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

A long row of Victorian townhouses in West Hampstead, London.

House prices rise in outer London

Residential prices are rising faster in the suburbs

UK rents rise at fastest rate in 2 years

Chronic housing shortage pushes up cost of living

The National House Building Council says more retirement homes were built in the first half of the year than in whole of 2014

Housebuilders set sights on older buyers

Undersupply of retirement homes leads to jump in construction

Doubt cast on property transparency plan

Information on foreign company ownership available, estate agents say

New homes top pre-credit crunch highs

New homes agreed breaks 200,000 for first time since 2008

Social housing rent cuts to hit councils

£2.6bn revenue could have been used to build homes, research says

Dirty money pushes up London house prices

NCA says offshore corporations are being used to launder cash

Lenders sign up for first-time buyer Isa

Subsidy scheme for deposit savings attracts largest UK groups

Eaton Place, Belgravia, London
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Belgravia: London’s next retail hub?

Plans are under way to turn the district into a shopping area to rival Knightsbridge and Chelsea

Low-income families pushed out of London

Councils struggle with effects of benefits cuts and soaring prices

QE inflating house bubble, warns study

Germany, Norway and the UK judged most at risk

Contradictions in Tories’ housing policy

Osborne’s Budget has done too little to boost the supply of new homes

Building on greenbelt land has soared since 2010

Planning system faces shake-up

Move aims to address failure to get Britain building

Brokers point to buy-to-let loophole

Reforms could be sidestepped by owning properties through corporate structures

House prices up as surveyors see scarcity

Halifax reports June surge and Rics says appraisals at record low

Halifax reports house price surge in June

Mortgage lender’s data at odds with rival Nationwide

Budget must end our perverse tax system

A country’s tax code is not just a mesh of rules and rates — it is a secular bible of moral signals

London’s luxury homes bubble loses air

First fall since crisis as stamp duty change ‘clobbers’ buyers

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Living the dream in your self-build home

Lower costs and higher quality may be the result of hard work

England play Australia in the 2009 Ashes Test match
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Which Ashes venue has home advantage?

House-buying prospects near the Test cricket venues

UK house price growth at 2-year low

Nationwide records monthly fall of 0.2% in June

Johnson warns of ‘Right To Buy’ impact

London mayor wants equity loans for housing association tenants

A long row of Victorian townhouses in West Hampstead, London.

£1m home sales reach ‘high-water mark’

Radical stamp duty reform has subsequently damped sales

Mortgage data show UK housing slowdown

BoE figures show approval levels down in May

Couple looking at display of advertisements in estate agent window
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Prime London property market slows

Post-election bounce fails to materialise

City of London Corporation to build homes

Governing body plans to increase its supply by a third

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Blackpool cracks down on poor housing

City buys rundown properties to replace with new homes

Low-cost London housing being stymied

Building of new homes undermined by Right to Buy

Gentrification and petrification of London

Placing council housing in prime areas has elements of social engineering, writes Edwin Heathcote

Small rise in UK consumer prices in May

Inflation up 0.1% due to fuel price increases and timing of Easter

Council housing sell-off to fall short

Extension of Right to Buy was flagship election promise

FT Staff Bylines, Jonathan Eley, Editor of FT Money.
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German lessons in renting

Those who oppose rent controls should object to all government interference in housing

Fergus and wife Judith Wilson one of the UK's biggest private landlords with a portfolio estimated to be worth more than 100 million . The couple made headlines when they announced that they would be evicting any of their tenants that were on benefits. pictured at The Ramada Hotel , Maidstone Kent UK 30 09 009

Buy-to-let couple start empire sell-off

Wilsons offload first 100 homes to Chinese and Indian investors

Study says new homes do not lower prices

Newbuilds in suburbs or villages found not to hit values in area

Why we should love estate agents

Help is needed because even the sanest people become unhinged when buying and selling houses

Estate agents warned on fee transparency

CMA tells 40-50 estate agents it suspects anti-competitive agreements

UK house prices slow in May

April spike goes into reverse and resumes downward trend

UK house price growth slows in May

Nationwide reports year on year growth of 4.6%

Mortgage approvals signal pick-up

Monthly increase is the biggest recorded since 2009

UK mortgage lending hits 14 month high

Follows other data showing robust residential property market