UK Property

Don't Expect Carney To Do Much About Record House Prices

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Politics

Mark Carney will breathe a sigh of relief as the surprise dip in inflation means pressure has eased on him and his fellow Bank of England rate-setters...

It's Time to End the Use of Rogue Electricians

Phil Buckle | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK
Phil Buckle

Every week, someone in the UK dies from an electrical accident. Dodgy electrics also cause half of all house fires and result in 350,000 serious injuries a year. And yet, our research has found that the use of non-registered electricians has trebled in the last year.

Carney Won't Wait For Your Wages To Rise Before Hiking Interest Rates

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Politics

The Bank of England will not wait for Britons' wages to grow in real terms before hiking interest rates, governor Mark Carney has said. Carney's la...

Rents On The Rise As Housing Eats Up More Of Your Income

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK

Millions of Britons are feeling the pinch as they see more than half of their disposable income gobbled up by rent or mortgage payments, according to ...

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...

Asa Bennett

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...

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 ...

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...

Is George's Big Plan 'Help To Buy Tory Votes'?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's flagship Help to Buy loan scheme has mostly helped Britons in Conservative constituencies buy a new home, according to new research. ...

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...

Breaking Down Barriers

Michael Bruce | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Tech
Michael Bruce

With all of the technology that exists today are there really any barriers to communication. Smart phones, tablets, laptops and emails make us all accessible 24 hours a day. We can communicate with whom we want when we want. Doing business must be so much easier for customers. Or is it?

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 ...

Eight Things You Only Know When You Live By Yourself

Daisy May Sitch | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daisy May Sitch

To bask in the glory of NOT SHARING, to prove that being a strong and independent is something you're fully capable of. But here's a heads up, before you go making any big decisions on renting or buying solo. These are the eight things you only truly know when you live by yourself...

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....

DIY Your Way Out of Pension Confusion

Huw Evans | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Huw Evans

Pensions are a major conversation point at the moment, since George Osborne announced dramatic changes in this year's budget. But what exactly is so different from what went before? And why all the fuss?

Housing in Hackney - The Truth

Richard Benyon | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Politics
Richard Benyon

Diane Abbott's article on the Huffington Post is factually inaccurate and politically motivated. I understand that we are in a febrile stage of the political timetable and that a "Tory toff" is a tempting target in the simplistic world of sound bite politics. But the truth of the housing issue in Hackney that spurred her attack is very different from how she and others have portrayed it. For obvious reasons this situation has been personalised to me. It has been suggested that I have been personally going around "evicting" needy tenants from "social" housing in Hackney for my own gain. I haven't.

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 07.07.2014 | 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.