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

Number of small housebuilders plummets

Trade body says banks’ reluctance to lend is main reason

Labour ‘mansion tax’ to cost £250 a month

Charge on £2m-£3m properties revealed by shadow chancellor

Travis Perkins builds on sales

Builder’s merchant sees heating supplies hit by mild weather

Labour plans to block buy-to-let investors

First-time-buyers could jump queue for new-builds

London house prices up 20% in a year

Latest ONS figures show 11.7% increase across UK

Lenders warn BoE on risks to mortgages

Fears that high leverage ratio would push up cost of loans

Edinburgh property
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Prime property rush in Scotland

Agents expect busy period ahead of new tax regime

Mortgage rules ‘cooling the market’

Affordability becoming stretched in many areas

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Scottish ‘mansion tax’ to hit rich buyers

Estate agents alarmed by potential impact at top of market

Osborne warns of eurozone risks to UK

BoE keeps rates on hold amid low inflation and weak wage growth

London house prices start to fall

Rics expects further declines as national demand drops

Office to home conversions threaten City

Boris Johnson and business groups warn against planning changes

Councils say businesses are being evicted from office blocks that developers plan to convert to flats
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Businesses evicted to make way for flats

Planning reforms cause loss of office space, say councils

Availability of mortgages falls

BoE reveals availability of home loans drops to lowest since 2008

London high-end developers face pinch

Capacity constraints in capital hit quality and cost of build

Focus E15 Mothers face eviction

Fight for more social housing in London under threat

BoE seeks powers over buy-to-let loans

Regulatory weapons aim to prevent future housing market bubbles

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Stamp duty revenues rise by one-third

Million-pound home buyers paid almost £2bn 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
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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

Houses
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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

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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.
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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
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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

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