Housing market

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Housebuilders cut back on construction as UK mortgage rate rises spook buyers
Work on residential building sites slips in May to weakest level since 2009

Larry Elliott Economics editor

06, Jun, 2023 @10:56 AM

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Holiday lets nearly negate supply of new homes in tourist areas, study shows
Campaigners say second homes and holiday lets are taking homes away from residents in hotspots such as Devon and Cumbria

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

04, Jun, 2023 @2:58 PM

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UK property market lacks spring bounce but a crash is unlikely | Larry Elliott
It’s reasonable to expect a fall in nominal house prices of at least 10%. That’s a chunky fall – and a welcome one

Larry Elliott

04, Jun, 2023 @10:03 AM

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UK mortgage lending hits record low in sign of housing market stress
Bank of England data shows sharp dip in borrowing as Nationwide says house prices falling at fastest annual rate since 2009

Richard Partington and Joanna Partridge

01, Jun, 2023 @2:22 PM

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Agreed house sales in UK at highest point this year, says Zoopla
But property website warns that rebound in activity could be hit by rising mortgage rates

Joanna Partridge

29, May, 2023 @11:01 PM

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‘I’m very fortunate’: meet the Londoner who lives among billionaires for £200 a week
Key workers join overseas ultra-rich in Millbank Quarter in central London, close to Big Ben

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

26, May, 2023 @3:46 PM

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UK homeowners and first-time buyers warned to brace for 5%-plus mortgage rates
Lenders forced to raise fixed-term deals after latest inflation figure pushed swap rates upwards

Miles Brignall and Phillip Inman

25, May, 2023 @3:24 PM

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A broker told me I don’t earn enough for a London mortgage. Is that true?
I have lived at the family home all my life, I earn £26,000 a year and have about £60,000 for a deposit

Virginia Wallis

22, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Green belts once served a vital purpose, but now they are squeezing the life out of cities | Rowan Moore
Keir Starmer has drawn flak for his revolutionary housebuilding plans, but history shows it can be achieved while still protecting the environment

Rowan Moore

21, May, 2023 @8:01 AM

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Era of ‘massive’ UK house price rises nearing end, says OBR economist
David Miles says working from home, stalling population growth and higher interest rates will shape market

Rupert Jones

18, May, 2023 @2:56 PM

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One in three Conservative voters think ministers failing on housing
Exclusive polling for the Guardian also shows voters think more social housing is needed

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

18, May, 2023 @1:32 PM

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House prices need to fall relative to income, Keir Starmer says
Labour leader accuses Conservative government of killing the dream of home ownership

Kiran Stacey Political correspondent

17, May, 2023 @6:17 PM

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