UK house prices

Since the financial crisis-induced price slide in 2008-09 from a 2007 market peak, house price indices have presented wildly contrasting pictures of the health of the housing market - according to some the boom is back, while to others the slump staggers on

©Charlie Bibby/FT

Stamp duty revenues rise by one-third

Million-pound home buyers paid almost £2bn of stamp tax last year

Irish house prices less affordable than UK

Property values in Ireland now five times higher than average incomes

First UK house price fall in 17 months

Nationwide data show annual growth slowing to 9.4%

Knight Frank to build on London success

Estate agency group looking to expand sales-office network

London house prices jump 21.6%

Strongest annual growth in the capital for 14 years

Chart that tells a story . . . mansion tax

Proposed annual levy would target London homeowners

London map
©FT graphic: Graham Parrish

The discomfort of the comfortably off

The last time similarly privileged people felt such fear was a century ago, writes Danny Dorling

Number of renters made homeless leaps

‘Evictions’ by landlords now the most common cause

©Jason Hawkes

Mansion tax: sounds of the suburbs

A mansion tax will sting in suburbia

KPMG offers mortgage help to employees

Initiative tries to tackle inaccessibility of London house market

©Charlie Bibby

Labour outlines its mansion tax plan

Party targets £1.2bn a year from £2m-plus properties

UK mortgage approvals fall in August

Housing market shows sign of cooling after year of surging prices

UK’s biggest buy-to-let landlords near sale

Wilsons report interest from China

All change in London’s West Brompton

The area is at times overlooked but an ambitious residential scheme is giving it more prominence

No vote to boost Scottish property deals

Buyers held off on completions until the future became clear

Deeper reform of housing finance is vital

The huge bet we have taken on leveraging up property has gone very badly wrong

A property on Rutland Gate in Knightsbridge to go with Ed Hammond copy about £200m House. Please check with Ed that this is the right house.
©Charlie Bibby/FT

Tax changes hit wealthy foreign homebuyers

Foreign assets face capital gains or income tax

Housing market drives mortgage lending

August figures highest since financial crisis

UK house price inflation

UK house prices jump 11.7%

Average London home tops £500,000 despite low inflation in rest of economy

Home lending rises but enquiries slow

CML reports first-time buyers up by 3%

More lenders cut mortgage interest rates

Nationwide, Skipton and Coventry launch new deals

View of the National Sports Centre and Crystal Palace Park, looking towards central London
©Nick Ansell/PA

Crystal Palace: London’s latest up-and-coming area

Buyers are falling for the neighbourhood’s charms, green space and proximity to leading schools

Boom eases in the housing market

London starts to slow as rest of the country strengthens

Housing market revival buoys Winkworth

Estate agency says London prices have encouraged new franchisees

House price growth slows in August

Halifax data show 9.7% rise year-on-year

Business warns on ‘chronic’ lack of homes

Politicians urged to build 240,000 a year and boost childcare aid

A property on Rutland Gate in Knightsbridge to go with Ed Hammond copy about £200m House. Please check with Ed that this is the right house.
©Charlie Bibby/FT

Prime housing market hit by tax changes

Homes worth £2m-plus have become harder to sell

MMR is delaying mortgage offers

Research confirms anecdotal evidence of delays

Housebuilders warn market frenzy is over

Investors look to Barratt for further light on autumn prospects

Ministers urged to back greenbelt sprawl

Wolfson Prize winner opposes new garden cities

UK construction activity jumps in August

PMI survey driven by strong housing market

Berkeley reports housing market steadying

Homebuilder points to ‘stable’ environment in southeast England

Mortgage rules ‘deter first-time buyers’

Almost 2m cannot afford first home, says mortgage insurer

Rentals threat to gardening retail sector

Report warns of lost annual spending of £87m by 2023

London’s Mayfair looks to regain top spot

A £785m development scheme aims to help reclaim the area’s title as star performer in the capital’s prime sector

Toy house balancing on top of tower made of wooden bricks
©Digital Vision/Getty

Six ways to cool the housing market

Policy prescriptions to bring UK house prices back to earth

UK house price rise masks cooling trend

August sees up to 11% growth, but indicators show slowing market

©Charlie Bibby

Foxtons shares hit despite dividend

Stricter lending rules hurt demand, estate agent chief says

Russians cool on luxury London homes

Proportion of high-end property bought by foreigners drops 20%

Oil auction may end badly for Nigeria

Foreign oil groups cannot be blamed for losing their nerves