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  1. September 8, 2014

    Business groups call for action on ‘chronic’ UK housing shortage

    Leading business groups are urging politicians to build 240,000 homes a year to tackle the “chronic” housing shortage and...

  2. September 2, 2014

    Redrow reports record profits on back of Help to Buy

    Redrow has marked its 40th anniversary by reporting record sales and earnings on the back of pent-up demand released by the...

  1. 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...

  2. August 7, 2014

    Lords of the London skyline vie for design supremacy

    In the past decade London has hosted an architectural competition that echoes, in intensity of rivalry and the creativity of...

  3. August 4, 2014

    Lloyds cuts lending to Help to Buy borrowers by 70%

    Lloyds Banking Group has cut the amount borrowers can apply for under Help to Buy by 70 per cent, in the latest move among...

  4. July 23, 2014

    A place in the sun – but don’t get burnt buying a holiday home

    The market for holiday homes is back. From apartments on the Costa del Sol and villas on the Côte d’Azur to ski chalets in...

  5. June 24, 2014

    Manchester City owner to build up to 6,000 houses in £1bn deal

    The Middle Eastern owner of Manchester City football club is to build up to 6,000 homes in the city, mostly to rent, in a...

  6. June 4, 2014

    Australand / Frasers: hot property

    Winter may be coming down under, but Australian property is hot. Look no further than recent residential launches: top-end...

  7. May 20, 2014

    Ballymore seeks partner for £2bn London sites

    Irish developer Ballymore is seeking a joint venture partner to finance London residential projects including City Island –...

  8. May 16, 2014

    Lord Prescott’s £60,000 homes ‘are rotting’

    Some of the “£60,000 homes” built under the Labour government’s drive to solve the housing crisis are rotting just seven...

  9. May 2, 2014

    Can housebuilders satisfy demand?

    There is no doubt that housebuilders are under pressure to raise the supply of homes. Kris Hopkins, housing minister, stood...

  10. April 3, 2014

    British Land agrees £1bn of new financing

    British Land has agreed nearly £1bn of new financing, in a tightly-priced deal that indicates lenders’ increasing optimism...

  11. March 19, 2014

    Budget 2014: Small developers offered £500m fund

    The chancellor has moved to boost the ranks of small builders across Britain by offering measures to improve access to...

  12. February 20, 2014

    England housing starts rise as public land sales are stepped up

    The number of homes being built in England jumped sharply in 2013, new figures showed, as the government stepped up the sale...

  13. February 17, 2014

    Football clubs follow Arsenal into property development

    Colin Firth’s character in Fever Pitch, the film based on Nick Hornby’s Arsenal football club fixation, was pilloried by his...

  14. February 4, 2014

    Christian Candy lends more than £300m to wealthy housebuyers

    Luxury property developer Christian Candy has lent more than £300m in the past year to wealthy London housebuyers, in a bid...

  15. January 24, 2014

    London’s growing tech economy boosts rents and take-up

    London’s rapidly growing technology and media companies are pushing up office rents and fuelling a shortage of high-quality...

  16. January 17, 2014

    Northern property fund targets rebound

    A former Rothschild banker is setting up a fund to buy property in northern England and the Midlands as investors begin to...

  17. January 10, 2014

    Berkeley wins planning permission for ‘Fortress Wapping’ site

    Berkeley Group has won planning permission to redevelop the News International publishing site on former dockland in...

  18. January 3, 2014

    Construction data show sector on firmer footing

    The UK’s construction sector ended 2013 on a high, with the strength of the housing market and a rise in activity fuelling...

  19. December 10, 2013

    Canary Wharf expansion plans to include 3,000 homes

    More than 3,000 homes will be developed on the eastern edge of Canary Wharf, alongside offices and shops, under revised...

  20. November 10, 2013

    London prime rental market faces saturation as developers rush in

    London’s housing market faces an oversupply of high-value homes for rent, as developers rush to build schemes that will soak...

  21. November 4, 2013

    Quintain sells out of Greenwich Peninsula for £186m

    Hong Kong billionaire Henry Cheng Kar-Shun has bought out Quintain’s minority share in an ambitious London regeneration...

  22. November 4, 2013

    Damac Property to raise $500m in London

    Dubai’s Damac Properties said it plans to raise $500m from the sale of global depositary receipts in London as the privately...

  23. October 18, 2013

    Q&A: Buying a property

    Are you trying to buy a house or remortgage an existing property? Do you plan to use the government’s new Help to Buy scheme...

  24. October 15, 2013

    Help to Buy boosts Bellway profits by a third

    Bellway, the housebuilder, said annual pre-tax profits rose a third as the company benefited from an increase in mortgage...

  25. July 22, 2013

    George Osborne follows up on Help to Buy success

    Details of the second phase of the government’s Help to Buy mortgage scheme have been unveiled as ministers attempted to...

  26. April 4, 2013

    Rising number of tenants in arrears

    The number of tenants falling into severe rental arrears – defined as owing more than two months’ rent – rose by nearly 5...

  27. February 5, 2013

    St Modwen focuses on London expansion

    St Modwen said it planned to expand further in and around London, in a sign the mid-cap developer believes the capital’s...

  28. January 10, 2013

    Property developers face infrastructure levy

    Housebuilders will provide more cash to local communities in exchange for planning permission, in an attempt by the...

  29. January 9, 2013

    House completions up 2% at Galliford Try

    Galliford Try’s profits for the half-year to June will be better than expected, the FTSE 250 housebuilder-cum-construction...

  30. December 7, 2012

    Berkeley lambasts coalition on stamp duty

    Berkeley Group, the upmarket London housebuilder, delivered a stinging broadside against the government on Friday when it...

  31. November 20, 2012

    British Land eyes European portfolio sale

    British Land, the UK’s second-largest property company by market value, indicated it would consider selling its £250m...

  32. November 13, 2012

    Persimmon chief predicts wave of takeovers

    British housebuilders are poised to snap up smaller competitors as their finances improve and they chase high-quality land,...

  33. September 20, 2012

    Mortgage lending flat in August

    Mortgage lending remained flat in August, reflecting a weak UK housing market, according to new figures. Gross mortgage...

  34. May 8, 2012

    Builders pricing jobs too low, says Wates

    Builders are pricing jobs well below cost, according to Paul Dreschler, chairman and chief executive of Wates, one of...

  35. April 13, 2012

    Landlord tax relief under threat

    Buy-to-let property investors have been warned not to count on unlimited tax relief against rental income next year, under...

  36. February 22, 2012

    Mideast money pours into London property

    Middle East investment in newly built homes in London almost doubled during the past year as political instability in the...

  37. February 13, 2012

    Buyers rush to beat stamp duty deadline

    The number of first-time buyers taking out a mortgage increased in December as borrowers rushed to buy before the end of...

  38. January 24, 2012

    End looms for stamp duty holiday

    The end of the stamp duty holiday for first-time buyers is fast approaching. As of today, there are just two months left for...

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