UK Property

Have Half A Million Pounds To Spend? What About This Dingy London Garage...

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK

This dingy London garage, measuring just 11ft by 7ft, is set to be sold for around £550,000 at auction. In further evidence of the capital's e...

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 16.10.2014 | 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...

MIPIM and Labour's Housing Shame

Julian Hall | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Politics
Julian Hall

You can almost smell the contempt from here, but if out elected representatives think they can get away with playing politics with people's homes - as we have also seen in Newham - they are quite wrong.

House Prices - Exciting Times Ahead

Michael Bruce | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK
Michael Bruce

Last week Halifax announced that the property market is starting to cool and that house price inflation has peaked. There are many commentators, despite the increase in September, who believe that house prices will fall next year and the market will get tougher...

Here's Why You May Not Need To Worry About A Housing Bubble

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK

The housing market showed further signs of a cool-down in September and the trend towards softer property price growth is likely to continue into 2015...

Cable Fears Osborne Isn't Actually Helping You Onto The Housing Ladder

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's flagship mortgage guarantee scheme "doesn't actually help you buy" as it pushes house prices up and further out of reach, Vince Cable...

Asa Bennett

Top Labour Donor Has All Sorts Of Problems With Ed's Economic Plans

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband's flagship mansion tax would cause "all sorts of problems" like pushing many homeowners into negative equity, Labour's biggest individual ...

London House Prices Are Rocketing

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK

London house prices leapt by 21.6% annually in August to mark the strongest annual growth seen in the capital for 14 years, according to Land Registry...

Summer Is Over, Let's All Move To This Private Caribbean Island

South West News Service | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK

This paradise island is set to become home to a super-rich Robinson Crusoe after it was put up for a cool sale for £36million. Water Cay, in the T...

Miliband HQ Is Set To Be Demolished

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Politics

The Labour party's London headquarters is going to be demolished after the general election as part of a project that will see offices and luxury flat...

House Prices Have Not Soared This Fast In Seven Years

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Politics

Average house prices in Britain have jumped at their fastest annual pace in seven years to hit a new record high, official figures show. According ...

What You Should Buy for the Perfect Housewarming Gift

Sarah O'Meara | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah O'Meara

The problem with housewarming parties is that guests can accidentally morph from close friends, into strange relatives bearing surprising gifts. Where once they brought wine, now they come bearing indoor tulip trees, personalised chopping boards, and tasting plates, with accompanying dipping sauces.

'Independence Could Wipe £31,000 Off Average House Price In Scotland'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Politics

Scottish independence could lead to another UK housing market crash that wipes £31,000 off the average house price in Scotland, leading property webs...

How To Make House Packing Less Hellish

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If buying a house is one of the most stressful things that you can do, then surely packing comes in a close second. While moving home can be one of...

UK Housing: Making the Long Journey Home

Peter Rolton | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK
Peter Rolton

When the recession hit, it wiped out livelihoods and decimated entire markets. In the face of a global slump, Britain's housing sector was no exception; buyers couldn't afford to buy and builders couldn't afford to build. Over the course of several years, the pace of the property market dropped from jet stream to tumbleweed and the UK was left with an increasingly problematic housing deficit.

Osborne's Great British Sell-Off Has Been A Seriously Awkward Flop

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's plan to sell redundant government property at a "fair price" has been branded a "damp squib" after the Huffington Post UK found that ...

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...

9 Things You Should Ask When Renting flat

Sarah O'Meara | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah O'Meara

There's a reason that the British are obsessed with owning property. It's because being a tenant hasn't changed much since feudal times. In the eyes of many landlords, renters are no more than common peasants, preordained to live in squalor by virtue of their birth.

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 13.10.2014 | 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...