Help to Buy? More like Help to Cry

This is one of the most perversely named government policies ever

Experts urge rethink of Starter Homes plan

Lyons group questions scheme that hands windfalls to lucky few gets $60m from Spotify backers

Student accommodation marketplace saw $110m in bookings last year

Vonovia is a significant landlord in Dortmund

Vonovia’s €14bn Deutsche Wohnen bid fails

German landlord unable to win support of rival’s shareholders

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UK property trusts suffer steep fall

Low oil prices and emerging market weakness curb investment

UK housebuilders: landed gently

Sector’s key concern is reticent foreigners buying fewer pricey London pads

Redrow reaps benefits of move to suburbs

Housebuilder has shifted emphasis from expensive London flats

Sir Philip should use code to aid women

UK’s corporate governance code is one way to focus minds on meeting targets

Hedge funds short London luxury homes

Berkeley targeted amid signs overseas buyers deserting market

Dutch lenders hit in new mortgage market

Traditional groups struggle as they juggle with regulations

Thicket of London towers criticised

There are 260 planned developments of more than 20 storeys

Thatcher’s home on the market for £30m

Cinema and bar lie behind Iron Lady’s steel front door

Small-cap Week, February 6

Lakehouse, Premier Oil, Plethora Solutions, InternetQ, and On the Beach in the news

London houses top £500k — even in Peckham

Once unfashionable areas move into the up-and-coming bracket

London estate revamp to cut social housing

Plans to tackle capital’s housing shortage may reduce provision

Foxtons defies London market slowdown

Estate agent credits branch expansion for turnover increase

Miami Dolphins’ owner buys into London housing

Stephen Ross takes stake in specialist in small city dwellings

China shores up property group financing

Bond market volte-face eases financial risks

‘Generation Rent’ to swell by 1m by 2021

Demand for buy-to-let will outstrip government housebuilding targets, claims Rental Britain report

Sales rebound in London’s prime districts

Stamp duty deadline prompts 32% jump in property deals


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