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

Unsecured credit and mortgage debt rise

Financial Policy Committee might introduce measures on Tuesday

Stamp duty set to cool buy-to-let sector

Three percentage-point surcharge signals move to dampen market

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French embassy loses battle of the basement

Bid to stop London neighbour’s underground expansion thwarted

Developers eye prime Holloway jail site

North London property sale could fetch about £200m

Buy-to-let homes face higher stamp duty

Estate agents say surcharge will lead to higher rents

Autumn Statement: What it means for you

Stamp duty surcharge on buy-to-let homes heads chancellor’s measures

Mortgage lending reaches 7-year high

Borrowers rush to grab low-rate deals from banks

Can I give half my house to daughter?

Would this help to reduce inheritance tax?

Housebuilders cut back on building homes

Decline comes after chancellor’s pledge to fix crisis

Foreign homebuyers desert London

Plunging currencies and increased stamp duty blamed

House prices jump in east of England

Government data show 6.1% rise nationally in year to September

Housing out of reach for extra 350,000

Senior nurses and teachers face being excluded from London market

Review offers hope for older homebuyers

Population trend and rising prices prompt rethink

Homeowning now preserve of professionals

Supply shortages and low interest rates have skewed the market

Housing shortage drives up UK prices

Sales stall at top end of market as stamp duty repels buyers


Britons pin retirement hopes on property

Most say buying houses will ‘make most’ of their money

Agents deny London property bubble

‘Stamp duty and mortgage rules will keep price rises in check’

Claer Barrett

Time to take profits in the housebuilders

Current market conditions are too good to be true for developers

Canonbury Square’s late-Georgian terraces were once home to the writers George Orwell and Evelyn Waugh
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London’s Islington woos the centre ground

One of the Labour party’s heartlands in the capital is starting to attract more families and foreign buyers from prime central areas

House prices rise 10% in a year

Low rates and buoyant economy help sales, says Halifax

Treasury seeks ways to raise home ownership

Ministers want to encourage people to buy part shares of their property

Slow property market hits Countrywide

Britain’s biggest estate agent warns on profits

Developers face higher planning fees

Treasury to put up costs in effort to balance books

England needs 1.5m homes in five years

Housebuilding rate has to rise, study shows

Buy-to-let weakens the property chain

Third of sales no longer rely on vendor finding place to buy

Slowdown in prime London housing market

Russian and Asian buyers put off by stamp duty and currency shocks

Rents rise at fastest rate in 3 years

Private landlords push the cost of accommodation up 2.7%

Bridges and banks of the Seine and the Eiffel Tower, seen from the Louvre
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Paris v London: prime property rivals?

How do the two city’s high-end housing markets compare — and what does the future hold?

Average London house price at £500,000

Growth unlikely to slow as prospect of rate rise recedes

Fewer mortgages approved amid rate threat

Approvals still mark 14% rise from the same time a year ago

Couple looking at display of advertisements in estate agent window
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Mortgage lending up 12% on a year ago

Gross lending at £20bn in September

Stamp duty rise hurts prime London

Sales down again in third quarter as agents blame tax burden

London’s east promises 200,000 homes

Capital’s planning chief identifies vast potential

Bank jobs rise in provincial ‘hotspots’

Shift from capital reflects soaring cost of property and resources

Lord Mandelson
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UK ‘should adopt’ German land reform

Report says freeze on values would slash housing benefit bill

A butcher’s stall at the farmers’ market in Balham
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London’s street markets and house prices

Street stalls and farmers’ markets help put parts of the capital on the map but can they also drive gentrification?

UK needs tougher stance on housebuilding

More homes will not be built without more pressure on local councils

An elderly man passes a housing development in Elephant and Castle, south London
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Home truths

How effective have Boris Johnson’s policies been at tackling the housing crisis?

Help needed to learn how to buy property

If the government is to assist homebuyers, advice and a better system for transactions are required

Supply shortfall fuels house price growth

North-south divide re-emerges despite dip in London