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

Data experts admit rent inflation error

Higher estimates relieve fears of house price bubble, says ONS

Mortgage approvals rise after 6-month lull

Changes to stamp duty and signs of pay pick-up expected to lift lending

UK house price growth slows in January

Nationwide data show deceleration for fifth month in row to 6.8%

Rising housing costs reshape the UK home

Families share properties and young adults live with parents

TfL turns property developer to raise cash

Private sector partners sought to redevelop more than 500 sites

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Luxury downturn hits Foxtons’ commission

Agency suffers decline as London property market slows

Agents breach new property portal rules

Homes on new website also on Zoopla, Rightmove

London faces surfeit of expensive new homes

More than a decade’s supply being built for developers

New property portal launches

OnTheMarket criticised as attempt to stifle competition

Equity release loans reach record £1.4bn

Figure surpasses pre-recession peak

View of Victorian tenement housing in the West End of Edinburgh, Morningside.

Scottish government rethinks home purchase tax plan

Government may decide to ease burden on pricier properties

Jonathan McHugh Illustration
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British identity is being rent asunder

The UK housing crisis is part of wider asset transfer from the state to the rich, writes Will Self

Nationwide launches 10-year BTL mortgage

Move mirrors growing range of long-term loans in residential market

Johnson warns on London homes challenge

Residents should be confident, not fearful, mayor says

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‘Try before you buy’ sleepovers for homes

Spend a night in London courtesy of a novel scheme

Savills upgrades 2014 profit forecast

Shares rise 7% after UK stamp duty changes help drive December sales

London is most expensive place to build

Complex planning rules combine with land prices to push up costs

Stamp duty reform yet to spur UK property

Survey data show new buyer inquiries fell for sixth month

UK housing: build it and they may come

Worrying signs in a cyclical sector

Barratt sales spike defies market fears

Housebuilder reports robust demand across UK regions

Slowdown in pace of UK house price growth

Slowest rate of increase for 7 months reported by ONS

UK needs to set housing market in order

Too much help for homeowners and too little for builders blights country

View of Victorian tenement housing in the West End of Edinburgh, Morningside.

Landlords make £177bn from rising prices

Buy-to-let property owners are biggest beneficiaries

House prices rise faster in Tory seats

Conservative constituencies see 16% increase: Labour 2%

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London house prices fuel inequality

Disparity threatens to constrain economic growth

UK’s self-perpetuating property racket

Change will come only once people recognise how unjust this situation has become

Rich buyers rushed to beat stamp duty rise

Sales in London’s most expensive areas hit 10-year high

Halifax data confirm housing slowdown

Slowest rate of house price growth since January 2014

First-time buyers at a 7-year high

Halifax data show impact of UK’s Help to Buy scheme

Homeowners not saving ahead of rate rise

Three-quarters of UK respondents not putting aside extra cash

Chart that tells a story — house prices

Why do different indices vary?

Mortgage approvals fall to 17-month low

Further sign of slowing momentum in the housing market

Housing benefit boosts rents, says report

Think-tank says buy to let investors crowd out first time buyers

House prices rise at slowest for a year

Nationwide data prompt economists to predict a more restrained 2015

Pocket Living flat in Camden Town

Young opt for life in London microhouses

Property developers think small to cater for hard-pressed workers

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%

Old war office building Whitehall

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