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    1. 16 hours ago

      Hedge funds short London luxury homes

      Hedge fund managers are taking short positions against the biggest listed provider of luxury London homes in a bet that...

    2. February 3, 2016

      Tories set their sights on empty council properties

      Councils are to be forced to publish details of their property holdings as part of the Conservatives’ push to make...

    1. February 3, 2016

      Miami Dolphins’ owner buys 50% of London micro-homes developer

      Stephen Ross, the US property billionaire and owner of the Miami Dolphins American football team, has made his first...

    2. February 2, 2016

      UK construction activity hits 9-month low

      British builders started the year in subdued mood, with activity in the construction sector slowing to a nine-month...

    3. February 1, 2016

      London housebuyers can borrow 40% from the government

      London homebuyers can borrow 40 per cent of the cost of a newly built home from the government under a fresh subsidy...

    4. January 28, 2016

      UK steps up housebuilding and nears key target

      More new homes were registered in 2015 than at any point since the financial crisis as the government moved closer to...

    5. January 27, 2016

      Legal & General sets up £600m ‘build-to-rent’ fund

      Legal & General has launched a £600m fund to build large-scale rented accommodation, in the latest sign that attempts...

    6. January 26, 2016

      London’s surplus public sector land ‘can take 130,000 homes’

      At least 130,000 homes could be built on surplus land owned by the public sector in London, according to an overview of...

    7. January 20, 2016

      Myth of the brutal, blighted concrete tower

      What would you pay for an elegant mid-century apartment, with original wood fittings and views clear across the city,...

    8. January 18, 2016

      Ikea senses room to grow amid ‘peak stuff’

      After peak oil, peak government and even peak beard, now we have “peak stuff”, after Ikea — of all companies —...

    9. January 15, 2016

      WElink Energy agrees £1bn deal to build 8,000 green homes

      WElink Energy, a renewable energy specialist, has signed a £1.1bn framework agreement with China’s state-owned National...

    10. January 15, 2016

      UK construction shrinks in November

      The UK construction sector contracted during November, with a large fall in public-sector housing projects, according...

    11. January 15, 2016

      Bovis confident of profit increase as house prices climb

      Bovis Homes Group is forecasting a “significant” increase in pre-tax profit for 2015 after increasing its selling...

    12. January 14, 2016

      Countryside listing set to value housebuilder at £1bn

      Countryside is preparing to float on the London market, as the private equity-owned housebuilder looks to capitalise on...

    13. January 13, 2016

      Cameron and Corbyn in council estates row

      People who have bought homes on council estates across England through the Right To Buy scheme are set to see them...

    14. January 13, 2016

      Barratt Developments forward sales reach £2bn

      Barratt Developments has reported a 20 per cent rise in forward sales as UK housebuilders continue to benefit from...

    15. January 13, 2016

      English councils face £1bn a year assets loss from homes sell-off

      Councils are set to lose more than £1bn in assets a year under new legislation that will subsidise the Conservatives’...

    16. January 11, 2016

      Taylor Wimpey unveils record profit margin and order book

      The FTSE 100 housebuilder Taylor Wimpey achieved a record operating profit margin of more than 20 per cent in 2015 as...

    17. January 8, 2016

      Greenbelt acts as ‘noose’ around housebuilding, says institute

      David Cameron’s efforts to raise the rate of home building will fail to solve the housing crisis, raising an urgent...

    18. January 7, 2016

      Persimmon revenues surge after government home ownership drive

      FTSE 100 housebuilder Persimmon increased revenues 13 per cent in 2015 as it built more homes, boosted by house price...

    19. January 6, 2016

      Skills shortage slows housebuilding in the UK

      The number of homes with planning permission that have yet to be built has hit a record level in England, highlighting...

    20. January 4, 2016

      Doubts over scheme to ease housing shortage by using state land

      The new town of Northstowe has had a chequered history in the 17 years since it was first proposed — forming a focus...

    21. January 4, 2016

      Cameron plans to commission affordable homes

      David Cameron will on Monday announce plans to revive Docklands-style housebuilding on public land, with the government...

    22. January 1, 2016

      Where have all the bricklayers gone?

      It is a puzzle that goes to the heart of some of the problems bedevilling Britain’s recovering economy: where have all...

    23. January 1, 2016

      Councils to sell £129m of land and property

      Councils will sell £129m of land and property in the early stages of what the government hopes will become a much wider...

    24. December 31, 2015

      How landed gentry could help solve the housing crisis

      A Devon estate dating back to 1299 has devoted a corner of its land to new affordable housing in a move that surveyors...

    25. December 27, 2015

      Foundations are shaky for UK small housebuilders

      The UK government’s message that “we are the builders” should signal a boom time for small housebuilders. But in fact...

    26. December 10, 2015

      A radical solution for England’s housing crisis

      Tackling England’s housing crisis is among the foremost challenges facing policymakers. It also cannot be left to the...

    27. December 10, 2015

      London authority lends to shared ownership housing schemes

      The Greater London Authority has contributed £45m towards two shared-ownership property schemes as part of a push to...

    28. December 8, 2015

      Shared ownership extends hand to first-time buyers

      Campaigners who want more people to climb on to the housing ladder have cheered the government’s proposal to expand...

    29. December 8, 2015

      Labour urges NAO to probe starter home subsidies

      The national auditor is considering whether to investigate the government’s programme of subsidies for home ownership,...

    30. December 6, 2015

      Time to unblock the UK’s housing supply

      Few subjects challenge the weather as a core staple of British conversation. Housing is one of them. Over the past 40...

    31. December 6, 2015

      Skills shortages drive up UK construction prices

      A growing skills shortage in the construction sector is causing London’s biggest building contractors to turn down one...

    32. December 5, 2015

      Investors bet on build-to-let for UK’s ‘generation rent’

      Institutional investors are preparing to pour up to £50bn into homes being built for the UK’s “generation rent” over...

    33. December 4, 2015

      Mega-basements bulldoze our cities’ modest domestic history

      In 1929 Virginia Woolf pronounced that women did not produce fiction for lack of a room of one’s own. She was too...

    34. December 4, 2015

      Berkeley shares jump on dividend boost

      Shares in Berkeley Group jumped 10 per cent on Friday after the FTSE 100 housebuilder said it would increase its...

    35. December 2, 2015

      UK construction growth slows sharply

      Housebuilding activity in the UK fell to a two-year low in November, hitting hopes of a rebound in the construction...

    36. November 30, 2015

      Lending rises as Bank of England ponders new curbs

      Mortgage debt and unsecured credit continued to rise in October, ahead of a crucial Bank of England meeting that may...

    37. November 27, 2015

      French embassy loses battle of the basement

      The French embassy has lost a legal battle to stop the billionaire founder of Foxtons estate agents from digging a...

    38. November 27, 2015

      Boom time for builders but not for houses

      Yes, it is a housebuilding boom for Britain. We are promised 400,000 new homes by the end of the decade, and what’s...

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