UK Property

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.

Fed Up With Your Long Commute To Work? Here's The Bright Side

PA | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK

Commuters who spend an hour-long train journey into London are saving around £380,000 on their average house price compared with the cost of living i...

Flexible Working: Do Estate Agents Care?

Michael Bruce | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK
Michael Bruce

The world is changing. People are changing. Ways of doing things and how we do them are changing. At Purplebricks we have made those changes. We are fully compliant with the new legal provisions and have made it our goal to offer all our people the flexibility never before seen in the industry...

Carney Deputy Warns Housing Market Is 'Biggest Risk' To UK Economy

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Politics

The housing market remains the "biggest risk' to Britain's economy, Bank of England deputy governor Sir Jon Cunliffe has warned. Cunliffe, who over...

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. ...

London House Prices Soar At Fastest Rate In 27 Years

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK

House prices in London have soared at their fastest rate in 27 years, smashing through the £400,000 average property mark for the first time, Nationw...

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...

Can't Afford London Housing? Go Live In Manchester, Says Tory MP

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

A senior Tory MP has insisted that he was not intending to tell Londoners to "bugger off to Manchester" if they could not afford a house in the capita...

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 ...

Where In London Will £11,000 Buy You Just One Square Metre?

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK

A home buyer in Kensington and Chelsea faces paying more than £10,000 just to own one square metre of the property, research has found. The London...

London Property Prices Have Not Jumped This Far In 11 Years

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK

London property prices soared at their fastest annual rate in 11 years in May, although Mark Carney urged Britons to stop obessing about when interest...

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...

Gazumping - A Relationship of Trust

Michael Bruce | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK
Michael Bruce

I was recently invited to speak at a property event, and whilst there I asked the attendees which elements of the buying and selling process concerned...

Six Amazingly Fancy Brazil Homes You Can Buy For The World Cup

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK

World Cup fever has hit Brazil, and some people flocking to Brazil have an eye on the fancy properties on offer. Silvio Pagliani, president of the ...

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 ...