jagger and Daniel Craig to live there?

The 10 Happiest Places To Live In Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Libby Banks | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Feeling a little down in the dumps? The problem might be less to do with your mood, and more to do with your current latitude and longitude. Brits may...

How Much Did Councils Spend On Going To Cannes?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Politics

Many council officials enjoyed a sun-kissed March as they attended the MIPIM Property Conference in Cannes, the most exclusive spot on the French Rivi...

Cable: UK Housing 'Much More Unaffordable' For Average Brits

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Politics

Vince Cable has warned that a lack of new housing has led to the property market becoming "much more unaffordable" for average Britons. The busine...

Will Budget Pension Changes Cause Buy-to-Let Boom?

David Butler | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK
David Butler

Annuity. It's one of those dull financial terms designed to confuse and frighten people into giving their money to bankers to make the scariness go away. However, with George Osborne's budget speech focusing on reforming the pension system, annuities have been driven to the forefront of the news agenda and could alter the way we view finances leading up to retirement...

London And Rest Of UK House Price Gap 'Widest It's Ever Been'

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK

London house prices have leapt by 18.2% annually, widening the gap between property values in the capital and those in the rest of the UK to the large...

Estate Agency's Changing - Or Will It?

Adam Day | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK
Adam Day

Amazing isn't it? One of the oldest industries in the country is finally on the brink of change. But will we actually see change in an industry that is ripe for disruption?

The (Not So) Secret Diary of a London First Time Buyer; Aged 34 1⁄4 - Part III

David Lewis | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Comedy
David Lewis

Slide bread in to (rented) toaster, open (rented) fridge, remove bland cheddar (stolen from housemate). Eat. Mother calls mid-snack inquiring about sealed bid results. I relay grim news. "Oh my Gawd, Dave! I can't believe it went for seventy-thousand more than advertised!" Believe it mum...

Which UK Street Is The Most Infested With Estate Agents?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Politics

Hoe Street in Walthamstow, east London, has been dubbed "Britain's most estate-agent infested high street" after research found that nearly one in thr...

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...

Suarez And Cazorla Just Went Into Business Together

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Sport

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has joined with his team names Lucas Leiva and Jose Enrique along with Arsenal rivals Santi Cazorla and Mikel Arteta to ...

Generation Rent

Georgina Barnard | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Barnard

You think you've finally found the perfect place; you've dazzled them with your charm, wit and perfect blend of 'I'm serious and clean, but obviously totally easy-going and fun' and then, BANG, you get the news: 'Thank you very much for your interest in the room but we've decided to go with someone else'. Brutal.

The (Not So) Secret Diary of a London First Time Buyer; Aged 34 1⁄4 - Part II

David Lewis | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Comedy
David Lewis

For the uninitiated The Bid could best be described as a sort of curiously 21st Century psuedo-auction; where hapless house hunters secretly e-mail the top price they are prepared to part with for a flat innumerable others will no doubt also have dreams of owning. It's unforgiving.

Is Osborne Planning To Help With Stamp Duty?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne is considering a potential stamp duty tax credits scheme in a bid to unblock the "current log jam" in the supply of new housing. Ha...

It's An Utter Tip But This London Flat Sold For The Asking Price In Less Than A Week

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK

There’s a whole industry of advice on how to lure people into buying your house. Keeping it spotlessly clean and in perfect repair are the obvio...

LOOK: Insanely Expensive Mayfair Flat Now On Sale

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK

This £18 million Mayfair apartment in London's Grosvenor Square has come on sale, with the rare achievement of being the most expensive apartment per...

The (Not So) Secret Diary of a London First Time Buyer; Aged 34 1⁄4 (Part I)

David Lewis | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Comedy
David Lewis

Thursday, 30th Jan: 4.26pm - Punch in after strained chat about grandma's inheritance AKA my possible deposit. The flat hunt has begun after mother assures me I am in line for "a few thousand pounds" once probate is settled and late relative's house is sold...

Your Average Central London Flat Could Cost £36 MILLION By 2050

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

The average small central London flat will cost more than £36 million by the middle of the century, according to one of the biggest investors in "pri...

LOOK: Ridiculously Fancy Chelsea Pad On Sale For £28 Million

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK

London's housing market continues to stay pricey as the latest figures from Nationwide show that house prices lifted by 9.4% year on year in February ...

Time to End the Silence on Zero Carbon

Paul King | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Politics
Paul King

In just five years' time, every new office, hospital, school, library, supermarket - or any other building in the UK for that matter - will have to be built to ambitious new environmental standards... or at least that's the plan.

This Tiny Ex-Coach House Was Sold For HOW Much?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK

A former coach house in St John's Wood, north London, has been sold for more than £300,000 at auction - three times its asking price. The two-sto...

Time the Raise the Roof on UK Housing Pressures

Jonathan Glanz | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK
Jonathan Glanz

It goes without saying that there are no easy solutions to the UK's housing problems. With a growing population and increasing attractions for people to come to London, both from within the UK and around the world, London has exceptional pressures. We need to build more homes of all tenures in the capital to keep up with demand.

LOOK: Bargains To Be Had On Streets With Rude Names

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK

Streets with naughty-sounding names like Crotch Crescent, Turkey Cock Lane, Bell End and The Knob could turn out to be a haven for property hunters lo...