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

The fat lady sings for Earls Court

Demolition work starts on classic 1930s’ venue

House prices falling in a third of UK

Findings suggest tighter mortgage lending rules have cooled boom

Private developers boost housebuilding

Construction hits post-2008 high but public-backed homes drop 20%

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Westminster to clamp down on homes plans

Council seeks to protect office space from conversion

First-time buyers boost mortgage lending

£4.4bn loans approved to newcomers in October

UK house market settling, says Bellway

Home builder Bellway says demand is resilient but growth has slowed

Knight Frank to quit Zoopla

Estate agent to quit property website for a new start-up

Whitehall to publish flood risk data

More information on property ownership could follow

Stamp duty reforms to boost house sales

Survey forecasts purchases could rise by as much as 5%

Generational inequality and house prices

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BoE more confident on impact of rate rise

Home borrowers could cope with mortgage increase, says report

Commuter belt a winner in stamp duty fall

Property tax reform seen as boost for ‘marginal buyers’ in capital

Stamp duty divides buyers and sellers

OBR estimates for every 1% fall in effective tax rate, house prices rise 1.4%

Tax changes ‘clobber’ luxury homes

Estate agents caught out by shake-up rushed to finalise deals

Stamp duty reform echoes Scottish system

Chancellor’s way will win greater favour from wealthy

Wealthy homebuyers scramble to seal deals

Estate agents and lawyers rush to beat stamp duty changes

Chancellor reforms stamp duty

New sliding scale hits 12% on values of more than £1.5m

High yields pose stamp duty reform puzzle

Change likely to bring higher taxes for expensive properties

Kensington wins battle of the basements

New planning restrictions on ‘dig-downs’

Ministers propose government-built houses

Government would commission homes, sell them and keep any profit

Construction activity dips on growth fear

Survey of British purchasing managers shows slowdown

Winkworth warns of London house price dip

Estate agent predicts 5% decline during election slowdown

Data point to UK housing slowdown

Mortgage approvals at lowest since June 2013 as PMI data show exporters struggling

UK house prices hit record but growth slows

Average values increase at a slower rate

Mortgage lending falls at Nationwide

Banks back in the market after focusing on repairing balance sheets

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Sales of £10m-plus London homes jump

Knight Frank says transactions up amid return of Russians

Why a house-price bubble means trouble

A housing boom is the economic equivalent of a tapeworm infection

Westminster loses 5% of office space

Changes let housing developers convert commercial premises

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Government sitting on land for 2m homes

Pressure builds for faster pace of sales to ease housing crisis

UK house prices rise 12.1% in a year

Acceleration in prices runs counter to earlier signs of cooling

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Mortgage arrears reach post-crisis low

Warrington, Walsall and Preston are top areas for repossessions

Buy-to-let sector approaches £1tn

House price rises and growth of ‘generation rent’ boosts landlords

London house prices set to underperform

Southeast and East set to outpace the capital

High-end property tax receipts above forecast

Westminster bears the brunt of new charge

House prices fall in October

Halifax survey shows drop of 0.4 per cent

Barratt Homes eyes downsizing baby boomers

Mainstream UK housebuilder first to move into specialist market

Record million pound home sales

Seven-figure transactions rise by almost half year-on-year

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Housing market shows more signs of cooling

Nationwide says average UK house price hits record at £189,333

Empty-nesters linked to homes crisis

Households with more space than they need rise by 1m in a decade

Mortgage data show housing market cooling

Loan approvals in September at lowest level since July 2013