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How to Build the Ultimate UK Football Man Cave

Wednesday 5th October 2016

Every man needs a cosy get-away within his home for that much needed privacy. You know how much of a handful it can be trying to watch a football match with kids running and yelling...

Wounded soldiers and widows get housing priority

Wednesday 4th July 2012

The families of those killed in the line of duty will be at the front of the queue for social housing, Housing Minister Grant Shapps has announced...

Prime London rental market levelling off

Wednesday 23rd May 2012

Prime central London rents increased by 0.1% in April, but landlords should not expect a rapid rise in the next few months, Knight Frank reports...

Buy-to-let sector continues to enjoy popularity

Monday 14th May 2012

New buy-to-let lending in the first quarter of this year totalled £3.7billion (32,300 loans), according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders...

UK property market grinds to halt again

Wednesday 9th May 2012

The more optimistic outlook for the residential property market looked to have run out of steam last month as prices edged lower, according to the latest RICS UK Housing Market survey...

Mortgage shock for millions of homeowners

Friday 4th May 2012

This week more than a million people have been hit by the Standard Variable Rate and variable rate mortgage rise...

Has UK property market finally turned corner?

Friday 4th May 2012

After four long years of grim statistics, could the UK property market finally be looking more positive? Continued signs of improvement were seen during April according to the latest figures from "For Sale" board company Agency Express's Property Activity Index...

House-building sector reveals widening divide

Wednesday 2nd May 2012

The gap between private and public sector registrations to build new homes in the UK continues to widen, figures released by NHBC have revealed...

Where next for UK property sector?

Monday 30th April 2012

The state of the housing market was the key focal point of a recent HSBC debate which brought together a panel of distinguished experts from the property industry...

Brighter outlook on house prices

Friday 27th April 2012

Britons are becoming increasingly confident in the outlook for the housing market, according to the latest Halifax Housing Market Confidence tracker...

March lending lifted by stamp duty deadline

Friday 27th April 2012

Gross mortgage lending in March was an estimated £13.4billion, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders...

Home owners still pessimistic over values

Monday 23rd April 2012

Knight Frank/Markit’s House Price Sentiment Index signalled a further drop in house prices during April A perceived reduction in home values was reported by 17% of households, versus around 8% indicating a rise...

Helpful tips for 'accidental landlords'

Friday 20th April 2012

With rents close to record levels across virtually all UK regions it is not, on the face of it, a bad time to be a landlord...

First-time buyer demand soars before stamp duty change

Friday 20th April 2012

Demand from the important first-time buyer market hit a ten-month high in March, according to the latest figures from the National Association of Estate Agents...

Investors put money into country homes

Friday 13th April 2012

Prime country house prices fell 0.5% in the first quarter of 2012, moderating from a 1.7% decline in Q4 2011, according to the latest figures from Knight Frank...

Lowest level of property sales for four years

Wednesday 11th April 2012

The number of property sales hotspots in England and Wales fell to their lowest level since the height of the financial crisis, according to research by Lloyds TSB...

Retail property market continues to struggle

Wednesday 11th April 2012

Demand for retail premises continued to stutter in the first three months of 2012. This, combined with growing availability in the sector, resulted in a further drop in rental expectations, the latest RICS UK Commercial Market Survey has revealed...

UK housing market improves

Tuesday 10th April 2012

Potential buyers continued to test the market during March as the stamp duty holiday finally came to an end, according to the latest RICS UK Housing Market Survey...

Country property market records quarterly price rise

Thursday 5th April 2012

The first green shoots of recovery have been seen in some prime residential markets beyond London which recorded their first quarterly price rise in a year, according to the Savills prime regional index...

Over-50s urge Government to back equity release

Thursday 5th April 2012

Nearly half of all over-50s would back Government support for the use of equity release plans to boost retirement income, a study by independent adviser Key Retirement Solutions shows...

First monthly house price rise since 2010

Wednesday 4th April 2012

UK house prices posted a monthly rise for the first time in 20 months in March on the back of increased demand, activity and a scarcity of housing for sale, according to the latest data from Hometrack...

Revealed: Best place to live in UK

Monday 2nd April 2012

Residents of East Cambridgeshire have the best quality of life of any rural area in Great Britain, according to the latest Halifax Rural Areas Quality of Life Survey...

Increase in mortgage lending

Monday 2nd April 2012

Gross mortgage lending by building societies and other mutual lenders rose 28% in February 2012, compared to the same month last year, according to the latest data from the Building Societies Association...

More woe for UK house prices

Friday 30th March 2012

The price of a typical UK house declined by 1% in March, according to the latest data from Nationwide...

Price premium for homes close to top schools

Wednesday 28th March 2012

Property closest to some of the best primary schools in England have reached such a high price premium that buyers can expect to pay up to 42% more than they would for comparable homes nearby...

Buy-to-let sector rents and yields still buoyant

Monday 26th March 2012

A 4.8% growth in the average monthly rent led buy-to-let investors across the UK to achieve a rental yield of 6...

Stamp duty rush eases rental sector pressure

Wednesday 21st March 2012

Rents dipped in February as an increased number of tenants considered moving into the sales market to beat the end of the stamp duty holiday, according to the latest Buy-to-Let Index from LSL Property Services...

RICS calls for better residential property regulation

Wednesday 21st March 2012

Regulatory reform for residential property needs to come out of ministers' "too difficult pile", according to RICS...

Emerging markets top global house price league

Monday 19th March 2012

Emerging markets saw the biggest increases in house prices over the past decade, according to the Lloyds TSB International Global Housing Market Review...

Property Ombudsman urges lettings sector shake up

Friday 16th March 2012

Following another year which saw a further increase in letting complaints, The Property Ombudsman, Christopher Hamer, has renewed his call for standards to be raised across the lettings industry in his latest Annual Report...