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  1. September 12, 2014

    Home lending rises but enquiries slow

    Gross mortgage lending rose by 10 per cent in July, driven by increased activity among first-time buyers and home movers....

  2. August 8, 2014

    Converting offices to homes threatens London enterprises

    Premier House, an unassuming office block that looms over the main shopping street outside Edgware underground station in...

  1. July 29, 2014

    Businesses lose out as housing boom forces conversion of offices into homes

    Britain’s strong housing market threatens to choke its economic recovery as developers convert an increasing number of...

  2. July 10, 2014

    London property market ‘losing momentum’, says Rics

    The familiar picture of a soaring London property market set against stagnant activity in the rest of the country is showing...

  3. June 12, 2014

    Cable urges action to cool housing market

    Vince Cable on Thursday urged the Bank of England to intervene to stop the housing boom from “getting out of control”. The...

  4. May 1, 2014

    Ed Miliband backs cap on rent rises in fresh interventionist vow

    Ed Miliband dismissed Tory claims that he was the “heir to Hugo Chávez” as he launched Labour’s local and EU election...

  5. April 27, 2014

    UK construction vacancies fastest increasing of any sector

    Vacancies in the construction industry are rising sharply, pointing to a buoyant year for the sector, though a shortage of...

  6. February 28, 2014

    Farmland prices rise sharply as investor demand grows

    British farmland prices have jumped by almost 15 per cent in the past year as increasing investor interest and strong...

  7. February 21, 2014

    Rising prices cut both ways for movers

    Rising property prices and lower-rate mortgages are improving prospects for homeowners looking to move up the property...

  8. December 8, 2013

    World diary: December 9 - December 15

    • Companies week ahead • Economic Outlook: Expectations rise of US taper buying decision • See a full guide to the week’s...

  9. November 10, 2013

    Retail property market shows new signs of life

    Supermarkets and out of town shopping centres are leading the nascent upturn in British retail property values, which have...

  10. October 21, 2013

    FPC member rejects role for BoE in restraining house price rises

    A Bank of England policymaker has expressed his “astonishment” at suggestions that it should try to impose a cap on...

  11. October 8, 2013

    US stand-off overshadows Europe’s markets

    Retail and home sales are still rising in the UK, but the prospects for the US economy if a Washington budget impasse is not...

  12. September 12, 2013

    Surveyors urge Bank of England to damp house market

    Estate agents and surveyors have become so concerned about the dangers of another unsustainable housing boom that their...

  13. September 11, 2013

    Estate agents lead way in UK jobs growth

    Britain’s ranks of estate agents have surged to a record level, fuelling concerns that the economic recovery is being...

  14. September 10, 2013

    La Française snaps up Forum stake

    The French asset manager running Europe’s only institutional vineyard fund has taken steps to strengthen its international...

  15. August 23, 2013

    Farmland values triple in ten years

    Farmland values have more than trebled over the past ten years to a record high, according to new figures. The Royal...

  16. June 24, 2013

    Rics hits at ‘short-term’ focus on housing

    A focus on short-term fixes by successive governments over the past 50 years has exacerbated the failure of the UK housing...

  17. June 12, 2013

    Northern Ireland’s recovery lags behind rest of UK

    Northern Ireland’s economic problems are visible on the main streets of towns and villages where one in five shops is...

  18. May 24, 2013

    Landlords and tenants ‘need better protection’

    Landlords and tenants are urged to check that money they give a letting agent is protected, as new rules proposed by the...

  19. May 10, 2013

    UK landlords ‘face more red tape’ after Queen’s Speech

    Buy-to-let property investors face the prospect of more red tape after the government revealed plans to make landlords...

  20. May 2, 2013

    Cost of buying a house rising much faster than wages and rents

    The initial cost of buying a house is rising at a much faster rate than average wages or rents, pushing home ownership...

  21. March 12, 2013

    Home sales point to market ‘picking up’

    More homes are being sold and constraints on housebuilding are starting to ease, say two reports that signal a tentative...

  22. January 2, 2013

    Optimism grows for mortgage market

    Market analysts will be scrutinising a key report on lending on Thursday as optimism grows that measures to break the logjam...

  23. October 29, 2012

    High street taskforce attacks delay

    The chairman of a new taskforce designed to tackle the blight of run-down high streets has criticised the communities...

  24. October 9, 2012

    Upbeat prospects for retail and housing

    High street sales bounced in September and a more upbeat message emerged in the housing market, according to two closely...

  25. September 11, 2012

    House prices slow decline in August

    House prices continued their slide in August, but at a slightly slower pace, according to a monthly survey of housing...

  26. August 14, 2012

    House prices hit new low, study finds

    UK house prices have dipped to their lowest levels for a year, according to the latest monthly survey of housing...

  27. June 15, 2012

    UK construction output weakens

    UK construction output fell sharply in April, leading some economists to express concerns that the nation’s economy may show...

  28. May 17, 2012

    UK housing starts fall sharply

    The sluggish state of the housing market was underlined by figures on Thursday showing a substantial decline in new houses...

  29. May 10, 2012

    Barratt homes enjoys sales boost

    Barratt Developments, the UK’s largest homebuilder by volume, has had its best spring selling season in five years as...

  30. May 8, 2012

    Eurozone concerns boost dollar and yen

    The dollar rose against other leading currencies as risk aversion remainedfollowing elections in Greece and France at the...

  31. April 11, 2012

    Early sunshine tempts out shoppers

    March’s unusually warm weather persuaded Britons to buy clothes, shoes and outdoor furniture, according to retail sector...

  32. March 30, 2012

    Treasury risks shortfall in stamp duty

    The Treasury could end up with a shortfall of billions of pounds in stamp duty over the next five years as a result of...

  33. March 13, 2012

    Housing market show signs of stability

    A firmer tone is emerging in Britain’s housing markets, with prices nationwide falling more slowly and the number of...

  34. February 14, 2012

    Tax holiday drives house sales

    The looming expiry of a stamp duty exemption for first-time buyers has led to an increase in house sales, according to a...

  35. January 10, 2012

    ‘Dazzling’ festive results hide malaise

    Retailers enjoyed a “dazzling” week of sales in the run-up to Christmas as heavy discounts persuaded shoppers to part with...

  36. December 13, 2011

    Housing market shows glimmer of uplift

    The housing market appears to have thawed slightly in spite of the economic gloom that has settled on the country, according...

  37. November 11, 2011

    Solar panels can still generate returns

    Generous subsidies for solar panels are to be cut in half in December, but energy campaigners are hoping to convince...

  38. October 22, 2011

    What is it with the FT and agricultural land investment?

    From Mr Christo Leventis. Sir, I continue to be astounded by the FT’s fawning coverage of agricultural land investment in...

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