Swiss pension funds push into mortgages

Schemes try to counter strong franc and negative bond yields

Deutsche Wohnen to buy rival’s portfolio

Patrizia apartment deal throws Vonovia’s takeover approach into question

Commercial property demand continues to outstrip supply

Strategic location as an international business hub augurs well for growth

Soft landing required after three-year boom in prices

Residential property remains a target for wealthy international buyers

‘Generation Rent’ raps London landlords

Over half say they are dissatisfied with buy-to-let owners

How to invest in commercial property

Tap into the sector without running too many risks

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Buy-to-let blow from stamp duty increase

Measure will subdue house prices and complicate homebuying

Stamp duty set to cool buy-to-let sector

Three percentage-point surcharge signals move to dampen market

Buy-to-let: the party’s ending

Government’s message to would-be landlords: don’t bother

British Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, leaves the treasury to deliver his autumn statement in the House of Commons.
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Whitehall faces annual rent bill of £1bn

Osborne to charge departments market rates

Housebuilding incentives to be ‘sharpened’

Figures show payments boost development in face of objections

Odd office moves reflect shifting London

Exits from traditional locations come as rents soar rents

Helical Bar chief to become chairman

Half-year results show 13 per cent rise in net asset value per share

Hammerson plans European spending spree

Property group wants to double number of discount outlet villages

Developers eye prime Holloway jail site

North London property sale could fetch about £200m

UK housebuilding: boom, what boom?

Even the banking crash barely disturbed house prices’ march

Buy-to-let down damps landlord dreams

From next April, an extra 3% stamp duty will apply to property purchases

Buy-to-let homes face higher stamp duty

Estate agents say surcharge will lead to higher rents

Mortgage lending reaches 7-year high

Borrowers rush to grab low-rate deals from banks

Osborne lays foundations for building boom

Funding of £7bn set aside to help the construction of 400,000 homes


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