UK housing market

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

Private sector tenants pay highest rents

Third of homes in poor condition, against 15% of social housing

Comment and analysis

The housing market must yet face rising interest rates
– John Authers
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Let us build garden cities – but we cannot build enough to prevent a housing bubble
The scheme is reviving house building and serving a social purpose
– Huw van Steenis

Chart that tells a story . . . prime London prices

Is the capital market running out of steam?

House price boom stretches across UK

Rises reach double-digit levels, according to official figures

Halifax reports stabilising house prices

Impact of affordability curbs begins to be felt

UK house prices surpass 2007 peak

Data show London values 30% above pre-crisis high

Mortgage approvals drop as new rules bite

Affordability tests began in April

Mansion tax to spark valuation disputes

About 95,000 owners will become liable for new rate

BoE curbs set to bite first in southeast

Bank keen to stress measures will have no immediate impact on lending

Rates rises could double mortgage costs

BoE instructs banks to model impact of increase to 3%

BoE limits mortgages to protect recovery

Carney first central banker to act against new credit boom

Banks expect mortgage approvals to fall

Tighter lending standards in UK starting to take effect

Zoopla float cashes in on property boom

Portal follows rivals in capitalising on good fortune

Osborne ‘broke rules’ with Help To Buy

Chancellor did not consider alternatives, as guidelines stipulate

House prices surge 9.9% in year to April

London jumps 18.7% but there are some signs market has cooled

Osborne to give BoE powers to limit mortgages

Bank expected to act to prevent housing bubble

Chancellor defends Help to Buy

Osborne rounds on ‘ideological’ critics

Cable urges action to cool housing market

Surveyors rein back expectations over price rises

UK property picture points to slowing prices

Concerns that housing market is moving into bubble territory

North sees big rise in plans for new homes

Fewer residential applications in London and southeast

UK house prices rise 8.7%, Halifax says

Data for May show similar increase to Nationwide figures

RBS clamps down on large mortgages

Follows rival Lloyds’ move to cut back lending in London

UK house prices rise to a record level

Nationwide data come after EU warnings over UK property market

UK urged to tackle property price rise

Brussels recommends higher taxes and adjusting Help to Buy scheme

Help to Buy not driving boom, data suggest

Second stage boosting sales in slower parts of UK housing market

Social landlords step up house price risk

Housing associations are increasing land purchases and building